Who are the top 5 U.S.A. born players of all time?
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02-21-2013, 02:26 AM
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I'm surprised LeClair has gotten so little discussion, even for an HM spot. 3 consecutive 50 goals seasons followed by 2 consecutive 40 goals seasons in the Dead Puck Era doesn't seem too shabby. He was also at more than 1 ppg for 5 consecutive seasons.
I can see a case for LeClair as the 3rd best American forward of all-time after Modano and Lafontaine, and ahead of Roenick. In fact, I think it's a pretty good case, and LeClair honestly slipped my mind when I was listed guys Housley would have to pass to make top 10.
But top 5 is a tough nut to crack - he needs to beat out two of Chelios, Brimsek, Leetch, Modano, Lafontaine, and Mark Howe, and I just don't see that happening.
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