Brett Hull or Mike Bossy

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  1. Mike Bossy*

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    Who was a better goal scorer ?

    Bossy played with Trottier for his entire career.
    Hull was with 5 teams and played with more players.
     
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    Bossy for me, easy.
     
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    Sure Bossy played with Trottier his whole career but Hull had some nice playmakers next to him as well (Oates, Janney, Turgeon, Modano, Datsyuk, etc... in his goalscoring heyday).

    Bossy.
     
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    Hull was with 5 teams, but was only a league-leading goal-scorer with one of them. The three years he played with Adam Oates he scored over 70 goals. For the rest of his career, he never hit 60, let alone 70, without Oates. Both players benefitted from great playmaking centres, but lots of guys play with great playmakers and don`t score like those two did.

    They were both great scorers, not only in the season but in the playoffs as well. It`s a tough call for my choice, but I have no doubt that Bossy will win the poll. The fact that Hull was very opinionated and not the least bit modest will work against him. Much like the Claude Lemieux/Cam Neely debate, some people will focus on how likable the player was instead of how good he was.
     
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    Bossy is quite simply the finest goalscorer I have ever seen play the game.
     
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    Bossy saw only the net

    goalies were not as good back during his hey day

    the game was more wide open
    and hull spen last 10 yrs of his career playing in a defensive era



    no one was equal to bossy
    can we say the same about hull
     
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    Bossy easily.
     
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    Bossy didn't always play with Trottier. One year, Trottier had an early injury and missed the entire season. That year, Bossy had Brent Sutter as his center. Sutter had a career years, and Bossy had another 60+ goal season.
     
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    Edit: Trots only missed 12 games that season.
     
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    True, but Boss still played with Sutter as his center that year, and John Tonelli on the wing. It was dubbed the "Canada Cup" line.
     
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    I only edited the games part, not the Sutter part. Damned PHD's:p:
     
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    Now that we are already on this part, which modern player do ya think remind of Bossy?

    Selanne? Hejduk? Hossa? Bondra? Kovalchuk?
     
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    On offense, I'd say Nash.
     
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    I really wish i wasnt still drunk from last night and would have picked Bossy because thats who i would of picked if i had the motor skills to press the correct button.
     
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    This one is not even close nor should it be. Bossy big time.
     
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    Bossy by a country mile!
     
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    CantHaveTkachev Still a joke of a team

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    Bossy...not even close
     
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    If we are looking at who had better seasons I would say Hull was in matter of fact the better scorer when he was with Oates (because of Oates godlike passing) not simply because of stats but based on ability to put the puck in the net as part of a phenomenal duo.

    So, unless Bossy could play with Gretz or Mario, I wouldn't choose him over Brett if I was a g.m. with Oates on the bench. But Bossy would have been better if he had had one of the greatest passers in the history of the game.

    On the other hand, we all know about Bossy's sniper ability. His shot is legendary. Brett's was just highly efficient in comparison.

    So, in terms of pure individual talent,...

    Bossy.

    (Good comparison though.)
     
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    DaMick at least we got D

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    Mike Bossy by a country mile
     
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    Bossy....easily
     
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    No Brainer - Bossy.

    And just think - what would have happened if Bossy had had a healthy back?

    50+ goals in 9 consecutive seasons (still a record), every season from his rookie year until his last full season, before his last, when his chronic back problems fianlly got the best of him. Retired at the tragically young age of only 30.

    If Bossy had a healthy back, Brett is likely looking up from below on the all time goals scored list. So is Mario, Gordie, and even Wayne.

    File this with what would have happened if Bobby Orr had had two good knees.
     
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    Bossy - no doubt about it!!!!
     
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    Bossy.

    One of the greatest I've ever seen.
     
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    One of the best goal scorer ever ...

    Mario Lemieux
    Wayne Gretzky
    Mike bossy
    Bobby Hull
    THE PACK
     
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