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12-05-2012, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by RedWings19405 View Post
To be clear from earlier I wasn't thinking about voting him any time soon. I was more saying I struggle on where exactly to put Quackenbush. He does have some first teams, how much of that is Stewart also, I don't know. I do know he was a fairly terrific player but I think Bruin when I think of him. Just makes it hard on where he should come in if at all in the top 20. I mean was Quackenbush more valuable than a four time cup champion in Draper? They never won with him in the lineup, he was in the AHL during the early 40's championship and was traded right before the big run in the 50's. In terms of greatest Wings it makes it tough even with the first teams and a Lady Byng.

Also curious on when Aurie gets talked about. I know they took down his jersey and his numbers aren't great, but he is certainly a Red Wing at heart. A two time champion, former captain and a first team all-star in 36-37.
Aurie was fourth during his career and fifth all-time among RW (including Dit Clapper's RW years) in scoring when he retired. He was 17th and 21st in scoring among all players.

Originally Posted by jkrx View Post
Those two are easier to compare though as they were here at the same time. I'm actually kind of torn between them as to who were the greatest Re Wing. Greatest player is without a doubt Shanny.
I personally disagree with Shanahan being the greater player, at least during their time as a Wing.

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