You should watch some Stamkos highlights, it is close, but they are both top 5
Not sure it's close. Stamkos can't match Ovi's pace and accuracy. He also needs a bunch of space, unlike Ovi. That's what seperates them IMO. Notice how Stamkos hasn't done squat in months since teams have shifted their PK to taking away his space.
the only d in the lineup that dont fight the puck as a part of their basic game are carlson alzner and schultz. i havent seen them fighting it. the problem is the other three and the larger than usual percentage of those players in the game
alzner's been struggling a bit lately. they kids are just playing a ton of minutes with the injuries so everyone on D looks to be a little pressed. it's on the forwards to provide really strong support, backcheck hard, and spend as much time as possible playing offense.
neuvy definitely not playing up to his usual game, but if they can overcome the D injuries now, it's even better prep for the POs