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Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown vs. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry

View Poll Results: Which duo would you take?
Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown 74 50.68%
Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry 72 49.32%
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11-14-2008, 10:47 AM
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This will be a good poll I think, but it's been done many times.
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Wow, this was a tough poll....i went with the Ducks duo....but it was VERY close.
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Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.

Very close, Good poll. I always like when results are very close. And very interesting.
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Anze Kopitar+brown,but its very close. Good poll
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One of the most even polls ever conducted.

I wouldn't expect any Ducks fan or any Kings fan to choose the other pairing.
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Whose a captain and who isnt?

You cant argue intangibles, because unless its a guy like Sean Avery or Steve Yzerman, who have highly publicized and well known intangibles (or for Sean, lack there of), you have nothing to base it on except for the letter.

And also, consider that Getzlaf lost it to a player that only returned at the last half of the year
Are you serious? It's Scott Niedermayer. If he were in LA he'd be wearing the C there too. There aren't many players in the league who would be clear favorites to wear the C over Scott Niedermayer on a team, and certainly not in Los Angeles.

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11-14-2008, 08:12 PM
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Cool 69 - 69 in votes

Wow, I cannot believe how even this is

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11-16-2008, 06:15 AM
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Wow, think about how many points Crosby could score if HE wasn't so busy being captain!!! good argument!

I went with the Ducks duo.
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Patrick Marleau and Joe Thorton.

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11-17-2008, 04:52 PM
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And if the ducks duo were playing as poorly as the Kings duo so far this would be a totally lopsided poll...

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And if the ducks duo were playing as poorly as the Kings duo so far this would be a totally lopsided poll...
i think duck fans are the only ones who get how well perry and getzlaf cycle the puck. getzlaf didn't get a +32 in 77 games last year because he had chris pronger on the blue line, or half a year of a very rusty and out of shape scott niedermayer. i think a lot of it was giguere and the fact he might have been a little fortunate to not be on the ice when a lot of goals just happened to trickle in, but there is still a very big reason why that didn't happen often. getzlaf has to be as good of a puck possession forward as there is in the league. you might have to see him in person to truly appreciate the nuanced way he handles the puck and the decisions he makes to gain the zone. i hope kings fans didn't ignore how well perry and getzlaf cycled the puck and maintained possession throughout very long shifts last night.

don't get me wrong, kopi is amazing with the puck in front of the net, even among defenders, and can really set people up, just an exceptional playmaker with a good nose for the net too, but the difference is that what he's doing (at least right now) is waiting for things to just line up in the correct order. waiting for the pass to be there when he needs it to be there, or for the play to open up just right, and getzlaf and perry are much more aggressive and effective at winning battles for pucks in the congested areas of the ice. what this does besides hopefully create more scoring chances even if they're not quite the prettiest chances, is that they really neutralize the other team's offense. and as much as has been said with dustin brown's aggressiveness, he's still not the kind of player defensively that getzlaf is.

if i was very confident the ducks duo would turn out better in the long run i'd say so. as much as i do think they have the edge and as much as i hope they will in the future, i just think kopitar might have malkin type potential. he's the only one who has a chance to really improve significantly, i wouldn't put money on it, but it could maybe happen. however i think you have to be a little unfair though if you're watching both duos this year and last year and are more impressed with kopi and brown.

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Kopitar is a great talent, but he looks ordinary this year, he usually owns the ducks, the last two games vs them he's been completely invisible.

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Kopitar is a great talent, but he looks ordinary this year, he usually owns the ducks, the last two games vs them he's been completely invisible.
Yah, most Kings fans will say that Kopitar has been in one of his worst slumps ever

all of 2 goals in 17 games

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It's very hard to believe he only has 2 goals, shocking really

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It's very hard to believe he only has 2 goals, shocking really
Moreover, most of his assists are just him being on the ice during a play

Can only remember 1-2 clear instances of him setting up a goal well

He just is playing really, really poorly

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Moreover, most of his assists are just him being on the ice during a play

Can only remember 1-2 clear instances of him setting up a goal well

He just is playing really, really poorly
You have to figure it's only a matter of time. He's just too good of a player, and I never got the impression with him that he was a lazy player.

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You have to figure it's only a matter of time. He's just too good of a player, and I never got the impression with him that he was a lazy player.
Laziness is the last of his concern IMO, he is incredibly snakebitten, and is also dealing with the weight of expectations. New season + new coach + 3rd year + new contract = massive expectations that he has never had close to. Think about it, his first year he was a wee rookie, and his second year this team was expected to miss the playoffs. This year is different, we were expected to be somewhat competitive, and moreover, Anze now has competition up the middle, with Stoll, a revitalized Handzus and Boyle.

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Laziness is the last of his concern IMO, he is incredibly snakebitten, and is also dealing with the weight of expectations. New season + new coach + 3rd year + new contract = massive expectations that he has never had close to. Think about it, his first year he was a wee rookie, and his second year this team was expected to miss the playoffs. This year is different, we were expected to be somewhat competitive, and moreover, Anze now has competition up the middle, with Stoll, a revitalized Handzus and Boyle.
I agree with everything you said, but in no way does he have competition up the middle.

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I give the slightest of edges to Getzlaf and Perry.
Same here, and I'm a huge fan of Kopitar and Brown.

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