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07-28-2006, 11:39 AM
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sakic or yzerman?

who would pick to be your team's captain and #1 center...sakic or yzerman..both in their primes...this is a very close one for me to pick but i'd go with sakic.i just love his wrister and by the time he retires he's probably gonna end up somewhere in top 10 all time scoring list.


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07-28-2006, 11:40 AM
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Yzerman. Both were insanly skilled in their primes but I think Yzerman had a little more offensive pop.
The fact that he scored 155 points with Gallant and Probert as his top wingers is crazy. Of course, Sakic put up some awesome numbers with nobodies too but I still would take Stevie Y.

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Easily Yzerman for me

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I'd have to go with Yzerman, but it's close.

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07-28-2006, 11:45 AM
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Touch call.I think the tie-break for me is Yzerman's leadership.If it was'nt for that i would'nt be able to make a choice.

Yzerman.

It does'nt get tougher then this.

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WOW,this is a hard one

I would go with Sakic but not by much at all

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About as close as it can get... if I had to choose and I had a gun to my head, I'd give it to Sakic. 155 points is cool, but 18 playoff goals is cooler.

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07-28-2006, 11:49 AM
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It's close but Yzerman is a no-brainer. Somewhat of an oxymoron saying it is so close but a no-brainer but that's waht I think. Not much to separate the 2 but Yzerman was better. I think the one legged playoff performance does it. Yzerman just didn't care about stats or recognition or money all he cared about was winning. Sakic is probably the same way but it is less proven.

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Yzerman.

This is a really close one, but Yzerman has one more cup.

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It's close but Yzerman is a no-brainer. Somewhat of an oxymoron saying it is so close but a no-brainer but that's waht I think. Not much to separate the 2 but Yzerman was better. I think the one legged playoff performance does it. Yzerman just didn't care about stats or recognition or money all he cared about was winning. Sakic is probably the same way but it is less proven.
Wasn't Joe Sakic MVP for the Gold Medal in 2002?

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Yzerman, but both are great players

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Wasn't Joe Sakic MVP for the Gold Medal in 2002?
And that mean's what in terms of 15-20+ season careers?

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Wasn't Joe Sakic MVP for the Gold Medal in 2002?
Ironically, I thought it was the Yzerman-Lemieux-Kariya line that got Canada into the final, where Gagne-Sakic-Iginla dominated.

A lot of the key goals against the tougher competition was scored by that line.

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Is this really necessary?

This debate pops up every few months and it's always the same thing.

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Yzerman by quite a bit IMO.....both are equal offensively, but Yzerman will block shots and take a physical beating to win a game.

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Is this really necessary?

This debate pops up every few months and it's always the same thing.
im sorry im new to this board so i dont know what has or what hasnt been debated i just thought it would be a good question to ask about two great players to close to pick

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07-28-2006, 12:15 PM
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I hate comparing these two players. Right now, I'd give a slight edge to Yzerman, but that could change when Sakic's career is over.


Flip a coin for me

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Why would you make a comparision on two of the all time greats. You cannot really pick between the 2. They are both equally amazing.

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07-28-2006, 01:00 PM
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Yzerman by quite a bit IMO.....both are equal offensively, but Yzerman will block shots and take a physical beating to win a game.
If i was forced to pick one, it'd be Sakic but then he has always been one of my favourite players so he has an advatage over Stevie, AFAIC. In terms of fairly evaluating them, I don't think i've seen enough of either of them to say one way or the other. But that comment above about Stevie taking a beating to win sounds like you are suggesting Sakic wouldn't. I remember the 2001 Finals between the Avs and Devils, Joe would often be matched up against Stevens. Joe took some hits from him and returned the favour on a few occassions. He would do what was needed to win as well. I can't remember Joe Sakic ever backing down from a challenge because he might get hurt or because it was a difficult challenge. In fact, IIRC, Joe was involved in quite a traumatic accident when he was younger but not even that stopped him from becoming a great hockey player. Both guys are fantastic players and could be pointed out to anyone looking for a role model, on or off the ice. I'd be happy as hell to have either on my team, but if it was my pick, I'd take Sakic.

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One of the good things about this question, as it does pop up a lot, is nobody really gets offended because on one hand, the difference either has over the other is minimal and there's no shame in the coming 2nd place to the other, and because it's nearly impossible to find a single bad thing to say about either of them. Two tremendous players, great leders, and extremely class individuals. I'd take Yzreman if I had to choose, I see him as a slightly better leader and felt he had the better all around game (again, only by a hair). But both are locks for the hall, both are legends, both will go down as top 5 players of their generation. Ordering them is like deciding if chocolate is better than vanilla. Either answer is valid, it all comes down to preference.

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One of the good things about this question, as it does pop up a lot, is nobody really gets offended because on one hand, the difference either has over the other is minimal and there's no shame in the coming 2nd place to the other, and because it's nearly impossible to find a single bad thing to say about either of them. Two tremendous players, great leders, and extremely class individuals. I'd take Yzreman if I had to choose, I see him as a slightly better leader and felt he had the better all around game (again, only by a hair). But both are locks for the hall, both are legends, both will go down as top 5 players of their generation. Ordering them is like deciding if chocolate is better than vanilla. Either answer is valid, it all comes down to preference.
Bang on.

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