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View Poll Results: Pick a five-man unit HHOF/likely HHOF wings since 1990
Steve Yzerman 46 97.87%
Igor Larionov 3 6.38%
Adam Oates 3 6.38%
Luc Robitaille 3 6.38%
Brett Hull 12 25.53%
Dino Ciccarelli 0 0%
Sergei Fedorov 41 87.23%
Brendan Shanahan 32 68.09%
Bernie Federko 0 0%
Nicklas Lidstrom 46 97.87%
Paul Coffey 10 21.28%
Chris Chelios 25 53.19%
Mark Howe 1 2.13%
Slava Fetisov 2 4.26%
Larry Murphy 2 4.26%
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12-10-2012, 10:04 PM
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Five-man unit

Pick a five-man unit from these Wings HHOFers (or likely HHOFers).


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12-10-2012, 10:21 PM
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Okay so are we doing prime? peak? Is this only them in a Wings jersey?

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Where is Gordie Howe?

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12-10-2012, 10:28 PM
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Where is Gordie Howe?
Unless you want to include his Vipers game to say since 1990 in Detroit, I don't think he qualfies.

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12-10-2012, 10:30 PM
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Well Yzerman, Fedorov, and Lidstrom are obvious locks. Beyond that it mostly depends on whether the criteria is their time as Wings only or their peak value. If we are talking Wings-only then probably Shanahan and Coffey. Peak value I'd probably still go with Shanahan and it'd be a tossup between Coffey and Chelios.

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Well Yzerman, Fedorov, and Lidstrom are obvious locks. Beyond that it mostly depends on whether the criteria is their time as Wings only or their peak value. If we are talking Wings-only then probably Shanahan and Coffey. Peak value I'd probably still go with Shanahan and it'd be a tossup between Coffey and Chelios.
You could even go with Fedorov at D with Lidstrom and roll Shanahan, Yzerman, and Hull up front.

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12-10-2012, 10:48 PM
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Yzerman, Shanahan, Fedorov and Lidstrom are locks, other defense spot goes to Hull or Chelios

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12-10-2012, 11:18 PM
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Yzerman, Shanahan, Fedorov and Lidstrom are locks, other defense spot goes to Hull or Chelios
Brett Hull on defense? Man I don't even want to imagine how funny that would be

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Brett Hull on defense? Man I don't even want to imagine how funny that would be
Especially prime Hull, he just waited at the offensive blue line.

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This poll seems kind of boring, but what the hell else is there to do?

Yzerman, Fedorov, Lidstrom and Shanahan are guaranteed spots so you basically have to choose between Coffey and Chelios. I picked Chelios.

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You could even go with Fedorov at D with Lidstrom and roll Shanahan, Yzerman, and Hull up front.
I don't think Fedorov on defense was ever a real known thing. We have a few games here and there and lots of coach and player tidbits on it but nothing solid. Certainly not enough to convince me he'd belong there over Coffey. People forget that Coffey won a Norris with us in '95.

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You could just put Hull in for the one-timer ("Stamkos" role) with Lidstrom as the PP QB and Federov and Yzerman as setup/backup. Shanahan net-front presence.

Still went with Chelios though.

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Yeah but as ES I'm not sure Fedorov on D would work out, especially with a dog like Hull who doesn't backcheck.

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Well Yzerman, Fedorov, and Lidstrom are obvious locks. Beyond that it mostly depends on whether the criteria is their time as Wings only or their peak value. If we are talking Wings-only then probably Shanahan and Coffey. Peak value I'd probably still go with Shanahan and it'd be a tossup between Coffey and Chelios.
Yzerman-Fedorov-Shanahan
Lidstrom-Chelios

I really can't see any other option that competes with this... Though Coffee for Chelios is somewhat debateable... I'd like some nastiness to go with Saint Nick

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Robitaille-Yzerman-Hull
Lidstrom-Chelios

I figure with Lids, Cheli, and Yzerman, you don't need your wingers to backcheck so why not go full offense. Robitaille seems to be underrated on here. He's the highest-scoring left wing of all-time. And Hull is only second to Gordie Howe as the highest-scoring right wing of all-time. I'm not necessarily picking the top five players as much as trying to find chemistry. I think this unit could score a lot of goals.

An alternative line could be:

Shanahan-Fedorov-Ciccarelli

Grit and toughness with some finesse in the middle. "Big Balls" Dino as the net-front presence would be useful. You could get a ton of redirect/rebound goals with Lids at the point. I might even like this line better than the first. I think they would be more fun to watch.

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Shanahan - Fedorov - Yzerman (We used this at 2002 playoffs)
Lidström - Chelios

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It all depends on the criteria. Yzerman and Lidström are locks obviously. Whatever way you see it. Feds depends. If you only take their Redwings-time then a Robitaille doesn't even belong to that list. If you look at carreer he is a lock to me. So is Hully. But for some reason I like Lucky Luc more. Always did. So I give him the nodd and leave Hully out for the sake of Shanny. Wings-bias comes though here.

On D I think there is a lot of options. Never been a fan of Coffey cause he never was a D-man. Not even in his prime. He never had to play defense in the Gretzky-oilers era or the Mario-Pens. But his shortcomings became obvious in the finals against the Devils. Don't like him. Fetisov payed too little of his prime in the NHL and it is hard to compare russian hockey to this. So it is between Murph and Cheli. I think endurance and physical play give Cheli a pretty sight edge. So:

Lucky Luc/Stevie Y/Shanny
Lids/Cheli

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I went with

Feds-Yzerman-Hull

Lidstrom-Coffey

I wasn't sure if we were talking Even strength or powerplay...but it really doesn't matter. I also assumed prime, if that was the case I don't think you could pick a better combination. When Coffey would decide to rush with the puck Fedorov could drop back and probably be a better defender than Coffey. If we were talking Powerplay I would take out Coffey and put Feds on the point and insert Shanny as the other forward.

Lidstrom to Fedorov one timer was a thing of beauty, and vice versa.

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Oates - Yzerman - Fedorov
Lidstrom - Fetisov

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I went with "time in Detroit."
I don't consider Lucky Lucs 50-goal seasons in the 80s or on Gretzky's wing as relevant to the Red Wings. And I view Hull, in Red Wings terms, as a 30-40 goal man, not a 70-80 goal man.

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The most surprising thing about this poll is that yzerman doesnt have 100% vote

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12-11-2012, 02:42 PM
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I went with Shanahan/Yzerman/Fedorov/Lidstrom/Howe.

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I went with Shanahan/Yzerman/Fedorov/Lidstrom/Howe.
Howe was a bit slow after 1990...

My unit:

Shanahan - Fedorov - Yzerman

Lidström - Kostantinov

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Howe was a bit slow after 1990...

My unit:

Shanahan - Fedorov - Yzerman

Lidström - Kostantinov
I was going to have the same line up but with Chelios, but I think I'd go with Vladdy too.

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Unless you want to include his Vipers game to say since 1990 in Detroit, I don't think he qualfies.
didn't see the "1990s" part.

Mine would be:

Feds-Stevie-Shanny
Lids-Cheli

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