Offseason thread: best Pens Dman- alltime
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12-17-2012, 07:29 PM
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I am loving all the Burrows mentions in the thread. Wasn't sure how many here got a chance to see him play. Didn't vote yet but have been going back and forth with the idea of either Coffey or Burrows. Burrows was the best defensive dmen in franchise history, (imo) and Coffey was easily the best offensive dmen in team history.
Going to have to go with Coffey, despite his great defensive failings toward the end of his Penguins tenure. He was just so dynamic a player with his incredible speed and prowess with the puck. He really was the catalyst toward our franchise becoming a winning team. Things began to jell with his arrival. He was so respected with his vast Stanley Cup experience. It was such a huge trade for the Pen's. Big kudos to EJ on pulling it off. Coffey gave Mario a legit superstar to create with. And the excitement he brought to the arena was palpable. As mentioned earlier in the post, things did go south for Coffey here. It seemed he began a severe allergic reaction to contact and the ability to play any semblance of defense. But prior to that slide, what he did with here was remarkable.
Gotta ask because I know that you remember those time well... Didn't Whitney remind you of Stackhouse?
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