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Kevin Stevens vs. John LeClair

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Kevin Stevens 28 34.15%
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10-14-2003, 12:22 AM
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Kevin Stevens vs. John LeClair

Two elite American power forwards whose careers were sapped by injury. Which would you rather have in his prime?

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10-14-2003, 12:36 AM
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Leclair will win this in a landslide because Stevens' prime was a long time ago, and Leclair is actually still a fairly effective player. That being said my vote goes to Leclair. Although they were both 50 goal scorers, Leclair played in a more defensive era. Stevens is one of the more underrated players of the last 10-15 years, but Leclair is still better.

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Kevin Stevens.

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10-14-2003, 10:46 AM
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I would have to say LeClair.

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Leclair.

Stevens was the ultimate leech back in his prime.

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Leclair is actually still a fairly effective player
Say again? Not last year. Not this year.

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Leclair, although they both went through stages in their careers (at different times) when they were one of if not the best powerfowards in the league. Stevens was never the same after his injury in the '93 playoffs.

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Before the 93 playoff injury Artie was THE MAN.

One of the best LW's ever in his prime IMO. The man was a machine.

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10-14-2003, 01:40 PM
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Leclair.

Stevens was the ultimate leech back in his prime.
Perhaps. But what exactly has LeClair done without Lindros?

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Stevens for sure.
The man was a monster from the late 80's to the mid 90's with the pens.

He was meaner, faster, stronger and better than Leclair with the puck.

No knock on Leclair, but if both were at 110% healthy and 26 or 27 again, I choose Stevens in a heartbeat.

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LeClair just because Stevens sucked in Boston.

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John LeClair. I didnt see much of Stevens. What exactly happend to him?

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John LeClair. I didnt see much of Stevens. What exactly happend to him?
He was the most dominant winger in the league during the Pens best years. He went into the corner in game 7 of the Wales Conference Semi Finals vs the Islanders in the Igloo. Slammed into an Islander (his name escapes me right now). He was knocked unconscious in midair and slammed his face off the ice. He was never the same player again.

Until then I thought he was going to be another Neely.

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He was the most dominant winger in the league during the Pens best years. He went into the corner in game 7 of the Wales Conference Semi Finals vs the Islanders in the Igloo. Slammed into an Islander (his name escapes me right now). He was knocked unconscious in midair and slammed his face off the ice. He was never the same player again.

Until then I thought he was going to be another Neely.
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10-20-2003, 02:42 AM
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John LeClair. The guy actually did continue to produce while Lindros was out to see the doctor. Hell, I wonder how many points he would have put playing in his prime in the best offensive team of the 90's. I mean, it doesn't hurt to play with Lemieux, Jagr, Recchi, Francis, Tocchet, Coffey, Murphy. By the way, Shanahan was the best power forward (baring Neely's injuries) during that span.

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John LeClair. The guy actually did continue to produce while Lindros was out to see the doctor. Hell, I wonder how many points he would have put playing in his prime in the best offensive team of the 90's. I mean, it doesn't hurt to play with Lemieux, Jagr, Recchi, Francis, Tocchet, Coffey, Murphy. By the way, Shanahan was the best power forward (baring Neely's injuries) during that span.
From 90-93 no winger was better than Artie. Look at the numbers. Look at the tapes. He was no leech. His hard hitting playing with reckless abandon game back them complimented Mario perfectly.

Leclair is one of the best guys ever at just sitting in front and taking abuse and scoring. Artie was better in the corners and played with more of an edge IMO.

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10-21-2003, 07:43 PM
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You gotta take John LeClair because his prime last so much longer.

Artie was fairly dominant though with Rick Tocchet and some chap Lemieux for linemates.

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