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#41 vladdy16

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:28 AM

Good Lord, did absolutely everyone here grow up in the 80s?

My favorite player growing up? Gordie Howe. Yup. Watched him, met him, kissed him, would have kissed his feet and sacrificed a goat if I had the opportunity. He had god status in our household.
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#42 FinWing

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:32 AM

QUOTE (Finnish Wing @ October 26, 2009 - 04:03PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Raimo Helminen

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Definitely Yzerman, nobody even compares.
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#43 xtrememachine1

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:29 AM

Steve Yzerman and Mario Lemieux

Both were very talented and classy. Great role models

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 12:43 PM

Yzerman, Osgood (for some years), & Shanahan
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 12:56 PM

yzerman 100%

i idolized that man.
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#46 DEVILSWATERBOY

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:25 PM

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#47 BeeRYCE

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:42 PM

Where's Claude Lemieux??

#48 LeftWinger

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:33 PM

70's - Reed Larson
80's - Bob Probert
90's - Sergei Fedorov
00's - No favs... (so far)

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:24 PM

Vladdy Konstantinov. No doubt about it.

#50 BuckeyeWingsfan80

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:34 PM

QUOTE (thegerkin @ October 26, 2009 - 12:12AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hockey: Steve Yzerman
Baseball: Alan Trammell
Football: Barry Sanders
Basketball: Joe Dumars

Obviously, my favorites are the heart and soul players of Detroit sports.


Hockey: Steve Yzerman
Baseball: Cal Ripken Jr
Football: Orlando Pace and/or Eddie George. I always liked Jim Lachey too.
Basketball: I don't really follow basketball.
Don't take it from fans on LGW, take it from his peers. NHL players have spoken and they think Tootoo is the dirtiest player in the league.

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#51 mindfly

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:39 PM

Fedorov and Jagr, so much skill.. unbelieveable.

#52 thegerkin

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:54 PM

QUOTE (BuckeyeWingsfan80 @ October 26, 2009 - 06:34PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hockey: Steve Yzerman
Baseball: Cal Ripken Jr
Football: Orlando Pace and/or Eddie George. I always liked Jim Lachey too.
Basketball: I don't really follow basketball.


I like your choice of the Iron Man. His streak is one that will absolutely never be broken. He was such a classy and clean player and one of the best at shortstop ever. thumbup.gif

#53 Barrie

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:00 PM

Hockey: Steve Yzerman and Darren McCarty
Baseball: Lou Whitaker and Bobby Higginson
Football: Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith (Sorry fellow Lions fans, but other than Barry, who was there to cheer for?)
Basketball: Isiah Thomas, Ben Wallace, and Chauncey Billups

Edited by Barrie, 26 October 2009 - 06:03 PM.

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#54 miller76

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:06 PM

Paul Coffey and Jari Kurri were my favourite hockey players when I was a kid.
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:18 PM

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#56 BuckeyeWingsfan80

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE (thegerkin @ October 26, 2009 - 06:54PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like your choice of the Iron Man. His streak is one that will absolutely never be broken. He was such a classy and clean player and one of the best at shortstop ever. thumbup.gif


I always thought that Yzerman and Ripken were too very similar people and players and they both handled themselves and their careers in much the same way.

It is kind of ironic to note that Ripken was more successful early on (and played better D early on) while Yzerman was better offensively early on and committed himself to defense when Scotty got a hold of him.

But both of them were revered more for how they played the game and how they led their teams and team mates than anything else.
Don't take it from fans on LGW, take it from his peers. NHL players have spoken and they think Tootoo is the dirtiest player in the league.

Get a clue already.

#57 Hockeymom1960

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:34 PM

Gilles Gilbert

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:40 PM

QUOTE (Eizzo03 @ October 26, 2009 - 12:11AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I loved Fedorov, Shanahan and Yzerman, of course. Shanahan was the first hockey poster I ever put up on my wall.

I also remember making my mom buy me my first jersey- Fedorov. The only size the store had in his jersey was XL and it was huge on me (still is) but I didn't care and made her purchase it immediately. She tried to convince me to wait and told me we could look somewhere else for a smaller size but I needed it right then. I did not have any patience as an 11 year old (I still don't). It's all old and worn and still huge but I continue to wear it around the house because I have so many memories with it.

This is a really happy topic. I like it. smile.gif



great post!
and thanks! i wasnt sure if it had been brought up before or not...



#59 lomekian

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:03 PM

QUOTE (T-Ruff @ October 25, 2009 - 07:45PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yzerman and its the reason I'm a Wings fan biggrin.gif


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#60 oldredbarnman

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:06 PM

Bobby Orr, Mickey Redmond, Ken Dryden and Guy Lafleur.





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