HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Central Division > Minnesota Wild
Notices

6/10 Discussion - Biggest Hockey Icon in Minnesota

View Poll Results: Who is the Biggest Minnesota Hockey Icon
Herb Brooks 2 33.33%
Christian Brothers 0 0%
John Mariucci 0 0%
John Mayasich 0 0%
Neal Broten 3 50.00%
Mikko Koivu 0 0%
Lou Nanne 0 0%
Nordy 0 0%
Other (please explain) 1 16.67%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
06-10-2010, 05:15 PM
  #1
GopherState
Repeat Offender...
 
GopherState's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: X Marks The Spot
Posts: 22,775
vCash: 500
6/10 Discussion - Biggest Hockey Icon in Minnesota

I was in downtown St. Paul yesterday and passed by the Herb Brooks statue in Rice Park. It started to make me think whether or not Brooks was the biggest hockey icon in the state and if he was not, who was? So I figured I would throw it out as a question - who is the biggest Minnesota hockey icon?

__________________
Blog: First Round Bust: A Cast of Thousands celebrating a rather dodgy track record of Minnesota Wild Drafting.

"Will beats skill when skill doesn't have enough will."
-Doug Woog
1974 1976 1979 2002 2003 2014?
GopherState is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-10-2010, 10:38 PM
  #2
TaLoN
All Hail the FBJ!
 
TaLoN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Farmington, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 13,295
vCash: 50
Neal Broten

TaLoN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-11-2010, 09:05 AM
  #3
BigT2002
Registered User
 
BigT2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: some other continent
Country: United States
Posts: 12,490
vCash: 50
Nordy all the way.......wait, what??

BigT2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-11-2010, 09:27 AM
  #4
Jarick
Moderator
Doing Nothing
 
Jarick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 23,533
vCash: 500
Honestly the first person I thought of was Mike Modano, but you could make a great argument for Brooks, Mariucci, the Christian Brothers, and Nanne.

Jarick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-11-2010, 10:06 AM
  #5
Fighting Saint
Registered User
 
Fighting Saint's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 610
vCash: 500
No Carlson brothers?

I'd say Herb Brooks.

Fighting Saint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-11-2010, 12:28 PM
  #6
this providence
Chips in Bed Theorem
 
this providence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Paul
Posts: 9,526
vCash: 500
I think you'll find many different answers to the question based on the generation you're asking.

I'd personally say that Mayasich dominated the local game in a way that no one else on this list really compares. He'd be my pick. Herb was great for the U and cemented himself world-wide with the 1980 Gold. He's certainly nothing to scoff at.

this providence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-11-2010, 12:58 PM
  #7
Dr Jan Itor
Registered User
 
Dr Jan Itor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MinneSNOWta
Posts: 9,833
vCash: 500
Number one is very debatable.

The least I can do is give a Mt. Rushmore:

Brooks
Broten
Mayasich
Nanne

Dr Jan Itor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-11-2010, 06:40 PM
  #8
TaLoN
All Hail the FBJ!
 
TaLoN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Farmington, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 13,295
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
Honestly the first person I thought of was Mike Modano, but you could make a great argument for Brooks, Mariucci, the Christian Brothers, and Nanne.
Sorry but a guy from Michigan that bad mouths Minnesotans in classic two faced fashion can't be the biggest hockey Icon in Minnesota... ESPECIALLY when we have SEVERAL home grown 1980 Olympians to choose from!

TaLoN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-12-2010, 12:14 AM
  #9
Generic User
Dynamic as they come
 
Generic User's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Twin Cities
Country: United States
Posts: 6,575
vCash: 500
Other; Brett Hull. Biased because my Dad is friends with him.

Generic User is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-12-2010, 11:39 AM
  #10
Kermie
Beaver Pride
 
Kermie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fargo, ND
Country: United States
Posts: 220
vCash: 500
Neal Broten.

Kermie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-14-2010, 01:06 PM
  #11
Jarick
Moderator
Doing Nothing
 
Jarick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 23,533
vCash: 500
Well Modano's the first name that came to mind, one of the reasons I loved hockey as a little kid and why I wear #9. He's the one who inspired me, so that's the name I think of. I wasn't around for the '80 Olympics.

Jarick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-14-2010, 04:57 PM
  #12
TaLoN
All Hail the FBJ!
 
TaLoN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Farmington, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 13,295
vCash: 50
Modano may be a hockey icon to you, but he is not a Minnesota hockey icon. Neal Broten absolutely is.

Went to several state tourneys, scored the game winning goal for the gophers to win the national title, was on the '80 olympic team, was part of a couple of North Stars Stanley Cup Finals runs... He literally played at every level possible, and did it all while in Minnesota! (yes, including the U.S. Olympic team, as it based it's training etc here in the twin cities!)

Modano was drafted in '88, and was gone in '93. Not even close to getting Minnesota Hockey icon status... especially when you look at the entire span of Broten's H.S. through NHL career comparison!

TaLoN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.