Which players experienced their prime playing for your team?

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  1. theicebox

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    To state once more: Which players experienced their prime playing for your team?
     
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    Sakic, Forsberg, Hejduk, Foote, Tanguay are the first ones that came to my mind.
     
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    Gretzky, Kurri, Smyth, Fuhr, Weight?, Smith.
     
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    sergio momesso
     
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    You really should narrow your criteria considerably. Pick any team and the lists are extremely lengthy.
     
  6. theicebox

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    It's meant to create debate, people can interpret it however they want.
     
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    I'll bite and make some borderline choices for my team (Buffalo). Obviously guys like Hasek and Perrault are a given, I found few that may encounter some disagreement:
    Drury
    Briere
    Campbell
    Lafontaine
    Mogilny
    Biron
     
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    Ok. Gotcha. :)

    Walt Poddubny
    Brian Spencer
    Bruce Gamble
    Jiri Crha
    Johnny Bower
    John Anderson
    Eddie Shack
    Carl Brewer
    Ed Chadwick
    Turk Broda
    Rick Vaive
    Gary Leeman
    Ian Turnbull
    Borje' Salming
    Allan Stanley
    Tim Horton
    Ted Kennedy
    Syl Apps
    Kent Douglas
    George Armstrong
    Wendel Clark
    Darryl Sittler
    Dick Duff
    etc.....
     
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    Brian Leetch
    Jean Ratelle
    Rod Gilbert
    Brad Park
    Andy Bathgate
    Frank Boucher
    Bill Cook
    Bun Cook
    Eddie Giacomin

    These are just ones who made the Hall of Fame. There are tons of other players obviously who had their Primes with the Rangers but were overall middling players. I'm sure I missed some great players who had their primes in New York though.
     
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    I have a good one.

    Adam Oates. I say his peak was in Boston and not STL. Yay or nay?
     
  11. vadim sharifijanov

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    and gerald diduck. i miss that guy.
     
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    Sundin, Gilmour. Some other guys that will be footnotes 10 years from now.
     
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    Webby, Matty, The Chinese Cowboy, Knocker, Pie and Yoga Jean. My team plays softball. These guys iwere all essential to the 2003 championship drive.
     
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    Classic. :laugh::handclap:
     
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    Speaking only of post-relo, Staal and Ward for Carolina.
     
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    Shore
    Clapper
    Hitchman
    Schmidt
    Bucyk
    Orr
    Espo
    Bourque
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    hows about Sandis Ozolinsh for the Avs?
     
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    Obvious choices are:
    John MacLean
    Scott Stevens
    Patrik Elias
    Marty Brodeur
    etc.
    Borderline:
    Claude Lemieux
    Stephane Richer
    Scott Niedermayer
     
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    We definitely got to see Harold Druken at his absolute finest in Vancouver.
     
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    Patrick Marleau
    Owen Nolan
    Evgeni Nabokov
    Joe Thornton
    Dan Boyle (I know by age, his prime was in TB, but he has had his 3 best seasons in SJ)

    If we are talking about impact players, these are the only 5 to play in San Jose during the prime of their careers. Prior to the lockout, the Sharks were traditionally an older team that relied on dealing for former stars that were deemed "finished" by their previous teams and hoping they had something left in the tank, which a select few did. Vincent Damphousse is a great example of that. It's remarkable how a piece of good fortune courtesy of Mike O'Connell changed the Sharks franchise. Before Thornton, the Sharks were always a team with little individual talent and never really were a viable option for big name players. Then they stumbled into a 25-year old franchise center, and he helped turn San Jose into not only a viable destination for star players, but a preferable one. Dan Boyle and Dany Heatley, among others, were two veteran stars that wanted to be traded here.

    Sometimes, I still find it hard to believe Boston dealt Joe Thornton. I am pretty sure he was leading the NHL in points and assists, or at least near the top, when it happened.
     
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    Linden
    Bure
    McLean
    Naslund
    Sedins
    Bertuzzi
    Luongo
    Smyl
    Kesler
    Burrows
    Courtnall
    Morrison
     
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    Yashin
    Alfredsson
    Spezza
    Heatley
    Hossa
     
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    Might have seen the START of Tanguay's prime in Colorado, but what SHOULD have been his prime years should have been in Calgary. As such his highest point total came in Calgary, and then dropped considerably thereafter though he should have still been prime for another 4-5 years. (back to a 70 point guy this past season)
     
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    martin gelinas with the vancouver canucks.

    hit his prime his first game with the canucks and didnt look back.
     
  25. vadim sharifijanov

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    i was actually being serious about diduck and momesso. they had some really valuable, if unheralded, years in vancouver. we've seen guys excel in gelinas' old role, or jovo's, even linden's. but to this day, we have never replaced diduck or sergio.
     

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