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02-11-2007, 02:52 PM
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Beliveau, Richard, or Lafleur...take your pick.

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02-11-2007, 02:55 PM
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02-11-2007, 02:56 PM
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Can you imagine The Rocket in a Habs uniform right now? He would grab his own players by the throat and make them perform. He was like Claude Lemieux if Lemieux wasn't a coward and Michael Bossy: Killer instinct and mad skills for scoring in one body.
Richard did NOT play anything like Pepe. He was goal-directed, not a disturber. He was a lot more physical than Mike Bossy, but mainly against forwards or Dmen who were in his way to the goal. Once he had the puck, no one could be more intense. Without the puck he seemed slightly distracted, but when the slightest offensive opportunity arose he turned into an orca pursuing a seal.

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02-11-2007, 03:00 PM
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If we're limiting the choice to former Habs, I'd say Jean Béliveau without hesitation. That would stop the endless posts about first and second line centers.

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02-11-2007, 04:12 PM
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Hi guys. Just visiting. I'm not old enough to have watched all of the Habs greats in their prime, but I have to say that I LOVED watching Guy Carbonneau play when I was growing up. He had a brilliant hockey mind and was all guts. Bar none the best shot blocker I've ever seen. I heard somebody describe him as the defensive Wayne Gretzky a while back and, while that may be a stretch, he was certainly one of a kind. I know you guys are going through a tough stretch right now, but I think you've got yourself a phenomenal coach there. I just hope the fans and media stick with him long enough to really see what he can do.

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02-11-2007, 04:50 PM
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02-11-2007, 04:57 PM
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The Great One not an option on this list?

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02-11-2007, 05:01 PM
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IMO, Mario in his prime > everybody else... Gretzky included. The guy was just so talented, it's unreal.

For former Habs... since we need a centreman so badly, I'd say Jean Beliveau.

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02-11-2007, 05:09 PM
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Wow I can't believe only two people chose Gretzky, including me. Former Habs though I'd take Jaques Plante right about now.

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02-11-2007, 05:36 PM
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I'd have to say Eric Lindros, he was such a force on the ice before his first concussion...

HM to Cam Neely

For the Habs, Larry Robinson

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02-11-2007, 06:46 PM
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I'd have to say Eric Lindros, he was such a force on the ice before his first concussion...

HM to Cam Neely
Concur with those two.

Ex Hab? John Leclair in his prime could be pretty good with Higgins and Koivu

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02-11-2007, 07:12 PM
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I would love to see Pavel Bure again. I really miss seeing that magic.
Ditto, only if he came to play for the Habs though. We could use a 50 goal guy, even if he is small and speedy, jsut like to other guys on our team.

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02-11-2007, 07:17 PM
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definitely Mario.....

or for us....Stephane Richer.

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02-11-2007, 08:39 PM
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Jan Bulis.
Yeah in his prime he would score four goals a game...I wish he could still be that guy! Imagine 328 goals a year...I could live with him playing only half a season.

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02-11-2007, 08:45 PM
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02-11-2007, 08:46 PM
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Richard did NOT play anything like Pepe. He was goal-directed, not a disturber. He was a lot more physical than Mike Bossy, but mainly against forwards or Dmen who were in his way to the goal. Once he had the puck, no one could be more intense. Without the puck he seemed slightly distracted, but when the slightest offensive opportunity arose he turned into an orca pursuing a seal.
Lemieux in term of being a beast.

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02-11-2007, 09:04 PM
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I gotta go with Pavel Bure on this one.

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02-11-2007, 10:47 PM
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First..: Live Forever... your avatar is awesome ahaha!! maybe the best gui-unit one!

Second..: I'd take Mike Bossy and Clark Gillies.. anytime.

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02-11-2007, 11:06 PM
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First..: Live Forever... your avatar is awesome ahaha!! maybe the best gui-unit one!

Second..: I'd take Mike Bossy and Clark Gillies.. anytime.
Thanks, I'm just itching to start the Drive for 25 avatars. Can't wait!

Also I'd like to throw in another of suggestion for bringing back a player in his prime...I know this is cheating a little, but how about Kariya and Selanne duo in their prime?

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02-11-2007, 11:07 PM
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King Clancy on the Ottawa blue line leading us to another Cup!

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02-11-2007, 11:10 PM
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Wow, interesting pick, that guy was good!

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02-11-2007, 11:12 PM
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Wow, interesting pick, that guy was good!
he was money when he drived from his own blue line... wow

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02-11-2007, 11:14 PM
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I'm going to take some heat, but Jose Theodore. If we had 2002 Theodore in 2007 we'd be in first place!

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Who would it be.


I would love to see Pavel Bure again. I really miss seeing that magic.
funny thing....

Bure was on a vancouver radio show recently.

You would think that he would love to play in the new NHL.

But he said that he doesn't like it at all.....

even if his knee miraculously heals, he still wouldn't come back... its a shame... even now, he's only 35 years old.

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