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View Poll Results: Greatest 'non-Quebec born Canadian' to play for the habs
Larry Robinson 69 53.08%
Bob Gainey 20 15.38%
Steve Shutt 2 1.54%
Ken Dryden 17 13.08%
Kirk Muller 0 0%
Toe Blake 3 2.31%
Pete Mahovlich 4 3.08%
Elmer Lach 0 0%
Tom Johnson 0 0%
Ralph Backstrom 1 0.77%
Bobby Smith 0 0%
Mike Mcphee 0 0%
Chad Kilger 8 6.15%
Robert Dirk 3 2.31%
other 3 2.31%
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11-30-2004, 04:52 PM
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No Brainer, Howie Morenz.

This one isn't even close.

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I voted for other, namely #7 Howie Morentz. It's a shame that a player who's number is up there in the rafters should be a write in. Howie Morentz was born in Mitchell Ontario. Larry Robinson would be a close second and I think his #19 should also be up there with the other numbers that have been retired.


It's Morenz easy. He was considered the Babe Ruth of hockey before the Rocket was.

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Morenz for sure. By all accounts, he was by far the greatest player of his era. His ability was legendary.

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Robinson wins but I voted for Kilger as a joke because I thought no one would/could possibly vote for him but to my surprise he already had 5 votes

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12-01-2004, 06:09 PM
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Morenz for sure. By all accounts, he was by far the greatest player of his era. His ability was legendary.
I can't sit here and mount an arguement that Robinson was the better player. The era is so far removed though by time and the way the game was played,including the rules, that I tend to not go back into the Morenz,Joliat,Joe Malone years when we talk lists or the greatest. Kind of hard to argue that Guy Lapointe was tougher than Sprague Cleghorn.My Mom does think that Buddy O'Connor was a better stickhandler than Gretzky though.

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12-01-2004, 06:37 PM
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I can't sit here and mount an arguement that Robinson was the better player. The era is so far removed though by time and the way the game was played,including the rules, that I tend to not go back into the Morenz,Joliat,Joe Malone years when we talk lists or the greatest. Kind of hard to argue that Guy Lapointe was tougher than Sprague Cleghorn.My Mom does think that Buddy O'Connor was a better stickhandler than Gretzky though.

Odie was my favorite.

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I agree the game was different in the 30's so it is hard to compare to the present day. The odds are good that Morenz was a better player than Kilger

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Cuckoo ka choo Mr. Robinson. Big Bird all the way.

"When I first got drafted, I was kind of disappointed," admits Robinson. "I had been talking to a few scouts from Los Angeles and a couple of other teams. When I got drafted by Montreal, I looked at the lineup and thought, 'Holy Mackerel, I'm never going to make it with them.'"

"On January 8 (1973), I got called up," remembers Larry. "We were playing the Minnesota North Stars in Montreal. Before I went up, Al told me that in order to get myself going, on the first shift I should hammer somebody. Poor Bobby Nevin was the first guy I saw and I flattened him into the boards."

"If you're ever going to play in a place that's going to help your career, it's Montreal. They didn't settle for second best. It's either going to make you or break you. It broke quite a few but it also made a lot of great hockey players over the years, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them. The people there treated me just unbelievably. There's no other place I would rather have played."

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Mine would be:

1) Larry Robinson
2) Bob Gainey
3) Frank Mahovlich

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