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Forsberg, Joe or Sundin - Who would you take in their prime!?

View Poll Results: In their prime:
Forsberg 149 60.57%
Sakic 92 37.40%
Sundin 5 2.03%
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08-06-2008, 01:45 AM
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Forsberg, Joe or Sundin - Who would you take in their prime!?

With all the talk of what Sundin/Joe/Forsberg will do and when they will sign I find it odd that all of them had their begging with the same franchise. I know, Forsberg was drafted by the Flyers but he did begin his career or the majority of it with the Nordiques. So I am thinking, of all three of these players who have had similar beginnings, who would you choose to have on your team or would start your team around when each player was in his prime?

Personally I would go Joe Sakic because of his leadership but in his prime or Sundin's prime I don't think they stood a chance against Forsberg!

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08-06-2008, 01:56 AM
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Forsberg. Foppa was too good in his prime.

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08-06-2008, 01:58 AM
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Sundin is definitely below the other two. It would be a very interesting question as to which guy you would want right now though.

In their primes, I'd have to go with Forsberg.

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08-06-2008, 02:30 AM
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1a) Sakic
1b) Forsberg
2) Sundin

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08-06-2008, 02:31 AM
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Peter Forsberg.

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08-06-2008, 02:54 AM
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Was Forsberg's prime better than the others? sure, but Sakic's lasted like 10 years so I'll take Joe.

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08-06-2008, 03:01 AM
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Sakic, not basing my team around a guy who in 15 seasons played 80+games once and 70+games 4 times. Since his second season he never played more than 80 games. Ill take the guy who in his prime is dominating the league for 82 games than the guy who dominates it for 60.

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Sundin is definitely below the other two. It would be a very interesting question as to which guy you would want right now though.

In their primes, I'd have to go with Forsberg.
"Right now" Ill take Sundin pretty easily, mainly because he is the one with something to prove.

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in his prime sundin had the best hair... but that's about as far as it goes.. mats sundin was a very good player. Forsberg and sakic were super stars

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1) Sakic. Just as effective as Forsberg in his prime, AND able to stay healthy. A leader and one of the best playoff performers of all time.

2) Forsberg just behind Sakic. I expect him to win this poll, however, because his style was a lot flashier.

3) Sundin in 3rd by a wide margin.

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sakic b/c forsberg is so injury prone.

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1a) Sakic
1b) Forsberg
2) Sundin
I voted almost the same, slight edge to Forsberg as 1A, but just barely

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Forsberg "in his prime" pretty much means "forget about his injuries". It's basically a case where you put together the 3 players respectively best seasons and decide who's the best, and personally I think Forsberg was in a class of his own at his pinnacle, Sakic is great and always has been, Sundin isn't really the same type of player, he's very consistent, but he's not dominating the game the same way Sakic and especially Forsberg did in their prime.

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08-06-2008, 04:11 PM
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In their prime

1) Forsberg: best player in the world by a mile

2) Sakic: best player in the world by a bit

3) Sundin: not even close to the best player

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08-06-2008, 04:12 PM
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Without Sakic Forsberg i don't think would of been as great as he was.... Ill take Joe!

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Sakic and it is not that close IMO.

Forsberg is a great player and he has world class skills. But the problem is that he "prime" basically is only one full season where he won the Art Ross trophy. Outside of that year, Forsberg never dominated Sakic for long stretches. Sakic is a consistent performer and his peak is both longer and better than Forsberg's.

Forsberg is full of "what ifs" and "what could have been" and that makes him a little bit overrated because people tend to judge that instead of using actual performance. He definitively was great for certain amount of time but he never was dominant like Sakic was for a long period of time, so that's why I think it is not that close.

At there absolute best, is Forsberg a better hockey player than Sakic? Maybe, but that, we'll never really know.

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08-06-2008, 06:27 PM
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It's so close between Forsberg and Sakic in their primes, but Forsberg in his prime at 100% was just unreal in every way...have to go with him.

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Okay what is Sundin doing in there.

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In their prime :
Forsberg
Sakic
Sundin

Now though, it's pretty much reversed.

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Okay what is Sundin doing in there.
Better question, what's Sundin doing with a vote?

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In their prime :
Forsberg
Sakic
Sundin

Now though, it's pretty much reversed.
I disagree. When Sakic was 37 he scored a 100 points, Sundin has only hit 100+ once in his career. Plus, last year Sakic was injured for the better half of the season yet still managed 10 points in 10 playoff games so he hasn't lost a step on Sundin. Plus, in a more defensive conference as opposed to the East, I am sure Sakic has a few steps above Sundin still.

As for Forsberg, what can I say about the guy? He's probably one of the greatest players in the world when he is healthy and on the top of his game, but thats maybe a few games per season. He can still score but he isn't what he was. I would prefer Sundin over Forsberg now since Sundin can play more games, but in terms of skill Sakic/Forsberg > Sundin.

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Without Sakic Forsberg i don't think would of been as great as he was.... Ill take Joe!
Why? They played on different lines, logged similar icetime and both were given equal talent to play with. Both at their best, were great defensively.

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Forsberg was just unreal in his prime so I have to go with him.

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Better question, what's Sundin doing with a vote?
The voters name was fan87, and upon closer inspection, 90% of his forum posts are in the Toronto maple leafs section.

I guessed as much before checking

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Sakic and i'm a huge Forsberg fan.

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