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Why do people think Toews is better than Datsyuk?

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03-03-2013, 11:22 AM
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Why do people think Toews is better than Datsyuk?

Stirring the pot a bit here for today's game, but can anyone who thinks Toews is a better player than Datsyuk explain their reasoning?


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03-03-2013, 11:23 AM
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Toews is a better leader, more vocal, and has intangibles.

Datsyuk plays the game like Toews, but better. I'm a Hawks fan. But needless to say I love Captain Serious, wouldn't ever replace him.

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Because intangibles are more valuable than defensive play for a forward. Oh and because overrated.

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Toews is my favourite player but I think Datsyuk is better in pretty much every way. Only thing Toews has on him in age, but that's a pretty big factor.

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At this stage in Datsyuk's career, it's slightly closer. As for the total body of work, Datsyuk is the vastly superior player.

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Stirring the pot a bit here for today's game, but can anyone who thinks Toews is a better player than Datsyuk explain their reasoning?
I think they're both pretty amazing. Send Dats to Chicago and we'll let you know which player is better.

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Intangibles.
Tangibles.

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Toews is a great leader... I dunno whether Dats is good or bad in that regard, and As a CHI fan I recognize that Dats is a more skilled player.... however I can't think of anyone I'd rather have as a captain than Toews.

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Datsyuk is 34, Toews is only 24

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What? so being Canadian is actually one of the reasons why Toews is better?

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What? so being Canadian is actually one of the reasons why Toews is better?
LMAO I didn't even notice that part of the thread title

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Do people consider Toews better? I consider Datsyuk the 4th best center in the game. Toews is somewhere around 6-10.

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What? so being Canadian is actually one of the reasons why Toews is better?
I was implying that there's generally favoritism for North American players.

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Three HF favorites

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If I had to pick one to start a franchise today, it'd be Toews, for obvious reasons.

However, if they're both playing in different games at the same time, I know which one I'm watching... and it's not Captain Serious.

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I'd pick Datsyuk for today's matchup.

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What? so being Canadian is actually one of the reasons why Toews is better?
Well there are those out there who say Datsyuk didn't get the C this year because his English is poor, so it can be a minor factor I suppose.

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For me it is age. Toews is younger and has more potential going forward.

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Toews is my favourite player but I think Datsyuk is better in pretty much every way. Only thing Toews has on him in age, but that's a pretty big factor.
This, most people think Dats is the better player because he actually is.

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Long-term it's Toews for sure.

Toews is a strong second to Datsyuk in the two-way department though. Kid puts up points, backchecks hard, wins FO's.

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Toews is relentless. It is an admirable quality.

Datysuk's skill is in another universe, but he doesn't turn it on as much as he could. I can't imagine how much of a lovefest there would be for Datsyuk if he was Canadian.

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I think it's unfair to factor age into it with such an age difference. Being Canadian I'll completely ignore the reference - it makes no difference to me the native origins of a player.

I'll take the smooth swag and dastardly dangling of Datsyuk over menopausal Toews any day of the week.

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Intangibles


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