Thread: Keon vs Toews
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07-29-2014, 10:43 PM
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Thanks for using my quotes, and I stand by those words.

Toews will surpass Keon eventually I think. He hasn't yet, because Keon does have some serious longevity on his side. 15 years with the Leafs, a turn in the WHA and finishing with three seasons in Hartford in the NHL.

I'll say one thing, I think Toews is capable of more of a game breaking quality than Keon was. Yes Keon did win the Smythe in 1967 and furthermore he had that hat trick in Game 7 in 1964 against none other than Montreal. So it isn't as if he was a slouch. But his postseason resume is razor thin after 1967. Of course we don't know how Toews will fare, but it is really hard to imagine Chicago not winning more Cups. Think about it, Chicago was a goal away from winning back to back this year (yes, they beat the Rangers in the final no doubt in my mind). Toews is still very young in the grand scheme of things.

I think he has the luxury of still playing and having the potential to pass Keon and I personally think he will be a lock cinch HHOFer when all is said and done.

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