I picked Potvin for a few reasons, the biggest being that when he came in 75 there was nothing else on the team. By himself he turned the team into a stronger franchise. When Trotts and Boss (both great - don't get me wrong) came in the team was already forming into the powerhouse it would become.
The other reason I picked Potvin is the neverending pounding he gave the Rag$ when they would play.
I still love hearing the chants in the Garden about Potvin and his Wife !!! Only reason they still show up is because the Rag$ fans know Potvin killed them over and over again !!!
Probably only 7 votes because there are a few names missing, and no "other" category for those who wouldn't vote for any of those three.
I would personally say Billy Smith. Because I personally feel that goaltending accounts for more than any other aspect of the game, and Billy Smith is known as one of the best (if not the best) Money goaltenders of all time. But that is just my opinion.
I also want to mention that Kenny Morrow didn't make either first or second teams???
I highly recommend reading this article on morrow:
I think you know where my vote goes, though you really couldn't go wrong with any of the three choices. To think that all of those guys played together on the same Islander teams, the same era. Amazingly spoiled were those of us who got to witness it. And, on the other hand, somewhat of a sad commentary on this franchise since that time.