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#1 Bertorama

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

Who is the most talented and skilled team of all time?

The Oilers in the 80's. ? Detroit Yzerman, Lisdstrom Era?


I truly think this years Pittsburg team fully loaded and Healthy is the most talented and skilled team front to back ever assembled. This team could possibly win a gold medal winning in the Olympics !

Crosby Malkin Letang Iginla Morrow Fleury to name a few of the Power House

What are your thoughts.?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:08 PM

Colorado had some great teams in the 90s and 2000s. The Islanders, Flyers, and Oilers in the 80s.

Present day Pittsburgh is solid, but not really up there with the other dynasties.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:09 PM

The 2011 Boston Bruins
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:14 PM

Colorado had some great teams in the 90s and 2000s. The Islanders, Flyers, and Oilers in the 80s.

Present day Pittsburgh is solid, but not really up there with the other dynasties.


Agreed not a match on dynasty team level. Due to rental players. But on pure skill I say Pens 2013. Oilers Gretzky Messier Anderson Kurri Coffey Fuhr. maybe better ? Hard choice.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

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70s Canadiens. Absolutely no doubt in my mind.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

Current Pens not even close.

The Oilers, Islanders, Canadiens, Red Wings... gotta be a team from one of the dynasties
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:24 PM

Ever since the Montreal/Edmonton/Islanders dynasty's ended, it has to be the 2001-2002 Detroit Red Wings.
10 Players on that team are already in, or have a good shot to be in the Hall of Fame.

Shanahan
Federov
Yzerman
Hull
Lidstrom
Robataille
Larionov
Chelios
Hasek
Datsyuk

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

Oilers in the 80s. Greatest dynasty years in the NHL

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:26 PM

80s Oilers easily. If I had to give a top 5 it would look like this

1) 70s Canadiens/80s Oilers
2) 2001-02 Wings
3) 2002 Avs
4) 2010 Hawks
5) 2013 Penguins/early 80s Islanders

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:30 PM

If all of the players on this years penguins were in there prime and healthy (Iginla, Morrow way past prime, Crosby injured) then they could maybe compete. Not now though.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

60-70's Habs...

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:41 PM

If all of the players on this years penguins were in there prime and healthy (Iginla, Morrow way past prime, Crosby injured) then they could maybe compete. Not now though.


Iginla is not out of Prime! I would compare him to a Selanne, Sakic, or Jagr, he will be great even in older age. I think he has solid production years for the next two before a slow decline. He's better then his flames team highlighted him to be. He will thrive with the high flying scoring pens this season. I almost guess he will re sign just for fun.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:49 PM

70s Canadiens. Absolutely no doubt in my mind.


As one hockey observer said about them. They were a team without any weaknesses.

Early 70's Bruins were pretty stacked too. Then again any team with Orr on it is tough to beat.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:50 PM

70s Canadiens. Absolutely no doubt in my mind.


Absolutely.

After that, The Islanders, then Oilers.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:51 PM

I would say a 3 way tie;

1....80's Oilers
2....75-79 Habs
3....56-60 Habs
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:54 PM

70's Habs all the way
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:22 PM

1980's Oilers (Gretz, Messier, Kurri, Coffey, Anderson, etc...) followed by the 1970 Habs and 1980's Isles who both won back to back 4 straight Stanley cups
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:11 PM

1. 84 Oilers
2. 93 Pens
3. The rest.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:01 PM

The 1972-1973 California Golden Seals.... Like, scary good...
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:26 PM

I think it's basically take your pick between the Habs of the 70s, or the Oilers/Islanders of the 80s. I would probably pick the '76-77 Habs. In more modern times, the '02 Red Wings were pretty scarily stacked.

If we look outside the NHL, that would be an awesome question. One of the great Team Canadas, or the feared Red Army teams.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

80's Oilers. They were pretty amazing to watch.

Gretzky, Messier, Anderson, Coffey, Kurri. So good.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:30 PM

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

toss up for me between the Isles (Potvin, Bossy, Trottier, Gillies, Tonelli, Goring, Billy Smith)
or the Oilers (Gretzky, Kurri, Coffey, Messier, Anderson, Fuhr, Lowe)

Both of those are scary good line ups with many hall of famers

i guess id go with the Oilers for the pure offensive talent

Im sure the 50's, 60's or 70's Habs belong with them, but i wasnt around to watch them, so dont relate as much as i do with the Isles and Oilers of the 80's

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:08 AM

The 1972-1973 California Golden Seals.... Like, scary good...


Fixed.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:44 AM

70s Canadiens. Absolutely no doubt in my mind.


WOW. It only took 5 posts to stop the insanity.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:50 AM

i'd take that team with Lemieux Jagr Francis Murphy Samuelsson barasso over the current penguin any day for those that ranks the 2013 penguin way up there... Crosby is a generational player.. but i still put gretzky and lemieux ahead of him... one can only imagine how many points they could put up if there was no clutch and grab back then..
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:34 AM

The 79 Canadiens. I don't think anyone ever came close to building an equivalent blueline as the Canadiens did in this period. That blue line consisted of Larry Robinson, Serge Savard and Guy Lapointe. Throw in Pierre Bouchard and Rod Langway into that list and you have the greatest blue line of all time. At forward their top line consisted of Guy Lafleur, Jacques Lemaire and Steve Shutt. Excellent role players in Tremblay, Lambert and Gainey. And for the final kicker, Ken Dryden in net.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:44 AM

Oilers 80's.

Wayne Gretzky. The end.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:47 AM

Oilers 80's.

Wayne Gretzky. The end.


not to single you out but..... CDC is full of <25 yo so a lot of comments here done mean crape.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:51 AM

not to single you out but..... CDC is full of <25 yo so a lot of comments here done mean crape.


I don't understand the point of what you're saying. Are you saying that because there are lots of <25 year-olds nobody was around to see various dynasties throughout history, and therefore their 'comments here done mean crape." ? Are you saying that my comment specifically 'done mean crape' because it is one of 'a lot of comments' made by <25 year-olds?
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Toronto will take a step back next year.
Feel free to quote me.


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Wow I can't believe peoples replies...
Im done here. You people are disgusting..





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