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01-30-2008, 04:51 PM
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Larry Goodenough!
Oh wait, no he wasn't.
The Flyers were the best coached team of the 70s (Thanks, Freddie). They learned a lot from Barry Ashbee, both as a player and as an assistant coach. Also, they added Ted Harris when Ashbee retired. Harris wasn't stellar by any stretch, but he was solid and helped with the transition after Ashbee was behind the bench. As for the rest of the blue liners, each of them seemed to fill their roles perfectly.
So now, the question is Joe or Jimmy, which Watson would you rather have?

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In terms of top defensemen of the 1970's.

Orr, Park, Potvin, Robinson, Savard, Lapointe, Salming, Turnbull stand out but there were others like JC Trembley and Andre Dupont.

Salming and Turnbull were quite the defensive pairing in Toronto, both were very good two way defensemen on that team. They were during their time, one of the best 1-2 punch dmen at that time in the league.

Fun fact, Turnbull holds the NHL record for most goals by a defensemen in a game...with a record 5 goals. What might have been though if he stayed longer in the NHL...

Another Fun Fact. Later in his career after being traded to the LA Kings, Turnbull had 4 goals and narrowly missed a fifth. He almost did it twice.

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1. Vasilyev
2. Potvin
3. Robinson
4. Pospisil
5. Luchenko
6. Tsygankov
7. Bilyaletdinov
8. Salming
9. Fetisov (he was good enough already in 1976-1977 to make the Soviet national team)
10. Babinov

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1. Vasilyev
2. Potvin
3. Robinson
4. Pospisil
5. Luchenko
6. Tsygankov
7. Bilyaletdinov
8. Salming
9. Fetisov (he was good enough already in 1976-1977 to make the Soviet national team)
10. Babinov
What's the reason for leaving Park off the list?

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What's the reason for leaving Park off the list?
Because he was too good in '72.

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What's the reason for leaving Park off the list?
I forgot about him. Park should be somewhere between Bilyaletdinov and Salming.

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Larry Goodenough!
Oh wait, no he wasn't.
The Flyers were the best coached team of the 70s (Thanks, Freddie). They learned a lot from Barry Ashbee, both as a player and as an assistant coach. Also, they added Ted Harris when Ashbee retired. Harris wasn't stellar by any stretch, but he was solid and helped with the transition after Ashbee was behind the bench. As for the rest of the blue liners, each of them seemed to fill their roles perfectly.
So now, the question is Joe or Jimmy, which Watson would you rather have?
Goodenough was such an ironic name and I remember him from his Canuck days as well.

Dave burrows was a good defesnive Dman who flew under the radar a bit in the 70's.

the 70's had alot of guys that were good for one or two years or at one thing but a real lack of good all around guys after the top tier of Orr and Potvin with a small drop off to the next tier then a larger one to the 3rd tier.

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1. Vasilyev
2. Potvin
3. Robinson
4. Pospisil
5. Luchenko
6. Tsygankov
7. Bilyaletdinov
8. Salming
9. Fetisov (he was good enough already in 1976-1977 to make the Soviet national team)
10. Babinov
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I forgot about him. Park should be somewhere between Bilyaletdinov and Salming.


MMMM there is something strange about this list here.....

Not seeing Potvin at the top was the first major problem and then it went downhill really fast.

something really ov (pronounced off) about this list.

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1. Vasilyev
2. Potvin
3. Robinson
4. Pospisil
5. Luchenko
6. Tsygankov
7. Bilyaletdinov
8. Salming
9. Fetisov (he was good enough already in 1976-1977 to make the Soviet national team)
10. Babinov
The mother of all necro-bumps, plus you didn't learn the lesson from last year:

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In the future, if you are creating a thread with a list this controversial, especially one that shows such a strong preference for a particular team or nationality, please provide some kind of explanation for your choices. And no, "my country is better than yours" is not an explanation.
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