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Lindros vs Forsberg in their prime

View Poll Results: Lindros or Forsberg in their prime?
Eric Lindros 45 50.56%
Peter Forsberg 44 49.44%
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07-16-2009, 04:58 PM
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Lindros vs Forsberg in their prime

I started a poll "Lindros vs Bure" and Bure got destroyed.

What about Lindros vs Forsberg? Who would you pick in their prime, for one season only regardless of salary, assuming there will be NO injuries?

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07-16-2009, 05:11 PM
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Lindros, but it's close.

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Eric Lindros is like a Forsberg but without the playoff success. Easy win for forsberg here.

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Are we also assuming that there are no locker room problems caused by... ahem... one of these guys?

This one is much closer than the other poll, but I'll pick Forsberg. They might have been close on the ice, but 2 things tilt this towards Forsberg for me:

1) Forsberg was never embarassed in the playoffs like Lindros was in the ECF in 1995 and especially the finals in 1997. Maybe you can't blame Lindros for losing, but you can blame him for not being able to personally handle adversity.

2) I feel you could add Forsberg to any team and they would be better. Whereas Lindros, with his ego even larger than his body, needed a team to be built around him to be an asset.

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07-16-2009, 06:13 PM
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Forsberg, but by a very close margin

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Lindros for me. Personally I think him in his prime may be the one of the greatest players ever.

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Forsberg won when it mattered but you have to love Lindros' physical game, intimidation factor and all-around scoring ability.

Took him just because of the size factor.

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07-16-2009, 10:43 PM
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I can probably fit the number of players I would take over a fully healthy Lindros in his prime on 1 hand.

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07-17-2009, 02:23 AM
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Wow, its the funny season and I'm getting the hockey shakes starting to answer stupid polls

Lindros and Forsberg in their prime are two of my all-time hockey favorites. Do I take the best powerforward I have ever seen or the the best game controller after Gretz/Mario? I have to go by the hardware and pick Forsberg but its a damn close one. Can I choose both

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Forsberg won when it mattered but you have to love Lindros' physical game, intimidation factor and all-around scoring ability.

Took him just because of the size factor.
Funny you say that, Forsberg might not have been intimidating but the physicality and balance were sick, many seem to underrate his physical aspects. He could go out and run over people at times but most of the time he just used his body perfectly when he needed to.

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Give me Forsberg please not by a big margin though.

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I'll still vote Lindros but not by much. This is a pretty tough one.

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Forsberg, but just barely. Proved more in the playoffs. Had a lot more opportunity, but still. There's no question that he could deliver.

I voted Lindros by accident though

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Peter!

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For me it's Forsberg and not close. I guess you could say the scales title a bit more towards skill in regards to Forsberg and a bit more towards physicality in regards to Lindros but both were the ultimate package. Forsberg's list of accomplishments really sets him apart from the petulant Lindros though.

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Are we also assuming that there are no locker room problems caused by... ahem... one of these guys?

This one is much closer than the other poll, but I'll pick Forsberg. They might have been close on the ice, but 2 things tilt this towards Forsberg for me:

1) Forsberg was never embarassed in the playoffs like Lindros was in the ECF in 1995 and especially the finals in 1997. Maybe you can't blame Lindros for losing, but you can blame him for not being able to personally handle adversity.

2) I feel you could add Forsberg to any team and they would be better. Whereas Lindros, with his ego even larger than his body, needed a team to be built around him to be an asset.
Forsberg also never had to handle being the prime focus of a team's defensive planning. Forsberg never had to shoulder the expectations of a franchise and fanbase on his shoulders either.

You could add either guy to a team and would be better. Both had the ability to help guys become 50 goal scorers and raise the level of play of every one around them. When it came down to it the big difference between the two was the overall talent of the teams around them.

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Forsberg won 2 cups in his prime. Lindros won 0.

That being said, if I had the chance to take either player in a draft as first overall knowing the type of players they would be in their careers, i would take Lindros in a heartbeat.

In his prime Lindros was the best player in the game. Had skill, speed, shot, dekes, and most importantly, physical size, which he used all the time.

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minus the injuries Lindros is the clear winner imo. He was the total package in a way very few players could match, that isn't to say that Forsberg didn't play a whole game but Lindros was a monster.

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Wowsers, only one vote separating these two fantastic hockey players.

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