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Joe Thornton versus Peter Forsberg

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Forsberg career + Peak 102 62.96%
Forsberg peak + Thornton career 23 14.20%
Forsberg career + Thornton peak 7 4.32%
Thornton career + peak 14 8.64%
Thornton peak + Forsberg career 3 1.85%
Thornton career + Forsberg peak 13 8.02%
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02-02-2013, 11:12 PM
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Joe Thornton versus Peter Forsberg

Who game by game was the better player between these two throw out their prime years?

Forsberg Gp859 -G313 - A743 - Pt1056

Thornton GP1198 G347 A832 Pt1179

Also, if their career ended today, who would go down as the better player?

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02-02-2013, 11:28 PM
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Forsberg.

Regular season, they are very close. Thornton's 2005-06 season was just as good, if not better, than any season Forsberg ever put up. His other best seasons also are comparable to some of Forsberg's best seasons.

But Forsberg was simply a dominant playoff performer, whereas Thornton has been merely average.

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02-03-2013, 01:11 AM
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Thornton peak, Forsberg career.

I think by the time Thornton retires it will be Thornton for both though.

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02-03-2013, 01:14 AM
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Thornton's MVP season was the best between the two and I think he has had the better career (and his isn't over). Forsberg is most likely the second most overrated player on the board though (after Datsyuk) so he'll probably win.

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02-03-2013, 01:17 AM
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Quote:
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Who game by game was the better player between these two throw out their prime years?

Forsberg Gp859 -G313 - A743 - Pt1056

Thornton GP1198 G347 A832 Pt1179

Also, if their career ended today, who would go down as the better player?
Forsberg's NHL totals are:

708GP 249G 636A 885P

Joe's are:

1084GP 327G 765A 1092P

Are you including other leagues or what?

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02-03-2013, 01:35 AM
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Who game by game was the better player between these two throw out their prime years?

Forsberg Gp859 -G313 - A743 - Pt1056

Thornton GP1198 G347 A832 Pt1179

Also, if their career ended today, who would go down as the better player?
Forsberg will go down as the better player.

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02-03-2013, 01:39 AM
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Thornton's MVP season was the best between the two and I think he has had the better career (and his isn't over). Forsberg is most likely the second most overrated player on the board though (after Datsyuk) so he'll probably win.
I think Forsberg has definitely had the better career. Joe needs to have a dominant playoff run and win a cup to even make a case.


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Forsberg by a mile.

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02-03-2013, 01:53 AM
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What's up with the poll choices?

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02-03-2013, 02:38 AM
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Another poll to cut Thornton up awesome. Hasn't this already been done in the past?

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Drop Peter Forsberg, in his prime, in today's league, and he would be the clear best-player-in-the-world. Same for any time during Thornton's career.

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Forsberg was the better player. Nagging health issues cut short a career which could of finished with impressive numbers.

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Forsberg's NHL totals are:

708GP 249G 636A 885P

Joe's are:

1084GP 327G 765A 1092P

Are you including other leagues or what?
You just like Joe forgets about the play offs.

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02-03-2013, 07:26 AM
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Drop Peter Forsberg, in his prime, in today's league, and he would be the clear best-player-in-the-world. Same for any time during Thornton's career.
Agreed. Forsberg's Hart season was more dominant than Joe's as well.

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Drop Peter Forsberg, in his prime, in today's league, and he would be the clear best-player-in-the-world. Same for any time during Thornton's career.
doubtful, Sidney Crosby is already a better version of Forsberg.

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you have:

Joe peak + Foppa career and Foppa peak + Joe career twice


whatever the case, Forsberg was a better all around player, and MUCH more dominant in the playoffs

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forsberg by farr

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Forsberg's NHL totals are:

708GP 249G 636A 885P

Joe's are:

1084GP 327G 765A 1092P

Are you including other leagues or what?
No, but I included their playoff stat as well.

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02-03-2013, 12:16 PM
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Peter Forsberg would probably even beat gretzky on an hfboards poll. I have never seen a player as overrated as foppa on these boards.

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Peter Forsberg would probably even beat gretzky on an hfboards poll. I have never seen a player as overrated as foppa on these boards.
Forsberg is overrated, but he's still better than Jumbo Joe.

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Option 1. Thornton's a tremendous playmaker, it's just Forsberg is that much better.

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I think when the dust is settled Thornton will have had the better career. Right now I think his peak is at least as good as Forsberg's. But the ungodly playoff resume of Forsberg seems to put him over the top for career now. But since Thornton is still playing, and still playing rather well, I can't imagine him having a worse career than Forsberg.

He is a player who badly needs a Cup, and if San Jose wins one we can assume he is a big part of it. A lot of all-time great players, in many sports, took until at least Thornton's age before they won anything. Steve Yzerman, John Elway, Pete Rose, Roger Clemens. All you need is a championship or two and the idea of you being a player who couldn't win anything all of the sudden turns to a "winner". And it's true, since it isn't easy to win a championship. Thornton's stock will just explode if he ever wins a Cup.

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Dare I say it at this point, is Foppa slightly overrated on this board? I mean let's be honest about it, it seems like people come out of the woodwork to put him in the class of Lemieux status.

Don't get me wrong here, he's one of my all time favorites but Thornton's career, though not as a productive in the playoffs as Foppa's, has been pretty damn near elite as you can get.

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doubtful, Sidney Crosby is already a better version of Forsberg.
I will give you that it is close. But forsbergs dominance in the playoffs is key.

What was also so unique about Forsbergs, besides his exemplary defensive play, was his size and strength. It just added another dimension to his play. Brian Trottier's reincarnation?

Seemed that he was impossible to shut down. I've only seen Scott Hannan, obstruction-legalized and all, really limit Forsberg. I've seen Crosby get limited more easily.

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doubtful, Sidney Crosby is already a better version of Forsberg.
better sure, better version? no, peter was more physical, and arguably better in his own end.

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