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Poll: Näslund in his prime vs Daniel in his prime (181 member(s) have cast votes)

Which one would you take?

  1. Markus Näslund (123 votes [67.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.96%

  2. Daniel Sedin (58 votes [32.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.04%

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#1 Mountain Dew

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:21 PM

In their prime, which one of these two snipers is the better player?

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:22 PM

This is pretty darn close. Danny won a scoring title but Nazzy got 48 goals and did more with less sometimes.

Can we call it a win win ???
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

Alone:Markus Naslund
Bert/Nas vs Hank/Danny:Bertuzzi + Naslund
Bert/Nas/BMO vs Burr/Hank/Danny: Burrows + Hank + Daniel
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

I pick Naslund just because Naslund was more skilled as a player by himself, Daniel isn't the same player without Henrik, Naslund on the other hand without Bertuzzi could still produce. I would pick the Sedins though for better players as pairs, then I would Naslund and Bertuzzi as pairs, that's just how good the Sedins are together.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:32 PM

This is pretty hard. But if I had to pick its got to be Nazzy
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:34 PM

Nazzzy

Cmon, him and Bert have their own song :lol:

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

It should be obvious which player I chose haha :P
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

Naslund. But only if Sedin was alone, not with Henrik.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

Tough one but i'm goin Nazzy
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

You'd want Nazzy in his prime because back in '03 him and Forsberg tore up the league. Daniel is the type who'd be able to play great hockey until he's 40 because hockey smarts and hockey I.Q like he has just simply don't go away, unlike how Naslund's speed and shot just wasn't the same anymore after about 3 years of astounding hockey. I personally blame Steve Moore though...

Short term (prime): Naslund
Long term: D.Sedin

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:54 PM

Naslund for sure. Grew up as a fan during the WCE era, his wrist shot was ridiculously lethal.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:02 PM

In terms of skill, Naslund takes it. He had speed, fancy dekes, and a shot that could surprise any goalie.

That being said, Daniel and Henrik can make the opposing team look like a bunch of pylons with their amazing passing plays.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:03 PM

I wish the Sedins were in there prime when Naslund was too...

Imagine the Sedins now, with a 2003 Naslund, on the same line

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:04 PM

Näslund was a much better sniper, Daniel is a better playmaker. Näslund could therefore do more things by himself.

Näslund is one of my favorite players ever, so I pick him.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:17 PM

daniel

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:18 PM

Markus Naslund by a hair.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:20 PM

Daniel for me but it's just personal preference.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:26 PM

Naslund is a better goal scorer then daniel

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

In terms of skill, Naslund takes it. He had speed, fancy dekes, and a shot that could surprise any goalie.

That being said, Daniel and Henrik can make the opposing team look like a bunch of pylons with their amazing passing plays.

Can't say it much better myself. Naslund himself was more of an offensive powerhouse (skill-wise) than an individual Sedin, IMO.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:31 PM

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:32 PM

Alone:Markus Naslund
Bert/Nas vs Hank/Danny:Bertuzzi + Naslund
Bert/Nas/BMO vs Burr/Hank/Danny: Burrows + Hank + Daniel


I think I agree with this sentiment but it looks like algebra.

As an individual player Naslund takes it but you can't overlook the unmatched chemistry the Sedins have. If we are talking Bert/Nazzy vs. Danny/Hank I have to go with the Sedins but I am not sure we ever fully got to see what Naslund and his linemates could do due to injury and something else that happened.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:37 PM

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:45 PM

I think Danial Sedin is a great hockey player. I also think he is so talented because of the great chemistry that he shares with Henrik on the ice. I think Naslund would be a stronger asset because he could play with more line combinations. I think if the Sedins were seperated they would do well, but not as well as they do together.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:04 PM

Obviously they are both excellent players, but Daniel Sedin has two big pluses.

1. He is a better "defensive" player. I put "defensive" in quotes because Daniel does not provide great defense by great checking in his own end. What he does is play a control (cycle) game in the other team's end -- which is a great way of stopping the other team from scoring. As a result Daniel has much better +/- numbers than Naslund. Don't get me wrong -- Naslund was good, but his Canuck career +/- was +2. Daniel is at +160 and counting. And both players played through good years and lean years for the Canucks. Not really a contest on this dimension.

2. Daniel actually won the Art Ross trophy.

3. The big issue is that Daniel benefits from the presence of Henrik, but Naslund played with good players as well (although not as good as Henrik.) Still, after adjusting for everything, Daniel wins from my point of view.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:24 PM

I've been lucky to be around to see these 2 great stars play at their prime, but I pick Nazzy to be the "better" player on virtue of individual talent and skill. There has been numerous times where Nazzy can carry the entire team by himself and make a game-breaking play.

His snap/wrist shot is legendary --> more of a pure sniper than Danny (don't get me wrong, Danny's one of my more favourite players).

Even though Nazzy only won the Lester B. Pearson award (now called the Ted Lindsay award), he was a Hart Memorial trophy finalist, was only 2 points behind Forsberg for the Art Ross, and only 2 goals behind Hejduk for the Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophy; this was in 2003.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

Anyone who watched the WCE play should have a easy answer. Nazzy wins, and by a longshot for 1 reason. He was never predicable. The Sedins are great, the 2 of them are among the best players in the world, but Nazzy was a great talent. He could use his shot, speed, dangles, he had it all.

The Sedins are predicable because they always rely on each other for help, if you shut down 1, you practically got a single player who can't do as much on his own because he doesn't have the speed, or the amazing shot.

Nazzy also didnt have a supporting cast. His line was the only line on the canucks doing things night in and night out. The 2nd line amassed about 35 points when Nazzy played, and now you have Kesler hitting 60+ for the Sedins. Naslund also played in the dead puck era, the lowest scoring era in NHL history, and yet he still managed to score more goals and had more assists than Daniel ever has had.Should have won the hart in 03 IMO.

Love both lines, and we were lucky to have them, but I have to say if we had the WCE, we could have won the cup 2 seasons ago. The speed, size and skill of that line would have ripped the Bruins apart..

Nazzy wins. Best player in the world from 2000-2005. Great footspeed, one of the best wristshot's in NHL history, and amazing dangles. This man could do it all. Just imagine if the Steve Moore incident didn't occur.

I miss seeing 19 on the ice, wish he could lace up the skates for us again.


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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:28 PM

I'd take either one and be more than happy.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:43 PM

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