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04-17-2005, 03:39 PM
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Howe never got his due

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Originally Posted by IronMarshal
Bouwmeester is not the guy I'd be concerned with beating. Phaneuf on the other hand........
How about Suter?

The competition will be fierce, but I like Pitkanen and think he'll be a top Dman for many years to come.
Remember Mark Howe was always a bridesmaid in the Norris race, but I wouldn't have traded him for anyone but Bourque (who one a lot of those Howe bound Norris') and that includes Langway and Coffey.
I agree strongly with you about Mark Howe. I was living in the DC area during the mid 80s and saw a lot of Langway. Mark Howe was a much more complete hockey player and while Coffey put up better numbers who would you rather have on the ice in the last minute of a game with a one goal lead. Not even close in my opinion. (In fact I would rather have Kevin Haller out in that situation than Paul Coffey but that is another story.) Mark Howe should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame - he deserves it on his NHL career alone but more so when you add in his WHA and amateur accomplishments.

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