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03-12-2004, 07:35 AM
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Because he broke his neck a few of years ago and retired for a couple of years.
The reason I asked was only because he ended up coming back and having a good career regardless of his injury. It's somewhat ironic but the injury caused him to take his training to higher level with Lorne Goldenberg, I believe furthering his career.

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03-12-2004, 10:42 AM
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"How about Tretiak if he would have been allowed to come over and play in the NHL."

Agree with that. May be the biggest what if ever in the NHL.

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What's the name of that keeper who got his throat sliced bu a skate (I thnik he was playing for buffalo), (I also think he's the reason why they created those plastic things to put under goalies masks).

Anyways, wasn't that guy a really really good goalie at the time????

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03-12-2004, 09:29 PM
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What's the name of that keeper who got his throat sliced bu a skate (I thnik he was playing for buffalo), (I also think he's the reason why they created those plastic things to put under goalies masks).

Anyways, wasn't that guy a really really good goalie at the time????
That would be Clint Malarchuk. I'm thinking he played for the Caps then, but maybe not. From what I can recall, he played after that and I don't think his cut sidelined him greatly.

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What if Orr played today. He may have been the best defenseman ever, but he'd never make end to end rushes like he did back then.

Vladimir Tretiak is a "What if "

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What if Orr played today. He may have been the best defenseman ever, but he'd never make end to end rushes like he did back then.

Vladimir Tretiak is a "What if "
Don't forget the rink dimension of the Boston Garden...

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Don't forget the rink dimension of the Boston Garden...
Someone would definitely pull a "Pat Quinn" on him

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What if Tom Glavine had chosen hockey over baseball? He was selected in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft around #68 or 69 , far ahead of a number of players who went on to have outstanding NHL careers. (Brett Hull, Luc Robataille, for example)

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Charlie Conacher led the league in goals 5 times in 7 years before injuries took their toll. Since he was crease crasher I wonder what he might have done with modern nets reducing the injuries. He might have a trophie named after him instead of the Rocket.

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03-14-2004, 10:09 PM
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What about Gord Klzak from Boston, #1 overall pick in 1982. Had a couple of decent seasons, but injuries de-railed him almost from the start.

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03-15-2004, 09:24 AM
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Someone would definitely pull a "Pat Quinn" on him
For a guy who was targeted as the key to beating Boston and who had the puck for the amount of time he did, Orr rarely got caught. The hit was the highlight of Quinn's playing career and a minuscule speedbump in Orr's.

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grant fuhr clean?

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03-17-2004, 06:28 AM
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D Denis Potvin Once was career leader in goals for defense, retired atleast 5 years to early
I don't get this one. He played 15 years.

Agree with Bossy. He was heading for his 10th straight 50 goal season when he injured his back. Could quite possibly be the alltime leader in goals by now otherwise.

A bit of a tangent, but Jimmy Carson is a guy I always wonder about. Guy averaged something like 50 goals and 100 pts his first 3 years and then ... PFFFT!

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What if guys like Mogilny and Nedved had been able to defect sooner?

Agree with Kluzak. His knees went the way of Orrs.

Jason Allison may be joining this list a lott sooner that we would like.

And finally my selection. It goes back a long, long way but what if Bill Durnan had been a bit tougher mentally. He was the best goalie at the time by far, but after a shot in the head, his nerves got to him and he couldn't play anymore. The numbers he could have put up would rival Sawchuks. As it is, almost nobody knows who he is.

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Pat Falloon?

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