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pdd 10-15-2012 07:44 PM

20 Greatest Red Wings ever
 
What do you think? Vote on the 20 best Detroit Red Wings ever, based on their time as a Red Wing.

I decided to pick 12 forwards, 6 defensemen, and 2 goalies to start.

The Zetterberg Era 10-15-2012 08:16 PM

I know a lot of people will go Gordie Howe and I am totally fine with that. But while he might be Mr. Hockey, Yzerman is Mr. Red Wing for me. He never played for anyone else and his numbers hit above where Howe did while in a Red Wings jersey. Now if this is just a greatest players debate this could go a lot of ways with a vote after Howe. On pure talent I will take Fedorov in that contest. But at least for this round I give the slight nod to the Captain and look at this as Greatest Red Wings player looking at the whole term.

WingedWheel1987 10-15-2012 08:54 PM

#1 is basically which generation you are. Howe era or Yzerman era. I am gonna go with Yzerman, but it's not a slight to Howe. I just got to see Yzerman play live for dozens of game's and him ending the drought was very special.

Ozz 10-15-2012 09:03 PM

I think I'll go with Mr. Hockey.

sarcastro 10-15-2012 10:14 PM

Maybe it was Gordie but for me, it's got to be Stevie.

irishtemper 10-15-2012 10:27 PM

Umm what sport is this...hockey? Yeah I'll go with the guy named "Mr. Hockey"

RedWingsNow* 10-15-2012 10:44 PM

Yeah, it's probably Gordie, but I went with Stevie

Flowah 10-15-2012 11:11 PM

Had to go with Stevie Y. He brought the cup back to Hockeytown and sparked a modern dynasty. He created the culture of winning to go along with Detroit's great history. He sacrificed his body and his points total for the good of the team. He was a gentleman through and through, the toughest competitor, and just an all around inspiring leader.

Plus he played his entire career with the Wings. A Red Wing through and through. That means a lot to me.

Gordie is "Mr. Hockey" but Yzerman is "The Captain". And we all know which team he was the captain of.

Big Poppa Puck 10-16-2012 12:23 AM

Voted Stevie. But only because Jamie Rivers wasn't an option.

Melbourne Ice 10-16-2012 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WingedWheel1987 (Post 55019657)
#1 is basically which generation you are. Howe era or Yzerman era. I am gonna go with Yzerman, but it's not a slight to Howe. I just got to see Yzerman play live for dozens of game's and him ending the drought was very special.

Agree. I was lucky enough to be a kid toward the latter part of Howe's career and lived through Stevie's. I could have gone either way, but went with Gordie. Stevie was smooth as silk and a great leader, and he played through some tough things physically, but Gordie had that edge that I think made him a more complete hockey player.

PierreMcGuire* 10-16-2012 01:38 AM

Hard to go against Yzerman, but had to go with Mr. Hockey.

Henkka 10-16-2012 02:13 AM

Mr. Hockey.

ProPAIN 10-16-2012 03:03 AM

I haven't seen a lot of these guys play. I started watching hockey relatively late, but I still got to see Yzerman play, so my vote goes to Yzerman. I'm sure Howe was the best in his era, but I can't vote for someone I've never even seen play (and barely seen any highlights of).

I don't think this is going to work very well. We'll see.

ProPAIN 10-16-2012 03:31 AM

If I ranked players I've actually seen, the list would start like this:

1. Steve Yzerman
2. Nicklas Lidstrom
3. Sergei Fedorov
4. Brendan Shanahan
5. Pavel Datsyuk
6. Henrik Zetterberg

etc.

Which just doesn't make sense....

Huddy* 10-16-2012 10:08 AM

You can only pick one in the poll

Poll-fail

dr robbie 10-16-2012 10:16 AM

Someone picked Datsyuk... only on HF Boards :laugh:

Went with Gordie, but could see either Yzerman or Howe as number 1 here. My list would be followed by #3 Lindsay and #4 Lidstrom.

Spitfire11 10-16-2012 12:23 PM

We've discussed this back and forth many times in the past. Still pick Stevie Y without a doubt.

Kronwalled55 10-16-2012 01:26 PM

I went with Howe.

Just kidding, Team Osgood.

SoupNazi 10-16-2012 02:22 PM

Howe.

newfy 10-16-2012 02:24 PM

Didnt see Howe play but dont care, hes without a doubt the greatest red wing. Sorry Steve but finishing top 5 in scoring 20 straight years is something you couldnt touch, nor were you the toughest player int he league for most of your tenure

icKx 10-16-2012 08:48 PM

My head says Gordie but my heart said Stevie

Bench 10-16-2012 09:45 PM

I'm surprised Lidstrom isn't in the debate here. I don't think he's as far off from the top 2 as voting/posts indicate. That said, it's probably Howe. Too much tradition, and hardware, to ignore.

irishtemper 10-16-2012 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newfy (Post 55036237)
Didnt see Howe play but dont care, hes without a doubt the greatest red wing. Sorry Steve but finishing top 5 in scoring 20 straight years is something you couldnt touch, nor were you the toughest player int he league for most of your tenure

I'm of the same mind. I was raised by a huge hockey fan so grew up with a tremendous amount of respect for Gordie and the like.

RedWingsNow* 10-16-2012 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bench (Post 55049905)
I'm surprised Lidstrom isn't in the debate here. I don't think he's as far off from the top 2 as voting/posts indicate. That said, it's probably Howe. Too much tradition, and hardware, to ignore.

Lidstrom is the clear #3. It's not debatable for most.

sarcastro 10-16-2012 10:47 PM

Who said Ozzie? Check his papers...


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