Who would you build your franchise around starting today?

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    how did blake wheeler and 37 points not find his way onto this list??
    Posted by rolerhoky19


    Because Stanley didn't start this thread...
     
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    Who is Alexander the Great ? 
    Posted by RMiller87


    Volchkov?
     
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    The guy who has already won the Stanley Cup ring, the Hart, the Rocket Richard Trophy, the WJC Gold Medal and the Olympic Gold Medal... Naturally ! Toews would be a distant second... Who is Alexander the Great ? 
    Posted by RMiller87

    *** CO-Rocket richard trophy winner. I think steven stamkos would back me up on that. And by the way, crosby didnt win the stanly cup. The pittsburgh penguins won it. Crosby didnt win the olympic gold medal, team canada won it.
     
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    The guy who has already won the Stanley Cup ring, the Hart, the Rocket Richard Trophy, the WJC Gold Medal and the Olympic Gold Medal... Naturally ! Toews would be a distant second... Who is Alexander the Great ? 
    Posted by RMiller87

    If thats the argument you want to use, then Ill take kirk maltby, a guy with quadruple the number of cups as crosby 
     
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    SCAO :

    From your moniker and comments here, it's pretty clear that you hate Crosby...

    No matter how many Cups that Crosby wins, individual awards that he wins, Olympic medals he wins, there's likely nothing that I can say that will change your mind...

    The Hawks win based on great goaltending and great team defense...

    The Pens win because of Crosby...

    I like Toews too, but did Toews even play in the Stanley Cup Finals this year ?

    I didn't notice him at all...
     
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    Did crosby even play in the 09 finals, he only had 3 points all series. What about the olympics this year, he stood there watching while iginla did all the board work. Jarome makes a perfect pass, crosby gets an easy tap in and all of a sudden canada wins gold because of crosby. He was pretty much invisible in the olympics. And the pens win because of malkin. He won the conn smyth and led the playoffs in points in 09. Crosby still had his points in the 2010 playoffs but malkin did not. Notice how they didnt go as far as before? Coincidence???
     
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    In Response to Re: Who would you build your franchise around starting today? : Volchkov?
    Posted by Not-A-Shot

    Are we talking about the Alexander Volchov who played in the 1972 Summit Series or the Russian ballet dancer named Alexander Volchov because I have never seen the latter play hockey, and could not fairly judge in this contest ?

     
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    Did crosby even play in the 09 finals, he only had 3 points all series. What about the olympics this year, he stood there watching while iginla did all the board work. Jarome makes a perfect pass, crosby gets an easy tap in and all of a sudden canada wins gold because of crosby. He was pretty much invisible in the olympics. And the pens win because of malkin. He won the conn smyth and led the playoffs in points in 09. Crosby still had his points in the 2010 playoffs but malkin did not. Notice how they didnt go as far as before? Coincidence???
    Posted by screw-cindy-and-ovie

    Canada wins gold because of Crosby...

    BINGO !

     
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    Did crosby even play in the 09 finals, he only had 3 points all series. What about the olympics this year, he stood there watching while iginla did all the board work. Jarome makes a perfect pass, crosby gets an easy tap in and all of a sudden canada wins gold because of crosby. He was pretty much invisible in the olympics. And the pens win because of malkin. He won the conn smyth and led the playoffs in points in 09. Crosby still had his points in the 2010 playoffs but malkin did not. Notice how they didnt go as far as before? Coincidence???
    Posted by screw-cindy-and-ovie


    Not a coincidence at all...

    Halak simply outplayed Fleury who was quite shaky in the playoffs...

    The Blackhawks won the Cup this year because of their goaltending and defense... 

    Toews is a solid young player, but the Hawks do not rely on any single player as much as the Pens rely on Crosby. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Who would you build your franchise around starting today? : Canada wins gold because of Crosby... BINGO !
    Posted by RMiller87

    WRONG... canada wins gold because of their defensemen, doughty keith weber in particular, their good defensive forwards (richards, toews, getzlaf), physicality, and teamwork
     
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    In Response to Re: Who would you build your franchise around starting today? : Not a coincidence at all... Halak simply outplayed Fleury who was quite shaky in the playoffs... The Blackhawks won the Cup this year because of their goaltending and defense...  Toews is a solid young player, but the Hawks do not rely on any single player as much as the Pens rely on Crosby. 
    Posted by RMiller87

    Absolutely. Duncan Keith. I dont think they even make it out of the first round without keith
     
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    Previous posters had it right, you can't win with just one great player. But it's still fun to talk about. So, here's my pick with some honorable mentions (I decided to ignore goalies, because comparing across positions is difficult,and ignore salary issues). My pick:

    Rick Nash - True, he's not as young as some of the other names, but he's a power forward who can do it all: skate, score, and play defense. He was the best player for Team Canada this olympics (in my opinion).

    Honorable Mentions:
    Drew Doughty
    Sidney Crosby
    Steven Stamkos
    Erik Johnsson
    Jonathan Toews
    (common ingridient for all of these: youth and well-roundedness)



     
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    Rmiller87, this post is for you

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob7kXHhj8eM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov2kmSQ2-iw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1Zxie8_mp0
     
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    Jaro Halak ........or Lars Eller, LOL!!!!
     
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    @ Everyone who didn't pick Crosby or Ovechkin.


    You are all nut's
     
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    Bobby Orr noone else
     
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    I am a little surprised no one named Kane. I thought he was great in the playoffs. If I missed someone picking him #1 I apologize.
     
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    This is a two-horse race. No one comes close to the talent and marketability of Sid the kid or Alexander the Great.

    If you had the option of anyone,  you could  be accused of gross negligence not to pick Sid or Ovie
     
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    This is a two-horse race. No one comes close to the talent and marketability of Sid the kid or Alexander the Great. If you had the option of anyone,  you could  be accused of gross negligence not to pick Sid or Ovie
    Posted by OlsonicCreations


    It really is insanity.  Beyond the idea of filling seats, these are the two best players on the planet.  Whether you're looking for a high energy goal scoring superstar, or you'd prefer the guy who can do everything better than almost anyone on the planet at any time he wants, there are no other choices.

    People can say Ovechkin is dirty (because he is) or Crosby is immature (they are right), but that stuff can go away.  The fact is that these two, if they stay healthy, are going to be talked about for the next 100 years when people mention the greatest of all time.

    Can't really say that about Richards/Toews/LOLucic.
     
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    In Response to Re: Who would you build your franchise around starting today? : It really is insanity.  Beyond the idea of filling seats, these are the two best players on the planet.  Whether you're looking for a high energy goal scoring superstar, or you'd prefer the guy who can do everything better than almost anyone on the planet at any time he wants, there are no other choices. People can say Ovechkin is dirty (because he is) or Crosby is immature (they are right), but that stuff can go away.  The fact is that these two, if they stay healthy, are going to be talked about for the next 100 years when people mention the greatest of all time. Can't really say that about Richards/Toews/LOLucic.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot

    QFT.

    "LOLucic" is funny; hell it could be a catchy-nickname if he doesn't have a turn-around season next year.

     
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    @ Everyone who didn't pick Crosby or Ovechkin. You are all nut's
    Posted by OlsonicCreations


    Actually, anyone who didn't pick Crosby is nuts.

    But that's just my own opinion...

    SCAO : Your claim that Malkin is better than Crosby would be more substantiable if Malkin, himself, wasn't always publicly stating that Crosby is the best hockey player in the World.
     
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    Malkin is a hell of a player, but I'd take Sid in a heartbeat. 
     
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    Sid is the best player ever to have the opportunity to play with 3 other top 5 picks in a short span. LOL
     
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    Blake Wheeler ...he is going to be the next big thing in the NHL ...a Superstar..starting next season with around 35 G ....

    Big, talented, young, good hands, watch this kid growing up
     
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    Blake's history!
     

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