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_daynzy
07-19-2011, 09:49 PM
http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/6783760/chris-osgood-detroit-red-wings-retires-nhl


He was my idol ever since I could remember watching hockey. Always tried to make my style like his. Loved his helmet too. Sad to see him go.


Who was you're favorite player growing up?

Bill Nash
07-20-2011, 01:00 AM
As far a goalies go, I first liked Lorne "Gump" Worsley. After I learned a bit about hockey, I grew to appreciate the play of Tony Esposito, .... I think Tim Thomas is an Esposito clone. With all the money on the line, I would go with Patrick Roy, ... hands down!

My favorite player for quite a while was Stan Makita. Once Makita left the scene, it was sometime before I found a new idol, .... Mario Lemieux. To bad he was injured so much, .... would have challenged a few of "the Great One's" records.

Jack Butler
07-20-2011, 07:42 PM
Bobby Orr, at least in the 60's and early 70's .
Once Gretzky came around it was game over, Wayne was the man.
I know he's not everyones favorite, but his career is untouchable.

riggs
07-20-2011, 09:45 PM
So many Canadians to choose from that I find it hard to pick just one.

AmdWolfman
07-21-2011, 01:50 PM
Ken Dryden in the seventy's

Oscar_Leroy
08-28-2011, 01:43 PM
My favorite player was Messier. As a Leafs' fan growin up, I was a HUGE fan of Gilmour, Potvin, and Clark.

RWGR
08-28-2011, 03:53 PM
I was #4 when playing all but one year (had to settle for 14, because a kid already had 4). So you can guess Bobby Orr was my first hockey hero.

Then Bobby Clarke until the late-70s.

From them on, Steve Yzerman.

Anapeg
08-28-2011, 04:15 PM
Player Name GP Min GA GAA W L T Svs Pct EN SO
Johnny Bower 39 2340 107 2.74 15 17 7 1119 0.913 0 3

I could never give you a reason, I just liked him. May have had something to do with being a perennial goalie myself.

Bill Nash
08-29-2011, 11:10 AM
Player Name GP Min GA GAA W L T Svs Pct EN SO
Johnny Bower 39 2340 107 2.74 15 17 7 1119 0.913 0 3

I could never give you a reason, I just liked him. May have had something to do with being a perennial goalie myself.

With stats like this, I don't understand why you would like Johnny Bower, .... where did you pull those from?

Anapeg
08-29-2011, 02:09 PM
With stats like this, I don't understand why you would like Johnny Bower, .... where did you pull those from?

Don't know. Just a quick google and that is what came up. It was as much to show I had no idol worship, no reason to "follow" him as I did.

Bill Nash
08-29-2011, 06:23 PM
Don't know. Just a quick google and that is what came up. It was as much to show I had no idol worship, no reason to "follow" him as I did.

He was kinda' the Chris Osgoode of his time. Not that great, but a good team in front of him.

Anapeg
08-30-2011, 05:28 PM
He was kinda' the Chris Osgoode of his time. Not that great, but a good team in front of him.

That was a time of teams not superstars as to-day. All where team players but to-day we have prima donna's that demand exorbitant salary's to the exclusion of many fans. In the fifties and sixties the best where paid around eight thousand a year, Christ they make that in a shift now.

RWGR
08-31-2011, 04:57 PM
Hey, I'm as diehard a Red Wings fan that exists; but there is no way I feel Chris Osgood is Hall of Fame material.

A beer league goaltender could have won Cups with those teams Osgood had in front of him.

Anapeg
08-31-2011, 08:07 PM
Chris Osgood? I have to admit I don't recall him, senile perhaps?

_daynzy
08-31-2011, 09:07 PM
He obviously wasn't the best player, but nonetheless he still caught the eye of this 5 year old goalie.

Can't really complain about these stats either tho..


2001-02 New York Islanders NHL 66 4 10 3743 156 6 4 2.50 32 25 6 1571 0.910 7 0 4
2002-03 New York Islanders NHL 37 0 12 1993 97 4 2 2.92 17 14 4 815 0.894 - - -
2002-03 St. Louis Blues NHL 9 0 0 532 27 1 2 3.05 4 3 2 214 0.888 - - -
2003-04 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 0 10 3861 144 3 3 2.24 31 25 8 1460 0.910 - - -
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 32 0 8 1846 85 3 2 2.76 20 6 5 743 0.897 - - -