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12-02-2010, 02:36 PM
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Who is the Most Complete Player of All-Time?

Who do you guys think is the number 1 overall complete player of all-time. Doesn't have to be a certain era or league you are basing it on.

My choice is Sergei Fedorov because he really imo could just do it all, and when you needed a hero, he was it. He was known as the best skater in the NHL for many years, such beauty and gracefulness, casual style.

He's won fastest skater & hardest shot competitions, one of the best blue line one-timers ever, and was far superior than Datsyuk defensively. Could hit and check, and go coast to coast on the best stacked teams.

The accomplishments I value from him the most were his playoff dominance. He played F and D and won the art-ross of the playoffs in '95, most assist in '95, '96, and rocket richard of the playoffs in the '98 playoffs, also making him the 3rd player ever to have 4 consecutive 20-points years (Bossy, Trottier).

We all know have to he won the Hart, Lindsay, a couple of Selke's (he should have a couple of more), and anyone who saw the Red Wings winning their Cups knows Sergei was robbed out of at least 1 Conn Smythe.

And his World Junior Championships 88' Silver, and 89' Gold (with Bure and Mogilny), a 4-Time Olympian Silver and Bronze Medalist (turned down Torino). They hardly played Sergei and Pavel together in the Olympics which bothered me...also felt the like media were just out to hurt him many times...

The thing the I remember the most is that at one time, Fedorov was the Best Player in the World, when there was Gretzky, Lemieux, Bourque, Roy, Hasek etc, not because of Points, and Goals, or Awards. Because when he was at his best, he was the best!

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Here is a video showing off the many talents of Fedorov


It seems he was liked around the league by players ~ Fav part is Lemieux and Fedorov joking around and who knew Feds and Peter Forsberg were buds lol


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Fedorov is a good choice, can't argue that. Gotta love the guys who can play every position minus goaltending (which who knows, he might have been good at)

Forsberg comes to mind, also Lemieux. But I think the most complete player in history was Orr.

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How bout that defender who won that Art Ross Trophy?

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In terms of people I've seen play enough to say it would be some combination of Forsberg, Federov and Yzerman (oddly enough I don't think I see Yzerman enough when discussing best 2 way players, but people always compliment him on his abandonment of his offensive game to play a 2 way game)

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I love ''Best/Worst XXXXX of All-Time'' threads!

I will nominate Martin Brodeur, and I refuse to debate my choice.

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Trottier, Messier, Clarke, Orr, Potvin

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And I say Red Kelly again. Allstar defender, allstar center.

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Bobby Orr. People seriously said Mario? He was more one-dimensional than Gretzky even.

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I would have to say Howe, only because of his longevity as compared to Orr and Mario.

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Red Kelly for me. It could have been Dit Clapper, but a center can play wing. A wing cannot always play center.

Milt Schmidt would be second as well.

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Here's an interesting thought: Claude Lemieux

He could score, he could score clutch goals, he was a shut down guy when asked to do it, he fought, he played physical, he could pass.

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How can this be anyone other than Orr?

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I consider durability part of being a complete player; sorry Orr but gordie Howe is my pick

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I consider durability part of being a complete player; sorry Orr but gordie Howe is my pick
But then again, Howe never played D.

Actually, Milt Schmidt proved that he could play forward, defense, and warrior.

If we don't consider playing forward and defense a criteria, I'd give it to Beliveau. Played C (tougher than W).

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Here's an interesting thought: Claude Lemieux

He could score, he could score clutch goals, he was a shut down guy when asked to do it, he fought, he played physical, he could pass.
The title of thread was most complete player, not turtle.

Howe and Orr were before my time so I will nominate the following:

Trottier
Messier
Federov
Forsberg
Lindros (the better one, that the Isles drafted)

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The title of thread was most complete player, not turtle.

Howe and Orr were before my time so I will nominate the following:

Trottier
Messier
Federov
Forsberg
Lindros (the better one, that the Isles drafted)
I seem to recall Lemieux turtling once...when McCarty jumped him.

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If you're looking for crazy skills packages and the mental makeup to use them, look no further than Gordie Howe, Mark Messier, Bobby Orr, and Mario Lemieux.

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Dave Keon brought a lot of tools to the rink.

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I can only think of one player who is historically elite both offensively and defensively... so I'll go with Orr.

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If you want a guy to win the Cup with, the answer is Jean Beliveau.

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