No, I don't think him being able to score was the reason he's hated. Sakic sure scored a s*** ton of goals on this team and yet there likely isn't one person who hates him. There's been plenty of pests that have come and gone, plenty of jackasses who try to fight people like Yzerman or Lidstrom, but the low that Lepuke sunk to was one of epic proportions and quite memorable.
A fantasy team of what I'd like on the Wings is likely based off of their actual performance and play style, which I presume just about everyone else here picked theirs, not NHL 11 ratings. Not to knock you for picking what you like, but, er, screw it, it was a dumb choice.
You need to go back and look at others lists, if you're dismissing HIM because he was known as a cheap shot artist. I see several others on peoples fantasy lists that have pretty long rap sheets.
The low that you speak of was a boarding penalty? Didn't Stuart take a penalty for that, 30 seconds into the game the other night? Sure the result was different, but the penalty was the same.
I guess we should all pile on Gordie and Lindsay for being cheap shot artists too. The league even had to add 2 rules to deal with our heroes flagrant elbows and knees to opposing players.
I know I didn't pick a popular choice here, but to dismiss his playing abilty at clutch times, because of one shot to a Red Wing is just missing the whole idea of this thread.
Also, I didn't realize that Lemieux was on NHL '11, but then again the last time I played a video game, Pong™ was new on the market.
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