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Greatest Forwards of All Time #14

View Poll Results: Who is the greatest forward of all time? #14
Bobby Clarke 14 16.67%
Bryan Trottier 26 30.95%
Steve Yzerman 18 21.43%
Ted Lindsay 5 5.95%
Marcel Dionne 12 14.29%
Syl Apps 3 3.57%
Milt Schmidt 0 0%
Joe Malone 2 2.38%
Andy Bathgate 1 1.19%
Henri Richard 3 3.57%
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03-21-2006, 09:39 AM
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I voted for Marcel Dionne... The funny part is, the players that deserves less votes (like, well, Bobby Clarke) have more votes than Dionne and the judgement calls (Lindsay amongst others have least votes.

Clarke will get votes because there are obviously more Philly guys here than L.A.'s.
It has nothing to do with Philly vs. LA fans. I'm not a fan of either Philly or L.A. (or Detroit or NYR, where Dionne also played), but I'd vote for Clarke, Lindsay, Yzerman and several other players on this list (as well as a few not on the list) long before I vote for Dionne. Dionne was a one-dimensional offensive forward, and while there's a few one-dimensional offensive forwards who have been picked already (Gretzky, Lemieux, Bossy, etc.), Dionne never elevated his play in the post-season. Yeah, he was on some stinker teams, but 45 points in 49 games, for an offensive forward, isn't nearly good enough to rank among the top 25 forwards of all-time.

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I voted Dionne again, this guy scored 731 goals, added 1040 assists, with 8-100 point seasons (with another 4 90+ point years) and he's still getting shafted at #14! If this is about no Stanley Cup, its not his faul he played on weak teams.

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I voted Dionne again, this guy scored 731 goals, added 1040 assists, with 8-100 point seasons (with another 4 90+ point years) and he's still getting shafted at #14! If this is about no Stanley Cup, its not his faul he played on weak teams.
It wasn't just no Stanley Cups, he never played on a team than won a 7 game series. If you're that great a player, you should be able to carry a team to an occasional series victory.

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03-21-2006, 10:59 AM
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Excellent, excellent hockey player. Won't get too much attention outside of Europe, though, especially these days. But yes, an all-time great for sure.

 
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I'm surprised he isn't on the list yet.

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It has nothing to do with Philly vs. LA fans. I'm not a fan of either Philly or L.A. (or Detroit or NYR, where Dionne also played), but I'd vote for Clarke, Lindsay, Yzerman and several other players on this list (as well as a few not on the list) long before I vote for Dionne. Dionne was a one-dimensional offensive forward, and while there's a few one-dimensional offensive forwards who have been picked already (Gretzky, Lemieux, Bossy, etc.), Dionne never elevated his play in the post-season. Yeah, he was on some stinker teams, but 45 points in 49 games, for an offensive forward, isn't nearly good enough to rank among the top 25 forwards of all-time.
If you call the ability to impose your will on every other player on the ice one dimensional, then yes, Gretzky and Lemieux were one-dimensional. By that standard, I would say just about ever other player mentioned sucks.

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By one dimensional, I'm saying that they were offence only. They didn't hit, they didn't play defence, although in Gretzky and Lemieux's case, they were both strong leaders. Those two, as well as Bossy, had that knack for consistently elevating their play in the post-season. But they didn't have the physical game of many of the elite players from the Original 6 (Howe, Lindsay, Richard, Beliveau, Hull and Mikita), and they didn't play strong defence. But their offensive prowess more than made up for their defensive shortcomings.

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Trottier should not be far behind Mike Bossy. He's one of the best playoff performers of all time--it's time to add him.

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Voted Yzerman (yet again), who should already be on the winner's list.

But why isn't Trots already up there? He's clearly the best of the bunch, and I could argue better than Messier.

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