Callahan has no chance here though. Pavelski scores more, has more of a reputation, and plays center. These days you see a whole lot of Callahan in polls he's never gonna win.
That's what happens when you're in that space in between a nice little player and a real star. You either dominate polls or you have no chance. Callahan is a real estate mogul in that place.
I agree with the latter part of this. I don't think it's as close as you do, though. I feel that Pavelski is just a wee notch below the upper crust of 2-way forwards (Bergeron, Backes, etc), while Callahan is another notch below him. I'd be comfortable having a team wherein Pavelski was the core player for one of my two top lines, but I can't say the same for Callahan.