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08-01-2012, 09:37 PM
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Flyers's of the 80's own this topic, specifically.....


Brian Propp Tim Kerr Mark Howe


Propp and Kerr may never make the hall of fame , which would be a shame. Especially for Tim Kerr who was a dominanat force out their and an amazing goal scorer. He was much better than Cam Neely and like Cam injuries cut his career short.

Glad howe finally got in the hof but even then it was so late. Some say he was blackballed a bit by joining the wha instead of the nhl. Who is to say but the stats alone are amazing. My favorite is most SH goals by a defense man


Other 80 flyers who get no love Dave Poulin, Murray Craven, Pelle Eklund

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08-01-2012, 09:45 PM
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Valeri Kharlamov
Frantisek Pospisil
Gordie Howe
That you find Kharlamov underrated is beyond me. I'd say he is overrated vis-à-vis many other Soviet players like Makarov and Mikhailov.

Frantisek Pospisil I'd buy, as well as numerous other Czech players: Vladimir Martinec, Ivan Hlinka, Milan Novy, to name a few.

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08-02-2012, 03:32 AM
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Flyers's of the 80's own this topic, specifically.....


Brian Propp Tim Kerr Mark Howe


Propp and Kerr may never make the hall of fame , which would be a shame. Especially for Tim Kerr who was a dominanat force out their and an amazing goal scorer. He was much better than Cam Neely and like Cam injuries cut his career short.

Glad howe finally got in the hof but even then it was so late. Some say he was blackballed a bit by joining the wha instead of the nhl. Who is to say but the stats alone are amazing. My favorite is most SH goals by a defense man


Other 80 flyers who get no love Dave Poulin, Murray Craven, Pelle Eklund
Man, Tim Kerr is such a good pick. So true. I really do forget the guy ever existed, to be honest, and it's not fair. He was, like you say, a dominant player.

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08-02-2012, 04:17 AM
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slava kozlov immediately comes to mind as a guy that was pretty underrated. if atlanta had stayed where they were, it wouldn't surprise me if his number had been hung from the rafters, as ridiculous as that may sound to many of you.

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Most underrated finnish players are Risto Siltanen and Reijo Ruotsalainen.

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Based on the responses in the "most skilled" thread, I'm gonna say Mark Messier might be one of the most underrated players of all time.

Unbelievable that more people think Datsyuk more skilled than Messier....maybe it's because we have a bunch of kids on this board who have never seen him play.

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08-02-2012, 11:38 AM
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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.
Absolutely, great call.

Also, David Vyborny, Andrew Cassels, Robert Kron, Igor Larionov.

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08-02-2012, 05:45 PM
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08-02-2012, 06:13 PM
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Based on the responses in the "most skilled" thread, I'm gonna say Mark Messier might be one of the most underrated players of all time.

Unbelievable that more people think Datsyuk more skilled than Messier....maybe it's because we have a bunch of kids on this board who have never seen him play.
Yes, The History site is chock full of yoots.

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08-02-2012, 08:29 PM
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Yes, The History site is chock full of yoots.
FYI, this thread (along with a few others) was recently moved to the history board from the main board. So his statement was probably true at the time he made it

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08-03-2012, 06:56 AM
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Ulf Samuelsson

One of the best defensive d-men of his era, but his career and contributions to two Stanley Cup champion teams are largely overlooked due to the hatchet job guys like Cherry and Milbury have done to him.

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Youth is relative. This place is like a daycare compared to a SIHR meeting.

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Now that this is on the history board, I can comment. I think Joe Malone gets overrated compared to his contemporaries when people quickly peruse stats

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08-03-2012, 12:20 PM
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Rick Tocchet and Dale Hunter. Both were skilled, mean, nasty and always came up big when their teams needed them most. I'd love to have both on my team.

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I think Craig Simpson should be up there. Short careeer but still retired with GP 634 G 247 PTs 497. Solid 11 year season imo

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Touche!

I said Coffey because he's been lost in the glare of Bourque. In some ways he was superior to Bourque.

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Claude Lapointe and Tim Taylor are two players I've always thought were absolute integral parts of what you need in a successful team and both very good players.

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That is one long-ass season though...

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Flyers's of the 80's own this topic, specifically.....


Brian Propp Tim Kerr Mark Howe


Propp and Kerr may never make the hall of fame , which would be a shame. Especially for Tim Kerr who was a dominanat force out their and an amazing goal scorer. He was much better than Cam Neely and like Cam injuries cut his career short.

Glad howe finally got in the hof but even then it was so late. Some say he was blackballed a bit by joining the wha instead of the nhl. Who is to say but the stats alone are amazing. My favorite is most SH goals by a defense man


Other 80 flyers who get no love Dave Poulin, Murray Craven, Pelle Eklund
mccrimmon was a favourite of mine. tocchet was awesome, someimes forgotten but crucial guy on two team canadas. liked zezel a lot too. very underrated playmaker, unbelievable at faceoffs.

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