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Greatest Defenceman of All Time #17

View Poll Results: Who is the greatest defenceman of all time? #17
Al MacInnis 21 36.21%
Earl Seibert 2 3.45%
Dit Clapper 12 20.69%
Serge Savard 5 8.62%
Rod Langway 2 3.45%
Borje Salming 6 10.34%
Chris Pronger 6 10.34%
Sprague Cleghorn 0 0%
Brian Leetch 4 6.90%
Bill Gadsby 0 0%
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06-22-2006, 01:42 PM
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Greatest Defenceman of All Time #17

Stevens won with 25 votes and Gadsby will be added next. I am voting for Clapper and add Quackenbush.

#1.Orr(89.26%)
#2.Shore(37.00%)
#3.Harvey(52.33%)
#4.Bourque(54.84%)
#5.Potvin(61.84%)
#6.Robinson(31.71%)
#7.Kelly(27.69%)
#8.Lidstrom(32.58%)
#9.Coffey(40.58%)
#10.Chelios(34.25%)
#11.Fetisov(44.29%)
#12.Park(48.21%)
#13.Pilote(35.71%)
#14.Horton(31.25%)
#15.Clancy(34.55%)
#16.Stevens(39.06%)


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Add Bill Quackenbush. I think it was Hockey Outsider who said during the all-time draft that Quackenbush was the Lidstrom of his era.

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add Harry Cameron

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Seibert, add Quackenbush.

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I'll go with Savard. The most effective defensive defenseman I've ever seen. Add Quackenbush.

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Vote Clapper. Add Quackenbush

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Dit Clapper was the first player in NHL history to play 20 seasons. (And he did it at a very high level). He was the first player to be inducted into the HHOF immediately after he retired. Even though he had many fine seasons at right wing, his best were on defence. I voted for him.

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Clapper. Add Harry Cameron.

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bobby orr , had he two good knees would have gretztky still trying to break his records and the difference is that orr was a defenseman and knew where his own blue line was. he was equally if not better defensively as he was offensively and we, the hockey fans, were deprived of how great bobby orr really was. kids today have no idea how great orr was. there never will be another bobby orr.

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Vote Clapper. Add Quackenbush
Agreed on both.

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Voted for...THE CLAPPER!
And just to change things up, add Tom "Big" Johnson.

And for those saying Cameron was the first rushing d-man, Cyclone Taylor pre-dates him, but he only played defence for the Ottawa Silver Seven ('07-'10) and played forward everywhere else. But when he played in Ottawa he was a rushing d-man, he was used on defence to get better use of his speed and puck handling, as, at forward, he'd be so fast that his linemates would have to catch up and the play would be lost, while on defence, they got a head start.

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Leetch.
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Originally Posted by Nalyd Psycho
Voted for...THE CLAPPER!
And just to change things up, add Tom "Big" Johnson.

And for those saying Cameron was the first rushing d-man, Cyclone Taylor pre-dates him, but he only played defence for the Ottawa Silver Seven ('07-'10) and played forward everywhere else. But when he played in Ottawa he was a rushing d-man, he was used on defence to get better use of his speed and puck handling, as, at forward, he'd be so fast that his linemates would have to catch up and the play would be lost, while on defence, they got a head start.
Lester Patrick was the first defenseman to score a goal. He pre-dates Taylor by a few years as a rushing defenseman.

http://www.brainyhistory.com/events/...904_69645.html

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Lester Patrick was the first defenseman to score a goal. He pre-dates Taylor by a few years as a rushing defenseman.

http://www.brainyhistory.com/events/...904_69645.html
Scoring a goal and rushing the puck are two very different things though. Granted, Patrick's accomplishment is a big deal and paved the way for Taylor, it is quite different.

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