They possibly do.ESQ wrote:Now that is an interesting comparison. Quebec moves to Colorado with Sakic, Forsberg, Foote, Owen Nolan, plus all the parts that became Roy.Fred wrote:They're some thing like Quebec was a year or so before they moved to Denver
My question is, are any of the Oiler 3 comparable to Sakic or Forsberg? I don't think they do, nor do I think they have the upside to develop into Hall of Famers.
Similarly, do any of the Oiler 3 compare to Toews, Crosby, Getzlaf/Perry? Again, I don't think so.
However, I don't think Quebec is a good example at all because of the cap era. That Nordiques had a longer window to allow a slow rebuild, thus having these players play together longer and allow chemistry to build slowly. The cap will not allow this.
I also think it is interesting to note Edmonton's lack of desirability to the Free Agent market....tough to compliment your core with that reality facing Oiler management.