Rob Brown

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  2. One dimensional player if I remember right
     
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    I really don't think that anyone hates him he's just not a Kurri, Esposito, Jagr or another all time great player. As a Pens fan I actually kind of liked him because he at least finished off some of Lemieux's plays and had had some pretty good hands of his own.

    I'm guessing that he talked a lot of trash on the ice because teams always seemed to be after his head. Plus he might have been a coaches nightmare too because he always lost favor with a team quickly.
     
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    I remember Rob Brown as an LA King. He was not the amazing player he was with the Penguins. I would say those numbers are a product of playing on Mario Lemieux's line and not his own talent. He was a decent 3rd line forward, but not someone who'd be a Hall Of Famer, as his numbers with Pittsburgh would suggest. He is a product of the old adage that great players can improve the players he plays with. Just like the lesser names on Gretzky's lines early in his career benefited from playing with him, so did Rob Brown.
     
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    He's nothing more than the posterboy for what a great linemate can do for an inferior player. Brown had a good skillset but was completely one-dimentional and that skillset wasn't good for half those points on his own doing. He made a career out of being Lemieux's linemate.
     
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    Yes, Lemieux was good, but people overrate these superstars. Maybe they have never played hockey. It's not like zamboni would score 50 playing with Lemieux.

    Brown had 42 points in 44 games when he was playing at Hartford. He also totally dominated WHL, IHL and AHL.
     
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    Brown was doing the exact same thing that Glen Anderson did in his career with regards to playing with Gretzky and Messier. The difference is that the Pens only won 2 cups instead of 5 and Brown was traded right before those cup wins. Anderson got to hang around and inflate his stats both with the Oilers and also with the Rangers the year that the Rangers acquired much of the 1990 cup team from Edmonton in a series of trades to eventually win the 94 cup. If Rob Brown was on those Oiler teams things would have been different for him and maybe today people would be asking why him and his 6 cups along with inflated stats don't deserve to goto the HHOF.

    in his best years Brown was recieving major ice time and was on the ice everytime Lemieux was out there. After a few good years there he was traded to Hartford for Scott Young the year that the Pens won their first cup. He went on to Chicago and somepoint in the late 90s came back a role player for the Pens.

    Rob Brown was actually a bigger star in Junior hockey then at the NHL level.
     
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    Geez where's your Bob Kudelski thread, is that next?
     
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    Glenn Anderson is a far better player overall than Brown. Anderson was hugely clutch, was gritty or actually dirty and he was very fast while Brown was slow. Brown was a great scorer and that was it. Anderson was a great hockey player.

    If Rob Brown was a great player he would not have spent so much of the prime of his career in the AHL. Look at the All-time playoff point leaders..... if you think Anderson is there just because of Gretzky and Messier you are crazy. Anderson may be the the least of Gretzky, Kurri, Messier and Coffey but that doesn't mean he was not an elite talent.
     
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    Anderson was one of the fastest guys in the league. Brown was slowfooted. Its not a good comparison.
     
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    Brown was one of the most productive players in hockey history. His stats are mind-blowing. The only non QMJHL'er to score 200+ points in junior, plus a 100 point season in the NHL and many big years in the IHL and AHL. I don't know if there is anyone who can match what he did (not to say he's better than Lemieux, Gretzky et al, because they were too good to play in the minors), but Brown had one of the greatest hockey careers of all-time.
     
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    No he didn't. He played a ton of it in the minors. Being a Great minor leaguers hardly makes "one of the greatest hockey careers of all-time".

    I like Brown - I even liked him when he got called up later in his career. But he is not even close to one of the hockey careers. Many players have great junior careers and great minor careers. Peter Lee was a superstar in Junior. Shawn Van Allen was great in the minors. But they were just decent NHLers that had pretty decently long careers.

    Rob Brown had a great career for sure. Looking back he can see he was a great player in junior and NHL star for awhile, probably the best player in the legue in some of his minor legue seasons. And he probably made a few million bucks from his hockey talent. An impressive hockey career but hardly one of the greatest of all time.
     
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    Ken Morrison scored 150 points in the same year Brown had 176. Who is Ken Morrison?
     
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    Cmon now, you can't compare Rob Brown with Glenn Anderson.
     

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