Tribute St.Louis Blues all time team, what would your look like?

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  1. Falco Lombardi The Diamond of HFWF

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    Tkachuk-Oates-Hull
    Demitra-Turgeon-Tarasenko
    Sutter-O’Reilly-Backes
    Shanahan-Federko-Oshie

    Pronger-Pietrangelo
    Stevens-MacInnis
    Plager-Parayko

    Binnington
    Fuhr
     
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    The pairings even complement each other. Well done :)
     
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    Oh, that 3rd line! I am drooling!!! :)
     
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    Demitra - Oates - Hull
    Shanahan - Federko - Tarasenko
    Sutter - ROR - Perron
    Courtnall - Backes - Schenn
    Ex: Unger, Mullen

    Pronger-MacInnis
    Stevens-Pietrangelo
    Barclay Plager - Parayko
    Ex: Brown

    Plante
    Binnington
    Liut
     
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    I admit I got a little weak in the knees too thinking about it.
     
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    i like a 4th line of Durbano Chase Twist
    and have Noel Picard along with Gassoff on defense
     
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    Are you playing in 70s or today, bc not really a place for most of those guys in current game.
     
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    we can just force the other teams to react to our forward thinking :)
    just in case, my third line might have to be Patey Steen and Meagher
    great penalty killers and could play two way hockey against top lines
     
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    Shanahan - Oates - Hull
    Sutter - Federko - Mullen
    Steen-Turgeon - Tarasenko
    Tkachuck- Gilmour - Courtnall

    Pronger - MacGinnis
    Plager - Plager
    Stevens - Pietrangelo

    Plante
    Cujo
     
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    I'm fine leaving Gretzky off based on his short stint here, but I disagree that his level of play while here wasn't good enough to crack the lineup. He had 21 points in 18 regular season games with the Blues. He had 16 points in 13 playoff games with the Blues, which was good for 37 points in 31 games. That is a 97.8 point pace over 82 games. And that isn't just a small sample size. He had 102 points in 80 regular season games that year including the games he played with the Kings. That was good for 12th in the league that season, which is a higher spot than Unger ever reached with the Blues.

    Compared to his prime? Yeah, he was just a shadow of his prime abilities. But his prime was a 200 point player. Just because he wasn't prime Gretzky doesn't mean he was some scrub. Again, I'm not saying you have to put Gretzky on the list and i would probably leave him off mine based on the amount of time he was here. My point is just that I've noticed a general attitude that Gretzky was just some average player by the time the Blues got him. He wasn't prime Gretzky anymore and he wasn't the best player in the league any more. But he was still an elite player.
     
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    I'm going to limit my list to players who I have memories of watching live games of while I was alive. I can appreciate the history/legacy of the franchise and I can look at stats from before I was alive, but I can't pretend I have any real connection to those players. My list is also based as much on fanhood as it is their actual talent/impact to the franchise. No particular order:

    C: Oates, O'Reilly, Janney, Backes
    RW: Hull, Tarasenko, Demitra, Perron
    LW: Tkachuk, Kariya, Schwartz, Courtnall
    D: Mac, Pronger, Petro, Parayko, Jax, J-Bo
    G: Cujo and Fuhr
     
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    My lasting memory of him as a Blue is turning puck over leading to Yzerman series-winning goal. So if you played less than half a season and defining moment is being posterized, hard to rank you as a franchise great.
     
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    Not sure how vivid your memories of Janney are if you rank him as a franchise great.
     
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    He was a 100+ point center that had more points than Brett Hull when I was a kid starting to get into hockey. He followed up that performance with 84 points in 69 games, which was on pace for another 100 point season. Overll in his 186 games with the Blues he scored at a 1.25 point per game pace. I'm all ears to hear about all the better center performances this franchise has seen between then and now (besides ROR and Backes who are already on my list).

    But beyond that, there is a reason that I included this sentence in my post: "My list is also based as much on fanhood as it is their actual talent/impact to the franchise." Care to venture a guess what I meant by that?
     
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    no Shanahan?
     
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    That is 100% because he was a gigantic asshole the few times I met him as a kid. Each interaction I had with him is worse than any other interaction I've ever had with a pro athlete. Like I said, my list is based as much on my personal fandom as much as actual talent/ability. Those are my favorite 4 LWs over my life as a Blues fan.
     
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    That was actually my guess
    I was never a fan either and Quinn and Sutter hosed us with that signing as Stevens was a greater need than another scorer on that team
     
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    I'm deciding to do a list of players that I witnessed play instead of listing off some all time greats that I don't have any personal attachment to. I started watching hockey in 2006, and Blues hockey a little afterwards. It's also strictly how much I liked the player. As result, here is what I have:

    Paul Kariya - Ryan O'Reilly - Vladimir Tarasenko
    Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Andy McDonald
    Alex Steen - David Backes - TJ Oshie
    Patrik Berglund - Keith Tkachuk - David Perron

    H.M. Ryan Reaves, Brad Boyes, Vladimir Sobotka, Robert Thomas, Robby Fabbri

    Vince Dunn - Alex Pietrangelo
    Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
    Mike Weaver - Kevin Shattenkirk

    H.M. Joel Edmundson, Roman Polak, Robert Bortuzzo

    Brian Elliott
    Jordan Binnington

    H.M. Jaroslav Halak, Chris Mason​

    The only thing I will add is that I'm imagining Kariya feeding Tarasenko and the thought is glorious.
     
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    This post legit made me laugh out loud.


    Bollocks to the 'minimum three season with the team' nonsense, that was not how the OP put it, start your own thread.

    I would want a lineup to score 20 goals and get 200 PIMs every game.

    Gretzky-Hull-Oates
    Shanahan-Gilmour-Federko
    Mullen-Ronning-Demitra
    Brind’Amour-Tkachuk-Tikkanen

    MacInnis-Stevens
    Ramage-Bouwmeester
    Plager-Bourgeois

    (Blues are way too deep at goalies, I don't think I can pick just two)
    Fuhr
    Cujo
    Binnington
    Plante
    Hall
    Brodeur
    Liut
     
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    Im 99% positive I saw an interview Kelly Chase gave where he said the exact same thing.
     
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    No comment on the players, but just the thought of Army and Caron working together makes me smile. Just polar opposites in a lot of ways, but both like to swing big trades.
     
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    There was a thread on the main boards a while ago, and this was my lineup for the Blues post 1990 dream team:

    Kariya - Gretzky - Tarasenko
    Shanahan - Oates - Hull
    Demitra - Turgeon - Mullen
    Gilmour - O'Reilly - Brind'Amour

    HM: Tkachuk

    Pronger - MacInnis
    Stevens - Pietrangelo
    Bouwmeester - Parayko

    Brodeur
    Joseph

    If we are going all time, I would make a couple changes for sure:
    Hall instead of Cujo
    Federko in for Mullen or Demitra (probably Mullen, just out of love and respect for Pavol)
    Harvey instead of Bouwmeester
    Probably try work Stastny Sr. in there as well...

    For the record, I am just trying to make the best line up of players, not necessarily counting their performance (length or quality) as a Blue into account. But then a guy like Demitra is in there mostly for nostalgia soooo guess you could say my list is flawed lol
     
  23. GoldenSeal Believe In The Note

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    All-Time? Gimme the roster that wins the Cup and include Gloria. Greatest Blues team as it stands.
     
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    I don’t mind your team, but u can’t be serious about leaving big Walt out
     
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    We should do an all time garbage team of guys who for whatever reason had significant roles at some point in a blue note.

    Brewer- Backman

    would Probly be the top D-pair lmao

    maybe find spots for Curtis Sanford, Martin Rucinsky( remember how much we hated him towards the end lol) Peter cajanek, BJ crombeen, Matt D’agostini, Eric Boguniecki, Sasha khavanov, etc....etc.......
     

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