Past/Present Favorite Players

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  1. GreatGonzo

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    Name some of your guys favorite players at different positions. Not just Winger, Center, or Goalie, but other positions and types: Power Forward, hitter, two-way forward, ect. and put your all time/Present day

    Power Forward: Owen Nolan/Ryane Clowe
    Two-Way forward: Sergei Fedorov/Jonathan Toews
    Hard Hitter: Scott Stevens/ Douglas Murray
    Goal Scorer: Pavel Bure/ Alex Ovechkin
    Play Maker: Peter Forsberg/ Joe Thornton
    Offensive Defense man: Al MacInnis/ Dion Phaneuf
    Fighter: Owen Nolan/Ryane Clowe
    Enforcer: Bob Probert/ Colton Orr
    Grinder: Mike Ricci/ Milan Lucic(i guess)
    Goalie: Patrick Roy/ Tim Thomas
    Overall Forward: Eric Lindros/Joe Thornton
    Overall D-man: Rob Blake/ Chris Pronger
     
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    How is Lindros your all-time favorite forward and yet not favorite power forward?
     
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    It says "overall" forward, not all time. Overall meaning favorite all around forward. You could ask the same about Clowe and Thornton, but you didn't...So i am guessing you understand the difference between those two with my list
     
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    Except Lindros was about as much of a power forward as any center could be.
     
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    All of the Seals were my favorites, but I did have players on opposing teams that I enjoyed watching, even when they were hammering my Seals

    Glen Sather
    Derek Sanderson
    Guy Lafleur
    Billy Smith (and I despised the Islanders)
    Bobby Hull
    Bobby Clarke
    Ed Giacomin
    Terry O'Reilly
    Andy Brown
    Gump Worsley
    Marcel Dionne

    more recent
    The Stastny brothers
    Link Gaetz
    Chris Pronger
    Jeff Odgers
    Arturs Irbe

    Current - I don't follow current hockey
     
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    Yes, he was a power forward. A forward who could hit, make passes, score goals. He could pretty much do it all. I dont understand why your arguing about my list with my personal opinions. [mod edit]
     
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    Hmm, not sure it's what you want, but, as a hockey fan and a Montreal Canadiens fan since the early 1950s, here are some of the players from opposing teams whom I particularly admired with my own categories. This is off the top, so don't come at me with omissions.

    Disruptive force and yet very talented player (aka pain in the ass): Ted Lindsay and Doug Gilmour (yes, he played briefly for the Canadiens, but he was opposition for most of his career). They are both players I would have loved to have on my team.

    Awesome: Bobby Hull

    Deceptive: Stan Mikita

    Delightful to watch: Denis Savard (same as Gilmour), Paul Coffey, Denis Potvin, Bobby Orr

    Fearsome: Gordie Howe

    Unbelievable talent and skills: Mario Lemieux

    Clever: Wayne Gretzky

    Best goaltender: Terry Sawchuk

    Best forward combining defensive and attacking skills: Brian Trottier, Dave Keon

    Sniper supreme: Mike Bossy

    Gets the team going: Eddie Shack aka The Entertainer and The Nose

    Reliable, solid performer over a long time although not a star: Eric Nesterenko (who, I just found out, was a racist schmuck)

    That's enough for now.
     

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