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09-19-2004, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by flyersrock1
The reason for this post was on the main board they were asking if Lindros was top 5 player ( if he had stayed healthy) ever. I said he was not even top 5 Philly and took heat. My picks..... 1) Bobby ( not Bob) Clarke 2) Bernie (only Jesus saved more) Parent. 3) Pelle ( Wish he was still here) Linberg 4) Bill (sorry I'm diving) Barber 5) Mark (Not the old man) Howe.
The question was, if Lindros was healthy, would he have been a top player of all time. To argue that any of Mark Howe, Billy Barber, or Pelle could dominate a game like Eric could is rediculous. In addition, he was more of a force than Clarke and it's difficult to compare players to goalies so i'll leave Bernie alone. The only player you could make an argument for is Clarke and even then, I just don't think Bobby had the natural ability of Eric (obvious) nor the versatile game that Eric had. Eric could dominate a game without taking a shot, how many players could do that in the history of the game?

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