Pick 2 to start a team (Fedorov, Sakic, Forsberg, Malkin, Yzerman, Crosby)

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  1. MartyMarts

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    So I know there's been many threads comparing the one-two-punches of Yzerman & Fedorov to Sakic & Forsberg to Crosby & Malkin asking which duo you would take for your team.

    THAT BEING SAID -

    I'm wondering, as individuals (not pairs), which 2 would you take to build your team around? - You have a total blank slate for a roster.

    - Evgeni Malkin
    - Steve Yzerman
    - Peter Forsberg
    - Sidney Crosby
    - Joe Sakic
    - Sergei Fedorov


    Pick any 2 and please give an explanation!
     
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    Crosby and Sakic.
     
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    Yep. Unless we have the prior knowledge that Crosby (an otherwise not injury-prone player) will have a bunch of concussions.

    If we assume health is a concern, I probably go Sakic/Yzerman.
     
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    Easy pick for me too
     
  5. Sidmieux

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    Crosby/Malkin.
     
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    Two

    Crosby and Yzerman. Ideal LHS / RHS center combination similar to Beliveau and Henri Richard.
     
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    Exactly my choice for the exact same reason.
     
  8. authentic

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    Crosby and Forsberg easy for me.
     
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    Definitely Crosby. Very easy #1.

    Tempted to go Forsberg as #2. Malkin seems boring. either Forsberg or Sakic - but i think Forsberg might be a better complement.

    If you can't predict injuries - i pick forsberg #2. Nobody's ever denied his talent level - enough to give sakic/yzerman a run for their money.
     
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    Forsberg is so underrated it's not funny. Complete player in every sense of the word.

    In their primes I'll take Foppa and Feds and I'll have the two best two-way players from the group and they'll score with anyone.

    Foppa was more important than Sakic on those Avs teams. I won't say Feds was always more important than Yzerman...but I'd take Shanahan over both of them from those Wings teams.
     
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    If it was peaks I would consider Fedorov, though I'm still not sure he would take Crosby or Forsberg's place.
     
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    I'd take Crosby and Yzerman... but I really want to take Sakic
     
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    Bingo. Crazy(?) thought, I feel like Sid is becoming as good of a all-around player as Sakic was when he turned 30.
     
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    Crosby and Sakic.

    Though I would really want to take Crosby and Fedorov if Feds was playing for his life. If your coach/teammates can bring out the best in him, Fedorov has potential scoring title talent with a lockdown defensive game - just outright scary when he wants it. Problem is, he just didn't do it year in, year out.

    For me, Crosby really is a cut above the rest. I'm glad that after all of his injury riddled seasons, he's finally getting a chance to show how good he really is.

    My other pick was Sakic because he brings the things that I like to a team. Loads of natural offensive talent like skating, passing, judgement, and that legendary wrist shot, and most importantly he brings it pretty consistently and especially when it counts the most - his nickname was Conn Smythe Joe for a few years.

    Malkin might be scarier or more dominant when he's on, but he's less consistent. Forsberg brings a well rounded game of offence, defence, and physical play but he's not quite the scoring threat Sakic is. And sometimes, your team needs that goal really badly. Yzerman's really tough to leave off too as, for me, he's almost interchangeable with Sakic. But, you only get to pick two.

    Remove Crosby from the poll, and you should get more variance in your answers.
     
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    Fedorov is the only stone-cold lock for me to build around defensive monster that owned every inch of the ice if properly motivated.

    If there is no 'health' concern then the 2nd one doesn't really matter for me. I'd probably lean towards Malkin for his size. Or Crosby or 80s Yzerman (RH...). Dunno. But as far as building a team, if Fedorov is available he's on it. So unbelievably versatile.
     
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    crosby/malkin

    more cups than the other guys, unless you want to count yzerman/federov having that one where they bought an all star team, in that case they are tied

    more individual awards

    and they're not even close to being done

    forsberg is overrated, never scored more than 30 goals in a season and the avs won a cup without him against a loaded devils team
     
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    Your team will be playing third line centermen an awful lot. LTIR.

    I pick Yzerman and Fedorov but with a different coach. Somebody more offensively minded than Scotty.
     
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    same with the same point on coaching... as time goes on Yzerman and Fedorov are underrated due to depressed stats under Scotty (heck even Murray)

    Id take Yzerman over any of these guys obviously and while careerwise Fedorov may not have it as compared to Crosby/Sakic/etc in a shorter peak he compares very favorably to anybody
     
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    Cant predict injuries? We get to choose between this handful of players becouse we know exactly what they were, and not for example Alexandre Daigle.
    Crosby is therefore a tougher sell although there were more injury prone players then him, if not in this group. But obviously Forsberg had a pretty short career which is not exactly a given regarding Crosby.
     
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    The way the question is worded I assume you draft them for their whole career and the problem with Forsberg is that he's available for about half as many games compared to Sakic and Yzerman.
     
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    Crosby is a no-brainer, from the start of his career he provides elite consistency and is always in conversation for the best player in the world. And of course captained his team to three cups.

    My second pick is Fedorov because of his versatility. Great on defense and can put elite offensive stats.
     
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    I would have Malkin as the number 1 center and Fedorov as the number 2. Now I assume they both play close their potential, which they haven't done throughout their careers. Malkin because of injuries and Fedorov because... I don't really know.

    Malkin imo is an even better player than Crosby when hes without injuries and Fedorov has a defensive element to his game that Crosby (or Malkin) doesn't have.

    Could have chosen Malkin/Crosby, but that would have been boring.

    A healthy Forsberg is also a player that should be in the conversation, but I think he is just behind.

    Not really a fan of Sakic/Yzerman and I'm probably underrating them big time, but this is my opinion.
     
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    Crosby is a given, considering he is on a different level than the others. I would also pick Malkin since he has a proven track record of complimenting Crosby, where the other do not, unfortunately.
     
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    Crosby and Forsberg. If I know I can keep Sakic for 20 years, then Crosby and Sakic. Though Forsberg delaying the start of his NHL career for years because of the Olympics would also be a consideration now that NHL players aren't going again.
     
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    If I can get 1200 relatively healthy games from any 2?

    Crosby and Forsberg
     

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