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The Best American Player of All-Time

View Poll Results: Who is the best American player of all-time?
Mike Modano 6 6.52%
Rod Langway 4 4.35%
Joe Mullen 6 6.52%
Pat LaFontaine 31 33.70%
Mike Richter 2 2.17%
Chris Chelios 26 28.26%
Phil Housley 0 0%
Tom Barrasso 0 0%
Jeremy Roenick 1 1.09%
Keith Tkachuk 0 0%
Derian Hatcher 0 0%
Bill Guerin 0 0%
Brian Leetch 13 14.13%
Blake Wheeler 1 1.09%
None of the above 2 2.17%
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05-12-2005, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mcphee
Howe was great at stepping in from the point. He had a wrist shot a lot like Deis Potvin's. I'd take Howe too, but for a period of time, the ice seemed to tilt when Langway was on, and he usually was. You'd consider Howe Philly's best D man ever wouldn't you ? I can't think of anyone else offhand.
Yes, Howe gets a slight nod over Desjardins.

When the Flyers were great during the mid/late-80's (possibly that best team ever to not win a Stanley Cup) they were always having all kinds of injury troubles. They always found away to get by, unless Howe was injured. When he was gone the entire team would fall apart.

Kerr and the goaltending (Lindbergh/Hextall) is what most remember from those teams. Howe and Propp were clearly the two best players, and IMO two of the most underrated from the 1980's.

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Originally Posted by John Flyers Fan
In no particular order give me the following over Mullen:

Howe, Langway, Chelios, Leetch, Richter, Barasso, Brimsek, Roenick, Modano, LaFontaine and Tkachuk.

Other right with Mullen: Broten, Vanbiesbrouck
Maybe my Memories of Mullen playing for the Blues when I was a youngster scewed my view a bit. I think he could still be top 1o though. top 5 I stand corrected.

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