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Cursed Lemon 03-19-2013 11:45 AM

What player is your city/fanbase most protective of (historically)?
 
For instance, while Steve Yzerman may be the Red Wings' most cherished treasure, if you are caught saying something bad about Vladimir Konstantinov in the Detroit city limits, you will likely get shot.

Any other franchises have players like this?

OriginJM 03-19-2013 11:50 AM

zac rinaldo

xX Hot Fuss 03-19-2013 11:51 AM

Hockey?

http://www.mbhockeyhalloffame.ca/ass...ll_Bobby03.jpg

Non-hockey?

http://cdn.tss.uproxx.com/TSS/wp-con...ter-payton.jpg

Bob Richards 03-19-2013 11:51 AM

Mark Messier. Even the most casual of know-nothing Rangers fans will defend him to death.

danishh 03-19-2013 11:52 AM

Alfie. Fanbase though, half of ottawa is habs/leafs fans.

hototogisu 03-19-2013 11:52 AM

I would say Maurice Richard is a close second to Andrei Kostitsyn.

Mickey Mouse 03-19-2013 11:53 AM

Do I even have to say his name..?

Pi 03-19-2013 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Mickey Mouse (Post 61954447)
Do I even have to say his name..?

Yes. You're talking of Hedberg right?

TheRightWay 03-19-2013 11:54 AM

If you live in the tri-state area and you have even a remote interest in sports, you respect Mark Messier. Even if you hate hockey. Craig Carton hates the sport, but if Mark Messier walks into the room he'll shut up and bow down.

JackStraw 03-19-2013 11:54 AM

Philadelphia sports fans aren't exactly known for their reluctance to say bad things about their athletes. Two that come to mind that I don't think I've ever heard anyone say anything bad about would be Richie Ashburn (baseball) and Bernie Parent. Bobby Clarke was in that category until he became GM.

pox 03-19-2013 11:55 AM

Player: Wayne Gretzky
NonPlayer: Joey Moss

xX Hot Fuss 03-19-2013 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mickey Mouse (Post 61954447)
Do I even have to say his name..?

Zach Parise

Signature 03-19-2013 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mickey Mouse (Post 61954447)
Do I even have to say his name..?

Satan?

CoopALoop 03-19-2013 11:56 AM

Trevor Linden.

Saying anything negative about Linden is heresy

Mickey Mouse 03-19-2013 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pi (Post 61954499)
Yes. You're talking of Hedberg right?

What? You think we have another franchise goalie? Of course Moose!

side note: apparently Marty is playing backup to Moose tonight

TheRightWay 03-19-2013 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mickey Mouse (Post 61954447)
Do I even have to say his name..?

Vadim Sharifijanov?

Benedict Kovalchuk 03-19-2013 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoopALoop (Post 61954601)
Trevor Linden.

Saying anything negative about Linden is heresy

Came here to say this. It just doesn't happen in Vancouver. Conversely, everyone will crap on Messier at a moment's notice. Can't really think of a player more loathed than him actually.

Syckle78 03-19-2013 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mickey Mouse (Post 61954447)
Do I even have to say his name..?

Looks like you need to say the name.

BigBootsie 03-19-2013 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mickey Mouse (Post 61954447)
Do I even have to say his name..?

Patrick Roy?

Mickey Mouse 03-19-2013 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Syckle78 (Post 61954855)
Looks like you need to say the name.

Sensed that, did ya?

Ok...ok...Martin Brodeur

ryanMcEZ 03-19-2013 12:02 PM

I'm a Colorado fan who lives in Hamilton, so I'll just take a wild guess and say it is off limits to say anything bad about Sakic or Forsberg in Denver.

Non-hockey for Hamilton: Angelo Mosca...living legend in the Hammer

Bob Richards 03-19-2013 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mickey Mouse (Post 61954447)
Do I even have to say his name..?

I too have a hard time pronouncing Valeri Zelepukin.

Canadiens Ghost 03-19-2013 12:05 PM

Habs fans are very protective of many of their greats but the top two IMO are:

Maurice Richard
Jean Béliveau

IWantSakicAsMyGM 03-19-2013 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanMcEZ (Post 61954959)
I'm a Colorado fan who lives in Hamilton, so I'll just take a wild guess and say it is off limits to say anything bad about Sakic or Forsberg in Denver.

Non-hockey for Hamilton: Angelo Mosca...living legend in the Hammer

Unfortunately, in Denver, if you talk about Sakic or Forsberg, you generally get a blank stare from the other person, since they know nothing about hockey.

Now, if you mention anything about the Broncos, prepare for a long conversation.

Penosity 03-19-2013 12:07 PM

Blackhawks: Keith Magnuson


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