Favorite Islander - All Time

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  1. tag0519

    tag0519 Registered User

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    With the recent "how old are you" thread it clearly shows what a wide range of ages we have here. With that, who is your favorite Islander of all time?

    I'm 49 and have pretty much seen it all. This is a tough choice, but mine is Mike Bossy. Probably the best goal scorer of all time and fun to watch. Al Arbour taught him to check and he became a solid defensive player (nothing like Trots, but solid)
     
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    If you take out Tavares, Mike Bossy was always my personal favorite. His picture should be in the dictionary next to 'pure goal scorer'.
     
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    <<<<<<<< This guy(my avatar, not me)
     
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    John Tonelli.

    Not blessed with killer talent like the guys he played with --but BUSTED HIS ASS on the ice.

    If today's players played with half the effort that he gave, the Isles would be a different team.
     
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    I have to go with Boss also. It seemed shocking when he DIDN'T score on a rush down ice. Also, remember the days listening on radio, where you expected the Isles to score on every powerplay ? I would hear that an Isle's PP was coming up, Gillies-Trottier-Bossy would be there with Potvin-Persson on the point, and it was amazing how many times they scored on the PP.

    Now I'm somewhat surprised when the Isles score a PP goal.
     
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    #22

    #91 has a shot.

    I'm 44.

    edit: Loved LaFontaine. In the 90's huge Turgeon and Palffy fan (hm to Hogue). Really enjoyed having AuCoin and Jonsson during their time here.
     
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    Kenny Jonsson was always my favorite, probably because he was on mostly bad teams and really underrated.

    Currently I love Bailey and JT.
     
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    <<<<<<hmmm let me think about that one:sarcasm: ... the only Islander jersey i have ever worn is Trottier

    currently it is Bailey & JT
     
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    #5!

    I'm old enough to have been there when he was drafted :amazed:.
     
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    Im to young to have an emotional attachment to any of the greats, but growing up I was absolutely in love with Ziggy, I still remember the day my dad told me he was traded I think I cried.
     
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    Billy Smith. He taught me it was ok to beat people in front of the net with my stick.
     
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    Besides Tavares ,Hammer, and Martin now...

    My first favorite player was Darius kasparaitis. I had his cards,poster, met him a few times and was devastated when he left.

    Derek King Palffy Parrish and Cairns were guys I liked a lot as well...
     
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    Since i first got into Hockey My favortie player was Denis Potvin;
    and he is still my favortie Islander today.
    Bryan Trottier is not far behind though.
     
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    When I was really young my favorite players were Ziggy Palffy and Adrian Aucoin.

    Currently its Travis Hamonic then John Tavares.

    If I was older for the cup years, it would be Bryan Trottier easily. I love great two-way centers. I wish Ryan Kesler was an Islander.
     
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    Kenny is also my favorite for much the same reason. It's too bad we never accomplished much while he was here.
     
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    This one's easy... #77 Pierre Turgeon. :yo:
     
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    Not only is Trotts my favorite Islander--he is my favorite athlete of all time and is the only jersey I currently own.
     
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    A lot to choose from but my vote goes to Denis. He was the best d-man during his day in my book. Denis was second to Orr in my lifetime.
     
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    Tavares for me because of my age.
     
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    Other than JT, my favorite was definitely Adrian Aucoin. The guy played hard every night, was solid in both ends of the rink and had a killer slapshot.
     
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    Take Tavares out, it's a toss up between Pat LaFontaine and Pierre Turgeon
     
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    Saw him last week coaching PeeWees
     
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