There's a difference between matching up against a player and saying who's better.
Sure, Crosby's the most talented offensive hockey player in the world and would certainly score much more than Zetterberg over a full season no matter what teams both of them are on. But, that doesn't mean Z can't shut him down in a direct head-to-head match-up.
So yeah, I'd still take Z over Crosby if they were matched against each other in a playoff series. Unless he really has some nagging injury or something, I think Zetterberg can still be almost as effective as he already has been in the playoffs the last four, five years.
I might be being too much of a homer, but I can still honestly say Hank's a much, much better defensive forward than Crosby. Everything I just said goes for Datsyuk as well.
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