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Best Consecutive 1st Overall Picks

View Poll Results: What is the Best Consecutive #1 Overall Pick Duo?
1970/1971 - Gilbert Perrault/Guy Lafleur 31 14.16%
1984/1985 - Mario Lemieux/Wendel Clark 39 17.81%
1988/1989 - Mike Modano/Mats Sundin 6 2.74%
2004/2005 - Alex Ovechkin/Sidney Crosby 140 63.93%
2008/2009 - Steven Stamkos/John Tavares 3 1.37%
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01-25-2013, 01:05 AM
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Since when is Wendel Clark even remotely close to being as good as Crosby and Ovechkin? His career high was 76 points. It would take Crosby a little more than fifty games to beat that.


Let's not overrate Lemieux. Yes, he's probably the most talented player of all time but he's not better than the combination of a 65 goal scorer and a 120 point generational center.
Way more reasonable than you think. Wendel Clark while not a tremendous point producer was a great two way guy and physical force, very good (not great) player. Lemieux is much better than Crosby, and i think Crosby is unreal, so the gap from Ovechkin to Clark is arguably made up there. I don't think you realize just how good Lemieux was. Crosby may be generational but Lemieux is an all timer, surpassed only by Gretzky in dominance as a forward. I honestly think a first line of Clark-Lemieux would outproduce a line of Crosby-Ovechkin.

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Way more reasonable than you think. Wendel Clark while not a tremendous point producer was a great two way guy and physical force, very good (not great) player. Lemieux is much better than Crosby, and i think Crosby is unreal, so the gap from Ovechkin to Clark is arguably made up there. I don't think you realize just how good Lemieux was. Crosby may be generational but Lemieux is an all timer, surpassed only by Gretzky in dominance as a forward. I honestly think a first line of Clark-Lemieux would outproduce a line of Crosby-Ovechkin.
The thing is that with Lemieux, his line will most likely outproduce any line that does not include Gretzky.

Those two utilized their teammates in a way i have never seen before. Especially Gretzky.

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How the heck is Ovechkin/Crosby leading? Being a generational talent is pointless if you squander that talent. I'm looking at you, Ovechkin.

Crosby + what Ovechkin has become is not anywhere close to the best combo up there.

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Lemieux arguably the best talent of all time? It doesn't matter who comes before, or after in those years.

McDavid and Ekblad should be interesting though.

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