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Getzlaf x Thornton x Spezza (passing ability)

View Poll Results: Who is the best play-maker ?
1. Thornton, 2. Spezza, 3. Getzlaf 105 53.03%
1. Thornton, 2. Getzlaf, 3. Spezza 59 29.80%
1. Spezza, 2. Thornton, 3. Getzlaf 19 9.60%
1. Spezza, 2. Getzlaf, 3. Thornton 2 1.01%
1. Getzlaf, 2. Thornton, 3. Spezza 8 4.04%
1. Getzlaf, 2. Spezza, 3. Thornton 5 2.53%
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07-11-2013, 09:26 PM
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Alright, I guess we have it. Absolon Moreau, and Xoto86 have declared Joe Thornton as the highest hockey IQ player in the NHL.
Way to jump to your own conclusions. Good to see you can have an actual argument about something.

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07-11-2013, 09:29 PM
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Some of Joe Thornton's passes have made my head explode. I voted

Thornton
Getzlaf
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07-11-2013, 09:30 PM
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Ummm...

Thornton over his career has averaged 57 assists per 82 games.
Spezza over his career has averaged 52 assists per 82 games.
Getzlaf over his career has averaged 54 assists per 82 games.

I don't see how any of them are head and shoulders above the other. Getzlaf I think has had the benefit of playing with the best crop of players consistently over his career. If you just look at their 3 best years it becomes more interesting.

Thornton's 3 best years: 335 points (1.367 p/g) in 245 games with 255 assists (1.041 a/g).
Spezza's 3 best years: 269 points (1.275) in 211 games with 182 assists (0.862 a/g).
Getzlaf's 3 best years: 249 points (1.106) in 225 games with 181 assists (0.804 a/g).

During that time they had pretty comparable line-mates. I think it's pretty clearly:

Thornton > Spezza >= Getzlaf

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07-11-2013, 10:09 PM
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Thornton's career numbers are severely hampered by his awful start.

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07-12-2013, 07:43 AM
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Thornton easily followed by

Spezza
Getzlaf

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Yeah only a Sens fan would think Spezza is an equal playmaker to Thornton.
Right now he is

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Thorton

Spezza


Getzlaf

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07-12-2013, 10:26 AM
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Getzlaf is the most physical, best two-way ability and the best scorer of the bunch.
Thornton is way out of his prime but still comparable to the others
Spezza is worse than both right now.

Getzlaf

Thornton
Spezza

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07-12-2013, 10:32 AM
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Getzlaf is the most physical, best two-way ability and the best scorer of the bunch.
Thornton is way out of his prime but still comparable to the others
Spezza is worse than both right now.

Getzlaf

Thornton
Spezza
This is about passing not physical, two way play, and scoring. Try again.

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07-12-2013, 10:48 AM
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This poll is basically....

Thornton

Spezza if im an eastern team fan/Getzlaf if im a western team fan
Player thats leftover
Pretty much this.

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07-12-2013, 10:54 AM
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Thornton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX4pDaGT7Jw

Spezza
Getz

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1 Thornton 2 Getzlaf 3 Spezza

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07-12-2013, 02:06 PM
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Thornton
Spezza













Getzlaf

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Right now he is
Spezza played 5 games last year. Spezza has yet to "out-assist" Thornton in his career. I'm not sure how you can say that he is better.

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I'll love me some Spezza all day, but Jumbo takes the passing award.

Jumbo
Spezza
Getzlaf

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I voted 1. Thornton, 2. Spezza, 3. Getzlaf
For passing, this seems pretty good.

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I voted 1. Thornton, 2. Getzlaf, 3. Spezza, but I think it's really:

1. Thornton
T2. Getzlaf/Spezza

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07-12-2013, 05:34 PM
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As far as passing goes it easily goes to Thornton

Really hard to rate one of Spezza or Getzlaf above the other

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Getzlaf is the most physical, best two-way ability and the best scorer of the bunch.
Thornton is way out of his prime but still comparable to the others
Spezza is worse than both right now.

Getzlaf

Thornton
Spezza
Last year points:

Spezza: 84

Getzlaf: 57

Thornton: 77

Try again buddy.

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Thornton, Spezza, Getzlaf.

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Last year points:

Spezza: 84

Getzlaf: 57

Thornton: 77

Try again buddy.
Last year points was actually

Getzlaf 49
Thornton 40
Spezza 5

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Jumbo, Spez, Getz

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Thornton
Getzlaf


Spezza

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Spezza played 5 games last year. Spezza has yet to "out-assist" Thornton in his career. I'm not sure how you can say that he is better.
Well, I guess it is good that I didn't say he was better.

Top notch reading comprehension though.

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Thornton
Spezza
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