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04-25-2012, 06:36 PM
Big Phil
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I've always picked Beliveau in this situation. In fact, I have Beliveau #5 all-time as a player after the big 4. There was just nothing he couldn't do. He was the entire package. He was also the entire OFFENSIVE package. If you want to Cup count Beliveau had 10 to Hull's 1. That doesn't do any justice for Hull because he was a great playoff performer as well but as far as I am concerned Beliveau is the only player in NHL history (I am SURE of this) that was the best player on two different dynasties. He's the best player for the Habs from 1965-'69. And personally I think he was the best in the 1956-'60 although he has better competition from his teammates. So that counts for quite a bit.

I believe Killion said if he were picking a TEAM then he goes with Beliveau. I do too, hands down this is the guy I want that can not only score the big goal but will automatically elevate the play of his linemates

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