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07-27-2012, 12:29 PM
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Adam Oates comes to mind immediately. You can ask anyone in Boston who he is, they won't know him at all, let alone know he got 142 points...

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Francis, Howe, and Kurri.

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Ron Fancis
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Pierre Turgeon
Mark Howe

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Michael Ryder
Real good call on Ryder, the silent scorer.

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07-27-2012, 01:39 PM
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Never hear anything about Håkan Loob. He is/was huge here in sweden but he is the only swede who has scored over 50 goals in the NHL. It's a shame he didn't stay in the NHL...
This for sure. Loob had a lot of hockey left in him when he returned to Sweden. Kenny Jonsson gets under-rated for the same reason.

The fact that he's not in the Hall of Fame and rarely gets mentioned in the mainstream sports media makes J.C. Tremblay the most under-rated player in NHL history.

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Tough to say from a historical perspective - its tough to know who's underrated and who's simply been forgotten. Ron Francis and Bill Goldsworthy leap to mind.

Playing today: I'd have to say The Sedins.

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07-27-2012, 02:04 PM
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07-27-2012, 02:08 PM
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07-27-2012, 02:12 PM
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Never hear anything about Håkan Loob. He is/was huge here in sweden but he is the only swede who has scored over 50 goals in the NHL. It's a shame he didn't stay in the NHL...
lol, I swear I was going to say Loob, but just because of his amusing name mostly.

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07-27-2012, 02:14 PM
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Vincent Damphousse
104 points in 140 playoff games, plus 1,205 points (432 goals, 773 assists) in 1,378 career games

and of course Dale Hawerchuk
1,188 games, and 1,409 points (518 goals, 891 assists)

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07-27-2012, 03:47 PM
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Jere Lehtinen. One of the best 2-way forwards of all time. 3 Selkes, 514 pts and was a significant reason why Modano became the greatest American scorer.

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According to the trade boards...

Toby Enstrom and current agree more about Ryder. I'd love to see him in a jets uniform.

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Adam Oates comes to mind immediately. You can ask anyone in Boston who he is, they won't know him at all, let alone know he got 142 points...
Preach.

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Mike Bossy. I don't hear much about him except the memories from the local Isles fans.

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Ron Francis was underrated when he played, but I think he's become overrated since his retirement as younger fans just look to career totals

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Stay-at-home defensemen, never get the credit they're due. Very few get inducted into the HoF and even if they are they are never included in talks about the "greatest". Rod Langway immediately comes to mind. Doug Harvey, Marcel Pronovost, Tom Johnson, Harry Howell are some old-timers that never get the recognition they deserve around here IMO.

Guys like Brad McCrimmon, JG Talbot, Terry Harper, Craig Ludwig, Mike Ramsey, Petr Svoboda, Bobby Baun, Bill Hajt, Rod Seiling, Don Awrey, etc.....are all lost in the shuffle because their offensive stats lack in comparison to their flashier counterparts.

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Rename this thread to, "Ronald Francis is the most under-rated player in NHL history" and then close it.

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Adam Oates comes to mind immediately. You can ask anyone in Boston who he is, they won't know him at all, let alone know he got 142 points...
Maybe depending on what age they are.. i grew up watching him at the end of his b's days.. and as a kid loved what he said about the management and the team before he got shipped out of here. A lot of people forget the point totals he put up.

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Agreed about Bossy. I also think Ron Francis doesn`t get nearly enough attention
Nailed 2 of the most in one fell swoop.

I always thought Dale Hawerchuck and Al MacAdam were also criminally underrated.

+1 for Oates too.

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