Re: Myers At 5.5m-How Much For Doughty?
posted at 9/16/2011 5:20 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Myers At 5.5m-How Much For Doughty?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Myers At 5.5m-How Much For Doughty? : This is in regards to how the team is built, I mentioned them earlier.. Pittsburg is built around crosby, wouldnt you agree?? And while they are good on the back end, they are better up front.. Chicago was arguably better up front, but they did have the norris winner on the back end was my point.
Posted by rolerhoky19[/QUOTE]
Yes on the built around Crosby. Wasn't meant to be critical of the post immediately preceeding but only to observe that Malkin is 1A in terms of performance on that team. They've both had two years shortened by injury, and Crosby's had one more full year to produce, but if you look at their production by year over those full years, Malkin scores at 93% of Crosby's pace. And Malkin has the Conn Smythe.
It's really tricky to look at this from the point of view of championships, though, because kel's right, it's usually the dominant player with the best cast. Orr didn't win 8 Cups despite being the most dominant player of the era. Potvin stopped winning cups around about the time Bossy's back started to give out, Billy Smith started to age, and, oh yeah, Paul Coffey's supporting cast outplayed Potvin's. You look at most of the truly remarkable teams, they had both the world class D anchor and
superior talent at one or more other positions.
But one for one, I'll take the best D over the best offensive player almost every time - the exception being guys who will get over 150 points. All five of them in the history of the league.