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07-27-2011, 12:24 PM
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For me. it is Guy Lafleur, even if I have loads of respect for Beliveau, H.Richard, Robinson and Gainey (as a player).

Lafleur would have had gigantic stats IF he had not underperformed in his first three seasons (compared to Marcel Dionne), and had not taken a FOUR-YEAR brake in the mid-eighties.

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07-27-2011, 01:14 PM
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I guess I go to the old men's corner as well with Robinson. Such a complete player. I really liked Turgeon as well for some perverse reason until he demanded the trade as he had to do what is best for Pierre Turgeon. Recent years it has been Markov but sadly living far away I don't get to go to many games per year so it's different.

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07-27-2011, 01:37 PM
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To be considered STRONGLY....Guy Carbonneau. Because I just plain copied his style when I was playing. To a point that I changed my skating stride to then look exactly like him. I became a hell of a great 2-way player and almost wore 21 all my life.
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That's awesome man. Same here. I never had the best scoring hands but I always saw the ice really well and coaches loved me killing penalties and I popped in a few here and there. I have yet, to this day see any player kill a penalty like Guy Carbonneau. It was a thing of beauty to watch him kill penalties. Definitely a coaches player, warrior, show up every shift type-guy. I also emulated his style in my playing and also still wear #21 because of him. To this day I tend to really like two-way forwards over the scoring types because of him. Kind of guy you put on the ice when defending a 1 goal lead late in the 3rd and you want to win a defensive zone faceoff and gain puck control. Brilliant player.

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07-27-2011, 01:52 PM
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Guy. Lafleur.

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07-27-2011, 04:57 PM
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1) Robinson
2) Lafleur
3) F.Mahovlich
4) Shutt
5) Kovalev

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07-27-2011, 05:45 PM
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you're all gonna laugh but I loved andy moog for some odd reason.

Damphousse, corson, saku and ROY

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07-27-2011, 05:50 PM
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07-27-2011, 05:58 PM
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Steve Bégin (despite the penalties against toronto and philly)
Francis Bouillon

I guess that Claude Lemieux would have been my favorite ever if i was a little bit older.

I also heard good things about John Ferguson.

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07-27-2011, 06:16 PM
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Lafleur , Roy and Robinson.

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07-27-2011, 06:17 PM
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great question

past players in order: Chelios, Saku, Skrudland, Richer, Carbonneau, Corson, Naslund.

present players in order: Gorges, Eller, Subban, Price, Plekanecs, Pacioretty, Markov.

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07-27-2011, 07:20 PM
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Mike McPhee! And I loved Roy. For the guy who called him a traitorous piece of garbage, while listing Ken Dryden as his favourite, I guess you forgot Dryden walked out on the team for an entire season while in a contract dispute with Pollock?

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07-27-2011, 07:51 PM
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1: Patrick Roy
2: Saku Koivu
3: Chris Nilan
4: Bob Gainey
5: Sheldon Souray

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07-27-2011, 08:43 PM
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Impossible to grow up as a Habs fan, to be 9-10 years old watching the Scotty Bowman teams and not love Lafleur, Dryden and Robinson. As the years pass I find Robinson is actually underrated as to what a tremendous, all around defenseman he was.

Later on I liked the scoring guys like Naslund but I really loved watching Craig Ludwig for some reason. Block shots, clear the net, and what a mean SOB. Having him and Chelios on the ice at the same time was just beautiful.

I also remember being really pleased when the team traded for Bobby Smith. A big center who who carry the puck into the zone, I remember hm and thinking that the team needed a guy like this for years and years.

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07-27-2011, 11:35 PM
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Saku Koivu
Vinny Damphousse
Patrick Roy

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07-28-2011, 12:35 AM
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I have yet, to this day see any player kill a penalty like Guy Carbonneau. It was a thing of beauty to watch him kill penalties.
So you've never seen Doug Jarvis, Bob Gainey or Jacques Lemaire play, not even a highlight of what they did? Have you never seen Jere Lihtenen, Rod Brind'Amou or Datsyuk kill penalties? They all were great at it.

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07-28-2011, 02:21 AM
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07-28-2011, 02:52 AM
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Larry Robinson.

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07-28-2011, 03:07 AM
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Karl Dykhuis

He was our go to D in the late 90s early 2000s

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07-28-2011, 07:27 AM
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I'm 35 and been following the team my whole life. So far my favs have been Mats Naslund, Larry Robinson, Bob Gainey, Saku Koivu, Kirk Muller and Andrei Markov.

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07-28-2011, 07:31 AM
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07-28-2011, 08:16 AM
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07-28-2011, 06:44 PM
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Mike McPhee! And I loved Roy. For the guy who called him a traitorous piece of garbage, while listing Ken Dryden as his favourite, I guess you forgot Dryden walked out on the team for an entire season while in a contract dispute with Pollock?
Dryden held out, he did not publicly humiliate the organization, force a trade, and leave the team in a lurch for decades after. He felt he wasn't getting what he deserved, held out, and finished his education in order to prepare himself for a life after hockey. When you consider how poorly players were paid in the 70's and 80's, no I do not blame him.

Roy publicly humiliated the organization and made certain that any trade would be one sided against us since everyone knew he would never play for us again. Also, Roy threw a temper tantrum because his GAA was going to be negatively effected by being left in a game where the team was being blown out. In other words, he was pissed because his personal statistics were going to be damaged and he wanted the stats for himself. I guess he forgot he was paid to play goalie, even if his team is getting blown out.

Roy makes me sick to my stomach. When you see how his sons comport themselves on the ice, I can see no reason to change my opinion of the traitorous piece of garbage as I see him.

There is no comparison between Dryden and Roy's situations. That would be a "no" about forgetting something, by the way.

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08-07-2011, 10:58 AM
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