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toby91_ca

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In Topic: Ovechkin Top 5 Goal Scorer all time?

Yesterday, 09:13 PM

Why was Stamkos left off the list of how Ovechkin has dominated competition?  He's probably closer than anyone else in terms of GPG over the past while I would think.

 

In terms of pure goal scoring, I think Ovechkin has been one of the best for sure, so far.  However, I do think it's way to early to start projecting where he'd finish.  He's still over 400 goals behind Gretzky and I think it's pointless to try and extrapolate.  As an example, at the same point in Gretzky's career, he was at over 630 goals and he obviously finished nowhere near 1,200+

 

Bure was scoring at a higher rate than Ovechkin, but injuries caught up to him.  Lindros was up there as well.  If Ovechkin stays healthy, I think he'll get up there, but even if healthy, inevitable age will catch up to him and keep him short would be my guess.


In Topic: Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

20 May 2015 - 12:50 PM

I had heard Babcock has no interest in a GM role, he just wants to coach and coach with no outside influence.  I can't remember if that was straight from him or from someone else.  I'm pretty sure it was from someone else, so it might not be entirely true.  Even if it was from him, it possible to convince him otherwise.


In Topic: Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

20 May 2015 - 10:22 AM

Toronto really makes no sense to me....unless they are offering much more than Buffalo.  I guess I'd take that back a bit....much rather live in Toronto than Buffalo, but in terms of the hockey team, Buffalo appears to have the brighter future (or at least the pieces....Toronto is more of an unknown).


In Topic: WMHC 2015

19 May 2015 - 12:08 AM

Yes, triple club, but I think he became the 10th or 11th to have the quadruple gold (Stanley Cup, Olympics, World Championships and World Juniors).

 

I know Scott Neidermayer has the following:

 

 - Stanley Cup

 - Olympics

 - World Championship

 - World Cup

 - World Juniors

 - Memorial Cup

 

Not sure if anyone else has that, but that's pretty hard to do....especially getting the Memorial Cup.  The best players are only going to have 1 or max 2 chances at that.


In Topic: WMHC 2015

18 May 2015 - 08:53 PM

I agree that most don't care about the World Championships and I almost never watch, however, Crosby going this year certainly increased the profile and interest of most.  I think a lot of top players end up going (if available) for the European countries, but not Canada and US.