Honestly CJ, PC was a great player at what he did. Considering the offensive numbers he put up, I'd say he was just as easy as a slam dunk Hall of Famer as Borque. I was jiving you a bit, but you've got admit one more thing regarding PC that will always taint his career in people's minds: His gypsy, poor season in Philly, Carolina and Boston at the end were pathetic for such a great player (NHL's version of Ricky Henderson).
In Ray Borque's final NHL seasons, he was still playing at an All-Star level and really did lead the Av's to their 2nd title. Without Borque, no way they win. Bourque had 59 points that season (Neidermayer just won the Norris with less than that) and he led ALL NHL players in minutes played.
PC, meanwhile, spent his last 10 seasons, or so, floating from team to team, putting up reasonable offensive numbers, yet playing poor defensively. It was his obvious defensive shortcomings that got him traded from both Pittsburgh and LA right before those teams went to the finals (he did play for Pitt in the 1st Cup).....Also, in PC's final seasons, he was playing in front of 5,000 fans on some joke team in North Carloina, while Borque was leading the Av's.
For a while what Edmonton had going was magical. I guess, looking back, PC really started the downfall of that franchise when he forced the trade to that terrible Pittsburgh team (rights to Chris Joseph and Craig Simpson in exchange?)......After that, Gretzky forced the trade out, then Mess, then... well you know :blink:
CJ, both are deserving, but remember I'm from the state of Connecticut. Borque is an icon here, so............