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#21 sputman

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:52 AM

i know that people are entitled to their own opinion, but i can't see how Konstantinov can be anything other than the best answer.
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#22 Dabura

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:59 AM

Bert. If we're talking about the current team. (And hell, maybe all-time as well. Guy was a beast.)

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#23 Kira

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:29 AM

It would have to be Vladdie, but if I could clone Pasha and have him all over again, that wouldn't be too hard to swallow either.
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#24 The Axe

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:35 AM

Bert. If we're talking about the current team. (And hell, maybe all-time as well. Guy was a beast.)


Ha! This opinion you are NOT entitled to, im afraid!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:45 AM

i know that people are entitled to their own opinion, but i can't see how Konstantinov can be anything other than the best answer.


Good call. If it's any Wing ever, I suppose it's gotta be Vladdy. People don't realize/remember how good #16 really was - and I don't just mean in terms of "what-could've-been..." He was, at the time of the accident, Elite. He was The F***ing Man. He and Nick could've - and I say would've - gone on to become the best pairing in NHL history.

I've got a couple decidedly feel-good anecdotes, one featuring Perfect Human Being #5, the other, The Effing Man #16 himself. I don't think I've ever shared them here, not sure why....

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#26 F.Michael

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:59 AM

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:12 AM

I interpreted this topic differently - I thought you meant "Start over a career that looked so promising but then something happened and went horribly wrong". The first guy I thought of was Igor Grigorenko, who was the prospect who flamed out after a car crash derailed his career. Fischer wouldn't work because his problem was congenital and just a part of who he is.

#28 MabusIncarnate

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:14 AM

I interpreted this topic differently - I thought you meant "Start over a career that looked so promising but then something happened and went horribly wrong". The first guy I thought of was Igor Grigorenko, who was the prospect who flamed out after a car crash derailed his career. Fischer wouldn't work because his problem was congenital and just a part of who he is.


This is exactly what I was just going to post, I really would have like to seen what Grigorenko could have done had he not been injured and reached this team completely healthy.

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#29 Seraph

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 05:33 PM

Sergei Fedorov with a Darren Helm heart transplant.

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#30 The Axe

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:59 PM

Sergei Fedorov with a Darren Helm heart transplant.


Darren Helm with a Fedorov hands transplant!
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:24 PM

Darren Helm with a Fedorov hands transplant!


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#32 The Axe

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

Some things are too powerful to create


Gretzky Head, Lindros' Upper Body, Fedorov's Lower Body, Lemieux's Hands, and Helm's Heart.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:36 PM

Probert

Just because I never got to see him play in Detroit (wasn't following hockey that much then), and because it would give us the ultimate enforcer. Teams would definitely approach us differently with him in the lineup.

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#34 CapnSmitty

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:09 PM

I think mine would Definitely be Vladdy... Worst thing I remember from that Summer, coming off the high watching the Wings win, to that, such a heartbreaker...

I can only imagine what he and Lids would have done together for years to come....

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

Gretzky Head, Lindros' Upper Body, Fedorov's Lower Body, Lemieux's Hands, and Helm's Heart.

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In the spirit of restarting a player's career to have it play out exactly as it did, only have them on the team now? Lidstrom with Yzerman a close second. In the spirit of restarting a player's career to avoid some sort of tragedy or have things go the way we all wished they would have? Vladdy, hands down.

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#36 Jeff6851

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:02 PM

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#37 Ally

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:20 PM

Aside from the obvious ones (Lids, Vladdy, Stevie Y) I'd say either Datsyuk because I already get upset thinking about the fact that he will retire one day OR restart Bert's career and have him as a Wing, I'd love to see what his career could have been if the Moore incident had never happened...

 
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#38 KrazyGangsta

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:51 PM

Past: Lidstrom
Present: Bertuzzi

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:35 AM

Since Lidstrom is the obvious answer I will say Shanahan. He was a force in his prime. Too bad he faded so quickly.

Faded so quickly???
He scored 40 goals his last year as a Wing when he was 37

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:09 AM

Prime Bert with Pavs would be incredible. I think both could surpass 100 points in the same season.

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