Thread: 80's parallels
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01-20-2013, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by saskriders View Post
As the Oilers are one of the 2 or 3 teams that are tied for my 2nd favourite, and not being alive to see their dynasty, I am curious to know which current players/prospects are most like which 80's players.

The two obvious ones in my opinion are:

However the rest aren't as obvious.

Does being the first line centre make RNH most like Gretz?
Which of the wingers Hall, Eberle, and Yakupov have the defensive game like Tikkanen?
Do Hemsky, Paajarvi, or Lander fit anywhere?
Lander is our Tikkanen without the ability to beat up on people. He is notoriously mouthy on the ice. Watch how many penalties he draws from guys going way to hard on him. It's because he's lippy.

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