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04-11-2004, 11:22 AM
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How Good Was Rob Brown without Mario Lemieux?

What kind of player was he? Strengths? Weaknesses? Comparisons?

Thanks in advance to anyone who answers.

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What kind of player was he? Strengths? Weaknesses? Comparisons?

Thanks in advance to anyone who answers.

Wonderful, and I mean wonderful set of hands. Plus passer, plus shooter. Best known as a shooter but he could handle the puck well. Not a heavy traffic player but I don't recall him being a wimp or anything, and he could make a play in tight and under pressure.

The negatives were his foot speed (quite poor) and there was always talk about effort.

A fine player imo.

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115 points in 88-89 says it all. Lemieux's greatest season, coupled with Browns greatest. The season he left the pens, i think 90-91, he had pretty good #'s. However, after that, it went down hill. He played in the minors a few times, and always dominates there. He put up huge numbers in the IHL and AHL. He came back with the pens in the late 90's and did OK, but no where near close to those early days. A great player when he was with Lemieux becuase he could finish all those beautiful passes Lemieux threw to him and likewise brown setup Lemieux a bit. Without Lemieux, he was not ofall-star caliber.

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Didn't Brown refer to himself as a fire hydrant in an interview once?

Reporters were questioning him about how he felt about being in the top 10 in scoring and having this breakout year and he told the reporters that a fire hydrant could score 100 points on Mario's line. All Mario needed was something to bank pucks off of into the net.

Maybe I'm totally off base in that??

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Didn't Brown refer to himself as a fire hydrant in an interview once?

Reporters were questioning him about how he felt about being in the top 10 in scoring and having this breakout year and he told the reporters that a fire hydrant could score 100 points on Mario's line. All Mario needed was something to bank pucks off of into the net.

Maybe I'm totally off base in that??
That was Luc Robitaille, what he said was that a fire hydrant could score 40 goals playing with Lemieux. Mario disagreed, saying it would score 25, tops.

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That was Luc Robitaille, what he said was that a fire hydrant could score 40 goals playing with Lemieux. Mario disagreed, saying it would score 25, tops.
Ah that was it. Thanks for correcting me. I remember someone saying that, couldn't remember if it was Brown or not. It would seem appropriate for Brown, lol.

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Rob Brown was a great player... all Mario did was give him the occasion to use his talent to the fullest.

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Average to good player who was made great by Mario.

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I'd say average even strengh player, but a GREAT PP player, with some great feel for the game.

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As said before, very good set of hands an excellent passer also had a nice shot.But couldn't skate to save himself.As the years went bye and he dropped to the pens fourth line he started to throw the body around, he was right up there with Kasper with hits when he was with the pens.A good point that I should bring up is, he used to play on the fourth line, but he played on the number one powerplay unit.

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