Playing the most ice time for your team would be a good start for being the best forward on your team. It means that you are the most useful forward according to the coach. Sedin is not Vancouver's most useful forward. Kopitar is the Kings most useful forward.
And they won a cup.
doesn't really make sense, there's way too many factors for that then just saying "best player gets the most minutes" - hockey doesn't work in a vacuum.
scoring the most points while being given less minutes is far more impressive than if you're being spoon fed minutes by the coach. should we work out points per minute as for time on ice? instead of PPG?
Good god Kopitar's defensive game is so overrated on here. Some time last year he somehow acquired this reputation. I'm not saying hes not bad defensively by any stretch but his two way game is highly overrated.
What? That Malkin>Sedin>Kopitar? Just look at the poll results here and the one you made.
Originally Posted by porknbeans1000
Yeah that's the premise that I think any sane hockey fan can accept. The disagreement we have is about the differences between these players.
Wait, so you think any sane hockey fan would accept the premise that Malkin>Sedin>Kopitar, yet you've been arguing Kopitar's better for how long now? Should I be questioning your sanity or your status as a hockey fan?
Head to head in the playoffs last yr it was obvious Henrik was on his own level. He took the Canucks on his back and was the best forward on the ice for both teams...
but he wasn't enough to overcome Quick and the Champs...
Kopitar is on his way to dominate on his own... but he wasn't on Henrik's level in that series.