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Bring Back The Bruise Bros

Players That Never Played in Detroit

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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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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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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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Pavel Bure.

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

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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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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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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...

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Scott Stevens and Ray Bourque.

Lidstrom-Bourque

Vladdy-Stevens

The wings would have won 60+ games and every cup for 5 years with that top 4

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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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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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I would have liked to see Forsberg with Fedorov and Yzerman

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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?

The PAPCPMC?

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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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Peter Forsberg, Chris Pronger, Scott Niedermayer, and Shea Weber. Maybe Pekka Rinne. To be honest, right now, two of the guys I'd want on our team the most are Datsyuk and Kronwall...check.

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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?

Ugh. It's times like these that I wish for a 'dislike' option. I can't fully express how much I dislike the above post.

Mine would be Doug Gilmour and Joe Nieuwendyk.

Actually, I would also have said Wendel Clark and Ulf Samuelsson, but well... they don't technically meet the criteria.

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Ugh. It's time like these that I wish for a 'dislike' option. I can't fully express how much I dislike the above post.

Mine would be Doug Gilmour and Joe Nieuwendyk.

Actually, I would also have said Wendel Clark and Ulf Samuelsson, but well... they don't technically meet the criteria.

Not trying to start a pissing match with you, or anyone else here at LGW...But it's gotta be said...I'd take our Cup teams from 1997, and 1998 any day over our 2008.

Our Cup teams from the 90's would tear our 2008 team a new A-hole.

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And that conversation ends here, please. This is a thread about players you would have liked to play for the Wings, not who's tougher, what Cup team was the best, not whether we need an enforcer or not or whether Hank has dreamy eyes. Let's keep it on topic, okay?

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