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05-10-2005, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by The Messenger
To be fair to you .. I can't think of a modern day player who's style is similar to what Borje brought to the game.

I think the closest approximation of Borje Salming in a modern day NHL player would be Teppo Numminen.

Teppo has been an absurdly under-rated player throughout his career, in large part due to spending his best years in smaller market outposts like the 'Peg and Phoenix. If he had spent his career in Toronto or Detroit instead it would have been very different.

Dating back to his early years in Winnipeg, I always thought he reminded me of Salming.

As for the question, I can't believe Sittler is winning this poll. There are much more deserving players in the Leafs alumni, cheif among them Syl Apps, George Armstrong, Dave Keon, Turk Broda, Frank Mahovolich and especially Teeder Kennedy. Sittler, a Hall of Famer who obviously had a great career, would be very hard pressed to be in the Leafs All-Time Top Five.

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