What do you value more? Who would you say had a greater career? The player that is completely dominant for a short time or the consistent player with a long career? Some examples would be: Pavel Bure or Trevor Linden Bobby Orr or Ray Bourque Martin St. Louis or Mats Sundin Jarome Iginla or Mike Gartner Markus Naslund or Ron Francis A One Time Gold Medalist or A 3-time 4th place Olympian I have had several people (mostly Leaf fans) tell me that Mats Sundin is one of the greatest NHL players of all time, despite him never coming close to winning an Art Ross, Hart, Conn Smythe or Stanley Cup. Mats' claim to fame is having a bunch of 70+ point seasons and a bunch of 30+ goal seasons. Is that enough to be considered great? His numbers indicate he was merely good for a long time. Does consistently being good = greatness? Is dominance (top 3 in the scoring race, Hart trophy finalist) required to be considered great? Is one truly dominant season (Martin St. Louis 03-04) a greater accomplishment than being a good player (average 70 pts) for a decade? What are your thoughts?