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Eric Staal OR Jason Spezza

View Poll Results: Spezza OR Staal
Staal 83 54.97%
Spezza 68 45.03%
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02-05-2009, 01:16 PM
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Eric Staal OR Jason Spezza

Staal: 24, has a cup leading his team in offense, a 48 goal 100 point season to his name. Plays with Samsonov and Ruutu this season.

Spezza: 25, gone to a finals leading playoffs in points, has a couple 90ish point seasons. Plays with Heatley and Alfredsson.

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02-05-2009, 01:18 PM
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Eric Staal

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Staal: 24, has a cup leading his team in offense, a 48 goal 100 point season to his name. Plays with Samsonov and Ruutu this season.

Spezza: 25, gone to a finals leading playoffs in points, has a couple 90ish point seasons. Plays with Heatley and Alfredsson.
Depends on if you need a powerforward or a playmaker. I personally love em both, but I would hope Spezza has a higher celing.

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02-05-2009, 01:31 PM
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Spezza, there aren't a whole lot of guys in the league with his kind of skillset.

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Spezza with a good offensive minded coach

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02-05-2009, 01:32 PM
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Career wise, Eric Staal. Talent wise, Spezza.

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02-05-2009, 01:38 PM
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I go with Staal. I think Spezza is more talented but I think staal is a difference maker on the ice.

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Spezza is the better player

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02-05-2009, 01:48 PM
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Why is there no equal option?

and wtf are we measuring?

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02-05-2009, 01:52 PM
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Staal because he seems like he has more intangibles.

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02-05-2009, 02:58 PM
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I'll take Spezza.

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02-05-2009, 03:31 PM
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Staal: 24, has a cup leading his team in offense, a 48 goal 100 point season to his name. Plays with Samsonov and Ruutu this season.

Spezza: 25, gone to a finals leading playoffs in points, has a couple 90ish point seasons. Plays with Heatley and Alfredsson.
hahaha god your pathetic fuhr you couldnt help but show massive amounts of bias could you.

Who did Staal play with during his 48 goal 100 point season? Stillman, Cole, Williams and Whitney hardly slouches.

Rod Brindamour lead that team to the Stanley Cup his team leading 12 goals, team leading faceoff percentage and time on ice suggest that. Oh yeah and he was the CAPTAIN of the team.

Career points

Jason Spezza

Regular Season
Gp 371 G 134 A 250 Pts 384 + 78
Playoffs
Gp 40 G 13 A 26 Pts 39 + 0

Eric Staal
Gp 379 G 146 A 175 Pts 321 - 17
Playoffs
Gp 25 G 9 A 19 Pts 28 + 0

Staal despite scoring at a far slower pace then Spezza makes over a million more a season annually. Spezza has a better plus minus and is better on faceoffs. Staal has only made the playoffs once where his team won the cup not one bad playoff season to show for. Im not sure if that is a plus or minus but at the end of there careers the chances of Staal having a better playoff ppg is not very likely.

Spezza has the higher upside in my opinion. His skill set talent and vision is grossly superior while they both score goals at roughly the same rate.


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02-05-2009, 03:39 PM
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Don't know why, but I always found the Staal brothers so damn unlikeable.

Spezza.

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It's a close one,I would take Staal,just like his game more,you play physical against Spezza he kinde disappears..

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Depends on what you're looking for.
Want a playmaking center for your top line that consistently puts up points? Take Spezza
Want more of a power center for your top line that brings an underrated two-way game? Take Staal

Personally I take Staal but you can't go wrong with either.

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Very close overall skills, but ill go with Spezza.

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6 months ago this would be a landslide for Spezza.

12 months from now this will be a landslide for Spezza.

What have you done for me lately.

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I Still Take Spezza quite easily.

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accoring to these boards goals are better than assists... so i guess staal

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6 months ago this would be a landslide for Spezza.

12 months from now this will be a landslide for Spezza.

What have you done for me lately.
Eric Staal hasn't done **** lately, I'd still take him.

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There's no question in the first post...

Who do I want? Staal
Who do I think is more gifted offensively? Spezza
Who is an elite playmaking center? Spezza
Who do I want come playoff time? Staal
Who do I think is more difficult to play against? Staal


IMO, Spezza is one of the most gifted centers in the NHL. Staal makes the most of what he has, and is just as good as Spezza.

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Spezza is more talented but I just think Staal has a bigger impact throughout the course of a game, so I went with Staal. I think Spezza needs a change of scenery

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Hate to be a dick, but 45 Goals - 100 points.


I pick Spezza, Staal had a great season offensively, then turned into a good, all around PPG player. Spezza is still going through some bumps, but is still improving. I don't see Staal breaking his 45 goals OR 100 point season, I see Spezza having multiple of them both (bias, yes).

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