Maybe this doesn't make me a "die hard" fan but I'm not as much of a "competitive series" sort of guy like some of you guys on here. I voted for the Flyers series with no hesitation. I would much, much rather watch the Wings dominate a supposedly superior opponent. Especially since, at that time, the Flyers were supposed to run over the Red Wings. It was awesome to watch the Wings outsmart and outwill the Flyers in four games.
I'd much rather watch dominance as well.
However, those series aren't as memorable as the competitive ones which have lots of ups and downs.
BTW, if we beat San Jose last year in game 7, I have no doubt most people would have voted for that. It's a shame.
Easily the Colorado series in 2002. I've never been so nervous for any games, including Cup Final games. Seven straight nerve wracking games. I knew we had to win that series to save face, after losing to them in 1999 and 2000.
The other choices were big wins for Detroit, but two of them were sweeps and not all that competitive. The St. Louis series was great, but the Colorado one was just better, minus the game 7 blowout. The game 7 against St. Louis was as good a game as I've ever seen.
Just thought we'd have a fun offseason thread with not much going on right now. I'm looking at many factors when compiling this list, such as: longevity, level of play, stats relative to the era, individual accolades and playoff numbers. I narrowed it down to three players because I thought that would generate the most debate and not get too complicated. At the end of the day (like everything else) this is still highly subjective, but I honestly tried to be as objective as possible.
Avalanche/Nordiques 1. Sakic 2. Roy 3. Forsberg
Blackhawks 1. Mikita 2. Hull 3. Esposito
Blue Jackets 1. Nash 2. Vyborny 3. Mason
Blues 1. Hull 2. MacInnis 3. Federko
Bruins 1. Orr 2. Bourque 3. Esposito
Canadiens 1. Richard 2. Beliveau 3. Lafleur
Canucks 1. Bure 2. Naslund 3. Linden
Capitals 1. Ovechkin 2. Bondra 3. Gartner
Coyotes/Jets 1. Hawerchuk 2. Steen 3. Doan
Devils 1. Brodeur 2. Stevens 3. Elias
Ducks 1. Selanne 2. Kariya 3. Niedermayer
Flames 1. Iginla 2. MacInnis 3. Fleury
Flyers 1. Clarke 2. Parent 3. Lindros
Hurricanes/Whalers 1. Francis 2. Staal 3. Brind’Amour