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03-14-2013, 05:03 AM
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Top 5 what if moments in your team history

For the Sens

5: What if the 05 NHL lockout never happened?
4: What if the Heatly fiasco didn't happen?
3: What if the Yashin fiasco didn't happen?
2: What if Daigle didn't bust?
1: What if the original Sens never folded?


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5. What if Gretzky went to the Vancouver Canucks instead of the Kings, like he almost did?
http://sports.nationalpost.com/2011/...that-got-away/
4. What if we don't trade away Cam Neely to the Bruins for Barry Pederson?
3. What if we win the coin toss in 1970 and get Gilbert Perreault instead of the #2 pick, Dale Talon at the entry draft?
2. What if Dan Hamhuis doesn't injure himself putting a hip check on Lucic in the 2011 finals VS Boston?
1. What if Nathan Layfayette puts it in the net and doesn't hit the post in the third period of game 7 of the 1994 finals?

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Detroit's history goes far back so I'll just go from the late 80s:

1) What if Gretzky was traded to Detroit rather than LA?

2) What if Detroit stuck to its guns and drafted Pavel Bure after the league told them he would be ineligible?

3) What if Yzerman was traded to Ottawa for Yashin?

4) What if Fedorov never leaves?

5A) What if that ridiculous penalty on Datsyuk isn't called in game 5 of the 2007 WCF against Anaheim?

5B) What if Datsyuk, Lidstrom, and Hossa are healthy in the 09 Finals?


Edit: I completely forgot these ones and they can't go unmentioned:

What if Konstantinov and Fischer's careers aren't cut short?

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03-14-2013, 05:46 AM
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What if Kerry Fraser saw Wayne Gretzky high stick Doug Gilmour?

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03-14-2013, 05:51 AM
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What if Kerry Fraser saw Wayne Gretzky high stick Doug Gilmour?
Knew this would come up in the thread. My first thought was related.

Hard to come up with 5 right now but for LA I think #1 has to be: What if McSorley's stick was legal?

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03-14-2013, 05:54 AM
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What if McSorley's stick was legal.

What if they didn't trade the pick that turned into Ray Bourque.

What if Peter Forsberg lost his spleen one game earlier.

Others can help me out.

Edit: Fan of Every Anton beat me.

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03-14-2013, 05:57 AM
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1. What if the Gretzky trade never happened/What if Pocklington kept the team together
2. What if Roloson didn't get injured in Game 1 of the SCF
3. What if Pronger stuck around
4. What if the Sabres didn't match the Vanek offer sheet
5. What if the Heatley trade went through

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03-14-2013, 06:00 AM
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1. What if the Gretzky trade never happened/What if Pocklington kept the team together
2. What if Roloson didn't get injured in Game 1 of the SCF
3. What if Pronger stuck around
4. What if the Sabres didn't match the Vanek offer sheet
5. What if the Heatley trade went through
You're missing one big one from Oilers' history.


What if Steve Smith didn't score on his own net.

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Just my opinion:

1. What if Lemieux had a healthy career?
2. What if Jagr didn't die alive?
3. What if Naslund wasn't traded?
4. What if Crosby didn't have a concussion?
5. What if Malkin didn't like borscht?

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03-14-2013, 07:23 AM
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1. What if the arbitrator didn't rule that the Blues had to give up Scott Stevens?
2. What if Scott Niedermayer was taken 2nd overall in 1991 and NJ drafted Pat Falloon?
3. What if Matteau hadn't scored in 1994?
4. What if Lou had never been hired?
5. What if the Hurricanes hadn't come back to win in 2009?

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03-14-2013, 07:56 AM
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5. What if the Rangers won game 5 vs. Buffalo in 2007?
4. What if they never traded Rick Middleton?
3. What if Brodeur stopped Matteau on the wraparound?
2. What if Neil Smith did nothing at the trade deadline in 94?
1. What if the mortgage papers weren't burned in the Cup in 1940?

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What if the Hull goal didn't count?

What if we didn't trade Biron to the Flyers?

What if we re-signed Briere/Drury?

What if we kept Turgeon instead of trading for Lafontaine?

What if the Aud had a better cooling system?

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1. What if the arbitrator didn't rule that the Blues had to give up Scott Stevens?
2. What if Scott Niedermayer was taken 2nd overall in 1991 and NJ drafted Pat Falloon?
3. What if Matteau hadn't scored in 1994?
4. What if Lou had never been hired?
5. What if the Hurricanes hadn't come back to win in 2009?
6. What if NJ had out-crapped Pittsburgh in the 1983-84 season?

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1. What if Yzermans shot missed?
2. What if the Blues never made a move for Scott Stevens?
3. What if the Blues never traded Chris Pronger?
4. What if the Blues never hired Mike Keenan?
5. What if the Blues kept Gretzky around for a few more years?

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03-14-2013, 08:08 AM
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6. What if NJ had out-crapped Pittsburgh in the 1983-84 season?
Huh. Never realized how close NJ came to Lemieux. The more you know

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1. What if Kevin Stevens didn't run into Pilon's visor?
2. What if the Pens traded Naslund for something of actual value?
3. What if the Pens didn't have an idiot for an owner and had to sell off star players and trade Jagr? (No Crosby, Malkin, Fleury, or Staal).
4. What if Hossa re-signed? (Likely no cup in 2009, key players would have had to leave because of his contract)
5. What if another team tanked better than the Penguins in 1984?

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1. What if Kerry Fraser called the high stick?

2. What if Sundin stayed?

3. What if Eakins was our coach?

4. What if we had traded for Nabokov at the deadline last season?

5. What if the leafs actually beat the canes in /02?

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What if Gelinas' goal counted?

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1) What if they drafted Bossy instead of Ron Duguay and Lucien Deblois?

2) What if Lindros was awarded to the Rangers instead of Philly?

3) What if Richter made the save on Francis in 92?

4) What if they just re-signed Messier instead of the play for Sakic?

5) What if Dolan didn't order Neil Smith to go out West and not come back until he signed Fleury, Kamensky and the rest in the summer of 99.

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1. What if the Habs traded Maurice Richard to the Rangers?
2. What if the draft rules didnít change, and the Habs got Gretzky in 81?
3. What if Roy wasnít kept in the nets for 9 goals?
4. What if they drafted Dionne instead of Lafleur?
5. What if they didnít trade Kennedy to Toronto (this is a big oneÖit lead to Frank Selke eventually working for the Habs, and building a dynasty).

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03-14-2013, 08:39 AM
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Detroit's history goes far back so I'll just go from the late 80s:

1) What if Gretzky was traded to Detroit rather than LA?

2) What if Detroit stuck to its guns and drafted Pavel Bure after the league told them he would be ineligible?

3) What if Yzerman was traded to Ottawa for Yashin?

4) What if Fedorov never leaves?

5A) What if that ridiculous penalty on Datsyuk isn't called in game 5 of the 2007 WCF against Anaheim?

5B) What if Datsyuk, Lidstrom, and Hossa are healthy in the 09 Finals?


Edit: I completely forgot these ones and they can't go unmentioned:

What if Konstantinov and Fischer's careers aren't cut short?
Ridiculous call??? Pavel CLEARLY and purposely slowed down in front of Mac not allowing him to jump into the rush. Its called interference.

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03-14-2013, 08:55 AM
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For the Sens

5: What if the 05 NHL lockout never happened?
4: What if the Heatly fiasco didn't happen?
3: What if the Yashin fiasco didn't happen?
2: What if Daigle didn't bust?
1: What if the original Sens never folded?
Eh, I think you're missing a couple:

What if Hasek didn't go to the Olympics in 2006?
What if Friesen hadn't scored in 2003?

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Habs

1. Draft Savard over Wickenheiser
2. Did not trade Roy (or pulled Roy after 4)
3. Bowman was given the GM job after Pollock
4. Did not trade Chelios for a spent Savard
5. Dryden never came back after sitting the year out or he was traded due to it

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Avs, off the top of my head:

1. What if Lindros never got traded to Philly?
2. What if Roy had been pulled after three goals in Montreal?
3. What if the Avs never matched the Sakic offer sheet?
4. What if Roy hadn't retired before the 03/04 season?
5. What if Mueller didn't get a concussion?

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For the Sens

5: What if the 05 NHL lockout never happened?
4: What if the Heatly fiasco didn't happen?
3: What if the Yashin fiasco didn't happen?
2: What if Daigle didn't bust?
1: What if the original Sens never folded?
A related question: What if the Sens had won the Cup in 2007?

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