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01-23-2014, 05:11 AM
Mr Kanadensisk
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Originally Posted by Canuck21t View Post
Even when Datsyuk was at his prime, he was never a player as good as Crosby. If the Russian fans want to argue about Crosby's title as best player, they should use Malkin as comparison, not Datsyuk.
I agree. Dat's commitment to play both ends of the ice is rare for Russian forwards which got him a lot of good attention that he deserved but he never quite cracked the top 10 list in my opinion. Also people love to rank these players based on how they were at the peak of their careers instead of their most recent performance. Lastly people also put how entertaining a player is ahead of how effective they are.

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