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In Topic: Forsberg in HOF, Fedorov equal?

19 November 2014 - 07:30 PM

Yeah, I guess I was unclear what I meant. My post does say I think it'll be LIds, Feds, Pronger - and that'll be deserving.  I've just always hated Pronger - I kind of just meant anyone else instead of that guy. There's no way the Kariya should actually be there ahead of Pronger. That fact that you guys got up in arms shows that there's no real question about this class, though. 

 

I did really like Kariya's character as a player, though - great speed, vision. But his career was messed up by concussions and he played on some pretty bad teams. 

 

All apologies for having my sarcasm meter turned off.  I think we're in lockstep here.  I'm a big Kariya fan.  He could've done great things were it not for clutch and grab, being slightly undersized and the concussions.  If I had to pick one of Pronger or Kariya for the hall based on who I liked more, it wouldn't even be a vote.  As it stands, ole gap toof gets in and Paul doesn't.


In Topic: Forsberg in HOF, Fedorov equal?

19 November 2014 - 05:31 PM

 I'd like to see Paul Kariya in there over Pronger

 

I do hope this is a joke.  Kariya is borderline borderline, Pronger is a lock.  I hate that goon as much as the next guy as a Wings fan, but gain some perspective.  He could, and did, play some hockey.


In Topic: Forsberg in HOF, Fedorov equal?

18 November 2014 - 01:41 PM

The notion that you'd take one of Forsberg or Fedorov over the other in their prime is such a coin toss.  They were both elite among the elite.  I'd feel blessed to have either one even sniff my team.

 

Forsberg deserves to be in, without question.  In my mind, so does Fedorov... and I'm sure we'll see him there.  If he isn't first ballot, it'll be based on his decline and attitude, not his achievements, and he'll almost certainly get in on the second go round.  Shoot, the doors he (and others) opened for Russian players alone is worth a glance from the Hall.  The fact that he was the best in the league for a time and amassed the hardware he did just cements it.  The man could play any skating position better than 99% of his peers.  If he'd played a year in the AHL between the pipes, he probably could've become a backup tender.

 

I feel less strongly about Lindros, but that's another thread. 


In Topic: Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

12 November 2014 - 02:04 PM

 

Why was DeKeyser undrafted?  He certainly isn't a small euro playing in some league nobody ever scouts.  Is it because he played in the NCAA?  

 

IIRC, yes.  I was actually going to comment on this.  Him being listed as undrafted is a bit misleading.  He picked the Wings over many teams pursuing him.


In Topic: Fedorov and Yzerman vs. Datsyuk and Zetterberg

27 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

Many people are pointing out differences between eras, line mates, etc, all of which is interesting for discussion.  The question, though, is which pair would you take.  For me that's #19 and #91 all day every day.  No knock on the "kids," but I'd be hard pressed to find many duos I'd take above them on any roster, let alone the Wings.

 

(#66 and #68 come to mind... #99 and, well, anyone also)