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01-19-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
Sorry but, Leetch > Park.

Leetch is:

#70 all time NHL scoring.
# 8 all time NHL defensemen scoring.
#2 all time American NHL defenseman scoring.

17 seasons as a Ranger player
Most assists Rangers history
Most playoff points Rangers history
2nd all time points Rangers history

Norris x 2
Conn Smythe
Stanley Cup
Hall of Fame
US Hall of Fame

And these are just his NHL achievements.

There are no ifs or buts in these discussions. They're cut and dry. Black and white.

Park wasn't here long enough. He didn't accomplish enough as a Ranger. Whereas Leetch accomplished just about as much as you possibly could. Only place he fell shy was passing Gilbert for all time Ranger leader in points and winning a league MVP.
You can't just look at stats, especially with players from different era's but if you do Park's numbers aren't all that different than Leetch's

Park 213-683-896 PIMS 1429
Leetch 247-781-1028 PIMS 571

I'm one of the handful of people on this board who watched both play and Park was better than Leetch, not by a lot but he was better at both ends of the ice and much, much more physical.

If I was starting a team and could only pick one of them it's Park all the way.

Last edited by NHRangerfan: 01-19-2012 at 12:41 PM. Reason: fat fingers
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