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06-01-2006, 11:44 AM
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Does Eric Desjardin get inducted to the Flyers HOF?

I say yes. One of the best D man this franchise has had. Some thoughts as to why or why not.

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06-01-2006, 12:38 PM
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I say yes. One of the best D man this franchise has had. Some thoughts as to why or why not.
Absolutely. He is the 2nd best Flyers defenseman of all-time, and closer to being #1 than #3.

Regular Season

Points - 2nd
Goals - 2nd
Assists - 2nd
Games - 3rd (if h's on the team next year he'll be 1st)

Playoffs

Points - 2nd
Goals - 1st
Assists - 2nd
Games - 4th

All that being said, none of the above stats matter.

The day he arrived, the Flyers were instantly transferred from a team that missed the playoffs 5 straight years to a team that became a Stanley Cup threat and has never finished lower than 2nd in the division.

He is a top 10 all-time Flyer. End of story.

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The day he arrived, the Flyers were instantly transferred from a team that missed the playoffs 5 straight years to a team that became a Stanley Cup threat and has never finished lower than 2nd in the division.
Pretty much my thoughts too. LeClair also had an alful lot to do with this but Desjardins was such a stabilizing factor. Besides that he actually made Chris Therien not look so bad for a few years.

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JFF hit the nail right on the head. Desjardins is easily the second-best Flyers defenseman of all time.

The much more difficult question is: who's #3???

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JFF hit the nail right on the head. Desjardins is easily the second-best Flyers defenseman of all time.

The much more difficult question is: who's #3???
Some people may say Joe Watson, Van Impe. While I remember them a little not enough to really form an opinion. So based on players I remember, Brad Mcrimmon. The reason I posted this thread is some clown thinks it isn’t a lock. Therian gets to much of a bad rap. He was a very solid and dependable player for 7 + years.

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no question about it. i agree with everyone who posted here

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The much more difficult question is: who's #3???
Depends on how you look at it. Are you looking for some players that excelled here for a short period of time (Ashbee, Wilson, McCrimmon, Johnsson, Galley) or players that had more longevity (Watson brothers, DuPont, Van Impe).

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06-01-2006, 02:16 PM
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Absolutely, he belongs in the Flyers Hall of Fame. He has earned that much. Unfortunately as a player today, he is a shell of his former self.

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Absolutely.

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For what he did with the Habs in '93, I would personally carry all 200lbs of him on my back to Toronna..

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Yeah he does. For the simple fact that he carried Therien all those years and STILL put up great numbers. The last few seasons have been the exception rather than the rule in his career.

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Depends on how you look at it. Are you looking for some players that excelled here for a short period of time (Ashbee, Wilson, McCrimmon, Johnsson , Galley) or players that had more longevity (Watson brothers, DuPont, Van Impe).

Kim Johnsson?

I wouldn't even say that, even if he was someone who excelled. We can find quite a few guys like that throughout the history of the team.



I think 3-4-5 goes Van Impe, Dupont, Joe Watson

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Kim Johnsson?

I wouldn't even say that, even if he was someone who excelled. We can find quite a few guys like that throughout the history of the team.

I think 3-4-5 goes Van Impe, Dupont, Joe Watson
Those guys all played longer, but none ever played the game at a level of McCrimmon or Johnsson.

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Those guys all played longer, but none ever played the game at a level of McCrimmon or Johnsson.

This team also had Darryl Sittler who played here near the end of his carreer at a high level, is he one of the best Flyers ever? 484 goals would be #1 on the Flyers all-time goal list

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This team also had Darryl Sittler who played here near the end of his carreer at a high level, is he one of the best Flyers ever? 484 goals would be #1 on the Flyers all-time goal list
No Sittler wouldn't qualify.

The longevity vs high quality question is valid. Johnsson has had years where he was a top 20 NHL defenseman. McCrimmon was borderline top 10.

Dupont was often considered the Flyers 6th defenseman druing the Cup years. Van Impe was a meaner slower version of Chris Therien. The Watson brothers were steady defensive defenseman.

Tom Bladon was the only defenseman back then who much real skill. Behn Wilson was the 2nd Flyers defenseman to have any real puck skills.

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Yeah he does. For the simple fact that he carried Therien all those years and STILL put up great numbers. The last few seasons have been the exception rather than the rule in his career.
Therien used to be a great defensive defenseman back in his hay day, when the fules worked in his favor. He wasn't always an oaf.

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Without a doubt he'll be in. I don't know what everyone complained about this season with him. I saw a lot of people say he was done, but it surely seemed toward the end of the season he turned it up, in my opinion at least.

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I'd put Bob Dailey up at #3.

Or maybe Brad McCrimmon.

http://www.flyershistory.net/cgi-bin/season.cgi?1985-86

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Therien used to be a great defensive defenseman back in his hay day, when the fules worked in his favor. He wasn't always an oaf.
I wouldn't say great, never a stand-out except for the wrong reasons (blown coverage, soft play, turnovers). He was steady at best in his prime. He was only great when he played against Jagr. With the new rules, his new career at Burger King begins in September.

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Yeah, Desjardins should be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame when he retires. Not only was he the 2nd best defenseman in team history (you could almost make a case that he was probably neck and neck with Mark Howe), he also had the kahonas to go to management during the whole Lindros fiasco and get the C stripped from Big E. That took a lot of balls to do. He always put the team first. I hope when he retires, the Flyers start grooming him as a head coach. I think he'd make a great one.

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definately, I think our memory of him may be a bit tarnished because of the past few seasons, but he was consistntly the flyers best D-man and one of the most underrated defensemen in the NHL in the 90's

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I hope when he retires, the Flyers start grooming him as a head coach. I think he'd make a great one.
That's an interesting thought. He's definitely got the hockey knowledge and the smarts to be a head coach.

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I think some of you guys are getting Joe and Jimmy Watson confused. Joe Watson was a slow defensive defenseman but a great quote, his younger brother Jimmy was a great skater, good point guy on the power play but really introverted so he never said anything. Jimmy was a better defenseman than Joe.

BTW. Desjardin was the 2nd best defenseman to suit them up for the Flyers, but I might put Jimmy 3rd.

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