Over the last few weeks, TSN.ca, Canada's answer to ESPN.com, has been running a promotion called "Franchise Faceoff". TSN was looking to see which player under the age of 23 fans would select to build a franchise. Patrick Kane finished in the Fina Four, but in the end,Jonathan Toews beat out Steve Stamkos, and he should have.
Take a look at what Toews has accomplished in his career :
2010 Stanley Cup
2010 Conn Smythe Trophy (Finals MVP)
Olympic Gold Medal
Olympic Most Valuable Forward
2 World Junior Championships
2 Time NHL All Star
Toews has literally done it all, and his career is just beginning. He's no where close to his prime.
Stamkos was the right choice for second place, but his game is pretty one dimensional. He's not exactly Pavel Bure, but his game is scoring goals. Toews is as well rounded player as you will find in the NHL. His leadership and captaincy give him an element of respect that usually isn't earned until a player is close to his 30s.
If Toews continues at this pace, he's a sure fire hall-of-famer...and with Blackhawks management commited to keeping their core together, he will be a Hawk for a long time.
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