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

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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