Bryan, not Guy or Joel. Who do you think had the better career? Who was the better player in their prime? Who would you take now if they were both magically inserted into the '06 draft (if there IS one)? Who would you want as your pivot in the 3rd period of game 7? I'd take Trottier in pretty much every category, mainly for aesthetic reasons. Qualty-wise, I find it very hard to justfiy one over the other, kind of a wash. I just liked his game more, his gruff 'tude (loved the clip of Stevens and Trottier trashtalking Bellows from the Pens bench), and I loved the ''throwback factor'' he had. He was fun to watch, a tough ******* scoring whiz. Steve has the better numbers, especially when we get to their late careers... Bryan focused on defense during the Pens years. Both were Selke candidates at some point in their careers, but Bryan was a respected two-way force pretty much right from the start. Bryan never scored 155 points, but I'd still take his rough and tumble 120-130 points seasons over that. On the Gretzky DVD, it shows Trottier knocking Wayne on his ass in the corner... a video clip speaks a few thousand words. I gather he was definitely the best center in the game until Wayne came along, and you could make an argument for him being the best center in the game even when Wayne DID arrive... at least for a little while. Trots has 6 cups to Stevie Y's 3, though I'm not a big fan of citing how many cups someone has. But it's telling that Bryan won multiple cups with two different teams... he was a winner. Both the Pens AND the Isles never won a cup without Bryan.