Pick 1 Player From Any Era to Play Now in the NHL

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  1. AmericanDream

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    After seeing Peter Forsberg lace them up again, it brought some nostalgia back, and I kind of thought who else would I love to see come back in todays NHL.

    So I pose the same question to you all, if you could pick one player from any era 50,60,70,80,90,etc who would it be to play in today's NHL, and why?

    I would love to see Pat Lafontaine play again in todays game. He was one of my all-time favorite players, and I would love to see his skillset in todays open ended game....I feel his career got cut short, and would love to see him skating out there once again..

    how about you guys????
     
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    Obvious ones are Mario, Wayne, and Orr.

    I wouldn't mind seeing how Stevens would play in it. Or maybe Maurice Richard?
     
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    The obvious choices aside, I'll go with Pavel Bure.
     
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    Beyond obvious choices, I think I'd say Paul Coffey.
     
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    It would be fascinating to see how Eddie Shore would adapt to the modern game. Would he be a faster, better, version of Pronger? Or would he just get a ton of penalties and suspensions?

    From a hfboards standpoint, it would be interesting to see Mark Messier play, so all the teenagers who just look at stats sheets 20 years later to try to discredit his trophies, can actually see how dominant he was.
     
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    lafleur, perrault, wendell clark
     
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    Most amusingly, Eddie Shore. :)
     
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    Yeah! Think he could get into 5 fights in the same game?

    Think he could bring that old helmet?
     
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    Bobby Orr.
     
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    Mr. Shore will also be bringing his tube skates, Wally's & psychopathic tendencies completely intact I can assure you. :squint:
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    Easily Orr or Forsberg prime
     
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    He was more or less the bridge between Shore & Orr in terms of rushing defencemen, and to many if you exclude Orr, one of the best ever. Good choice.

    Aha. Goaltenders. Early Plante, when he flopped alot more similar to Hasek then sure. But the later version, standup?. He'd get slaughtered. Sawchuk or even Roger Crozier in his prime, unorthodox acrobatiste's would likely have a better chance in todays game IMO, though Crozier at about 5'7" would be out. A hybrid Buterflyer' like Hall or Tony Esposito might be your best bet if you hoped to win...... Still, Im kinda liking Les Binkley as my first choice overall..... Lester & Prayers... Kinda sounds like an interesting Rockabilly act no?. :)
     
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    For the sake of curiosity I would be very interested to see basically any pre WW2 star or Soviet era star playing today against the world's best. For entertainment value I would probably go with Orr.
     
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    Ya, Orr'd clearly be the most entertaining, unless we permitted Eddie Shore to use his roof beam suspended block & tackle rope kits with harness attachments, Minions pulling the players clear off the ice when they waivered from the Shore Doctrine of playing lanes.....

    Tretiak would be my choice from the Soviet era.
    Pre WW2 - all joking aside, Eddie Shore
     
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    Bobby Hull or Gordie Howe
     
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    If we're gonna go Shore... why not go the full Sprague Cleghorn?

    Shore I can see adapting. Cleghorn I see in jail.
     
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    :biglaugh: Cuffed & covered in blood.
     
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    Kharlamov would certainly be a treat.

    Would love to see Kelly and Harvey playing today at the same time.
     
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    A prime Makarov. His speed, stickhandling and 1-on-1 skills were something else maaaaaaaan.
     

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