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09-27-2004, 12:51 PM
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Top 5 players from the 80's

who are your top 5 players from the 80's in terms of talent that they displayed THEN. (minus Gretzky and Lemieux) ?

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who are your top 5 players from the 80's in terms of talent that they displayed THEN. (minus Gretzky and Lemieux) ?
Stastny has to be up there.

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In no particular order:

Messier
Bourque
Langway
Stastny
Kurri

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1. Bossy 2. Stastney 3. Kurri 4. Hawerchuk 5. Coffey

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Kurri
Stastny
Bourque
Bossy
Hawerchuk

Though I've no doubt forgotten some obvious candidates, these are the five off the top of my head.

EDIT: Spares: Yzerman, Coffey, Savard


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1. Bossy 2. Stastney 3. Kurri 4. Hawerchuk 5. Coffey
That's almost as perfect as you can get it. One guy everyone forgets is Denis Savard. Maybe not in the top 5 but as far as talent goes he did that spinorama time after time after time.

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09-27-2004, 05:25 PM
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gretzky...

messier...

coffey...

kurri...

anderson...

sorry about using gretzky but i didnt want to break up the set :p

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Bossy
Bourque
Kurri
Coffey
Mike Gartner

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That's almost as perfect as you can get it. One guy everyone forgets is Denis Savard. Maybe not in the top 5 but as far as talent goes he did that spinorama time after time after time.
Yeah, Savard was pretty awsome. He scored so many awsome goals but the one that stands out to me was when he danced around all 5 Oilers and beat the goalie. IMO that is the greatest goal ever scored. (Importance not counting.)

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1. Bossy
2. Stastny
3. Coffey
4. Messier-His playoff play and stats as a 2nd line centre were more impressive than some team's 1st line centres
5. D. Savard
Close, but not quite: Hawerchuk, Bourque, Goulet, Dionne (70s was more his time), Kurri, Yzerman (had more of an impact come the 90s).

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Dino Ciccarelli
Dale Hawerchuk
Peter Stastny
Jari Kurri
Paul Coffey

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Bossy
Hawerchuk
Stastny
Savard
Yzerman
Coffey


Sorry, I had to have 6, because none of these deserve to be left off a list like this.

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If I was building a team from the 80s and I couldn't take Gretzky I'd take

1. Scott Stevens
2. Ray Bourque
3. Mario
4. Pat LaFontaine
5. Messier

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1. Wayne Gretzky
2. Ray Bourque
3. Mark Messier
4. Paul Coffey
5. Mike Bossy

I chose players based on their dominance solely during the decade of the 80s. Gretzky should be everyone's #1. If he isn't, then your list is not credible. There were no real dominant goalies in the 80s who didn't die in a car crash. Hull, Lemieux and Yzerman came in partway through the decade. Bossy, Potvin, and Trottier were dominant at the beginning of the 80s but not throughout. Stastny accumulated a lot of points, but so did Gartner. I wouldn't call either of them as dominant as Messier or Bossy.

Potvin, Trottier, Stastny, Lemieux, Yzerman, Kurri, Fuhr, Savard were on the cusp.

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1. Wayne Gretzky
2. Ray Bourque
3. Mark Messier
4. Paul Coffey
5. Mike Bossy

I chose players based on their dominance solely during the decade of the 80s. Gretzky should be everyone's #1. If he isn't, then your list is not credible. There were no real dominant goalies in the 80s who didn't die in a car crash. Hull, Lemieux and Yzerman came in partway through the decade. Bossy, Potvin, and Trottier were dominant at the beginning of the 80s but not throughout. Stastny accumulated a lot of points, but so did Gartner. I wouldn't call either of them as dominant as Messier or Bossy.

Potvin, Trottier, Stastny, Lemieux, Yzerman, Kurri, Fuhr, Savard were on the cusp.
The first post says that you can't use Gretzky or Lemieux. My goalies alone would be 1. Fuhr 2. Smith 3. Roy 4. Vernon 5. Hextall


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D. Hawerchuk (never had a line mate)
M. Dionne (Dave Taylor and Charlie Simmers were his best line mates)
P. Stastny (he had his brothers, also Goulet, but he had all the skills)
D. Savard (He WAS the Hawks)
R. Bourque (also great in the 90's and 00's... simply Bourque)

But then there's...

S. Yzerman (he was better overall in the 90's)
M. Messier (also arguably better in the early 90's, also had no Gretzky)
J. Kurri (Played on a line with Wayne)
P. Coffey (On PP with Wayne alone added 30 pts a year to stats)
M. Bossy (He should probably be above, but he DID have Trottier who could easily be on this list)

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No FUHR??? He's one of my favs...

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D. Hawerchuk (never had a line mate)
M. Dionne (Dave Taylor and Charlie Simmers were his best line mates)
P. Stastny (he had his brothers, also Goulet, but he had all the skills)
D. Savard (He WAS the Hawks)
R. Bourque (also great in the 90's and 00's... simply Bourque)

But then there's...

S. Yzerman (he was better overall in the 90's)
M. Messier (also arguably better in the early 90's, also had no Gretzky)
J. Kurri (Played on a line with Wayne)
P. Coffey (On PP with Wayne alone added 30 pts a year to stats)
M. Bossy (He should probably be above, but he DID have Trottier who could easily be on this list)
so that still leaves about 110 point seasons he has to be there

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Here's my $.02.

G- Fuhr

D- Bourque
Langway

F- Kurri
Savard (going by the original premise of leaving Gretzky and Lemieux out)
Stastny

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Bossy
Messier
Bourque
D. Potvin
Steve Yzerman

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Great Question

Bourque
Messier
Bossy
Savard
Hawerchuk

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Bossy
Kurry
Stasny
Patrick Roy
Bob Gainey

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Dale Hunter should be somewhere in the top 10, maybe cracking the top 5.

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1. Gretzky (is there any doubt?)
2. Bossy (only player to score 50+ goals every year of his career)
3. Lemieux (broke Gretzky's streak of Hart trophies)
4. Savard (amazing to watch)
5. Messier (overshadowed by Gretzky for most of decade)

Most overrated:

Kurri (Gretzky carried this guy throughout his career)

Underrated:

Hawerchuk (great player on a bad Jets team)

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