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Historical Poll of The Day: Joe Sakic vs Stan Mikita

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Joe Sakic 10 40.00%
Stan Mikita 15 60.00%
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02-13-2013, 07:11 AM
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Historical Poll of The Day: Joe Sakic vs Stan Mikita

Joe Sakic:
1378 GP, 625 Goals, 1016 Assists, 1641 Points
x12 All-Star Games
x3 All-Star Teams
x1 Hart Trophy
x2 Stanley Cup
x1 Olympic Gold Medal
x1 World Championship Gold Medal
x1 World Cup Gold Medal

Stan Mikita:
1394 GP, 541 Goals, 926 Assists, 1467 Points
x9 All-Star Games
x8 All-Star Teams
x4 Art Ross Trophy
x2 Hart Trophy
x1 Stanley Cup

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02-13-2013, 07:41 AM
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Two all-time greats. Though Sakic was absolutely phenomenal in 2000-2001, I don't think he ever reached the level of dominance displayed by Mikita from '63 to '68. Sakic has a better playoff resume but Mikita is the better hockey player.

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02-13-2013, 09:54 AM
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Both great two way centres who had a comparable forward on a different line for most of their primes. Sakic has a longevity edge, though it is tempered somewhat when you consider the eras, and has a goal scoring edge. Mikita was better offensively and defensively overall, and his most dominant stretch of hockey (multiple seasons) is better than Sakic's pretty easily. Mikita by a clear, though not huge, margin.

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02-13-2013, 10:04 AM
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02-13-2013, 12:18 PM
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Huge Joe Sakic fan saying Mikita.

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02-13-2013, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
Mikita by a clear, though not huge, margin.
I agree. Good poll though.

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02-13-2013, 01:50 PM
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My opinion is that the gap is closer than most people on the history board believe - Mikita put up his best numbers playing for a team that played a much more wide-open brand of hockey than the other 5 teams at the time. But he's still the winner in this poll.

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mikita by a fair amount

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