Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

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Who do you think was simply the best?

Todd Bertuzzi
0
No votes
Pavel Bure
24
57%
Thomas Gradin
1
2%
Trevor Linden
3
7%
Alexander Mogilny
1
2%
Markus Naslund
2
5%
Daniel Sedin
0
No votes
Henrik Sedin
8
19%
Stan Smyl
2
5%
Tony Tanti
1
2%
 
Total votes : 42

Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby Per » Wed May 16, 2012 6:01 am

Topper wrote:
Per wrote:What?! No Patrik Sundström?! :evil:

I would add Thomas Gradin in there as well. Or how about Andre Boudrias?


Uhm... Thomas Gradin is listed among the choices. Third from the top. :?
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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby ODB » Wed May 16, 2012 6:10 am

Per your man love for Patrik Sundström is almost as obvious as SC crush on Linden!

I also left Greg Adams off the list!

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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby old calamari » Wed May 16, 2012 6:16 am

Bure beacause he was the Canucks very first bonafide superstar. Everbody in the league wanted to see this guy play.
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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby ODB » Wed May 16, 2012 6:25 am

Bure was for sure the most exciting... but best, it isn't that cut and dry. I still haven't voted!!!
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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby Knucklehead » Wed May 16, 2012 8:09 am

I voted for Bure for the goal scoring and excitement factor, but upon further reflection it is indeed Henrik that I think is the best.
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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Wed May 16, 2012 8:24 am

Mogilny was possibly the most well rounded talent the Canucks have ever had..... when he wanted to be anyways.
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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby the Dogsalmon » Wed May 16, 2012 8:29 am

Bure
Mogilny
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our shit drafting capabilities have not produced one decent Canadian forward...goddamn terrible...
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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby dbr » Wed May 16, 2012 8:31 am

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:Mogilny was possibly the most well rounded talent the Canucks have ever had..... when he wanted to be anyways.


Yeah I abandoned the post I was writing in here (in short just like Ohdee I haven't voted.. I never do on these) but one thing I was going to post is that despite being right up there with Bure in terms of skill, after that first season it looked like Alex was about as enthused about playing for the Canucks most nights as we were about watching their prolonged collapse and dismemberment.
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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby Arachnid » Wed May 16, 2012 8:37 am

Funny people mention Mogilny the most yet no one votes for him (so far). Story of his career...

Best being qualitative or quantitative?

Mogilny

Bure

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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby dbr » Wed May 16, 2012 8:59 am

It's almost paradoxical with the Russians, we all acknowledge that they were probably the best individual talents to put on a Canucks sweater but at the same time we discount their individual achievements by emphasizing their context (as an aside, I went back and looked at 1991-92, there were just six keepers with 30+ GP and a save percentage over .900.. just one over .910!).

It's tough to compare Pavel Bure to Daniel Sedin, would Bure still be a gamebreaker in such a well coached, structured league with such fantastic goaltending as we have now, where the best players in the world are studied, understood and neutralized over time?

Would Daniel and Henrik have been such valuable players in a league where their cycle game, no look passes and in close plays simply weren't often necessary to break down a defense and beat a goaltender that probably spent most of his time on his feet?
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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby Jovocop » Wed May 16, 2012 9:00 am

Arachnid wrote:Funny people mention Mogilny the most yet no one votes for him (so far). Story of his career...

Best being qualitative or quantitative?

Mogilny

Bure

Respectively to the above.


I agree with Eddy. Mogilny was the most well rounded talent of the bunch. However, he was always remembered as one of the best Sabre instead of a Canuck. For that reason, I did not vote for Almo.

As good as Naslund, Bertuzzi, Henrik, and Daniel, Bure was the most exciting Canuck. Henrik gotta be the close second after Bure.
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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby Fred » Wed May 16, 2012 1:04 pm

A few missing players, Larinov, Hlinka and Bubla
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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby ODB » Wed May 16, 2012 1:15 pm

Fred wrote:A few missing players, Larinov, Hlinka and Bubla

Feel free to nominate anyone you feel deserving.

Pavel and Henrek are in the lead...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmoI6oJuyLY

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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby Farhan Lalji » Wed May 16, 2012 2:22 pm

Fred wrote:A few missing players, Larinov, Hlinka and Bubla


Yeah Fred - Hlinka is definitely synonymous with 'best Canuck forward in franchise history.'

Whenever I think of the all-time Canuck greats, I automatically think of Hlinka and Bubla, lollll.
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Re: Who is the best Canuck Forward in franchise history?

Postby Topper » Wed May 16, 2012 2:40 pm

Bubla fighting is one of my favourite Canuck moments, and the guy could teach Hamhuis and Ballard a thing or two about hip checking, and drug smuggling and money laundering.
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