What team is this player best associated with?

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  1. Big Phil

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    Inspired by the thread asking whether Messier is an Oiler or a Ranger. Or for that matter a Canuck :amazed:

    We also have talked a bit about Chelios on the other thread so I'll bring up some new names.

    Ron Francis
    Lanny McDonald
    Ed Belfour
    Doug Gilmour
    Pat Lafontaine
    Mark Recchi
    Adam Oates
    Frank Mahovlich
    Brad Park
     
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    Ron Francis - Hartford
    Lanny McDonald - Calgary
    Ed Belfour - Dallas
    Doug Gilmour - Toronto
    Pat Lafontaine - Buffalo
    Mark Recchi - Philadelphia
    Adam Oates - The very definition of a Journeyman

    My opinion as a young-ish European fan who didn't get to see most of these guys in their prime.
     
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    This is what teams popped into my head first when I saw these names:

    Ron Francis - Hartford
    Lanny McDonald - Toronto
    Ed Belfour - Chicago
    Doug Gilmour - Toronto
    Pat Lafontaine - Buffalo
    Mark Recchi - Pittsburgh
    Adam Oates - St. Louis
    Frank Mahovlich - Toronto
    Brad Park - Boston
     
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    Ron Francis- Hartford
    Lanny Mcdonald-Calgary
    Ed Belfour- Chicago
    Doug Gilmour- Toronto
    Pat Lafontaine-Buffalo
    Mark Recchi-Philly/Pitts
    Adam Oates-Boston
    Frank Mahovlich- Toronto
    Brad Park-Rangers
     
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    Ron Francis - Hartford
    Lanny McDonald - Calgary
    Ed Belfour - Dallas
    Doug Gilmour - Toronto
    Pat Lafontaine - Buffalo
    Mark Recchi - Philadelphia
    Adam Oates - St.Louis
    Frank Mahovlich - Montreal
    Brad Park - New York
     
  6. Seanconn*

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    Ron Francis - Whalers franchise
    Lanny McDonald - Calgary
    Ed Belfour - Chicago/Dallas
    Doug Gilmour - Toronto
    Pat Lafontaine - Buffalo
    Mark Recchi - Philadelphia
    Adam Oates - Boston
     
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    Ron Francis - Hartford
    Lanny McDonald - Calgary
    Ed Belfour - Dallas
    Doug Gilmour - Toronto
    Pat Lafontaine - Buffalo
    Mark Recchi - Philadelphia
    Adam Oates - St. Louis
    Frank Mahovlich - Toronto
    Brad Park - N.Y. Rangers
     
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    Ron Francis - Penguins
    Lanny McDonald - Flames
    Ed Belfour - Maple Leafs
    Doug Gilmour - Maple Leafs
    Pat Lafontaine - Sabres
    Mark Recchi - Bruins
    Adam Oates - Bruins
    Frank Mahovlich - had to look him up, so didnt do him
    Brad Park - same as above


    What about Marian Hossa guys?
     
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    Ron Francis - Pittsburgh
    Lanny McDonald - Calgary
    Ed Belfour - Chicago
    Doug Gilmour - Toronto
    Pat Lafontaine - Buffalo
    Mark Recchi - Philadelphia
    Adam Oates - Boston
    Frank Mahovlich - Toronto
    Brad Park - Rangers

    Very instinct-based with some of those and very colored by the fact that 1992 ish is when I first got into the NHL.
     
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    Ron Francis - Whalercanes
    Lanny McDonald - Calgary
    Ed Belfour - Dallas
    Doug Gilmour - Maple Leafs
    Pat Lafontaine - Sabres
    Mark Recchi - Philly
    Adam Oates - St. Louis
    Frank Mahovlich - Toronto
    Brad Park - Boston

    Oddly enough, I'm a Thrashers fan and I still think of him as a Sen.
     
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    keeping in mind that I never saw Mahovlich or Park, and I am too young to remember much on McDonald.

    Ron Francis - Hartford/Carolina
    Lanny McDonald - Calgary
    Ed Belfour - Chicago
    Doug Gilmour - Toronto
    Pat Lafontaine - Buffalo
    Mark Recchi - Philadelphia
    Adam Oates - Boston
    Frank Mahovlich - Toronto
    Brad Park - Boston

    edit:
    Hossa - Ottawa
     
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    Ron Francis - Hartford/Carolina franchise
    Lanny McDonald - Toronto
    Ed Belfour - Chicago
    Doug Gilmour - Toronto
    Pat Lafontaine - New York Islanders
    Mark Recchi - Philadelphia
    Adam Oates - Boston
    Frank Mahovlich - Toronto
    Brad Park - Rangers

    I'm only really attached to Park, Mahovlich, Gilmour and Recchi being with those teams. The other five guys are practically a coin flip.
     
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    depends on how old you are and where you live. if i walked down the street here in toronto with that list, i bet more than half the people i asked would call all the guys on that list who played here leafs, even francis. that's just how this city thinks.

    for me, lanny is a flame, but that's because i was too young to have seen him in any other uniform and because, growing up in vancouver, i saw an awful lot of him as a flame.

    my answers:

    Ron Francis whalers/canes
    Lanny McDonald flames
    Ed Belfour stars
    Doug Gilmour leafs
    Pat Lafontaine sabres
    Mark Recchi my gut says penguins, which seems strange to my brain
    Adam Oates blues
    Frank Mahovlich leafs
    Brad Park brain says rangers, gut says bruins
     
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    Ron Francis - Pittsburgh
    Lanny McDonald - Calgary
    Ed Belfour - Chicago
    Doug Gilmour - Toronto
    Pat Lafontaine - Buffalo
    Mark Recchi - Philadelphia
    Adam Oates - Boston
    Frank Mahovlich - Toronto
    Brad Park - Rangers

    Just in my opinion. Feel free to disagree
     
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    Ron Francis - Hartford
    Lanny McDonald - Calgary
    Ed Belfour - Chicago
    Doug Gilmour - Toronto
    Pat Lafontaine - Buffalo
    Mark Recchi - Philadelphia
    Adam Oates - Boston
    Frank Mahovlich - Toronto
    Brad Park - Boston
     
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    A Senator for sure. We'll see how long he stays on Chicago though. Other than that his Thrasher/Pen/Red Wing career wasn't very long.

    I find it interesting that every poster has put Lafontaine as a Sabre rather than an Islander. 8 years as an Islander compared to 6 as a Sabre.

    I don't necessarily disagree though, after all his best season by far was as a Sabre and he became kind of a folk hero in Buffalo. La-la-la-la-fontaine. Have to admit, he never had that following in Long Island
     
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    Not looking at anyone else's posts... and I am 35 and watched hockey since the mid 80's....

    Ron Francis - Still Hartford, he was their franchise player.
    Lanny McDonald - Calgary easily
    Ed Belfour - Still Chicago over Dallas for me
    Doug Gilmour - Leafs, though Calgary was an option
    Pat Lafontaine - Islanders
    Mark Recchi - For some reason I still think Penguins
    Adam Oates - St. Louis with Hull
    Frank Mahovlich - Leafs
    Brad Park - Rangers

    edit:

    Hossa Sens
     
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    Add (some of these are not obvious, though may seem so to some, might depend on when you started to watch hockey) I can see my bias is strongly toward the players first teams.

    Glen Wesley
    Rob Blake
    Rod Brind'Amour
    Dave Andreychuk
    Alexei Yashin
    Joe Murphy
    Brett Hull
    Patrick Roy
    Curtis Joesph
     
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    Francis - Whalers
    Lanny McDonald - Leafs/Flames
    Belfour - Hawks
    Gilmour - Leafs
    Lafontaine - Sabres
    Recchi - Bruins? Penguins
    Oates - Bruins
    Mahovlich - Habs
    Park - Bruins
    Wesley - Bruins
    Blake - Kings
    Brindamour - Flyers
    Andreychuk - Leafs
    Yashin - Sens
    J.Murphy - Oilers
    Hull - Blues
    Roy - Habs
    Cujo - Blues
     
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    What about Doug Weight and Scotty Niedermeyer?
     
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    Ron Francis - Hartford/Carolina
    Lanny McDonald - Calgary (his picture with mustache and SC is HOF worthy)
    Ed Belfour - Chicago
    Doug Gilmour - Toronto
    Pat Lafontaine - Buffalo
    Mark Recchi - mercenary
    Adam Oates - St. Louis

    Brad Park - Rangers (when I see his name I imagine his photo in Rangers jersey, it is where I saw him for the first time)
     
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    When everything will be done, Hossa will be a man from Chicago.
     
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    In my eyes


    Ron Francis - Whalers
    Lanny McDonald - Flames
    Ed Belfour - Blackhawks
    Doug Gilmour - Leafs
    Pat Lafontaine - Sabres
    Mark Recchi - Penguins
    Adam Oates - Blues
    Frank Mahovlich - Leafs
    Brad Park - Bruins
     
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    Joe Murphy-Oilers
    Brett Hull-Blues
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