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02-22-2013, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
Bryan Trottier? Mike Bossy? Denis Potvin?

All three were more talented offensively than anyone Elias has gotten to play with (*good* Gomez, Kovalchuk, Parise, Rafalski, and Niedermayer being the big ones).
Yeah but those fine players couldn't get it all together until Goring joined the team in '80. I reference Islanders playoff upsets in 78 and 79.

Butch was clutch, two way and a leader. He was essential to the makeup of that team. If I had it my way, he would get in the HHOF just because of his helmet.

Of course, we could compromise and just get his helmet in. We could hide Dick Duff to make space. No one would know.

As for Elias he is a fine player. As a grumpy old man broadcaster Goring should be more gracious. But hey Cherry is still working, so why not stir the broadcast pot?

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