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Steve Doan 07-27-2012 11:05 AM

Most underrated hockey players of all time
 
I was looking at the thread for most overrated players of all time, and was wondering who people think is the most underrated player in THEIR teams history?
As a blues fan, I still dont think Federko gets the credit that his numbers deserve, even if he is a HOFer

edit- No players on the HOF top 70 list please, I'm looking for player that the AVERAGE fan has never heard of but contributed immensly to their teams success, so being on a winning team should also be a factor.

ChuckW 07-27-2012 11:10 AM

Not my team, but Mike Bossy is still underrated today. Maybe the best pure goal scorer ever.

HenrySpezzaThoreau 07-27-2012 11:11 AM

Agreed about Bossy. I also think Ron Francis doesn`t get nearly enough attention

gretzkyoilers 07-27-2012 11:19 AM

On HFBOARDS?

Gretzky & Lemieux or any star who played in the 80's. :sarcasm:

Steve Doan 07-27-2012 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChuckW (Post 53027419)
Not my team, but Mike Bossy is still underrated today. Maybe the best pure goal scorer ever.

Yea, almost forgot about him, that just goes to underrated he is still today.

TheDevilMadeMe 07-27-2012 11:25 AM

Gordie Howe. A lot of fans think of his longevity and don't realize that he won 6 Art Rosses, 6 Harts, and led the playoffs in scoring 6 times.

ScaredStreit 07-27-2012 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlfieDavidThoreau (Post 53027455)
Agreed about Bossy. I also think Ron Francis doesn`t get nearly enough attention

First person that popped into my mind.

-1,798 points (4th all time)
-549 goals (24th all time)
-1,249 assists (2nd all time)
-2 Stanley Cups
-1 Selke
-3 Lady Byngs
-1st ballot hall of famer
-Great captain/leadership

Somehow he's been brushed aside as an all-time great. Never understood it.

drewskiv 07-27-2012 11:30 AM

Pat Verbek and Ron Francis are the most underrated players

Steve Doan 07-27-2012 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe (Post 53027977)
Gordie Howe. People just talk about his longevity and don't realize that he won 6 Art Rosses, 6 Harts, and led the playoffs in scoring 6 times.

I would totally disagree and say most people do realize how good he was considering he is ranked the 3rd greatest of all time, not exactly underrated, maybe underappreciated

Ivan13 07-27-2012 11:30 AM

I'd say early stars like Morenz, Vezina or Shore, mostly (and sadly) because a lot of people doesn't even know who they were.

Playerwinner 07-27-2012 11:32 AM

Gilbert Perreault

MuckOG 07-27-2012 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChuckW (Post 53027419)
Not my team, but Mike Bossy is still underrated today. Maybe the best pure goal scorer ever.

When I saw this thread title, the very first name that popped into my mind was Mike Bossy. From a "homer" perspective, I'll also say Neal Broten. He's an idol here in Minnesota, but I don't think he gets enough credit from hockey fans across the spectrum.

Moosie 07-27-2012 11:34 AM

Ron Francis. What a great player!

PaulSedin 07-27-2012 11:38 AM

Ray Whitney

how any people know that he has over 1000 points ?

BlackNgold 84 07-27-2012 11:39 AM

Mike Gartner
Phil Housley
Al Macinnis

I believe all 3 are hall of famers but i don't think their names are mentioned enough.. they also ended their careers when i was younger but remember hearing stories about how great they were.

For the Bruins a name you hear from the older and more seasoned bruins fans but maybe not from the newer generation if Steve Kasper not points wise but from what i saw of him he was a good on the pk and could shadow some of the best (or at least try to shadow gretzky).

Warrant* 07-27-2012 11:41 AM

Tie Domi
Dave Semenko

seems to be an anti enforcer sentiment on these forums

BlackNgold 84 07-27-2012 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warrant (Post 53028545)
Tie Domi
Dave Semenko

seems to be an anti enforcer sentiment on these forums

I was thinking more the along the lines as good players or possible hall of famers that were over shadowed by the big names.. especially in the 80's... but we can go there.. Probert since he was one of the best fighters of all time and he could actually play.

Ray
Wendel Clark
Lyndon Byers
Shayne Corson

Those are some tough guys who could fight..

Blueline Bomber 07-27-2012 11:52 AM

Francis is definitely up there.

puckbunnygirl 07-27-2012 11:56 AM

alex ovechkin

Stringer Bell 07-27-2012 11:58 AM

Cliff ronning

sully1410 07-27-2012 12:07 PM

Lanny McDonald, Doug Gilmour.

JSBach 07-27-2012 12:09 PM

Not my team, but Kent Nilsson? He had unimaginable skill.

AfroThunder396 07-27-2012 12:12 PM

Teppo Numminen

VanIsle 07-27-2012 12:14 PM

Ron Fancis
Adam Oates
Pierre Turgeon
Mark Howe

current player

Michael Ryder

calahanzoer 07-27-2012 12:18 PM

Never hear anything about Håkan Loob. He is/was huge here in sweden but he is the only swede who has scored over 50 goals in the NHL. It's a shame he didn't stay in the NHL...


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