Can someone make the case for Spezza? As far as I can tell, they are close offensively with St. Louis the better goal scorer and Spezza the better playmaker.
But St. Louis isn't afraid to get his nose dirty (he's a nasty little SOB, not a nasty as Theoren Fleury was, but pretty nasty) and he's very good defensively (placed pretty high in Selke voting a few times). Whereas Spezza is notorious for being soft and lazy on D.
FALSE. Spezza is pretty unknown as a goal scorer.
St-Louis : 238 goals in 690 NHL games = avg of 0.34 goal/game
Spezza : 148 goals in 404 NHL games = avg of 0.37 goal/game
Surprising eh? St-Louis is a more dynamic player and definitely in his prime, but Spezza is already a better goal scorer and playmaker, and what would it be in his prime?
Originally Posted by gasp
cant believe Alfredsson is #17. he is way better than heatley, hossa, nash or even mike richards.
this poll is close between st louis and gaborik.
Agreed, and what about Parise? I don't understand why after 1 good year, he should be the 11th best forward in the NHL. These boards are too much "what have you done for me lately" mentality. Or is this poll only for the 2008-2009 season???