First of all eliminate “generational players” because that’s not what I’m arguing. McJesus, Ovy, Sid and Geno are NOT in this discussion. When I say elite, I’m talking future hall of famers or guys just outside the cusp of it. I’m saying in today’s typical roster the average goalie or defence man is way more talented than previous eras. For a rookie (again non-generational)to stand out from the crowd in today’s game means the second tier greats in today’s game means have something special going on? I actually favour the 90s stars (nostalgia and and creativity and all that) but when I think of their peers and coaching strategies back then compared to today it’s an interesting debate eh?