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08-03-2009, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by tommygunn View Post
As far as I'm concerned, Morenz should be everybody's #1 for this round.. and if he's not I'm interested in why you feel that way and who you place higher?
Well, everybody from round 1 is better than Morenz. 3 are goalies, one is Stan Mikita (better defensive player, better playmaker, more "consistent prime" -- Morenz had IMO the two best years, but could follow up with an average season, had to beat both Hull and Beliveau for the Hart/Art Ross --- not to mention that Howe was still a threat --- made average players better more than Morenz, and while it's tough to blame Morenz for centering a Top-100 player, we can certainly give a boost to Mikita for it....), and the other is, IMO, Denis Potvin. People tend to see Potvin's prime as the cup years, but he basically played defense like the old Scott Stevens while bringing similar offense to Red Kelly (prime) for 10 years. And Potvin's playoffs credentials are probably the 2nd best amongst remaining players, after only Roy.

Then comes Morenz. Definitely a shoo-in for this round, like every Round 1 castoffs.

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