Would you take Prime Lemieux, or Prime Crosby and Ovechkin

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Who do you choose?

  1. Lemieux

    24.7%
  2. Crosby and Ovechkin

    75.3%
  1. nowhereman Registered User

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    The only players who did "similar things" were Gretzky, Lemieux and Jagr. Not a very long list, as far as I can see.
     
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    Lemieux blew prime Gretzky out by 31.....
     
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    Honestly I'm really surprised at how many votes Mario is getting here as getting a 2 top 20 prime guys of all time pretty much trumps having one of anyone even Wayne and Orr.
     
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    12mil for each of Ovechkin and Crosby, 24mil cap hit for both players. 15mil cap hit for lemieux. I'll take lemieux and a 7mil cap over Crosby and ovechkin.

    Without considering cap hits, ovechkin and Crosby.
     
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    Lemieux AINEC
     
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    One of the best playmaker of all time with arguably the best goalscorer of all time. Sounds like fun.
     
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    Only 1 player has ever hit 200 points (or more), and it's not Lemieux.
     
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    Correct it to 199 PTs who gives a f***.
     
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    200 points is an invisible barrier that seperates "The Great One" vs all others.
     
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    Lemieux if it's with cap since him+any decent player would be better. Without accounting for cap the duo.
     
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    I would take Lemieux ( +any decent winger that cap space would allow).
     
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    "every bit as good with the puck on his stick "

    He isn't. Lemieux was something like 7 for 7 in his first 7 career penalty shot attempts. And we all know that shootouts/penalty shots statistically favor the goalie. Do you really believe that if they both took 100 penalty shots against say the same 10 goalies (10 on each one), that McDavid would come out of it with close to a tie? Because if you do, one would really have to question whether you saw Lemieux at his best. This is the one area where almost every knowledgeable hockey fan would pick Lemieux over Howe, Orr, Gretzky, or anyone else for that matter.
     
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    He also played against some brutal goaltending early in his career, McDavid is absolutely as good with the puck on his stick he just doesn't have the same size even if he's faster.
     
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    So answer the question. 100 penalty shots against the same goalies.
     
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    Mario in his prime is the best player I’ve ever seen, I take him.
     
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    Lemieux. I want to see if he can challenge/break Gretzky's records while healthy.

    I believe Lemieux can be translated to "the best". It would be cool to see him the best in name and accolades.
     
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    Obviously he scored 199 as a tribute to Gretzky. :sarcasm:
     
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    Lemieux.

    Honestly, I think we are getting to the point that most people don't realize how much better Mario was than any other player. I am 6'1 and Mario has 5 inches on me off skates. the top of my head is just at his chin.

    On skates (again have had the privilege to be on the ice with him) he's absolutely ginormous. His stick alone makes his reach incredible.

    Think Zeno Chara with the skill of McDavid.


    EVERYONE would pick Lemieux.
     
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    One thing people need to consider is that hockey rosters are not necessarily the sum of their parts.

    Putting Ovie and Sid together could be a miracle combo. It could also be Gretzky and Hull in '96.
     
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    Depends who the rest rest of the team is. lol
     
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    That’s why I voted Lemieux.
     
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    Lemieux also sat out Penguins games to be well rested for the 2002 Olympics.
    Yep a real team player. As owner did he allow his employees/teammates the same luxury? Get real.

    Lemieux was very selfish and self serving; a borderline quitter when situations didn't benefit him.
     
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    Then put them on different lines like the Pens do with Malkin.

    Mario was a great offensive force in his prime but Ovi and Crosby also were incredible offensive players who dominated play in their respective eras as well.

    2 is always better than 1.
     
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    Mario should win this by a landslide and I don't even like Lemieux.
     
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    He's a lot more skilled than McDavid.
     

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