I will take Iginla with Hossa coming in a close second.
But there are a few things I will say about Hossa, he is the fastest of the 3 bar none he is explosive. As for strength he has to be very close to Iginla Hossa is prolbably the strongest player on the senators.
They are all very different players Elias in my opinion is the smartest by far I dont think he has the raw talent of Hossa and Iginla though.
Not many people know this but Hossa actually has a very average shot thats his main weakness infact I really dont see anything else in his game other than his consistency that is not in the elite of the nhl.
Iginla is clutch and has a terrific shot fights and has more leadership than the other two thats why he wins out. In raw physical talent I think Hossa is first.
Did Elias ever hit the 40 goal mark? I think he is just a step below Hossa and Iginla in terms of pure talent..Hossa is by far the fastest of the three, but Iginla keeps on producing with not that much talent surrounding him.. If you were a GM, who would you pick to start a team, Hossa or Iginla?
Elias scored 40 goals once in 2000-2001.
Hossa scored over 40 or more once with 45 last season.
Iginla also only scored over 40 or more once when he scored 52 in 2001-2002.
Hossa leads the 3 in points per game with .83, Elias is second with .81 and Iginla is third with .80. Elias' career high in points is 96 along with Iginla's. Hossa's career high is 80 but he has 70 or more points in 3 seasons which the other 2 do not (that will probably change at the end of this season as both Elias and Iginla are on pace for over 70 points) I picked these 3 players because they are all different yet alike. I chose Elias because I'm a Devils fan and based on his hard work, 2 way play, creativity, smarts, and experience. Not that the other 2 don't share these attributes I'd take any of them as my franchise winger, but it all comes down to me being a Devils fan.
Jesus Christ. I don't think I'll ever come back on this board... I'll stick on the Habs board.
We're not allowed to have an opinion of these boards. I just explained why I thought Marian was the better player. Isn't that enough? Some of you guys are just taking it too seriously here. We all have a different point of view and that's fine.
If you can't take a person disagreeing with you, you shouldn't be on this site. IMO Iginla is better than Hossa, but Hossa does look like the better player, because he plays with better players.