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01-25-2014, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Mint View Post
It's true though. Thornton is a generational talent and it's disrespectful to him to be compared to a fairly average player like Callahan.

Using the US Olympic Team to justify as if they're comparable within the same league just looks silly.

Furthermore, hockey is a team sport. Thornton as an individual has won accolades. Hart Trophy winner and Art Ross Trophy winner. Also won Olympic Gold.
Wasn't trying to make them "comparable" by using the Olympics and if anyone's being "disrespected" around here it's Callahan and THAT'S the point I was trying to make.

Calling Callahan "mediocre", "fairly average", and "couldn't hold Thornton's jockstrap" isn't a fair. They bring different things to a team and, if memory serves, Team USA with Callahan on it was an OT goal away from winning gold, too.

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