Each franchise's top five players historically?

Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by kmad, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. kmad

    kmad riot survivor

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2003
    Messages:
    34,119
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Location:
    Vancouver
    I'll do a few:

    Vancouver:
    Trevor Linden
    Markus Naslund
    Pavel Bure
    Daniel Sedin
    Henrik Sedin

    Edmonton:
    Wayne Gretzky
    Mark Messier
    Jari Kurri
    Paul Coffey
    Grant Fuhr

    Calgary:
    Al MacInnis
    Theoren Fleury
    Jarome Iginla
    Miikka Kiprusoff
    Mike Vernon

    Ottawa:
    Daniel Alfredsson
    Jason Spezza
    Wade Redden
    Alexei Yashin
    Dany Heatley

    Toronto:
    Syl Apps
    Charlie Conacher
    Tim Horton
    Turk Broda
    Ted Kennedy

    Montreal:
    Howie Morenz
    Jean Beliveau
    Maurice Richard
    Doug Harvey
    Guy Lafleur
     
  2. polmaniac932

    polmaniac932 Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,502
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    San Jose
    Home Page:
    San Jose

    Joe Thornton
    Patrick Marleau
    Evgeni Nabokov
    Jeff Friesen
    Arturs Irbe
     
  3. kmad

    kmad riot survivor

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2003
    Messages:
    34,119
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Tampa Bay:
    Vincent Lecavalier
    Martin St. Louis
    Brad Richards
    Nikolai Khabibulin
    Dave Andreychuk? Dan Boyle? Brian Bradley?

    Buffalo:
    Gilbert Perreault
    Dominik Hasek
    Ryan Miller
    Rene Robert
    Rick Martin

    Washington Capitals:
    Alexander Ovechkin
    Olaf Kolzig
    Rod Langway
    Peter Bondra
    Calle Johansson

    Philadelphia:
    Bobby Clarke
    Bill Barber
    Bernie Parent
    Eric Lindros
    John Leclair

    Pittsburgh:
    Mario Lemieux
    Jaromir Jagr
    Sidney Crosby
    Evgeni Malkin
    Tom Barrasso

    New York Islanders:
    Mike Bossy
    Bryan Trottier
    Denis Potvin
    Clark Gillies
    Pat Lafontaine
     
  4. JT Dutch*

    JT Dutch* Guest

    ... Los Angeles:

    Marcel Dionne
    Luc Robitaille
    Dave Taylor
    Wayne Gretzky
    Bernie Nicholls
     
    Last edited by moderator : Jul 18, 2011
  5. Clown Baby*

    Clown Baby* Guest

    Philadelphia Flyers
    Bobby Clarke
    Bernie Parent
    Mark Howe
    Eric Lindros
    John LeClair
     
  6. Plural

    Plural Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    31,381
    Likes Received:
    2,210
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Ducks:
    Selanne
    S. Niedermayer
    Kariya
    Pronger
    Getzlaf
     
  7. ricky0034

    ricky0034 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2010
    Messages:
    9,459
    Likes Received:
    753
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Detroit:

    Howe
    Lidstrom
    Yzerman
    Sawchuck
    Lindsay
     
  8. Unaffiliated

    Unaffiliated Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Messages:
    11,082
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Richmond, B.C.
    Avs/Nords:

    Joe Sakic
    Patrick Roy
    Peter Forsberg
    Peter Stastny
    Michel Goulet (an assumption, as I never watched him, nor do I know much about him)
     
  9. vadim sharifijanov

    vadim sharifijanov ugh

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    17,174
    Likes Received:
    1,605
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Home Page:
    assuming we're only counting what the player did with the team listed:

     
  10. kmad

    kmad riot survivor

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2003
    Messages:
    34,119
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Location:
    Vancouver
    New York Rangers:
    Brian Leetch
    Ed Giacomin
    Andy Bathgate
    Frank Boucher
    Bill Cook
     
  11. kmad

    kmad riot survivor

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2003
    Messages:
    34,119
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Boston Bruins:
    Bobby Orr
    Eddie Shore
    Ray Bourque
    Phil Esposito
    Dit Clapper
     
  12. Moses Doughty

    Moses Doughty Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    8,570
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Kings

    Wayne Gretzky
    Marcel Dionne
    Luc Robitaille
    Rogie Vachon
    Rob Blake
     
  13. kmad

    kmad riot survivor

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2003
    Messages:
    34,119
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Nashville:
    Shea Weber
    Ryan Suter
    Tomas Vokoun
    Pekka Rinne
    David Legwand

    Columbus:
    Rick Nash
    Steve Mason
    Marc Denis
    Rusty Klesla
    Geoff Sanderson?

    Minnesota:
    Marian Gaborik
    Andrew Brunette
    Brent Burns
    Dwayne Roloson
    Niklas Backstrom

    Atlanta/Winnipeg:
    Ilya Kovalchuk
    Tobias Enstrom
    Kari Lehtonen
    Slava Kozlov
    Marian Hossa
     
  14. TyBOZAK*

    TyBOZAK* Guest

    Toronto:
    Vesa Toskala :sarcasm:
    Syl Apps
    Charlie Conacher
    Tim Horton
    Turk Broda

    Fixed.
     
  15. Hardyvan123

    Hardyvan123 [email protected]

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    17,552
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Agree with Billy Smith but might take Lafontaine over Gillies but gillies was a big part of the 4 cup run.

    Loungo over Linden is misplaced IMO.

    Canuck fans love Linden who would have been a lifetime Canuck if it wasn't for the Messier-Keenan- ownership fiasco.

    While Lou might have some hardware and better stats Linden was a class act throughout his career with Vancouver while Lou has had his moments.

    I guess it might depend on how one defines the top 5 players historically
     
  16. The Slap Shop

    The Slap Shop Shop Like a King

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2002
    Messages:
    3,806
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    54
    Home Page:
    How do you not put Luc in this list?

    I still think for the Kings it's the 5 numbers they've retired,

    Robitaille
    Gretzky
    Taylor
    Dionne
    Vachon

    In no particular order.
     
  17. GreatGonzo

    GreatGonzo Registered Derp

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Messages:
    6,479
    Likes Received:
    982
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    South Of the Tank
    Fixed
     
  18. Paul4587

    Paul4587 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    22,527
    Likes Received:
    2,036
    Trophy Points:
    186
    The Ducks top 4 are easy. Number 5 is where it gets tricky. An argument could be made for Kariya but I think Getzlaf's substantially superior playoff resume and Perry's Hart trophy put either one ahead of him.

    Selanne
    Niedermayer
    Pronger
    Giguere
    Perry/Getzlaf
     
  19. Rhiessan71

    Rhiessan71 Just a Fool

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Messages:
    11,621
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Location:
    Guelph, Ont
    Home Page:
    Yeah, no Linden just seems so wrong to me as well. Above both Lou and Naslund in my books.
     
  20. JT Dutch*

    JT Dutch* Guest

    ... Blake was probably my favorite Kings' player of all time, and if not for the injuries in the mid-90s and the years he spent in Colorado, he'd probably be number one on the list. But, as it is, I think he misses the top five for what he did as a King.

    ... I just forgot him, and I have no idea why. Of course he should be on my list (and everyone's), and he's there now.

    This is why I probably shouldn't post much during the off-season.
     
  21. steve141

    steve141 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Yzerman was a really good player, but he barely makes the list of top 10 players who have played for Detroit:

    1. Howe
    2. Hasek
    3. Harvey
    4. Lidstrom
    5. Kelly
    6. Sawchuk
    7. Hall
    8. Lindsay
    9. Fetisov
    10. Yzerman

    That last group with Lindsay, Fetisov, Yzerman and Chelios is really hard to rank though.
     
  22. kmad

    kmad riot survivor

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2003
    Messages:
    34,119
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Location:
    Vancouver
    We're basing this on what the players did with each team. It should have been obvious when I left Messier off the Canucks list.
     
  23. Fire Sweeney

    Fire Sweeney Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Messages:
    23,273
    Likes Received:
    63
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    Bergen
    Schmidt over Clapper.
     
  24. livewell68

    livewell68 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    8,680
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    101
    I'm one of the biggest supporters of Hasek but how do you put Hasek on this list is beyond me. Hasek played for Detroit very briefly and this was past his prime where he was no longer the dominant force he once was.

    Hasek deserves to be no. 1 for Buffalo but shouldn't make the list for the Red Wings. You should put Lindsay higher and you should substitute Hasek for Fedorov.

    Now if you're making a list of the best players in terms of all-time and then including them in that order but to add that they played for the Red Wings then I can understand but this list should be of how good they were for the team.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  25. EKaneTakesLives

    EKaneTakesLives Lurker since '05

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Dartmouth, NS
    Atlanta Thrashers 1999-2010:
    Kovalchuk
    Heatley
    Hossa
    Savard
    Kozlov

    HM: Ferraro, Enstrom, Nurminen

    Sad but true :P
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"