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02-24-2005, 02:39 AM
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Your favorite "What if?" contemplation?

Mine has got to be:

What if Nathan Lafayette didn't hit the post?

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Mine has got to be:

What if Nathan Lafayette didn't hit the post?

what if martin gelinas didn't hit the post?

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My favourite two:

What if Steve Smith didn't score on his own net?

What if Gretzky had not been traded from Edmonton?

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What if Viktor Tikhonov kept Tretiak in net for the "Miracle on Ice" game?

What if God was one of us? j/k

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Im sure everybody and their dog heard has it hear but it still makes me wonder, what if bobby orr had good knees?

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What if Mike Bossy had a good back for his whole career.

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02-24-2005, 09:03 AM
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What if Edmonton was not handed the gift of the 2-3-2 format against the Isles in the 1984 playoffs and conference playoffs in a very weak Western Conference?

Gretzky never scored a finals goal in two series at Nassau Coliseum and their only win at the Coliseum was 1-0 where Fuhr stole the game. Game two of that series the Isles won 6-1.

That's a what if many Islander players themselves were thinking for years.

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02-24-2005, 09:05 AM
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what if martin gelinas didn't hit the post?
What if the Rangers actually had to give up Leetch and Richter for Messier and seven other Oilers on the 94 team?

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What if Hunter hadn't hit Turgeon's knee during the 92-93 playoffs.

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02-24-2005, 09:20 AM
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You'd hope for a little more humility from Uniondale after completing two decades since the dynasty with zip and, perhaps, questions more like this ...

What if they caught the offsides goal by Duane Sutter in Game 6 vs. the Flyers in 1980, their third unarguable offsides goal of those playoffs?

What if the owners didn't have the good sense to ditch the Stan Fischler logo for a return to tradition? (a relevant question for every Bruins fan who attends a matinee).

What if Sam Pollock had made Bill Torrey an offer he couldn't refuse?

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02-24-2005, 09:45 AM
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What if Gretzky had been caught highsticking Gilmour in 93
What if Wendel Clark, Mario Lemieux and Cam Neely were healthy.
What if Wendel played with Lemieux...
What if the russians were allowed into leave Russia earlier...
What if the leafs drafted Sakic instead of Richardson
What if Ballard never owned the leafs
What if the original six didn't have territory rights when drafting.

What if Lindros stayed in Quebec and Jersey drafted Lemieux

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02-24-2005, 09:48 AM
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I'm with the above poster.

What if Gretzky got caught.

A Leafs vs Habs series in 93 woulda been just what the doctor ordered.

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What if Leon Stickle called the obvious offsides in Game 6 of the 1980 Finals? What would have happened in Game 7?

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What if Lafleur didnt blow his career away with smoking and suffered a car accident.

What if Mike Bossy had a healthy back.

What if Bobby Orr had healthy knees.

What if Lemieux hadnt been injured all the time.

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02-24-2005, 11:06 AM
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What if Tim Kerr had played in either finals against Edmonton (85 & 87) ??
... especially 1987.

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Oh and one more. What if Hasek had come to the NHL at the age of 20 not 28.

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What if the Bruins, who stuck it to Quebec by taking Stephane Quintal 14th, didn't have that opportunity? (the Nords settled for Sakic 15th).


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What if Gretzky had been caught highsticking Gilmour in 93
What if Wendel Clark, Mario Lemieux and Cam Neely were healthy.
What if Wendel played with Lemieux...
What if the russians were allowed into leave Russia earlier...
What if the leafs drafted Sakic instead of Richardson
What if Ballard never owned the leafs
What if the original six didn't have territory rights when drafting.

What if Lindros stayed in Quebec and Jersey drafted Lemieux

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What if they had arthroscopy in the 60's?

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What if Patrick Roy had been taken out after 4 goals?

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What if the B's made a clean line change vs. Montreal in '79?

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What if Hunter hadn't hit Turgeon's knee during the 92-93 playoffs.
He didn't. He slammed him into the boards injuring his shoulder.

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What if Wayne Gretzky had never been cheapshotted by Gary Suter and his back never went sour for the last 8 years of his career?

What if Gary Suter had never tried to kill Paul Kariya, robbing us of one of the game's brightest young players?

What if the man upstairs had had the balls to review Brett Hull's no goal?

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"What if" Tony Espisito didn't nix Guy becoming a Penguin in '89?
"What if" the Penguins had kept Rene Robert?
"What if" the Blackhwks had kept Hasek?
"What if" Mike Richter gets ejected from game 7 with the Devils for contact with a ref in 1994?
"What if" the problems in the NHL today were nipped in the bud in 1995?

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I know it's been said but what if Bobby Orr had good knees?

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What would happen if the players were greedy millionaires who only cared about money?

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