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08-07-2004, 05:33 PM
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Who had the best top 4 dmen ever

I would say from what I remember.

Blake, Bourque, Foote, DeVries. (imagine if they had Morris at that time WOW)

Other runner ups are.
Zubov, Sydor, Hatcher, Matvichuk

and NYI
Aucoin, Hamrlik, Jonnson. Ninimaa.

But they dont top off the Avs that year.

Oh wait dont forget the Devils.
Stevens, Niedermayer, Rafalski, White. or Tverdovsky/Malahkov


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I would consider the fab four of the Habs in the 1970's...Robinson, Savard, Lapointe, and Laperriere...the best group ever.

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The 1995-1996 Red Wings have got to be one of the best:

Niklas Lidstrom
Paul Coffey
Vyacheslav Fetisov
Vladimir Konstantinov

Coffey and Fetisov are Hall of Famers (and two of the best defensemen in history), Lidstrom is a future Hall of Famer (and another one of the best of all-time), and Konstantinov could have been one had his career not ended tragically.

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Jamie Pushor - Hans Jonsson - Marc Bergevin - Ian Moran

HOF all. Contest over - close the thread.

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The 1995-1996 Red Wings have got to be one of the best:

Niklas Lidstrom
Paul Coffey
Vyacheslav Fetisov
Vladimir Konstantinov

Coffey and Fetisov are Hall of Famers (and two of the best defensemen in history), Lidstrom is a future Hall of Famer (and another one of the best of all-time), and Konstantinov could have been one had his career not ended tragically.

Fetisov and Coffey while still being nice players, were far from the dominant players there were during the 80's.

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Jamie Pushor - Hans Jonsson - Marc Bergevin - Ian Moran

HOF all. Contest over - close the thread.
We're not worthy

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Jamie Pushor - Hans Jonsson - Marc Bergevin - Ian Moran

HOF all. Contest over - close the thread.
Any four that includes Ian Moran deserves consideration. But I think I would have to go with the Canadiens four of Serge Savard, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe and Jacques Laperriere.


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Canadiens with Serge Savard, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe and Jacques Laperriere.

No doubt about it!

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I would consider the fab four of the Habs in the 1970's...Robinson, Savard, Lapointe, and Laperriere...the best group ever.
That is my pick

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Sorry to push the scope of history here prior to the year 2002 , but Savard, Robinson and Lapointe (late 70s) were the greatest trio ever in my lifetime, hands down. Likewise, the Isles current foursome couldn't hold a candle to NYI's Cup foursome: Potvin, Morrow, Persson and Langevin.

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Sorry to push the scope of history here prior to the year 2002 , but Savard, Robinson and Lapointe (late 70s) were the greatest trio ever in my lifetime, hands down. Likewise, the Isles current foursome couldn't hold a candle to NYI's Cup foursome: Potvin, Morrow, Persson and Langevin.
I always thought that Stefan Persson was highly underrated.

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I would consider the fab four of the Habs in the 1970's...Robinson, Savard, Lapointe, and Laperriere...the best group ever.
That group was only together for two seasons, and at that point Robinson hadn't really established himself yet and Laperriere was past his prime. The 76-77 and 77-78 teams were better, where Robinson, Savard, and Lapointe were all legitimate all-stars, and Bill Nyrop was a solid #4 guy.

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We never talk of the Calgary Flames defense of the late 80 and early 90 who was incredible : Al McInnis,Gary Suter, Paul Reinhart, Jamie Macoun, Brad McCrimmon completed by ...... Steve Konroyd, Neil Sheehy, Rob Ramage, Ric Nattress, Dana Murzyn ect... Great package of Big, mean defenseman.

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Gotta be the Habs of the 70s.

I know you are all thinking Homer on this one, but Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, and Guy Lapointe were unreal!!! Add Laperriere/Nyrop, Dryden in net, Shutt/Lafleur and all the stars up front and its not hard to see the dynasty they had.

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Don't know if they can really match the Borque Avalance team or the 95-96 Wings but this was pretty strong:

For a few years in the mid to late 80's, the Caps had 2 Hall of Famers, one sure to be HOF'er, and a strong #4:

Langway
Murphy
Stevens
Hatcher/Johansson


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I agree with the late 70s Habs....in 1978-79 their defense was...

Savard-Robinson
Lapointe-Langway
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Engblom-Chartraw
Lupien

(and Lupien was only around to beat the hell out of people)

I always thought that Engblom was underrated.

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in two years time we'll have seen the best top 4 ever, when Scott Neidermayer jumps ship to Vancouver to join Ohlund, Jovo, and I guess Allen
(hey, we can dream)

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Canadiens with Serge Savard, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe and Jacques Laperriere.

No doubt about it!
Thats exactly what I was gonna put. Definetly this top 4.

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Engblom was pretty good. He was a hell of a Cap, I seem to recall.

I know some people will laugh in my face, but in my years of watching hockey (mid-late 80's onwards) honestly think that that 80's Caps team.. I can't remember exactly the year, but Langway and Murphy were the veterans along with two amazing youngsters: Scott Stevens and Calle Johansson. I didn't see them play too much at the time, but I saw a lot of them later on, and to imagine they all played together at the same time, on the same team - look out!

The Wings of 2003-04 actually could have been right there if not for Hatcher being injured.

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Bourque-Blake
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I would think that it is pretty close between the 70 Habs Robinson, Savard Lapointe, and whoever else you want and the 80 Caps with Langway, Murphy, Stevens and Johansson.

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