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Sergei Fedorov vs. Eric Lindros

View Poll Results: Fedorov VS Lindros
Sergei Fedorov (in his prime) 88 54.32%
Eric Lindros (in his prime) 74 45.68%
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06-10-2009, 04:34 PM
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Head-to-head, Lindros led the NHL in post-season scoring, in 1997. He led his team in post-season scoring for three straight seasons, after carrying the Flyers back to playoff contention. If he had a fraction of the supporting cast Fedorov had, post-season resume wouldn't even be a point of contention.I'm sure Lindros' stint with the Dallas Stars really helps things along.
Head to head Lindros had something like 0 goals and 2 assists in the finals (i'm too lazy to check the exact numbers). LOL. Who cares that he racked up the points against lesser teams in the early rounds?

And Fedorov led his team in post-season scoring a lot more than 3 times.

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06-10-2009, 10:42 PM
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It's funny, there was a recent poll where Lindros beat out Fedorov by more than 30 votes.

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06-10-2009, 10:44 PM
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Fedorov.

But, boy was Lindros a treat to watch in those early years.

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I think it depends on how we look at the term "prime".

Fedorov's 1994 season may be the best season between the two of them, but I'd say Lindros was consistently better over the first 10 or whatever years of their careers. Fedorov often mailed it in to a degree, while pre-concussion Lindros brought it night in, night out. I think I just have a problem with a player of Fedorov's skills being under a point-per-game so consistently in the middle of his career. Lindros missed an awful lot of time to injury, but when he did play he generally scored at a 100+ point pace. There's no disputing that Fedorov has the better post-season resume, but I think it's fair to point out that he was never the sole make-or-break player on his team to the degree that Lindros was.

Tough call either way. I'll probably lean more towards Lindros, on the strength of how good they were on a consistent basis in their prime years.


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06-10-2009, 11:07 PM
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Sergei Fedorov.

Anyone who can win a Hart, a Selke, and if he wanted... a Norris, get's my vote, LoL.

Easily one of the all time greats for his incredible all around ability.

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06-11-2009, 04:33 AM
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The results of this poll are a joke. Fedorov had FAR more talent around him than Lindros could ever dream of, so to bring up playoff accomplishments is ridiculous. Lindros was the better scorer, put up similar +/- numbers on worse teams, had very little talent around him, was the most dominant physical force the league had (and has) ever seen, was arguably the best hitter in the game, and could fight heavies. This really shouldn't even be that close.

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06-11-2009, 08:07 AM
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06-11-2009, 11:22 AM
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It must have been real hard for Lindros to carry all that dead weight like...

Mikael Renberg
John LeClair
Rod Brind'Amour
Eric Desjardins
Craig MacTavish
Shjon Podein
Mark Recchi
Rob DiMaio
Ron Hextall

...I mean, who could possibly drag that crap lineup to the playoffs for the first time in 5 years, right?

I mean, really.

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06-11-2009, 11:29 AM
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I mean, then it just gets worse for poor Eric, not only did he have to drag the previous years dead wight around, now he has to do it in the snow, both ways the next year!

John LeClair
Rod Brind'Amour
Pat Falloon
Eric Desjardins
Mikael Renberg
Joel Otto
Petr Svoboda
Shjon Podein
Rob DiMaio
Dale Hawerchuk
Craig MacTavish
John Druce
Ron Hextall
Garth Snow

Poor guy, you know, I never really looked at it from this standpoint. Man, he played with garbage!

...

The point is, yes Fedorov had a better team around him. But he was that teams best player, hands down. He played center, wing and defensemen. He won the Hart, Selke and Pearson. He has 3 Cups, four 20+pt post seasons consecutively. He was healthier, deadlier and more well rounded than Lindros ever was.

But he was prone to floating. His numbers are better, his career is better, he is in fact, better.

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06-11-2009, 01:20 PM
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The Big E, no contest. He's had to battle through every major spotlight (media, fans, opposition) since day 1. Fedorov on the other hand had the benefit of being able to play under the radar, relative to Yzerman.

Fedorov was a great player though, obviously.

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06-11-2009, 01:28 PM
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I mean, then it just gets worse for poor Eric, not only did he have to drag the previous years dead wight around, now he has to do it in the snow, both ways the next year!

John LeClair
Rod Brind'Amour
Pat Falloon
Eric Desjardins
Mikael Renberg
Joel Otto
Petr Svoboda
Shjon Podein
Rob DiMaio
Dale Hawerchuk
Craig MacTavish
John Druce
Ron Hextall
Garth Snow

Poor guy, you know, I never really looked at it from this standpoint. Man, he played with garbage!

...

The point is, yes Fedorov had a better team around him. But he was that teams best player, hands down. He played center, wing and defensemen. He won the Hart, Selke and Pearson. He has 3 Cups, four 20+pt post seasons consecutively. He was healthier, deadlier and more well rounded than Lindros ever was.

But he was prone to floating. His numbers are better, his career is better, he is in fact, better.
Actually his numbers aren't better at all, Lindros had a longer and more productive prime, even his prime playoffs are more points per game than Fedorov's. Also you can't blame Lindros or any player for not going deep in the playoffs 4 years in a row, since pretty much Detroit is the only team to do that in recent history. Fedorov's prime years in the playoffs, 78 games, 84 points, 1.08 ppg. 43 games, 53 points, 1.23ppg for Lindros.

Regular season prime for Lindros from 93-99, 370 games, 535 points, 1.42 ppg.

Regular season prime for Fedorov, from 92-96, 275 games, 364 points, 1.32 ppg.

Also it should be pointed out that Lindros' prime included 3 seasons in the dead puck era from 96-99, and Fedorov's prime was all in the years before scoring went down, when the scoring went down he dropped below a point a game, Lindros basically stayed the same.

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Defining the question of who I would want "in his prime" to mean who I would want for 1 game/series/playoff run, assuming they are both healthy, and with all outside/situational influences being equal, there are few, if any, players, in the history of the game, I would take over Eric Lindros. Fedorov is not one of them.

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06-11-2009, 06:25 PM
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Lindros in his prime was the best the game had to offer.

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It must have been real hard for Lindros to carry all that dead weight like...

Mikael Renberg
John LeClair
Rod Brind'Amour
Eric Desjardins
Craig MacTavish
Shjon Podein
Mark Recchi
Rob DiMaio
Ron Hextall

...I mean, who could possibly drag that crap lineup to the playoffs for the first time in 5 years, right?

I mean, really.
Funny how you can only name off one of the Flyers' defensemen from that year. Compared to...

Brendan Shanahan
Steve Yzerman
Nicklas Lidstrom
Igor Larionov
Vladimir Konstantinov
Viacheslav Fetisov
Larry Murphy
Vyacheslav Kozlov
Martin Lapointe
Chris Osgood
Kirk Maltby/Kris Draper/Darren McCarty

And Scotty Bowman behind the bench.

By my count, there are six Hall of Famers there (not including Fedorov), with Osgood, and Shanahan both pressing for nominations.

Really?

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06-12-2009, 04:19 AM
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I have to say I was a big Federov fan when I was a kid, and still miss his old game, but I have to give this one to Lindros. He was just outright scary at times and the game misses a player like that.

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06-20-2009, 05:46 PM
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Im not gonna say who was better in there prime, as they are were both great. But one thing that I havnt seen mentioned is dont forget that the red wings, have almost always been a team that rolls four lines. Fedorov had he been on other teams that maybe didnt have as much depth as the red wings constantly have had, could have in fact had higher totals over his career as they would have had to well.. rely on him more. Also I dont belive that lindros had quite the defensive responsibility that someone like sergei had.. but whatever I guess....



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06-20-2009, 06:00 PM
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Im not gonna say who was better in there prime, as they are were both great. But one thing that I havnt seen mentioned is dont forget that the red wings, have almost always been a team that rolls four lines. Fedorov had he been on other teams that maybe didnt have as much depth as the red wings constantly have had, could have in fact had higher totals over his career as they would have had to well.. rely on him more. Also I dont belive that lindros had quite the defensive responsibility that someone like sergei had.. but whatever I guess....



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Yup, and Sergei wouldn't have been on a team that received harsh criticism for excelling in the regular seaosn and choking in the playoffs as the Wings did in 94, 95, and 96. So he probably wouldn't have stopped caring about the regular season like he did after 1996 (which is when his regular season stats fell sharply).

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06-20-2009, 06:13 PM
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Lindros for me.

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Fedorov, Lindros wasn't as consistent.

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Fedorov, Lindros wasn't as consistent.
consistent at what? Putting together 60 point seasons. The only edge Fedorov has is playoffs.

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06-22-2009, 03:39 PM
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I love them both. Well, not by personality, but what they brought and how dominant they were during their peaks.

Impossible for me to choose.

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Fedorov won a Hart?

And we are looking at his prime so looking at the total amount of points or points per game is useless.

In 1994, Fedorov won the Hart Trophy and Selke Trophy. He scored 120 points (56 Goals, 64 Assists). I'll give the prime argument to Fedorov.
Since when has one year been considered a players prime?

Federov only had one other 100 point season and never scored 40 goals again.

Lindros had four 40 goal seasons and only injuries kept him from more than one 100 point season.

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Lindros to me was just an overall complete dominating player. Not saying Fedorov was not just Lindros had all the intangibles that Fedorov has plus physicality.
Same reason why I took Lindros.

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Poor Eric. Without all those injuries, this goes to him for sure.

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Fedorov at his peak was clearly better offensively, defensively and as a playoff performer.

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