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04-25-2005, 12:13 AM
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With all do respect to Lidstrom, Potvin was the better dman in my opinion.
Pretty even accolades if you ask me. Potvin 3 Norris Trophies. Lidstrom 3 Norris Trophies. Potvin 5 1st Team and 2 2nd Team All Stars. Lidstrom 6 1st Team All Stars. Potvin Calder winner. Lidstrom Conn Smythe winner. Potvin 4 Cups. Lidstrom 3 Cups. Figure in the eras and scoring is about even. Potvin over 1000 and Lidstrom over 700pts.

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04-25-2005, 12:18 AM
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There's only no room for discussion if you happen to be a blind Russian fan who wants to go by a couple of international tournaments and Soviet hearsay.


Ed Belfour is one of the greatest goaltenders of all time in the NHL with 4 Jennings Trophies, 2 Vezinas, 1 Stanley Cup and 3 finals appearances, a Calder Trophy, numerous all star game appearances, all star teams, career numbers in wins, playoff wins, shutouts, goals against average and save percentage that are competitive with any NHL great from any era.

I really don't see how Tretiak's career could have been so spectacular that there would be no room for discussion...
He's not in the HHOF for nothing.

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04-25-2005, 12:19 AM
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Pretty even accolades if you ask me. Potvin 3 Norris Trophies. Lidstrom 3 Norris Trophies. Potvin 5 1st Team and 2 2nd Team All Stars. Lidstrom 6 1st Team All Stars. Potvin Calder winner. Lidstrom Conn Smythe winner. Potvin 4 Cups. Lidstrom 3 Cups. Figure in the eras and scoring is about even. Potvin over 1000 and Lidstrom over 700pts.
Potvin was a more intimidating physical presence, and I think the fact that he captained a team to 4 straight Stanley Cups, nevermind winning 4 straight cups makes his career just a bit more impressive than Lidstrom's.

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04-25-2005, 12:24 AM
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He's not in the HHOF for nothing.
It doesn't really matter that he's in the HHOF. I'm not saying he wasn't a great goaltender, but Belfour is truly one of the game's elite goalies of all time.

Tretiak on the other hand played most of his career in a league behind the Iron Curtain, meaning he never had to play the 70s Habs, the 70s Bruins, Orr, Lafleur, Esposito and the best of his generation from North America for any length of time. Belfour played in an era where he was in a league with the best players of his generation from all around the world whether they were Canadian, Russian, Czech, whatever.

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04-25-2005, 12:25 AM
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Potvin was a more intimidating physical presence, and I think the fact that he captained a team to 4 straight Stanley Cups, nevermind winning 4 straight cups makes his career just a bit more impressive than Lidstrom's.
That same intimidating presence no doubt caused his many missed games throughout his career. Lidstrom is able to shut down his opponents without too much physical punishment to himself hence missing all of 17 games over his entire career and zero playoff games. Potvin missed 17+ games in 3 different seasons. 4 straight cups is impressive as a team accomplishment. Lidstrom's 3 consecutive Norris trophies is pretty impressive as well.

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04-25-2005, 12:28 AM
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I think Lidstrom's one of the best defensemen ever to play.

Ron does, too.

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Which number has the deepest talent?

I really like several guys who've worn #11

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04-25-2005, 12:31 AM
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That same intimidating presence no doubt caused his many missed games throughout his career. Lidstrom is able to shut down his opponents without too much physical punishment to himself hence missing all of 17 games over his entire career and zero playoff games. Potvin missed 17+ games in 3 different seasons. 4 straight cups is impressive as a team accomplishment. Lidstrom's 3 consecutive Norris trophies is pretty impressive as well.

I think the fact that Potvin was winning Norris Trophies in an era when Robinson, Orr, Park, Salming, Serge Savard, etc were all playing means a bit more than Lidstrom's 3 straight against today's competition.

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04-25-2005, 12:37 AM
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You mean guys like Bourque, Chelios, Stevens, Macinnis, etc... that Lidstrom has beaten for the honor? I'm fairly certain they were all finalists during Lidstrom's 3 year reign. Pronger, Blake, Niedermayer, and many more are all no slouches themselves. Quite a few of them will end up in the hall (Ray is already there).

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04-25-2005, 12:55 AM
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Steve Yzerman IS #19
It is also the number for Sakic, Trottier, Naslund and Thornton. Though the latter two aren't as good as Yzerman, the two former candidates are arguable.

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04-25-2005, 12:57 AM
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I think #19 is Trottier's number. Yzerman and Sakic idolized him, too.

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I'd give the nod for #19 to Big Bird, myself, but it's close.

Ed Belfour is one of the game's great goaltenders, and will perhaps end up bring woefully underrated among the greats, but Tretiak is certainly in that same rarified atmosphere, NHL career or no. Too close to call.

With all due respect to #19, there is no jersey in NHL history as storied as #9. Arguably two of the top five players of all time, and three of the top ten, wore the number.

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04-25-2005, 02:02 AM
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Which number has the deepest talent?

I really like several guys who've worn #11
I think it's 9.

Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, John Bucyk...


Today it must be 19 with Yzerman, Sakic, Richards, Näslund, Thornton and Doan.

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04-26-2005, 09:34 PM
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I think it's 9.

Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, John Bucyk...


Today it must be 19 with Yzerman, Sakic, Richards, Näslund, Thornton and Doan.
#99 Wilf Paiement

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Ever heard of Bryan Trottier?

Number 10 is Guy Lafleur
Number 22 is Mike Bossy
Number 39 is Dominik Hasek
Number 99 is Gretzky
Number 66 is Lemieux
Number 4 is Bobby Orr
Number 7 is Paul Coffee
Number 77 is Ray Bourque
Number 11 is Mark Messier
Number 16 is Henri Richard
Number 27 is Frank Mahovlich
Number 29 is Ken Dryden
Number 7 is Espo

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04-27-2005, 04:08 PM
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Number 30 is going to be Martin Brodeur when he's done playing. 33 Belongs to Patrick Roy and no one else will get close. Number 39 is all about the Dominator.

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04-27-2005, 04:40 PM
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ron francis #10 in whaler green. homer vote over lafluer of course.
i like oneill for 92 - though nylander also wore it. i dont think its right for tochett - he is always a a 22 in my mind.

ribiero for 71
brett lindros for 75
check that - foligno for 71

any avs fans remember hejduks original number? it was the number they gave him going into camp his first year - indicating how many players were expected to make it in front of him. he kept his and drury kept his 37. was it in the 60's?


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04-27-2005, 06:59 PM
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Fleury for 14?

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04-28-2005, 06:30 AM
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Bored... I couldn't get a few. I'll update it when I get bored again.

# - Player
1 - Terry Sawchuk
2 - Brian Leetch
3 - Scott Stevens
4 - Bobby Orr
5 - Denis Potvin
6 - Joe Thornton
7 - Phil Esposito
8 - Cam Neely
9 - Gordie Howe
10 - Ron Francis
11 - Mark Messier
12 - Peter Bondra
13 - Mats Sundin
14 - Brendan Shanahan
15 - John MacLean
16 - Brett Hull
17 - Jari Kurri
18 - Denis Savard
19 - Bryan Trottier
20 - Eddie Belfour
21 - Peter Forsberg
22 - Mike Bossy
23 - Dave Andreychuk
24 - Chris Chelios
25 - Keith Primeau
26 - Peter Stastny
27 - Frank Mahovlich
28 - Derian Hatcher
29 - Ken Dryden
30 - Martin Brodeur
31 - Valeri Kamensky
32 - Claude Lemieux
33 - Patrick Roy
34 - Bryan Berard
35 - Tom Barrasso
36 - Glenn Anderson
37 - Olaf Kolzig
38 - Pavol Demitra
39 - Dominik Hasek
40 - Henrik Zetterberg
41 - Jason Allison
42 - Bernie Federko
43 - Patrice Brisebois
44 - Chris Pronger
45 - Matt Cullen
46 - Kyle McLaren
47 - Claude Lapointe
48 - Scott Young
49 - Brian Savage
50 - Bob Wren
51 - Andrei Kovalenko
52 - Adam Foote
53 - Derek Morris
54 - Daniel Briere
55 - Sergei Gonchar
56 - Sergei Zubov
57 - Steve Heinze
58 - Sergei Varlamov
59 - Dave Karpa
60 - Jose Theodore
61 - Maxim Afinogenov
62 - Andrei Nazarov
63 -
64 - Jason Bonsignore
65 -
66 - Mario Lemieux
67 - Robert Svehla
68 - Jaromir Jagr
69 - Jenna Jameson..
70 -
71 - Wendel Clark
72 - Mathieu Schneider
73 -
74 - Jay McKee
75 - Brent Lindros
76 - Radek Bonk
77 - Raymond Bourque
78 - Pavol Demitra
79 - Alexei Yashin
80 - Geoff Sanderson
81 - Miroslav Satan
82 - Martin Straka
83 - Domenic Pittis
84 -
85 - Petr Klima
86 -
87 - Sidney Crosby
88 - Eric Lindros
89 - Alexander Mogilny
90 - Clark Gillies
91 - Sergei Fedorov
92 - Rick Tocchet
93 - Doug Gilmour
94 - Ryan Smyth
95 - Alexei Morozov
96 - Pavel Bure
97 - Jeremy Roenick
98 -
99 - Wayne Gretzky

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Number 69 has only ever been worn amazingly by one player. He goes by the name of Mel Angelstad, one of the greatest minor league fighters of all time, just buy his dvd to find out. He played in Belfast this season but only had 3 scraps, beating Eric Cairns in one.

He got called up for Washingtons final 2 games of 04-05 as a reward for his service to the Portland Pirates over the years and wore the number 69 that had never been worn before, therefore putting him in the list of one of the best players ever to wear a number.

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HERESY!

Steve Larmer is 28, not that little weasel of punk of a pustule of a person, Dino Cicccacccacci....I can't even spell the name.

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05-06-2005, 05:09 PM
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Steve Yzerman IS #19
A certain Hall of Fame, six-time Stanley Cup champion center from Long Island might have a good argument there. Especially since Stevie Y wore the number to honor his boyhood hero.

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