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02-17-2013, 07:16 PM
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Greatest Massachusetts born NHL players

Massachusetts has had a lot of productive NHL players. Who of all of them sticks out in your mind.

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Massachusetts has had a lot of productive NHL players. Who of all of them sticks out in your mind.
Cant say who was best ever, but watching Bobby Miller at UNH then Bruins - that guy could fly and scored alot of exciting goals. Talented skater for sure

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Toss up between Chris Bourque and Jay Pandolfo.

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No?

Ok.

I'd take either Bill Guerin or Jeremy Roenick.

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Bobby Carpenter and Tom Barrasso were both pretty damn good, for people who haven't been mentioned yet...

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Probably JR or Barrasso if play NHL is what counts. Carpenter if play in MA as a youngster is the determining thing. Guerin and Langway are in the same category as those guys.

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Carpenter was the first American to pot 50. Pretty impressive. My cousin played against him in HS, never shut up a/b him, said he was on another level.

I'd have to say he and Roenick.

Edit - Honorable mention to the Bostonians who contributed to the greatest sports upset of all time, the 80 Olympic team. I was a baby the last time the B's won a cup, but I did get to see that.


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As a complete outsider the first guy I think of when I hear Mass hockey is Tony Amonte for some reason.

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...Langway are in the same category as those guys.
We have to decide if we're including "from Massachusetts" or sticking to "born in Massachusetts."

Langway is from Massachusetts, but he was born in Taiwan. You'll notice he isn't on that Hockey Reference list.

The guys I always think of as the best of the Commonwealth are Tkachuk, Roenick, Amonte, and Carpenter. At their primes (mostly at the same time for the first 3) they were incredible examples of MA hockey players.

Always liked Guerin in his prime and on the Bruins, didn't like the way he left but it's hard to fault him with that contract Dallas offered him pre-cap. Always nice to have a local Irish kid on the B's.

The best current MA players have to be Yandle and Whitney, and as much as I hate to admit it, Hal Gill. 1000 games in the NHL is nothing to shake a stick at.

There is a nice future too with guys like Coyle and Kreider, plus others like Grzelcyk.

Honorable mention to Doug Brown, from my hometown Southborough. He and Bobby Butler (Marlborough) are the only guys from the Boros to make it to the show (so far )

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Isn't Brian Leetch from MA? He seems like a pretty solid candidate.

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Isn't Brian Leetch from MA? He seems like a pretty solid candidate.
He was born in Texas or something but he grew up in Connecticut, played at Avon Old Farms before going to BC.

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Isn't Brian Leetch from MA? He seems like a pretty solid candidate.
Born in Texas.

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Chris Nilan, Ted Donato, Steve Heinz. Bobby Carpenter tops my list. Stylewise he reminded me of
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