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#1 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

Name some retired players that never played with the Wings that you always wanted in a Detroit jersey. I'll start this off by saying I always wanted Gary Roberts to play in Detroit.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

I always like Ryan Smyth...and Colton Orr.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:07 PM

Ray Bourque, without a doubt. Imagine a 1-2 of Lidstrom and Bourque in '00-'01.

IIRC, the Wings were on a short-list of teams for Boston to trade Bourque to.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

Pavel Bure.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

Not counting enforcers (which would be 95% of my list), I'll name a few.

Bure
Belfour
Price


Bure is my favorite non-Wing ever, and like many Wings fans, I often fantasize about other teams' goalies playing for us. ;)
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

Not counting enforcers (which would be 95% of my list), I'll name a few.

Bure
Belfour
Price


Bure is my favorite non-Wing ever, and like many Wings fans, I often fantasize about other teams' goalies playing for us. ;)/>

Bure was unbelievable. One enforcer I always wanted in Detroit was Scott Parker. I wish Mark Recchi played here, too.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

Pavel Bure.


If not for a spell of idiocy amongst the draft officials, the Wings would have had him.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

Bure was unbelievable. One enforcer I always wanted in Detroit was Scott Parker. I wish Mark Recchi played here, too.


Don't get me started. I spent a year posting pictures of Parker on here.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

Trevor Linden

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

Khabibulan, Hedberg, the Esposito brothers, Lafleur.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

Won't fit your criteria, but prime 2001-2004 Todd ***'en Bertuzzi for me. Arguably the best forward in the league during those years, he could do anything on the ice you asked for. Absolute freight train in front of the net, nasty slap/wrist shots, good defensively and can skate 25 minutes a night for the entire season.

We'd have more than 2 cups during 2002-2008 if Colorado didn't have be such ******* and we find a way to get him. Prime Bert with Datsyuk and Zetterberg would have been incredible to watch, maybe all 3 could've exceeded 100 points in 2008 for Christ sakes.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

I'll also go with the list minus tough guys disclaimer.

With that said:
Pavel Bure
Scott Stevens
Cam Neely
Ray Bourque
Mats Sundin
Joe Juneau
Al MacInnis
Al Iafrate
Teemu Selanne

just to name a few...

Edited by stevkrause, 21 December 2012 - 10:58 PM.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

Scott Stevens and Ray Bourque.
Lidstrom-Bourque
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The wings would have won 60+ games and every cup for 5 years with that top 4

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

Won't fit your criteria, but prime 2001-2004 Todd ***'en Bertuzzi for me. Arguably the best forward in the league during those years, he could do anything on the ice you asked for. Absolute freight train in front of the net, nasty slap/wrist shots, good defensively and can skate 25 minutes a night for the entire season.

We'd have more than 2 cups during 2002-2008 if Colorado didn't have be such ******* and we find a way to get him. Prime Bert with Datsyuk and Zetterberg would have been incredible to watch, maybe all 3 could've exceeded 100 points in 2008 for Christ sakes.


It would be nice if Franzen realized he has all the tools to be a prime Bertuzzi...

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:36 AM

Along the Bertuzzi line, always liked Markus Naslund.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:45 AM

It would be nice if Franzen realized he has all the tools to be a prime Bertuzzi...


Franzen has good hands and a decent skater, but Bert had THE hands and the skating ability at 6'4 250-ish.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:48 AM

I would have liked to see Forsberg with Fedorov and Yzerman

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:21 AM

Anything to change the course of our history so that we don't become the pansy-ass patty-cake playmakers club that we are today. Did we learn nothing from the latter half of the 90s?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:27 AM

Anything to change the course of our history so that we don't become the pansy-ass patty-cake playmakers club that we are today. Did we learn nothing from the latter half of the 90s?


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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

1) Gary Roberts - was always a fan from his days in Calgary.

2) Mats Sundin - skill mixed with class.

3) Darius Kasparaitis - the "Lethal Lithuanian" was one of my fav players in the 90's...Especially when going after Mario Lemieux.

4) Alexei Zhitnik - Melrose was insane for moving him outta LA.

5) Owen Nolan - although his attitude at times was a problem.

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