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top 10 forwards of salary cap era

Aug 12 at 8:44
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Edited Aug 13 at 12:45. Reason: I edited this a couple times
My list of the top 10 forwards to play since 2005/06 season. its too hard to compare a guy like Lidstrom to McDavid so I'm just sticking with forwards. my rankings would be:

1-Crosby
2-McDavid
3-Ovi
4-Malkin
5-Kane
6-Thorton
7-Stamkos
8-Toews
9-Henrik Sedin
10- Daniel Sedin

Honourable mentions: kucherov, Tavares, Bergeron, Kopitar, Backstrom
probably forgetting some people
Aug 12 at 8:53
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Where's Kucherov?
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Aug 12 at 9:04
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Where's Kucherov?


knew I forgot someone. maybe ahead of Stamkos.
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Aug 12 at 9:37
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scorey Perry?
Eric staal ?
Aug 12 at 10:13
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Quoting: mhockey91
knew I forgot someone. maybe ahead of Stamkos.


How did you forget arguably the best player in the NHL today? I'd say McDavid is better but it's close.
Aug 12 at 10:16
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Quoting: Rodzikhockey93
scorey Perry?
Eric staal ?


Ahead of who? Maybe backstrom but he’s been so consistent. Always a 70+ point player
Aug 12 at 10:16
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
How did you forget arguably the best player in the NHL today? I'd say McDavid is better but it's close.


He’s third best right now
Aug 12 at 10:19
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Quoting: mhockey91
Ahead of who? Maybe backstrom but he’s been so consistent. Always a 70+ point player


And really good defensively, too.
Aug 12 at 10:19
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Quoting: mhockey91
He’s third best right now

I think he's the 2nd best. Who else are you putting ahead of him?
Aug 12 at 11:53
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
I think he's the 2nd best. Who else are you putting ahead of him?


Crosby hands down. 100 points, Great defensively. most complete player in the game.
Aug 13 at 12:57
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Quoting: mhockey91
Crosby hands down. 100 points, Great defensively. most complete player in the game.


I think Kucherov is better now though. Seriously, 128 points. That's crazy. In the current NHL 128 points is an absolutely amazing year. And he is going to get 100+ points consistently IMO ... 2 straight 100 point seasons.
Aug 13 at 12:59
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
I think Kucherov is better now though. Seriously, 128 points. That's crazy. In the current NHL 128 points is an absolutely amazing year. And he is going to get 100+ points consistently IMO ... 2 straight 100 point seasons.


He’s not as complete. He doesn’t play a 200 foot game like Sid. No denying kucherov is amazing but he’s not better than Sid.
Aug 13 at 1:02
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Quoting: mhockey91
He’s not as complete. He doesn’t play a 200 foot game like Sid. No denying kucherov is amazing but he’s not better than Sid.


Sid is better defensively but Kuch is better offensively and while Sid can change a game, Kucherov is a game-changer, and i'd argue more of a game-changer than Sid.
Aug 13 at 1:06
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Sid is better defensively but Kuch is better offensively and while Sid can change a game, Kucherov is a game-changer, and i'd argue more of a game-changer than Sid.


To each their own. I think most people would take Sid over kucherov
Aug 13 at 1:57
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Quoting: mhockey91
Crosby hands down. 100 points, Great defensively. most complete player in the game.


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Aug 13 at 2:29
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Quoting: krakowitz
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Lmao buddy. Sid over ovi and it ain’t even close
Aug 13 at 9:25
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using this ranking, the top 10 would be:

1. Ovechkin
2. Crosby
3. Malkin
4. Thornton
5. Kane
6. Staal
7. D. Sedin
8. Getzlaf
9. Stamkos
10. Kopitar
Aug 13 at 9:25
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1. McDavid
2. Crosby
3. Malkin
4. Ovechkin
5. P. Kane
6. Kucherov
7. Datsyuk
8. Stamkos
9. St. Louis
10. Thornton
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Aug 13 at 11:39
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Quoting: mhockey91
To each their own. I think most people would take Sid over kucherov


Let me guess, is it because he's a centre and Kucherov is a winger?
Aug 13 at 12:27
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Let me guess, is it because he's a centre and Kucherov is a winger?


He literally just explained it. It's because Crosby is a much better defensive and more rounded player than Kucherov. I would take Crosby over Kucherov also.
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Aug 13 at 12:48
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Quoting: Bflo_Soldier
1. McDavid
2. Crosby
3. Malkin
4. Ovechkin
5. P. Kane
6. Kucherov
7. Datsyuk
8. Stamkos
9. St. Louis
10. Thornton
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Think it’s hard to justify Mcdavid over Crosby just yet. I also think ovi’s career is more impressive than Malkins
Aug 13 at 1:30
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Quoting: DoctorBreakfast
He literally just explained it. It's because Crosby is a much better defensive and more rounded player than Kucherov. I would take Crosby over Kucherov also.


But 128 points? I know it's not all about points but it's not all about defensive play, either.
Aug 13 at 2:34
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
But 128 points? I know it's not all about points but it's not all about defensive play, either.


Yes, but it's not like Crosby is drastically worse offensively than Kucherov. The gap between the two's defensive play is much wider than the gap in offensive talent. Also last season, Crosby's top 3 linemates were Guentzel, Rust, and Simon, whereas Kucherov's top 3 were Point, Johnson, and Stamkos. Kucherov played with much better players than Crosby.
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Aug 13 at 2:53
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Yes, but it's not like Crosby is drastically worse offensively than Kucherov. The gap between the two's defensive play is much wider than the gap in offensive talent. Also last season, Crosby's top 3 linemates were Guentzel, Rust, and Simon, whereas Kucherov's top 3 were Point, Johnson, and Stamkos. Kucherov played with much better players than Crosby.


Exactly. Kucherov was on one of the best regular season teams in NHL history
Aug 13 at 2:55
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if you removed kucherov's contributions to the team, tampa still would've been first in the league.

if you removed crosby's, pittsburgh would've missed the playoffs.
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