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03-26-2008, 11:49 PM
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Brad Isbister and Jeff Cowan...sad really
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i think ovechkin and crosby didnt tear it up like everyone hoped for at the all star game last year.
although that is the allstar game noone tries but still.
i expected 10goals from ovech and 10 assists from crosby.

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03-27-2008, 12:00 AM
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Hull and Gretzky
This is one that really should've worked.

I mean, stylistically, you can kinda see why a combo like Larionov/Bure was unsuccessful. But a pure shooter with one of the best playmakers ever? wtf? how wasn't this amazing?

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Messier-Mogilny

Gritty playmaker with slick sniper, should have worked, but Mogilny needs a center who is an equal or greater skater.

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03-27-2008, 12:56 AM
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Messier-Mogilny

Gritty playmaker with slick sniper, should have worked, but Mogilny needs a center who is an equal or greater skater.
In his prime Messier probably skates circles around Mogilny.

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03-27-2008, 12:58 AM
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In his prime Messier probably skates circles around Mogilny.
Messier was certainly a better skater in '92 than he was in '97, but lets not get silly, Mogilny was always a superior skater.

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03-27-2008, 06:25 AM
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This really should be called the Mogilny-Bure thread. I know all to well that injuries played a part. But Canucks fans were salivating going into the 95-96 season and it really became a whole lot of nothing. Even when they actually got to play together, it just didn't work.

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03-27-2008, 08:27 AM
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Denis Savard/Stephane Richer - When the Habs acquired Savard, Richer was coming off a 50 goal season and Savard was still considered one of the best offensive centers in the game who was still capable of 100+ pt seasons. The combo fell flat on their faces and had absolutely no chemistry. They both liked having the puck too much.

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03-27-2008, 09:01 AM
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Sakic with either one of Kariya or Selanne was just disastrous
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isnt it ironic that forsberg and kariya had better chemistry.
Selanne had a wasted knee by then. His Colorado season had nothing to do with "chemistry". Selanne just sucked no matter what he tried to do. He should not have played that season at all with a bum knee. I reckon Salami thought it was his only chance to win the Cup back then.

I think Gretzky-Hull is something that many had waited to happen, but they got too little time together and Gretzky was past his prime. I can only imagine Hull reaching 100 goal season if they would have been together in early 90's.

Mogilny-Bure was imperssive pair of names in theory, but neither is a center and only Mogilny can be a good playmaker of the two. A kind of weird combo. Plus they both shoot from the left. They would have needed something like of Fedorov -caliber between them, preferably with R shot . IIRC, the best they got was Trevor Linden, Mike Sillinger and Esa Tikkanen.


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03-27-2008, 09:28 AM
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Two that come to mind;
Jagr with Bondra
Sundin with Jason Blake.

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Jarome Iginla and Chris Drury

Drury ended up having better chemistry with Martin Gelinas.

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cash, stats were good, but no cup!

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I hate to bring up an old thread, but I remember when Kevin Stevens left the Pens to join Boston, people believed that Oats and him would make a good combo. It Wasn't meant to be.

Additionally, The Messier, Bure, Mogilny line never did pan out like most predicted.

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datsyuk and hossa had negative chemistry, which is, imo, a big reason neither did well in the playoffs (offensively) even before their injuries.

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datsyuk and hossa had negative chemistry, which is, imo, a big reason neither did well in the playoffs (offensively) even before their injuries.
Hossa had terrible chemistry with everyone on the Wings, save for Filppula (and Kopecky).

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12-18-2010, 04:17 PM
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Selanne had a wasted knee by then. His Colorado season had nothing to do with "chemistry". Selanne just sucked no matter what he tried to do. He should not have played that season at all with a bum knee. I reckon Salami thought it was his only chance to win the Cup back then.

I think Gretzky-Hull is something that many had waited to happen, but they got too little time together and Gretzky was past his prime. I can only imagine Hull reaching 100 goal season if they would have been together in early 90's.

Mogilny-Bure was imperssive pair of names in theory, but neither is a center and only Mogilny can be a good playmaker of the two. A kind of weird combo. Plus they both shoot from the left. They would have needed something like of Fedorov -caliber between them, preferably with R shot . IIRC, the best they got was Trevor Linden, Mike Sillinger and Esa Tikkanen.
Even a "past-his-prime" Gretzky was superior to the majority of the league. The season following that with the Blues he posted 97pts good for 5th in the league, and the following season 90pts good for 4th in the league. I think it was more a case of Hull being past his prime coupled with the lack of time given to the duo to build chemistry.

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12-19-2010, 04:11 PM
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Yeah, Mogilny and Bure

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Even a "past-his-prime" Gretzky was superior to the majority of the league. The season following that with the Blues he posted 97pts good for 5th in the league, and the following season 90pts good for 4th in the league. I think it was more a case of Hull being past his prime coupled with the lack of time given to the duo to build chemistry.
In 18 regular season games with the Blues Gretz assisted on 3 Hull goals, and in 13 playoff games he assisted on 3 more Hull goals, which is far from terrible, but definitely below what most, (themselves included I assume), expected.

I tend to think it was mostly a case of not enough time together.

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12-19-2010, 06:13 PM
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Kariya and Selanne never seemed to get it going.

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12-19-2010, 06:15 PM
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In 18 regular season games with the Blues Gretz assisted on 3 Hull goals, and in 13 playoff games he assisted on 3 more Hull goals, which is far from terrible, but definitely below what most, (themselves included I assume), expected.

I tend to think it was mostly a case of not enough time together.
gretzky was also injured for some of that time.

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