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Henri Richard vs Delvecchio

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Alexander Peter Delvecchio 2 11.11%
Joseph Henri Richard 15 83.33%
I'm sorry I can't, they are way too close 1 5.56%
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07-30-2010, 10:11 PM
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Henri Richard vs Delvecchio

First of all, this is not a "who should rank higher on the all-time list" poll, but more of a "who is the better player" thread. so come from a little bit of a different viewpoint

They were not of similar size nor style (you can kinda argue that one). But i believe both played more of a complimentary role rather than the big star, the franchise player tag.

Who is the better player?
Joseph Henri Richard or Alexander Peter Delvecchio




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Interesting Poll

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First of all, this is not a "who should rank higher on the all-time list" poll, but more of a "who is the better player" thread. so come from a little bit of a different viewpoint

They were not of similar size nor style (you can kinda argue that one). But i believe both played more of a complimentary role rather than the big star, the franchise player tag.

Who is the better player?
Joseph Henri Richard or Alexander Peter Delvecchio
Alex Delvecchio was the last in a long line of Red Wing greats who could play center and a wing - usually left wing with great proficiency - AS team level at both, usually playing on a line with Gordie Howe.

Henri Richard was a great two way center - AS team level on two Montreal Canadiens dynasty teams with Jean Beliveau.They were never linemates, sharing ice time in rare last minute situations where there was an advantage to having two centers on the ice.Beliveau and Henri Richard were the ideal center tandem. A LHS and a RHS, both excellent defensively with style differences that created difficulties for the other teams offensively and defensively.

Richard with a slight edge.

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I rate Henri Richard far higher than most people around here I think.

I do not think this is close.

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I rate Henri Richard far higher than most people around here I think.

I do not think this is close.
If I remember correctly, you have commonly described Richard as a guy that you feel is very similar in career value to Messier correct?

Either way, I pick Richard in this poll with all due respect to Fats

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Surprised richard is running away with this. This is extremely close. I voted too close to call.

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If I remember correctly, you have commonly described Richard as a guy that you feel is very similar in career value to Messier correct?

Either way, I pick Richard in this poll with all due respect to Fats
Not quite. I know he is well behind Messier.
I may have said something similar to that by calling him "Messier-lite" based on him being an elite center playing behind another Elite 1st line center and not getting as much of the offensive responsibilities or PP time and how it would affect his offensive numbers.

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Delvecchio won 3 cups.

Richard won 11 cups - more than any other player in NHL history.

You have to give it to Richard.

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Delvecchio won 3 cups.

Richard won 11 cups - more than any other player in NHL history.

You have to give it to Richard.
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If I remember correctly, you have commonly described Richard as a guy that you feel is very similar in career value to Messier correct?
Very interesting comparison

For the thread I pick Henri Richard

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Close but I went with Henri Richard

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IMO. had Richard not been The Rocket's brother, his accomplishments would stand out somewhat more than they have. The man's talents are appreciated far more now than when he was playing. I voted Richard.

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