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Which Team Of NHL Greats Wins a 7 Game Series?

View Poll Results: Which Team Of Greats Win A 7 Game Series?
Team Orr 25 52.08%
Team Howe 3 6.25%
Team Gretzky 11 22.92%
Team Lemieux 6 12.50%
Team Beliveau 3 6.25%
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07-24-2006, 08:12 PM
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Which Team Of NHL Greats Wins a 7 Game Series?

There's been alot of discussion about who might be the Greatest Player In The History Of The NHL. I thought it might be interesting to see different opinions with a Poll of the most dominating careers put up by thier sheer #'s. Yes, there may be players in this Poll who you feel should not be represented, as well as others who should be, but I've narrowed it down to the top 5 of all time and think it would be cool to see who wins. Of course, this would be based on a 7 game series, with each team using the same goaltender.

I won't vote on this but if I did I'd choose Orr. IMO he was the best player at both ends of the ice and could play it any style you wanted. He was tough, fast, smart, and probably the purest talent who has ever graced the NHL and World for that matter. Let's keep this fun and clean....just have fun with it.


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07-25-2006, 02:41 PM
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Team Orr..he can play O and D.

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That's pretty tough logic to argue with.

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Team Howe would be an intreiguing darkhorse. As we have seen in recent years the amount of physical punishment inflicted can have an impact as a series wears on.

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My vote is team Beliveau. What was his record in playoff series during his career. Probably something like 25-8?

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Lemieux and Orr would each miss 40% of the action, and Gretzky would win in a walk.

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Lemieux and Orr would each miss 40% of the action, and Gretzky would win in a walk.
If it were possible to have that match-up take place you'd loose your house in a bet with me.

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Orr would win. I know many of you will disagree, but I really think team Kelly would be the second best team you could assemble. Interestingly, Red Storey has said that team Milt Schmidt would be the best.

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Orr would win. I know many of you will disagree, but I really think team Kelly would be the second best team you could assemble. Interestingly, Red Storey has said that team Milt Schmidt would be the best.
I've actually been lucky enough to have met Milt and he's an amazing person. He'll talk hockey as long as you'd like and is always a gentleman. What a player he was and I wish I could've seen him skating with Bauer and Dumart.

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07-26-2006, 05:43 PM
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I went with Gretzky.

I don't think a team of Gretzky's would ever lose the puck.

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One name that's conspicuous by its absence is Team Rocket Richard. Considered by many to be the greatest goal scorer who ever lived, and possibly the greatest clutch player who ever lived, he also brought great strength, intensity, resilience and competitiveness to the ice. If I could have one player for a Game 7, it would be Rocket Richard.


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I picked Team Orr. Now that beign said I think Gretzky is the greatest player of all time. But Orr you could argue was the more complete player even more than Howe. I think a guy who would give everyone a run for their money would be 5 Trottiers. in all honesty he never had a weakness.

And in all seriousness how would Bob Gainey prevail? Sure he wasnt a goal scorer and the only way he would beat these guys would be by preventing goals but with his defensive positioning and awareness I can assume it wouldnt be pleasant playing against him

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At this stage it's not looking like it'd be as close as I thought and Howe with only 1 vote???.........shocking.

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I'm a Beliveau fan but this is Howe's win hands down. The only thing close would be a team of 20 year old Orr's upfront backed up by older (25 ish) more experienced Orr's on defence. But the "legendary" Orr people imagine with the 28 year old experience and the physical gifts also never existed in one package.

But don't try to tell me 5 Gretzky's could keep the puck away from 5 Howe's or stop them on defence.

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Looks like Team Orr in a Landslide!!! Thanks to all who added thier view and vote.

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Team Hemsky.

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