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09-30-2004, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Jacques Plante
Mike Gartner
please tell me you're joking

1. Wayne Gretzky
2. Ray Bourque
3. Mark Messier
4. Paul Coffey
5. Mike Bossy

I chose players based on their dominance solely during the decade of the 80s. Gretzky should be everyone's #1. If he isn't, then your list is not credible. There were no real dominant goalies in the 80s who didn't die in a car crash. Hull, Lemieux and Yzerman came in partway through the decade. Bossy, Potvin, and Trottier were dominant at the beginning of the 80s but not throughout. Stastny accumulated a lot of points, but so did Gartner. I wouldn't call either of them as dominant as Messier or Bossy.

Potvin, Trottier, Stastny, Lemieux, Yzerman, Kurri, Fuhr, Savard were on the cusp.

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