The Sedins were heavily sheltered in the offensive zone. This year they were used in the defensive end much more frequently. And they faced the toughest opposition more often. Despite that, they still spent more time in the offensive zone than they did when they WERE protected.. Pretty much exactly what I just said..
Even before they started being "sheltered" by Vigneault, they were among the top-5 forwards in the league at not only even strength scoring, but even strength out-scoring their opponents.
I would agree with this and add that every player strives for consitency and when we look at Henrik's career those 4 years hurt him even in the "which guy was better offensively" question.
Toews is a .91 PPG player compared to Henrik's .84.
I also think that Zetts has had a better career and is a better player than Henrik
But its pretty clear when you watch different players which are their strengths, Kane for example is better offensive player than Toews, it doesnt mean he is better player since there is much more than offensive skills in hockey, and even the better offensive player might not score more points.
Regardless, I'll still take Toews pretty easily. No question Henrik was the better player a few years ago, but he's declining. I'd still expect him to be a great, point per game player, but I don't see him being a 90-100+ point player. Toews on the other hand is entering his prime and I think he has the talent to go a bit over point per game in the coming seasons, while providing elite defense.
Toews has been the better player this season and last season.
I respect your decision that you feel Toews and Sedin are roughly the same offensively but I still disagree. As of right now, they are about the same but I highly doubt Toews will ever break the 100 point plateau or even come close to winning the art ross. I may be wrong but this is my opinion and how i see it.
You indicate that Toews will get better and I agree with that. However, Right now Toews has yet to actually produce at the high output that Sedin has already proven. That being said, I believe that Sedin should be considered better for already proving to have the better offensive seasons until Toews proves otherwise.
Toews is the better player overall and I have voted for Toews.