"Only a numbskull thinks he knows things about things he knows nothing about."
"It's understanding that makes it possible for people like us to tolerate a person like yourself."
PS Love to see Anze Kopitar play with Jeff Carter and Dustin Penner for awhile just to see. Leaving Mike Richards to play with Dustin Brown and Justin Williams. Big guys with big guys and diggers,muckers together! I think the chemistry would be scary!!!
If you're going to open it up to complete bodies of work, with the Kings and before / after there's another name that deserves consideration...
John Tonelli (sp?).
Last edited by RagBone; September 3rd, 2012 at 09:47 AM.
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Realize that Jari Kurri has over 600 goals and almost 800 assists for almost 1400 points. Kopitar has a loooonnng way to go to reach Jari Kurri.
Kurri was a +76 one season. And he had seasons of 71 and 68 goals.
I love Kopitar, and he's great by today's standards, but people that only saw Kurri at the end of his career (LA->) don't get how good he was in Edmonton.
Kopi, without a doubt. Kurri didn't spend enough quality time in a Kings' uni to earn that title.
Since Jari Kurri might be the best player in the history of the game at the particular style of play described here, yeah, its not close.
Kopitar is a terrific, maturing player, but c'mon, we are talking B+ versus A+ here.
One player won the cup with the Kings, one did not. Kopitar is by virtue of winning the best 2 way player to play in a Kings uniform.