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07-31-2012, 08:41 PM
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What "Lifer" would you want on the Flyers?

Ok since.........

There is talk about Shane Doan considering leaving Phoenix (barring the organizations money problems) after 17 years

The Predators are retaining Weber (If he plays out his full contract), he would be there for 21 seasons in Nashville.

Daniel Alfredsson is coming back for his 17th year as a Senator.

Marty Brodeur is going on 22 seasons with the Devils.

Sidney Crosby (insert Flyers fan joke about him here) is pretty much locked up for his career. (would be 19 years with Pitt)

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EDIT 8-01-12

I wasn't trying to say just pick guys who only played for one team throughout their career, because the list would be too short. That IS the general idea of what I was getting at though.

Maybe this will clear it up:

Pick a player who never left their one and only team = Bulls eye!!

Pick a player who maybe left at the tail end of their career to try and win a Cup (Ray Bourque) = Still A Lifer

Pick a player who spent a few years with one team and then went to another for the rest of their career = Ehhh I don't think so, wrong idea there.

Pick a player who is a career journeyman = No, just no.

Pick a player who isn't classified as a "lifer" but you WISH they would have spent their entire career playing for the Flyers (W. Gretzky, K. Primeau) = All you gotta do is say so.


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Honesty someone like Nick Lidstrom on our late 90s through 2012 teams would have been sick. (assuming the roster is still the same.

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Yeah we could go into the what ifs and the butterfly effect of putting these players on the Flyers and taking them away from their actual realistic teams (creating all sorts of different and alternate outcomes).

But let's not try to dwell TOO deep into all of that and keep it lighthearted, I mean it can be fun to think of what would happen to the other team without the "lifer", maybe they never become a dynasty, maybe their team has to move, maybe they get a crack at a different superstar in the draft instead......make it FUN to think of the aftermath of the player being on the Flyers!!!

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I think I'm on board with the Lindros idea though.

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Of all the ones we've passed over in the draft, Martin Brodeur, for sure.

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I was thinking of Chris Pronger, but thats not what the OP was asking.

I guess I would go with Patrick Roy.


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I hate him, but Brodeur easily.

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08-01-2012, 05:33 AM
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Wow, how much different would things have been if Brodeur had been a Flyer all these years?

Surprised nobody picked Crosby yet !

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My first thought was Bobby Orr, but he had those last few games with the Blackhawks.

I might take Brodeur or maybe go old school like Rocket Richard. He had that drive to win.

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Rats. I misunderstood the OP. Duh! In that case, I'd like Iginla.

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Brodeur beyond a shadow of a doubt.

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Lidstrom for me. But how can you go wrong with any of the guys mentioned?

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If by lifer you mean a player that has or had played their whole career with one team, then I think I'd have to go with Martin Brodeur... Blasphemous answer, I know, but I picked Brodeur mainly because I'd have likely seen a couple cups in my lifetime so far.

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I was thinking of Chris Pronger, but thats not what the OP was asking.

I guess I would go with Patrick Roy.
Roy played for two teams so he was never a lifer, neither was Bourque (as per OP's example).

Hands down I would have to say Marty. Not only did we, and many other teams, pass on him in the draft, having a consistent record-setting goalie would be the best thing to happen to this team since he was drafted. Followed by Yzerman - great leader, player, and GM.

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