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12-05-2012, 12:00 PM
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a thought experiment. let's say this is an article in the toronto sun, a major newspaper in the city i used to live in. or pretend this is adam proteau in the hockey news, or one of those countdowns on tsn's sportscenter.

1. gretzky. explanation: probably a reasonable one.
2. gilmour. explanation: quote from don cherry, then reference to toronto being the "capital of hockey"
3. crosby [or, say if this was five years from now, insert flavour of the month]. explanation: something about a new breed of athlete as brand, reference to lebron james
4. sittler. explanation: photograph of his 1976 goal celebration
5. old timey leaf [arbitrarily pick one: could be keon, could be conacher, could be jackson, could be bower, broda, salming, it literally doesn't matter]. explantion: paraphrase from wikipedia entry

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Or you could add a 5'9" or less player who "proved that you don't have to be big to play hockey," because before Martin St. Louis broke into the NHL, every single player ever was over 6 feet tall.


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a thought experiment. let's say this is an article in the toronto sun, a major newspaper in the city i used to live in. or pretend this is adam proteau in the hockey news, or one of those countdowns on tsn's sportscenter.

1. gretzky. explanation: probably a reasonable one.
2. gilmour. explanation: quote from don cherry, then reference to toronto being the "capital of hockey"
3. crosby [or, say if this was five years from now, insert flavour of the month]. explanation: something about a new breed of athlete as brand, reference to lebron james
4. sittler. explanation: photograph of his 1976 goal celebration
5. old timey leaf [arbitrarily pick one: could be keon, could be conacher, could be jackson, could be bower, broda, salming, it literally doesn't matter]. explantion: paraphrase from wikipedia entry

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12-12-2012, 01:29 PM
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The Hansons.

I got a good deal on those boys, scouts said they showed a lot of promise.

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12-17-2012, 01:00 AM
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This thread needs more Brooks and Eruzione, the most iconic names in the most iconic hockey event of all time (most iconic event in Olympic and US Sports history on top of that as well). Gretzky, Lemieux, Orr and Howe are in there too.

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12-25-2012, 01:03 PM
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For people in Quebec, Maurice Richard and it isn't close

Came across this today.

Used to go and see games in Montreal during the 60's and 70's. What a great spirit the fans had!

The Rocket is the one player I wish I could go back in time and see.

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12-29-2012, 02:50 AM
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Eddie Shore
Maurice Richard
Gordie Howe
Bobby Hull
Bobby Orr
Wayne Gretzky

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12-29-2012, 08:40 AM
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The Hansons.

I got a good deal on those boys, scouts said they showed a lot of promise.
Nice pick Joe.

You ran a great camp in Georgia, Joe. But Bolivia suited you even better.

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12-29-2012, 09:19 AM
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has anyone mentioned Viktor Tikhonov... He's definitely top 5.

Other four:

Don Cherry, Gretzky, Tretyak, Eagleson

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12-29-2012, 09:39 AM
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Though I like Cherry Howie Meeker has done a lot more for hockey in Canada.In the 1960's The Howie Meeker School was formed and opened and thousands of kids in Na learned new skills and learned to develop and improve.Meeker played against Richard and Howe and Broadcasted Lafleur Orr and Gretzey and as a player won 4 stanley Cups.He was also a war hero nothing else needs to be said

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You ran a great camp in Georgia, Joe. But Bolivia suited you even better.
... good one.

Id also add regionally & nationally to some extent John Brophy, Willie
O'Ree and 4sure, Dennis Bonvie in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area.

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12-29-2012, 12:55 PM
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... good one.

Id also add regionally & nationally to some extent John Brophy, Willie
O'Ree and 4sure, Dennis Bonvie in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area.
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (originally Northeastern Pennsylvania Civic Arena and Convention Center, formerly First Union Arena and Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza).

Also known as the House that Bonvie built.

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12-29-2012, 01:57 PM
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Also known as the House that Bonvie built.
Yepp. Pretty sure he could clean up if he ever decided to run for Mayor, State or maybe even Federal Senate Seat in that region.... also the Christian brothers & really the entire family up in Minnesota, thats another one. O'Ree as mentioned down in the San Diego basin. Bobby Clarke in Philly. The Hull brothers, Stan Mikita & Glen Hall in Chicago; Armstrong, Bower, Keon & Horton in Toronto. Theres a ton of them by State/Province/city/town/burb.

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Gretzky, Lemieux, Orr, Richard, Howe
That's probably as right of an answer as there is.

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Bobby Orr is not just huge in New England. He is an abslute Icon in his home Country of Canada.

He is Ford Motor of Canada's #1 spokesman. His commercials are ubiquitous year-round up here ....

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Gretzky is an American now anyway ...

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