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12-08-2009, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by CrazedZooChimp View Post
Thanks for the video WS, that was pretty awesome. I'd forgotten how good Irbe was (stupid me). Garpenlov's cross bar can't take him off the list any more than Patty's "hop" or Joe Thornton's never getting as far as Garp did keeps them off.

I gotta think that Whitney and Bakes would also deserve some consideration from the old days, for their overall play and their respective playoff series winning plays.

I still think Iafrate was the best Dman we ever had, if only he'd been able to play more than 10 games a season or whatever.

I kinda miss the ol' days when we had no expectations.
That one season was so remarkable. I think we even had a parade downtown if I remember correctly.

Al "The Planet" Iafrate had such a bilstering shot ... Suter was good and so is Blake but neither are in the league of Iafrate. He would have been another consideration but he was 1) such a space cadet and 2) always hurt that it was hard to rank him ahead of a more contraversial pick like Rathje who everyone loved to hate in the day.

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