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How good is Marian Hossa?

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Top 5 1 0.36%
Top 10 50 18.25%
Top 15 126 45.99%
Top 20 65 23.72%
Top 25 22 8.03%
Top 30+ 10 3.65%
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07-20-2008, 04:46 PM
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How good is Marian Hossa?

Where would you rank him among forwards in the NHL?

Career:
GP: 701 G: 299 A: 349 PTS: 648

Best season:
GP: 82 G: 43 A: 57 PTS: 100

Last season:
GP: 72 G: 29 A: 37 PTS: 66


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07-20-2008, 04:49 PM
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Top 20 in the league IMO.

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07-20-2008, 05:16 PM
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If you look at his overall play, he would in Top 10 but if only offense, I'd say Top 15.

So looking at everything, he's about 12-13, I would say so Top 15.

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07-20-2008, 05:34 PM
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How good is he?

Good.

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07-20-2008, 06:16 PM
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07-20-2008, 06:24 PM
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If you look at his overall play, he would in Top 10 but if only offense, I'd say Top 15.

So looking at everything, he's about 12-13, I would say so Top 15.
completely agree.

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07-20-2008, 06:36 PM
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He's clearly behind the following forwards, IMO:

Crosby
Ovechkin
Zetterberg
Datsyuk
Lecavalier
Malkin
Iginla
Thornton

Then I would say you could argue these players above him:
Alfredsson
Kovalchuk
Heatley

There are some other forwards in the conversation, some young players that need to be more consistent like E. Staal, Getzlaf, Spezza, Kopitar, Richards, etc...

I said top 15, but I could understand people thinking he's at the end of the top 10

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07-20-2008, 06:40 PM
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07-20-2008, 06:41 PM
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Offensively, PPG player. Defensively very sound. top 10 for sure.

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07-20-2008, 07:11 PM
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Hossa is in the top 20.

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07-20-2008, 07:26 PM
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Well apparently, Datsyuk and Zetterberg only appear so good because of the system they play in. So that would mean, if Hossa was already top 15 before Detroit, well then he must be at least top 8 or so in Detroit.

All kidding aside, Hossa is pretty damn good.

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07-20-2008, 08:36 PM
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Top 15 IMO.

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Top 20 offensive players in the league. Maybe a top 30 straight up player.

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07-20-2008, 08:44 PM
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Top 15 for sure. On the Wings Dats and Zetts are marginally better IMO, but he would be the top forward on at least 20 of the 30 teams in the league.

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07-20-2008, 09:23 PM
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Towards the bottom of the top 10. It's his all-around play that puts him up there. He's better than guys like Lecavalier and Malkin, IMO.

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07-20-2008, 09:47 PM
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He's clearly behind the following forwards, IMO:

Crosby
Ovechkin
Zetterberg
Datsyuk
Lecavalier
Malkin
Iginla
Thornton

Then I would say you could argue these players above him:
Alfredsson
Kovalchuk
Heatley

There are some other forwards in the conversation, some young players that need to be more consistent like E. Staal, Getzlaf, Spezza, Kopitar, Richards, etc...

I said top 15, but I could understand people thinking he's at the end of the top 10
I agree. Last season his offensive production dropped a bit from the previous couple of seasons(although he was still basically a point per game player), but he showed in the postseason that he's still a threat offensively. And defensively speaking, he might be the 4th best 2-way forward in the league right now(Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Alfredsson).

I'd put him Top 15, borderline Top 10 right now.

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07-20-2008, 10:07 PM
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Towards the bottom of the top 10. It's his all-around play that puts him up there. He's better than guys like Lecavalier and Malkin, IMO.
I don't think so

Lecavalier doesn't play on the PK for nothing

Malkin,you could have an argument but offensively Evegeni blows away Hossa

I'd say Hossa is a top 10 offensive player in the league but top 20 all around

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Borderline top-10. Top-15 without a doubt.

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Towards the bottom of the top 10. It's his all-around play that puts him up there. He's better than guys like Lecavalier and Malkin, IMO.
well considering malkin is a top 5 forward, it's not likely. watching them both play for a while, when malkin is not completely gassed like he was in the finals, he completely blows hossa away. hossa's all around game is better, but he cannot control a game like malkin can. not even close.

malkin is a dominant superstar that can carry his own line, and heck an entire team like he showed when crosby went down. hossa is more of a complimentary star.


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07-20-2008, 11:43 PM
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WOW, I see it as he is top 20 offensively, but it's his all around game that brings him into upper part of the top 15.

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Towards the bottom of the top 10. It's his all-around play that puts him up there. He's better than guys like Lecavalier and Malkin, IMO.
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I've held that view long before he became a Wing. I've always thought of him as a bigger, faster, stronger natural winger version of Zetterberg.

That I'm not really all that impressed with Vinny or Malkin. They're good, but not nearly as good as they could and should be with their physical attributes. We'll see how Evgeny does as he's still very young.

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I've held that view long before he became a Wing. I've always thought of him as a bigger, faster, stronger natural winger version of Zetterberg.

That I'm not really all that impressed with Vinny or Malkin. They're good, but not nearly as good as they could and should be with their physical attributes. We'll see how Evgeny does as he's still very young.
Not as good as he should be? Malkin was a Hart candidate! What the hell did Hossa do this year before he was traded to Pittsburgh?

You're choosing a great complementary player over one who carried his injury-decimated team on his back to the top of the division, and was indisputably the better player in the playoffs until injury/flu struck.

But it's your twisted prerogative.

Hossa > Malkin: that's when you know you're in norrisnick's funhouse mirror world.


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07-21-2008, 10:48 AM
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