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Peter Forsberg 79 58.09%
Eric Lindros 57 41.91%
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11-26-2013, 08:12 PM
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Lindros

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11-26-2013, 08:43 PM
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Two of the best flat-out hockey players I've ever seen, edge to Lindros simply because he could kill you easier and scored goals himself at a higher clip.

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11-27-2013, 12:29 AM
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Forsberg


love both players though. to bad lindros had a problem with putting his head down when he got the puck

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11-27-2013, 12:43 AM
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Lindros

not close
Forsberg.
Not close at all.

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11-27-2013, 05:03 AM
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Not sure I can choose. Two of my favourite hockey players for starters. Both dominated shifts/games like something I´ve not seen since then. If Lindros had Forsbergs hockey-IQ this would be a avalanche-victory for Eric. But he didn´t. And even if Forsberg was one of the strongest players ever, that´s something Lindros runs away with. Gonna think about this one for a minute or two...

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11-27-2013, 05:21 AM
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Forsberg.

As my buddy says: Lindros had a million dollar body and a ten cent brain.

Both of these players had injuries ravage their careers, but Forsberg lasted longer. Forsberg played a more complete game and actually won a cup.

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11-27-2013, 05:35 AM
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Forsberg.

As my buddy says: Lindros had a million dollar body and a ten cent brain.

Both of these players had injuries ravage their careers, but Forsberg lasted longer. Forsberg played a more complete game and actually won a cup.
...or two.

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11-27-2013, 07:49 AM
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In their prime? Lindros.

Lindros 1992-2000:

GP G A P PIM +/- GWG GPG APG PPG
486 290 369 659 946 188 37 0.597 0.759 1.356

Forsberg 1994-2004:

GP G A P PIM +/- GWG GPG APG PPG
580 216 525 741 544 207 38 0.372 0.905 1.277

Leads in everything per game but assists, and the only two players with more PPG than Lindros in the 90's were Lemieux and Gretzky (with inflated stats in the first two seasons of the 90's helping out... though Lemieux would be ahead regardless.)

They are very closely matched though, I can understand why people would choose either... but growing up as a big fan of both Lindros was more dominant in my opinion.

Wish both would have been able to stay healthy and have retired in good health in the last year or so... their numbers would be something to behold.

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11-27-2013, 08:12 AM
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I happen to think both these players would have aged well if not for the injuries. Maybe Lindros not as much as Forsberg, just because playing as wreckless of a style as he did would have caught up to him eventually regardless if he got concussions or not. Forsberg on the other hand put up 19 pts in 16 games at 34 in 2008 (regular season + playoffs) with a wonky foot/ankle. Each player would likely rank in the top 20 of all-time with full healthy careers.

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I happen to think both these players would have aged well if not for the injuries. Maybe Lindros not as much as Forsberg, just because playing as wreckless of a style as he did would have caught up to him eventually regardless if he got concussions or not. Forsberg on the other hand put up 19 pts in 16 games at 34 in 2008 (regular season + playoffs) with a wonky foot/ankle. Each player would likely rank in the top 20 of all-time with full healthy careers.
Yep, I am inclined to think the same. (Though I imagine Lindros would have ended up retiring early anyway... his wrist was shot at the end, among other things, (shoulder, knee) I read that was really the big thing that convinced him to go, as he couldn't shoot any-more.)

Both are top 20 in PPG even with all their injuries... I mean, Lindros at 19th all time when the last 3 years of his career he played out of position to avoid more injury, (and shied away from physicality, which was a large part of his game) with a wrist that severely affected his shooting, and the legacy of severe concussions... with 3rd line minutes in two of the three. And Forsberg at 8th!

And no one in the foreseeable future is pushing him out of the top 20. There are only 4 guys over 1.1PPG in the NHL currently, and all are ahead of him already.

They were both only slightly below Crosbys points pace at their peak. (1.3-1.35)

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11-27-2013, 11:29 AM
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Close but Forsberg

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11-27-2013, 01:47 PM
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Wait... and Forsberg didn't? Forsberg was better defensively than Lindros, he was better in the playoffs, he couldn't hit or fight like Lindros, but he was known to lay some pretty punishing hits himself.

If anything, what Lindros has in his favour are goals (by far), faceoffs (by far), and raw point totals. It's not like these stats I posted are at all misleading, they appear to be pretty even when watching them, and appear to be pretty even based on point finishes and ppg in the playoffs in their primes. I use point finishes rather than raw or adjusted stats, as they give you a bit of a clearer picture IMO. I saw both of their whole careers, and I could still hardly choose between the two, and while I don't need the stats to form an opinion, they atleast help justify it.
Lol, no

Just no

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11-27-2013, 02:43 PM
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Forsberg. My favorite player.

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Lol, no

Just no
Instead of the "NO! HES NOT! BUHU!"-shizzle, tell us why you think that way

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11-27-2013, 04:19 PM
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Instead of the "NO! HES NOT! BUHU!"-shizzle, tell us why you think that way
Because he's wrong?

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11-27-2013, 04:25 PM
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Lol, no

Just no
Forsberg was definitely better than Lindros defensively. Lindros was, I'd say average defensively. Forsberg was significantly better than average and was 2nd in Selke voting one year.

And in regards to the overall poll, I picked Forsberg. Only player in NHL history to lead the playoffs in scoring twice despite his team not making the finals. One of those times he missed an entire regular season (2001-2002) due to a ruptured spleen and came back like boss, scoring 27 points in 20 games. Took the 2002 Detroit Red Wings, the best team I've ever seen personally to 7 games in the WCF.

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11-27-2013, 06:48 PM
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Lol, no

Just no
What a compelling argument.

Forsberg was absolutely better than Lindros defensively, in fact Forsberg was one of the better defensive forwards in the league.

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11-27-2013, 08:30 PM
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Eric Lindros.

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11-28-2013, 12:00 AM
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I don't see how forsberg was better defensively, both were great. To the person saying Lindros was average I don't even know what to say.

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11-28-2013, 02:28 AM
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For me it was close because when healthy both were great players, however in the end I went with Lindros.

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I'm really biased here, but Foppa got my vote.

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Lindros peak, Forsberg overall

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