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06-04-2004, 12:47 AM
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Trevor Linden or Dave Andreychuk?

Who would you want on your team?

Linden is younger but Andreychuk has more exprience?

difficult decision..

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Who would you want on your team?

Linden is younger but Andreychuk has more exprience?

difficult decision..

Difficult question to answer. What role do you want them to play on your team other than leadership?

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Well, Andreychuk looks to be playing another one to two games in the NHL, so I guess I'd have to say Trevor Linden.

Both great players, I've always loved Andreychuk's grit but the man is too damn old to compare to anyone now.

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Linden is like 7 years younger. Silly question.

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06-04-2004, 10:51 AM
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Poll board material, but Andreychuk. Linden is a 4th liner at this point.

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Linden in a heart beat. I don't buy the Andreychuk being such a great leader crap. He only became captain because Lecavalier wasn't ready and he was the most experienced member of the team. The Lightning are only winning because they are the most talented team in the league. Linden, on the other hand, has proved his whole career that he is one of the NHL's best leaders, mostly in Vancouver.

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Andreychuk doesn't strike me as very much of a leader really either. I mean, his story is something that the media could grab onto, but it doesn't mean he's a leader. Watching him play and watching him on the bench just shows me that he's a player that has been playing a long time, and that's pretty much it. The knee-jerk reaction around here is that if a player has been playing for 15-20 years, you can chalk the proverbial "leadership" quality onto their resume. Just because a player has longevity, which Andreychuk undoubtedly has, it doesn't mean he has leadership. It's respectable that he has the drive and determination to continue to pursue the cup, but he doesn't have that intangible quality that makes great leaders. He blends into the background in my opinion, even despite wearing the "C" for a team in the Stanley Cup Finals. He's probably the most low-key Captain in the NHL.

From a hockey player standpoint, it's fairly close in my mind with the edge going to Linden. From a leadership and determination standpoint, Linden blows Andreychuk out of the water. Both are fine players, but it's really not fair to Andreychuk to be compared to a much younger player. Not to mention the fact that Linden is probably the definition of a heart and soul player to 3 out of 4 hockey fans who follow the sport on a regular basis. Linden is a glue player, Andreychuk was a skill player.

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06-04-2004, 11:56 AM
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tough question for any other team in the league... easy question if you're talking about the Canucks.

Linden is just not the same player when he's not wearing canuck colours... he started his career as a canuck, and he adopted the team as much as the team (and city and fans) adopted Linden... when he wasn't in Vancouver, he admitted as much that he wasn't happy.

I don't even know if you can say that Linden is a great leader or captain, cause if he's not leading the canucks, again he's not the same player.

but as a Canuck, he's what you want every player (and every member of the organization) on your team to have - the determination he holds for the team... he's not the same player he once was on the ice, but he's still the heart and soul player that'll do anything and everything he possibly can to help the team win... whether he plays from the 4th line or the 1st line, he gives a 110% doing his job.

What makes Andreychuk a better player overall though (when age isn't considered), is that Andreychuk can go to another team and probably still bring the same type of game and be as effective a player... with Linden I don't think that's true.

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I'd rather have Andreychuk

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I'd rather have Andreychuk
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even though andreychuk is thought of as a shut down guy, linden is better in his own end. LInden is faster, plays wing and center and he also hits more.

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Linden , is at 20 goal guys and he almost got there last year . The reason he never gets points anymore is because he is always on the 3rd line year long , to be a shut down guy similiar to Primeau . Linden was known to be on of the better captains in his days , and he should be the true captain of the Canucks . He is the Canucks franchise player because once he came along the Canucks started making the playoffs (without him was a big playoff drought) .

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06-05-2004, 05:39 PM
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Dave Andreychuk............

I personally know the guy so I probably shouldn't voice an opinion here cause I might be a bit biased..........

Did you guys know that at one point earlier in his life Andreychuk seriously considered becoming a priest?.........No joke......I'm serious.

Cheers!~

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Who would you want on your team?

Linden is younger but Andreychuk has more exprience?

difficult decision..
Definitely Linden. I've always been a huge fan of him.

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My all-time favourite player, Trevor Linden. Accept no substitues.

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Dave Andreychuk, no contest.

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Linden hands down, even when he was drafted wasnt he already looked at as a future NHL captain? sorta of was before my time so I'm not totally sure on that one

Its a shame he wasnt a Capital for any significant amount of time but I remember him being brought in specifically for his leadership skills and playoff exprience

Andreychuk is more of the veteran type you look to for answers or guidance...he's the captain by default in tamp

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Canuck bias or not....Liden in a heartbeat

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Andreychuk doesn't strike me as very much of a leader really either. I mean, his story is something that the media could grab onto, but it doesn't mean he's a leader. Watching him play and watching him on the bench just shows me that he's a player that has been playing a long time, and that's pretty much it. The knee-jerk reaction around here is that if a player has been playing for 15-20 years, you can chalk the proverbial "leadership" quality onto their resume. Just because a player has longevity, which Andreychuk undoubtedly has, it doesn't mean he has leadership. It's respectable that he has the drive and determination to continue to pursue the cup, but he doesn't have that intangible quality that makes great leaders.
I honestly can't believe you said this stuff Caniac, couldn't disagree with you more!!!

I hate to repeat what someone else has so eloquently posted already, so just check out posts 18 and 19 in this thread. Like I said there, he's worth his weight in gold to the Lightning, leadership-wise, and it's obvious that his younger teammmates have the utmost respect for him.

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Canuck bias or not....Liden in a heartbeat
Spell his name right you heretic! :mad:

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what kind of a homer would i be if i didn't say my favorite player of all time Trevor Linden?

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what kind of a homer would i be if i didn't say my favorite player of all time Trevor Linden?

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Super Dave is great.

However, Leafs homer or not.... Linden would be my pick.

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