Rank the 90s Power Wingers

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  1. DisgruntledGoat*

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    On an all-time list, how do you rank:

    Cam Neely
    Brendan Shanahan
    Rick Tocchet
    Wendel Clark
    Gary Roberts
    Kevin Stevens

    I'm gonna go with:

    1. Shanahan
    2. Neely
    3. Stevens
    4. Roberts
    5. Clark
    6. Tocchet
     
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    For me it's:

    1) Shanahan
    2) Neely
    3) Roberts
    4) Stevens
    5) Tocchet
    6) Clark
     
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    Seems more late 80s/early 90s than "1990s" to me, with no LeClair or Tkachuk

    Anyway, I'd rank the guys listed

    Shanahan
    Neely
    Stevens
    Roberts
    Tocchet
    Clark
     
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    career:

    shanahan
    neely
    stevens
    tocchet
    roberts
    clark


    peak:

    neely
    stevens
    shanahan
    clark / tocchet (very hard to choose)
    roberts


    he'd squarely be on the bottom of both lists, but seems like kevin dineen deserves to be in the conversation given the timeframe of these guys' peaks and careers.
     
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    I think the Power Forward epithet is a bit corny sometimes. Or at least it sounds a bit corny. Power Winger takes the cake though.

    What's the criteria for a Power Winger? Can a small guy like Theo Fleury be considered a Power Winger or is he more like a pest?
     
  6. DisgruntledGoat*

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    I used winger because I wanted to intentionally leave out guys like Lindros and Messier.

    I know you like to complain around here but power forward is a pretty accepted term.
     
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    I wasn't complainin' I only contemplated a bit around the criteria.
     
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    agreeeeed
     
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    I find the lack of Keith Tkachuk disturbing...
     
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    If you're talking exclusively 90s then John LeClair ranks well ahead of Roberts, Clark, Tocchet and probably even Neely.
     
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    Depends how much you put weight on fighting skill when ranking classic power forwards. It was an integral part of their job during that era, especially early 90's. Not necessarily the fighting itself, but the aura of intimidation and that attitude of "not taking any crap from anybody" as an old school power forward should be able to handle sometimes even goons and enforcers if necessary.

    1. Neely (the best goal scorer, the best hitter and a good, if not an excellent fighter)
    2. Shanahan (a very good all-around)
    3. Tocchet (a good goal scorer, a very good hitter, an excellent fighter)
     
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    Peak:

    Cam Neely
    Kevin Stevens
    Brendan Shanahan
    Rick Tocchet
    Wendel Clark
    Gary Roberts


    Career:

    Shanahan
    Neely
    Tocchet
    Roberts
    Clark
    Stevens
     
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    Pretty much this although I might move Tochett up to 3rd maybe but I would need to take a closer look at it.
     
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    shedding a tear remembering prime stevens and tocchet on the same team. damn you to hell rich pilon.
     

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