Lol Francis played 12 games and Gilmour played 1. I would take both of these players easily when they were in their prime (obvs). But there's a reason they both got traded to the Leafs for a late-mid pick each
Gilmour played half a shift. It was one of the saddest moments I've ever experienced as a leaf fan. Worse then all the playoff exits I've seen.
Seeing a hump like Dave Lowry fall on him due to lack of skating ability and taking out his knee in such a flukey fashion. Made me sick and very sad.
What I wouldn't give to see Mighty Mats play with Kessel and Lupul. Oh well.
Quinn built those teams on exactly what we are missing, star center, premier goaltending, intense forechecking.
All the things our teams lacks severely. What we have is what Quinn needed. Depth scoring from the wing and a real 1D.
Come to think of it, sub in Kessel and Lupul with Mats, and Dion on the top pairing with Yuskevich on the early Quinn teams.
- You can only choose former players from 2000 til now.
Bryan McCabe or Tomas Kaberle? McCabe better leadership
Darcy Tucker or Tie Domi? Either would be awesome but Tucker by a hair
Ed Belfour or Curtis Joseph? Belfour
Joe Nieuwendyk or Eric Lindros? Nieuwendyk
Would you take McCabe over Phaneuf? No I'd keep Phaneuf
Kaberle over Gardiner? Gardiner
Mogilny over Kessel? Mogilny for sure
Nieuwendyk over Kadri?
Because the question isn't prime Joe Nieuwendyk vs Kadri. The question is post 2000 Maple Leaf Joe Nieuwendyk vs Kadri. Which in this case is a clearly coming to the end of his career Nieuwendyk vs an up and coming Nazem Kadri.