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Which Player Would You Rather Have on Your Team? Zetterberg or Iginla

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Zetterberg 114 46.72%
Iginla 130 53.28%
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06-23-2009, 10:24 PM
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Easily Zetterberg, Iginla just keeps getting overrated year after year. Every season people talk about how great the Flames will be, how tough and gritty, how they are built for the playoffs.. yada yada.

Zetterberg has completely shut down Crosby the last two years, this year limited him to 3 points in 7 games while scoring 6, and if not for some serious injuries to depth players could have another Cup. Regardless, they still got within a game of the Championship and it wasn't Zetterberg who let the team down.

Last year alone Zetterberg got more points in the playoffs than Iginla has in the last four seasons, won the Cup, and Conn Smythe.

Iginla is a great talent in the regular season, but Zetterberg just simply raises his game when his team needs it most, can play every inch of the ice, and is a Champion.

If he was Canadian people would probably regard him as arguably the best player.
He was regarded at the end of last year as the best player by many people, after 92 points in 75 games, 27 in 22 in the playoffs, and a Conn Smythe. This year he had 73points in 77, so he dropped off considerably this year, first year since the lockout that he's averaged less than a point a game. Then of course in the playoffs he stepped it up, 24 in 23. Overall he just had an off season, I still think he's better than Iginla. I really only consider 4 players to be actually better than him, Crosby, Ovechkin, Malkin, and Datsyuk, and not even by much really. It's a toss up between him and Kovalchuk for me, then comes Iginla and Getzlaf.

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06-23-2009, 10:37 PM
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He was regarded at the end of last year as the best player by many people, after 92 points in 75 games, 27 in 22 in the playoffs, and a Conn Smythe. This year he had 73points in 77, so he dropped off considerably this year, first year since the lockout that he's averaged less than a point a game. Then of course in the playoffs he stepped it up, 24 in 23. Overall he just had an off season, I still think he's better than Iginla. I really only consider 4 players to be actually better than him, Crosby, Ovechkin, Malkin, and Datsyuk, and not even by much really. It's a toss up between him and Kovalchuk for me, then comes Iginla and Getzlaf.
Well said, he had an of year, which I think was due in part to contract talks, Hossa coming on board, and less ice time.

He showed his worth in the playoffs.

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Easily Zetterberg, Iginla just keeps getting overrated year after year. Every season people talk about how great the Flames will be, how tough and gritty, how they are built for the playoffs.. yada yada.

Zetterberg has completely shut down Crosby the last two years, this year limited him to 3 points in 7 games while scoring 6, and if not for some serious injuries to depth players could have another Cup. Regardless, they still got within a game of the Championship and it wasn't Zetterberg who let the team down.

Last year alone Zetterberg got more points in the playoffs than Iginla has in the last four seasons, won the Cup, and Conn Smythe.

Iginla is a great talent in the regular season, but Zetterberg just simply raises his game when his team needs it most, can play every inch of the ice, and is a Champion.

If he was Canadian people would probably regard him as arguably the best player.

Yet he failed miserably to shut down Malkin.

I like to see Henrik lead the Calgary Flames.

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06-24-2009, 01:54 AM
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Yet he failed miserably to shut down Malkin.

I like to see Henrik lead the Calgary Flames.

He played against Crosbys line, not Malkins. Or perhaps you think he should play 45 minutes a game to shut them both down?

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06-24-2009, 06:58 AM
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Yet he failed miserably to shut down Malkin.

I like to see Henrik lead the Calgary Flames.


Are you serious dude? How is one player going to shut 2 of the best player in the world all by himself?

Facepalms all over the place.

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06-24-2009, 07:36 AM
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I'd take Zetterberg only because of age and his ability to refine his game in the playoffs.

It's not often that you ask your star player to play shutdown shadow for two straight SCF, and Zetts did it impeccably.

That being said, you cant deny that Jarome would excel in a Wings jersey with a cup or two to boot

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06-24-2009, 01:32 PM
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Are you serious dude? How is one player going to shut 2 of the best player in the world all by himself?

Facepalms all over the place.
He never even shut down 1 of them "all by himself"!

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Iginla. Just imagine Iginla playing with Datsyuk and Franzen.

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I thought that the Penguins were pretty damn lucky to end up winning, I would hardly say depth won it for them
You would be mistaken if you thought they got lucky. The better team with more depth and star power won the series.


I still would take Zetterberg over Iginla however.

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Yet he failed miserably to shut down Malkin.
I got a real good laugh out of this. Wouldn't ever give a Swede some credit, would you?

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I have to say Iginla. But you couldn't lose with either one obviously

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I swear to god it isn't Oilers homerism but I voted for Zetterberg.

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I go with Iginla, stronger leader, better numbers, more awards, worse team

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Until Iginla can win a Cup, Zetterberg.

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Zetterberg, solely because of his defense.

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Zetterberg shutting down Crosby actually takes one of their best player from scoring points. They took a gamble on that and lost big time. Zetterberg's offensive game was totally occupied because he focused mainly on defence. , so in the end, Zetterberg only playing the shut down role, is like Crosby shutting down Zetterberg.
Zetterberg scored 6 points, and Crosby scored 3.

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Yet he failed miserably to shut down Malkin.

I like to see Henrik lead the Calgary Flames.
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Scoring from a forward is significantly more important than a forward that plays defense. Iginla is better offensively.

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Until Iginla can win a Cup, Zetterberg.
You're talking as if Zetterberg had carried Detroit all by himself. Richards won a cup too and a Conn Smythe with that. I don't think anyone thinks he's better than even the likes of Semin.

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switch iginla with zetterberg and you'll see the flames miss the playoffs

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I would go with Iggy on this one, not by much though.

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If I were Burke, I take Iginla, no doubt about it.

He just brings the type of game that will hopefully be incorporated into the Leafs and his leadership and the other intangibles he brings to the table is very valuable to a young team such as the Leafs.

Not to take away from Hank, but it's not even close for me.

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