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10-22-2009, 03:02 PM
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Modano vs Forsberg

Who was better?


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10-22-2009, 03:13 PM
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Unless we're talking hockey....then Forsberg

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Who was better?
Forseberg way better

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I guess Forsberg isn't overrated then.

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I'm as big of a fan of Modano as there is, but Forsberg is in a completely different realm.

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I guess Forsberg isn't overrated then.
I was just thinking that too, hehe..

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10-22-2009, 04:12 PM
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Oh man, I'm so happy that OP doesn't know how to create an actual poll.

Someone lock this thread, it's an embarrassment.

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Modano


Unless we're talking hockey....then Forsberg


Pretty much. I'm as big a fan of Modano as anyone here, but there truly is no comparison.

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10-22-2009, 04:35 PM
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Just look at the hardware. It's not close.

Art Ross
Hart Trophy
2 olympic golds
2 stanley cups

Guess which guy has those.

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10-22-2009, 04:37 PM
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Liked Modano's career better, but Forsberg was a lot more unstopable in his prime.

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Just look at the hardware. It's not close.

Art Ross
Hart Trophy
2 olympic golds
2 stanley cups

Guess which guy has those.
Actually, Modano has 1 of the things listed. Yeah, um, not close.

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well... Modano was injured less...

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I guess Forsberg was better when he actually played

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Not even close Foppa all the way.

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Actually, Modano has 1 of the things listed. Yeah, um, not close.
That still doesn't make it close...

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Liked Modano's career better, but Forsberg was a lot more unstopable in his prime.
What was better about Mods career?

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Oh man, I'm so happy that OP doesn't know how to create an actual poll.

Someone lock this thread, it's an embarrassment.
Yeah. Ouch

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10-26-2009, 01:17 AM
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My only gripe with Forsberg is that he wasn't even close to the best player on either one of his Cup-winning teams. He didn't even play the WCF and SCF in 2000-01, when Sakic, Blake, and Roy carried the Avalanche to a Cup victory without him. In 1995-96, he was a distant, and I mean distant, second to Sakic in the playoffs, as far as skaters go.

He was amazing in almost every other playoff situation, but that is a little weird to see considering how dominant a player he was. No question that his 27 points in three rounds in 2002 were an exhibition of dominance, but then again, he sat out the entire season, while Joe Sakic played 82 games and the Olympics, after playing into June the year before.

As great as Forsberg was, Sakic was the man in Colorado. He proved he could win the Cup with or without Forsberg. He won a Hart Trophy, captained a Stanley Cup champion into mid-June, played all 82 games the next year, was an alternate captain on a Gold Medal-winning Olympic hockey team, and still put up fantastic playoff numbers until he finally got tired, against Detroit in the Western Finals.

As a Sharks fan, who has seen a lot of Peter Forsberg in the playoffs, I can tell you that he was more skilled and more intimidating to face than Sakic. But when the game was close and the stakes were highest, it was #19 that I feared the most. Sakic singlehandedly brought the Avalanche back from down 3-0 in 2004 to 3-2, against the Sharks. Scored the only goal in Game 4 in OT. Scored the tying goal and set up an OT tap in for Forsberg in a 2-1 Game 5 win.

That's why I have trouble ranking Forsberg as high as so many others do. If he had been completely healthy, this whole thing probably wouldn't be an issue. But he never was, and the crazy love for Forsberg on this site is a little much, especially concerning his playoff performances. Were they the stuff of a Hall of Famer? No question the guy is one of the most skilled and best all-around hockey players ever to play. But all these "greatest ever" threads that pop up with his name in it baffle me. He is an all-time great, no doubt, but he still ranks behind someone playing his own position on his own team.

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10-26-2009, 02:21 AM
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Much, longer career he was a more graceful skater and honorable player. Also played for one team throughout his career. I'm not really trying to say he was a better player or more successful, but I did like how his career turned out.

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10-26-2009, 07:35 AM
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My only gripe with Forsberg is that he wasn't even close to the best player on either one of his Cup-winning teams. He didn't even play the WCF and SCF in 2000-01, when Sakic, Blake, and Roy carried the Avalanche to a Cup victory without him. In 1995-96, he was a distant, and I mean distant, second to Sakic in the playoffs, as far as skaters go.

He was amazing in almost every other playoff situation, but that is a little weird to see considering how dominant a player he was. No question that his 27 points in three rounds in 2002 were an exhibition of dominance, but then again, he sat out the entire season, while Joe Sakic played 82 games and the Olympics, after playing into June the year before.

As great as Forsberg was, Sakic was the man in Colorado. He proved he could win the Cup with or without Forsberg. He won a Hart Trophy, captained a Stanley Cup champion into mid-June, played all 82 games the next year, was an alternate captain on a Gold Medal-winning Olympic hockey team, and still put up fantastic playoff numbers until he finally got tired, against Detroit in the Western Finals.

As a Sharks fan, who has seen a lot of Peter Forsberg in the playoffs, I can tell you that he was more skilled and more intimidating to face than Sakic. But when the game was close and the stakes were highest, it was #19 that I feared the most. Sakic singlehandedly brought the Avalanche back from down 3-0 in 2004 to 3-2, against the Sharks. Scored the only goal in Game 4 in OT. Scored the tying goal and set up an OT tap in for Forsberg in a 2-1 Game 5 win.

That's why I have trouble ranking Forsberg as high as so many others do. If he had been completely healthy, this whole thing probably wouldn't be an issue. But he never was, and the crazy love for Forsberg on this site is a little much, especially concerning his playoff performances. Were they the stuff of a Hall of Famer? No question the guy is one of the most skilled and best all-around hockey players ever to play. But all these "greatest ever" threads that pop up with his name in it baffle me. He is an all-time great, no doubt, but he still ranks behind someone playing his own position on his own team.

That's pure bs as usual.

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10-27-2009, 09:18 PM
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My only gripe with Forsberg is that he wasn't even close to the best player on either one of his Cup-winning teams. He didn't even play the WCF and SCF in 2000-01, when Sakic, Blake, and Roy carried the Avalanche to a Cup victory without him. In 1995-96, he was a distant, and I mean distant, second to Sakic in the playoffs, as far as skaters go.

He was amazing in almost every other playoff situation, but that is a little weird to see considering how dominant a player he was. No question that his 27 points in three rounds in 2002 were an exhibition of dominance, but then again, he sat out the entire season, while Joe Sakic played 82 games and the Olympics, after playing into June the year before.

As great as Forsberg was, Sakic was the man in Colorado. He proved he could win the Cup with or without Forsberg. He won a Hart Trophy, captained a Stanley Cup champion into mid-June, played all 82 games the next year, was an alternate captain on a Gold Medal-winning Olympic hockey team, and still put up fantastic playoff numbers until he finally got tired, against Detroit in the Western Finals.

As a Sharks fan, who has seen a lot of Peter Forsberg in the playoffs, I can tell you that he was more skilled and more intimidating to face than Sakic. But when the game was close and the stakes were highest, it was #19 that I feared the most. Sakic singlehandedly brought the Avalanche back from down 3-0 in 2004 to 3-2, against the Sharks. Scored the only goal in Game 4 in OT. Scored the tying goal and set up an OT tap in for Forsberg in a 2-1 Game 5 win.

That's why I have trouble ranking Forsberg as high as so many others do. If he had been completely healthy, this whole thing probably wouldn't be an issue. But he never was, and the crazy love for Forsberg on this site is a little much, especially concerning his playoff performances. Were they the stuff of a Hall of Famer? No question the guy is one of the most skilled and best all-around hockey players ever to play. But all these "greatest ever" threads that pop up with his name in it baffle me. He is an all-time great, no doubt, but he still ranks behind someone playing his own position on his own team.
Maybe what that means is that his game was pretty consistent in the playoffs, but when the team got higher levels of production from his supporting cast they were able to get over the hump. Just a thought.

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