Recchi is mine, by far. He was my favourite player for the longest time.
Recchi came to mind when I saw the thread ... while I'm a Habs fan in Oil Country, and I did cheer for the Oilers during the '06 playoffs, it was easier to accept the 'Canes winning because of a guy like Recchi being on that team ...
He did it all in one game in 86 against Hartford. First he shoots the puck into the net pregame and then Hartford players try to get at him and the brawl begins on and off for the next hour or so before the game. During this time one Hartford player complains of almost losing his finger to Lemieux biting him . So only Claude could perform such a trifecta and have his own teammates angry at him. But he redeems himself by getting the overtime goal and help lead the team to Stanley.
If I remember correctly it was against Philadelphia. Paul Holgren and another Philly player stayed on the ice so he wouldn't shoot the puck. They even turned the net around. But the last Habs player with Lemieux went down and turned it around, Holmgren and whoever were just off the ice, they saw it and came storming back. A few other Flyers then came on the ice.
While Lemieux is getting pummelled, one of the Habs trainers went storming into the Habs dressing room to announce that Claude was getting beat up. Nobody moved. Finally Robinson says - okay lets go help him. And the brawl escalated.