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10-26-2010, 02:09 PM
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Peter Forsberg if we did not trade him..

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10-26-2010, 02:12 PM
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Lindros should certainly get a lot of consideration due to the state of the franchise at the time, but my personal favorite to watch play was Mark Howe, he goes under the radar as far as how successful the franchise was during the 1980's and he was a prime reason.

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10-26-2010, 02:26 PM
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I like everyone’s thoughts and picks on this one. I haven't heard Keith Primeau mentioned. I realize he wasn't hear that long, but the amount of heart he had was off the charts. I will forever have a man crush on #25 after the Stanley Cup Playoffs of 2004.

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10-26-2010, 02:30 PM
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Lindros should certainly get a lot of consideration due to the state of the franchise at the time, but my personal favorite to watch play was Mark Howe, he goes under the radar as far as how successful the franchise was during the 1980's and he was a prime reason.


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I'm not sure the league would be all that protective of Lindros... part of Lindros' deal was that he was an evil s.o.b. himself, and there comes a point where fair is fair. It's easy to protect Crosby for league marketing... but then again, there aren't clips like this of Crosby:

plus the fact he played for the flyers would factor in there as well. He truely was one player i would pay to watch. He was the total package. Could you imagine him playing against crosby. It would be funny to watch.

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10-26-2010, 02:32 PM
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I like everyone’s thoughts and picks on this one. I haven't heard Keith Primeau mentioned. I realize he wasn't hear that long, but the amount of heart he had was off the charts. I will forever have a man crush on #25 after the Stanley Cup Playoffs of 2004.

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one great playoff run doesnt make up for being an avg player. Not even close to the best.

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10-26-2010, 02:41 PM
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one great playoff run doesnt make up for being an avg player. Not even close to the best.
Primeau was not an "average" player, but he wasn't one of the best, either.

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10-26-2010, 02:42 PM
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Primeau was not an "average" player, but he wasn't one of the best, either.
If one playoff run is all it takes, count me in for John Druce.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...y.php?pid=1441

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Primeau was not an "average" player, but he wasn't one of the best, either.
yes he was imo, maybe slightly above is about it.

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Primeau was not an "average" player, but he wasn't one of the best, either.
Primeau does not even make the top 20 list unless the first NHL game you ever saw was the 5OT game.

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Clarke is the only possible answer.

If you go for just absolute peak, Parent and Lindros join the conversation that is it.

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Eric Lindros hands down, the most dominating force I have ever seen lace up a pair of skates. I don't even think this is an argument if the OP is asking as the best hockey player. If we are talking best franchise career, then Bobby Clarke and company can start to figure in to the conversation.

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no question, for me it was Ron Hextall...

that man was born to wear orange and black

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yes he was imo, maybe slightly above is about it.
OK... for starters, he was a DOMINANT defensive player for us when he transitioned to that role. "Average" players do not dominate defensively.

He scored 34-39-73 +17 in 2000-01 for us (his first full season).

He scuffled a bit the following year, and then he became Hitch's guy the next year until he was forced to retire.

He scored 30 goals in this league on three separate occasions and bested 25 on 6 separate occasions. He didn't have that level of offense for much of his time in Philly, but that was partially because he embraced a different role with this team and excelled at it.

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Primeau does not even make the top 20 list unless the first NHL game you ever saw was the 5OT game.
I'm not arguing that he does... Mark Recchi is clearly above him, and he isn't even that high. But "average" does not describe Keith Primeau at all.

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Big E is the best to ever play in Philadelphia. The only thing he lacked was a sturdy skull.

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10-26-2010, 02:58 PM
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*rethinks assessment of Mark Howe based on this post*

Rico was considered a great d-man for the Flyers, his numbers: 738 games played, 93 goals, 303 assts, 396pts, +143.

Mark Howe: 594 GP, 138goals, 342assts, 480pts, +349.

Probably could be considered two of the best trades in franchise history too.

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10-26-2010, 02:59 PM
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Eric Lindros hands down, the most dominating force I have ever seen lace up a pair of skates. I don't even think this is an argument if the OP is asking as the best hockey player. If we are talking best franchise career, then Bobby Clarke and company can start to figure in to the conversation.
Given the choice would you have preferred the excitement of Lindros or the steady play of Forsberg?

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I wish I was of the age where watching Lindros was fresh in my mind.

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I like everyone’s thoughts and picks on this one. I haven't heard Keith Primeau mentioned. I realize he wasn't hear that long, but the amount of heart he had was off the charts. I will forever have a man crush on #25 after the Stanley Cup Playoffs of 2004.

Any thoughts guys?
Why would Primeau be mentioned in this discussion? The Flyers have had Clarke, Barber, Parent, Lindbergh, Brian Propp, Reechi, LeClair, Roenick, Forsberg, Gagne, Richards, Carter, Pronger, Timonen and Pavel Brendl. Come on bro, Prims ain't in that league.

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Given the choice would you have preferred the excitement of Lindros or the steady play of Forsberg?
I mean... Forsberg was hurt all the damn time, too. Wasn't that steady. In fact, Lindros has played 54 more NHL games than him.

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10-26-2010, 03:13 PM
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the obvious question test.....

OK, I'll play.....

# 16

2. Parent
3. Forsberg - what could have been here in Philly
4. Howe
5. Barber
6. lindros - what SHOULD have been.....somewhere
7. LeClair

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10-26-2010, 03:19 PM
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Given the choice would you have preferred the excitement of Lindros or the steady play of Forsberg?
I'd take Lindros. They both struggled with injuries but, when healthy, Lindros was much more dominant.

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7. LeClair
there aren't many hockey plays i remember like a year or two later, but i still remember this hit clear as day:




I love how Leclair just tosses him.

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10-26-2010, 03:26 PM
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Why would Primeau be mentioned in this discussion? The Flyers have had Clarke, Barber, Parent, Lindbergh, Brian Propp, Reechi, LeClair, Roenick, Forsberg, Gagne, Richards, Carter, Pronger, Timonen and Pavel Brendl. Come on bro, Prims ain't in that league.
Assuming Carter and Brendl were type-o's.

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