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Around which current NHL star would you build a franchise?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hockeybeat, Dec 24, 2008.

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I'm interested in seeing which current NHL star that the esteemed SJ hockey brain trust would build

  1. Alex Ovechkin

    11 vote(s)
    29.7%
  2. Sidney Crosby

    17 vote(s)
    45.9%
  3. Evgeni Malkin

    2 vote(s)
    5.4%
  4. Alex Semin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Ilya Kovalchuk

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Zdeno Chara

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Phil Kessel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Thomas Vanek

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  9. Ryan Miller

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Eric Staal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Jay Bouwmeester

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Mike Komisarek

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Martin Brodeur

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Henrik Lundqvist

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Jason Spezza

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Danny Heatley

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Mike Richards

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Jeff Carter

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  19. Simon Gagne

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Vincent Lecavalier

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Martin St. Louis

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Ryan Getzlaf

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Corey Perry

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Scott Niedermayer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. Chris Pronger

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Jarome Iginla

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. Dion Phaneuf

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. Brian Campbell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. Patrick Kane

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  30. Jonathan Toews

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  31. Rick Nash

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  32. Brendan Morrow

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  33. Pavel Datsyuk

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  34. Marian Hossa

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  35. Nick Lidstrom

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  36. Henrik Zetterberg

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  37. Anze Kopitar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  38. Marian Gaborik

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  39. Niklas Backstrom (Minnesota's)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  40. Nick Backstrom (Washington)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  41. Shea Weber

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  42. Olli Jokinen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  43. Dan Boyle

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  44. Joe Thornton

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  45. Brad Boyes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  46. Daniel Sedin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  47. Henrik Sedin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  48. Roberto Luongo

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    While watching Alex Ovechkin lead a glorified AHL team to a win last night, I began to wonder which NHL star I would pick to start a franchise. That led to wondering which players the SJ hockey cognoscenti would select. So those thoughts prompted this thread.


    I apologize in advance for the length of the poll. I also apologize if I forgot a name.
     
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Chris Chelios.

    Whoops, sorry. I thought the question was, which current NHL star predates his franchise. :D
     
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Is there really more than one choice?
    Glorified? Hell, it WAS an AHL team. And Ovechkin.
    Caps have a chance to get really fucking good soon.
     
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I should say Eric Staal or Cam Ward. Awfully lucky to have both on my team.

    But I'd have to pick Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin. The latter is probably a better pure finisher, while the former will probably be the best setup guy since Wayne Gretzky. (Of course, Sidney needs an assist or two to catch Mr. Francis for No. 2 on the list before he can go after Gretzky's mark :))
     
  5. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    I'd like to say Kessel, but the pick of course is Crosby or Ovechkin.
     
  6. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Again, you can pick whomever I listed or name drop someone else.

    If it were me, I take Ovechkin 100 times out of 100.
     
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I'm torn on this one for the simple fact that Ovechkin took 13 of the Caps' 36 shots last night. It'd give me pause because is he capable of not taking over a game, as in taking shots he shouldn't.
    I voted Sid.
     
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    That's why I didn't vote for Sid. He doesn't shoot nearly enough.

    To me, what Ovechkin did last night was remarkable. Even in the "new" NHL, a team should not come back to win after trailing 4-0. And the Caps did because Ovechkin was the best player on the ice. He did absolutely everything a team could ask a player to do.
     
  9. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Sidney Crosby. The Penguins pretty much rebuilt their franchise around him. Ovechkin, around him, the Capitals are still in that process. Some of the other nominees on the list are great, great complementary players, like Milan Lucic, Ryan Miller and Phil Kessel - they have the tools and the talent but either have a niche or don't have the X-factor that Crosby and Ovechkin have.

    Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are the future of the Blackhawks, but that team, like I've said before, is in need of some veteran leadership to bring things together for them.

    Unless you only consider his past three seasons, Vincent Lecavalier doesn't belong on the list.

    If Scott Niedermayer was eight years younger, he'd be my franchise guy.
     
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Did I mention Lucic? Because I was seriously considering him.

    It just dawned on me that I did not add Carey Price to the list.
     
  11. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    I made my fanboi pick.
     
  12. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I thought of you specifically when adding Toews and Kane. I figured it would be a tough decision.
     
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