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#1 F.Michael

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:00 PM

Even though it's been many years since Kocur, and Sheppard donned the Winged Wheel; if it were possible - who would you rather see today wearing the #26 for the Red Wings?



EDIT - screwed up while trying to add the poll :blush:

Edited by F.Michael, 02 December 2010 - 06:24 PM.


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#2 Stolberg

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:05 PM

Joey Kocur



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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:12 PM

Crusher no doubt. While I have no problem with Huds, I do think that Joey is just the 26 I'd take as this is the topic of said post.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:22 PM

Ray Sheppard.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:25 PM


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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:28 PM

Kocur around his prime for sure.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:33 PM

Given the option of having them all at Hudler's age?

That's pretty close. Kocur was good, but he was really just a third/fourth line puncher on a weak team when he was 26. He would definitely bring the enforcer element the Wings don't have as much as the fans want...but it's not really a need either. Sheppard was a natural sniper like Hudler, and slower than Hudler. He also didn't have the playmaking ability Hudler does. But he had possibly the best set of hands in the game in his prime. The big question is... would Sheppard be the big-time goal scorer he was in today's fast-paced game? And how would Hudler have fared in the early 90s?

Hudler over Sheppard based on wider arsenal. Kocur loses out in the competition because his biggest developments as a player came after the age of 30.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:36 PM

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:37 PM

Ray Sheppard.


yikes, maybe the most one-dimensional player in the history of the NHL.


remember that goal in calgary he scored when he fell down, like, twice, and still managed to score a goal on a break-away? who the H was on defense for calgary in that game??
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:41 PM

if kocur didnt win the cup with the wings in 97' and 98', i'd pick him.

but sheppard being another player we let go of right before the cup years, i'd have to go with him if i could throw him back in the mix.

i think he deserves a cup for sure.

he went all the way to the finals with the wings in 95 and got swept, the next season he went to san jose who then threw him to the panthers, and they went to the finals and also got swept.

ray sheppard for sure.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:47 PM

Kocur because he is what this team needs. Would probably be the top heavyweight in the game right now in his prime and could play a regular third line shift.

Hudler is a third line player who does nothing so why anyone would vote him is beyond me (except eva and his irrational mancrush)

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:25 PM

Kocur in his prime for sure. He could score and added a definite entertainment factor to the game, let alone sticking up for his teammates.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:29 PM

yikes, maybe the most one-dimensional player in the history of the NHL.


remember that goal in calgary he scored when he fell down, like, twice, and still managed to score a goal on a break-away? who the H was on defense for calgary in that game??


He wasn't on a breakaway. Ray Sheppard was so slow, he could be cherry picking and get a pass at center ice with all opposing players behind the goal line, and it still wouldn't count as a breakaway because the defense would catch him before he made the offensive zone.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:32 PM

He wasn't on a breakaway. Ray Sheppard was so slow, he could be cherry picking and get a pass at center ice with all opposing players behind the goal line, and it still wouldn't count as a breakaway because the defense would catch him before he made the offensive zone.


it was a breakaway, and he fell, twice if i remember right, which makes it all the more ridiculous.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:42 PM

Ray Sheppard.

For me it's a toss up between Sheppard, and Kocur with Sheppard edging out Kocur by the slightest of margins.

Hudler wished he had Sheppard's hands, and knack for goal scoring.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 08:42 PM

it was a breakaway, and he fell, twice if i remember right, which makes it all the more ridiculous.


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Posted 03 December 2010 - 02:32 PM

Joey Kocur

#18 LionsAndRedwingsAndPistonsOhMy

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 03:09 PM

Kocur without hesitation.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 05:25 PM

Kocur without thinking twice about it!!
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 05:40 PM

I found this funny :

"Since the 2003-04 season, Jiri Hudler has worn 26 for the Red Wings. Ten other players have worn the jersey previous to Hudler, including current Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Barry Melrose and assistant coach Wes Walz. The other eight Wings were Doug Roberts, Al Cameron, Steve Short, Jim Korn, Ken Solheim, Larry Trader, Joe Kocur, and Ray Sheppard"

Some real big names there lol !

Obv the quote is a little old because hairdo Melrose doesnt coach the Lightning anymore !

Edited by puckbags, 03 December 2010 - 05:41 PM.

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