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10-25-2013, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by tjcurrie View Post
While that may be somewhat true (I'd say the addition of Belfour the season prior was bigger), if you were to take Modano away they'd be less of a team than they would have been without Hull. Hull was a final piece, but that doesn't mean he was the biggest.

No trying to take anything away from him, I love the guy.
Fair points

Originally Posted by the edler View Post
Modano was Toews before Toews. No crazy amounts of points but he'll give you them intangibles.
But not at this age. Toews at the same age is clearly better than Modano ever was. Toews had an all around game from day one, already won two Cups, captained to Cup wins, won a Conn Smythe and a Selke and and Olympic MVP. Modano at the same age was not near him.

While Toews is obviously behind Crosby, the truth is there isn't another center in the NHL where you could say without hesitation that is better than Toews (of course Malkin makes a case here). Modano was never close to that at Toews' age.

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