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11-03-2012, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by livewell68 View Post
It would be interesting to see what people's list would be for their top 10 most underrated hockey players for the history of the game.

Mine are in order:

1. Denis Potvin
2. Ken Dryden
3. Jaromir Jagr
4. Ron Francis
5. Eric Lindros
6. Sergei Fedorov
7. Larry Robinson
8. Brian Trottier
9. Jacques Plante
10. Ted Lindsay
Well, it mainly depends on the meaning of "underrated"... and whose "rating" are used for a basis of comparison.

I think Jacques Plante being 3rd on the HOH Top-60 goalies list means he's underrated, but that's probably not the common sense of the word "underrated". Meanwhile, a guy like Dan Bouchard didn't make your list, but he was a goalie that was better than his teammates on a consistent basis and who never really got the chance to play for a team that had a shot at anything, with the remote exception of the Nordiques... and he was possibly past-prime then.

And Bouchard also never gets much consideration either. He had a better career than, say, Mike Palmateer, and was, in all likelyhood, a better player than him. Yet Palmateer's name is much more known.

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