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08-27-2010, 07:28 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Loved Guy, admired Potvin, Trottier, Bossy
For me it has always been Potvin #1, Trottier #2, and Bossy#3 (though all very close) on the Islander Dynasty, which had so much depth.
But I never admired Trottier more than the role he played for Penguins. Even with a diminished skill set, he was such a smart and tenacious competitor and leader. Without him I'm not sure they win those Cups.
Obviously Lafleur was the not the type of character that could have played the same role (as Trottier did for Pittsburgh), but at the same time Lafleur's defensive skill set in his prime (grit notwithstanding, he held his own) was certainly elite in both the offensive and defensive zones, and second to none in the neutral zone.
Career wise Lafleur/Trottier: Given the choice, I'd bet neither player would trade places with the other. (just a thought
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