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#21 legaleaglewingsfan

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:44 AM

Sorry to do this, but I got to thinking about discussions past... Seemed like it might be amusing to resurrect a Zombie of an old thread given the circumstances. Hope it's worth a couple of laughs :P


Wow I totally was sitting here and was like :huh: . This post directed me to start looking at dates, it does kind of make one smile. Also can there be any question now? Oh wait the Canadian Diving Team called and wants to put a vote in for Thornton.

#22 Electrophile

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:15 AM

Datsyuk then, Datsyuk now, Datsyuk forever.

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#23 ricky0034

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:24 AM

voted for Datsyuk then noticed that Thornton had 26% of the votes

was wondering how then noticed this thread was from 2005 :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:28 AM

Thornton all the way! He is a definitve power forwrd! But he is also a Boston Bruin. And ain't going anywhere anytime soon. Sad, but true!

Even if the Wings sign Dats(God Bless Him), and he develops into his full potential...
He will never be the player that Joe Thornton is. Also Sad, but true.



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#25 Toefuzz

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:28 AM

Holy crap I was confused... this coupled with the why we will lose thread and I thought I was in bizarro world!

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:32 AM

is this thread f-ing serious!?

thorton sucks...and is a scum-bag anyways. if we had him, i'd want to trade him for picks asap.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:22 AM

I can't believe anybody would vote for Thornton. Easily Datsyuk, and its not even remotely close

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:32 AM

I'm surprised 22 people voted for Thornton. Datsyuk is always included in discussions about the greatest players in the world, Thornton never is. Thornton is a great player, don't get me wrong, he's an excellent playmaker, but Datsyuk is better all around, and THEN you have the "intangibles" where Datsyuk again outworks Thornton, shows more class, and has a good sense of humor to boot.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:37 AM

Is there really any contest tbh?

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:47 AM

I'll take the guy with 2 cups multiple selkes and the strongest player on his skates in the league. I'll also take the guy who never cries or whines maybe because his english isn't so good. Sorry Thorton Datsyuk is just that much better than you.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:01 AM

Look at when this was made and stop freaking out LGW. I use to use a quote from this thread last year.
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#32 Casey

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:14 AM

Yay, thread necromancy!

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#33 Theophany

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:20 AM

It's completely feasible that five years ago people would choose Thornton over Datsyuk.

In fact, had someone chosen Dats over Joe at the time, they'd need their head checked.

Since then though, one has been ascending and one has been declining. It's pretty clearly Dats at this point, and it's not very close at all.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:28 AM

Yeah, I had to look at dates for sure but once I saw the answers I already knew :lol:

Clearly it's Pav now and that's putting him against ANY player in the NHL. FACT.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:30 AM

Yeah, I had to look at dates for sure but once I saw the answers I already knew :lol:

Clearly it's Pav now and that's putting him against ANY player in the NHL. FACT.

Right now, yes, because Crosby still has concussion symptoms.

But if/when Crosby gets healthy, Dats is clearly #2.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:08 AM

voted for Datsyuk then noticed that Thornton had 26% of the votes

was wondering how then noticed this thread was from 2005 :lol:


same here. i've done that a few other times as well. there are old threads out there with posts by mindfly and i always get fooled and think: "he's back!", and then i realise it's an old thread.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:11 AM

Right now, yes, because Crosby still has concussion symptoms.

But if/when Crosby gets healthy, Dats is clearly #2.

It's not as clear right now but probably because the little s*** stain has been out for 3 months but Dats' play in all 3 zones is by far the best in the league. Maybe I'll say, most complete player and not get as much flack.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:37 AM

One thing I enjoy doing is reading responses in a necromanced thread to find all the people who didn't look at when it was originally posted. Good times.

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#39 Kira

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:16 PM

Datsyuk then, Datsyuk now, Datsyuk forever.


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:28 PM

Lol Datsyuk unless its olympic diving then Thornton no doubt.

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