Top Minnesota, players of all-time

Warroad11
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Top Minnesota, players of all-time

Post by Warroad11 » Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:13 pm

Anyone got ideas on who the best players in the state all time might be?? I'm putting my vote in for Roseau's Neil Broten, He has to be in the top 10 atleast. <p></p><i></i>

petey1321
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Top 10

Post by petey1321 » Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:17 pm

Mike Crowley has to be in there somewhere. Checco was very, very good at forward, but I don't know about top 10. As for Crowley, there's no question at D. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Top 10

Post by PureTrick » Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:51 pm

PHIL HOUSLEY? <p></p><i></i>

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Top 10

Post by petey1321 » Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:14 pm

Of course, Housley is a great choice, but I'm just considering HS achievement here, and I have to believe that Crowley was one of the top 2 or 3 high school defensemen in state history.<br><br>As for forwards, I think you definitely have to give some consideration to both Joey Bianchi and Dave Spehar. Both could completely take over the offensive side of the rink and win a game for their team when asked. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Top 10

Post by Warroad11 » Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:21 pm

Spehar scored alot yes, but he wasn't great on both ends. if you want just scoreing how about a kid like John Pohl from Red Wing? <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Top Minnesota, players of all-time

Post by EREmpireStrikesBack » Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:30 pm

Riddle, Martin, Spehar, & Crowley were all great <p></p><i></i>

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players

Post by mnhockey009 » Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:50 pm

How about Mark Parrish, he is doing some damage. Langenbrunner also <p></p><i></i>

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bbb

Post by birdmister » Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:14 pm

Broten, Casey, Crowly, and im sure taffe will be pullin out something soon <p></p><i></i>

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Re: bbb

Post by Dons » Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:56 pm

John Mayasich..hands down. wasnt it like 15 goals in the first tourney?? anyone who did that today would be inkin a deal in the pros..no question.. <p></p><i></i>

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best

Post by TeaBaggin » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:38 pm

if you are talking purly on high school i would have to say dave spehar. come on the guy had a hat trick in every single state tournament game. another great one i think is toby peterson from jefferson. instead of playing his senior year of high school hockey he went to colorado college and played college D1. imagine how good he would have been as a high school senior. if you are talking about the greatest player to ever come out of minnesota a guy like neal broten would come to mind. <p></p><i></i>

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Top Players All Time

Post by EagleHockey » Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:02 am

Defense= Phil Housley, Mike Crowley<br><br>Forward= Dave Spehar (Just as a HS player), Neal Broten, Jamie Langenbrunner, John Mayasich<br><br>Goalie= Karl Goehring or... I don't know his name but I always hear that St. Paul Johnson had a spectacular goalie I think in the 60's. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Top Players All Time

Post by Dons » Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:31 am

i dont know who they all are..but you have GOT to include all the minnesotans that were on the 1980 miracle team. regardless of how they stack up to others...they just gotta be on the list.. i mean..miracle is a very strong word..and to think...THAT one word instantly reflects on that team..and their accomplishments.. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Top Players All Time

Post by Ram Hockey » Mon Jan 12, 2004 9:25 am

Neal Broten<br>Aaron Broten<br>Aaron Broten<br>Butsy Erickson<br>Phil Housley<br>Henry Boucha <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub33.ezboard.com/bmnhs.showUser ... hockey>Ram Hockey</A> at: 1/14/04 8:55 am<br></i>

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best HS player

Post by quantummekanic » Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:14 am

Mike Antonavich. Absolute domination of the puck. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: best HS player

Post by Puckguy » Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:28 am

Doug Long was the Saint Paul goalie in the 60's, but any list top ten or just top would not be complete without Henry Boucha. He dominated the late 60's of high school hockey but did not have the supporting cast of others. <p></p><i></i>

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greatest players

Post by RinkRat10506 » Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:35 am

I would have to say Dave Spehar, John Pohl, Jamie Lagenbrunner, Joe Bianchi, Matt Cullen <p></p><i></i>

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Re: greatest players

Post by ER2001 » Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:40 am

Paul Martin <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... ns/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>He didnt win a state when he played for the Elks but he got Mr.Hockey (2000) also got his big wins with the gophers. Hopefully a stanley cup with the devils this year. <p>Centennial Pee players</p><i></i>

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petey?

Post by hubbaa » Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:05 am

petey,<br><br>if you are considering high school achievement you couldn't possibly choose crowley over housley. it is obvious that you really didn't see, nor no nothing of what he accomplished in high school. who else in this state, while still in high school played in the canada cup (which is today the world cup)? who else in high school wins a faceoff against gretzky and scores a goal on then Mn north star gilles meloche? housley was light years ahead of crowley in high school, heck he did things in high school that crowley never, ever did anytime in his whole hockey career. we could have cut off housley at age 17 and he still would have done things that crowley could and probably still only dreams of... <p></p><i></i>

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all time team...

Post by hubbaa » Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:09 am

this is the team i would pick based soley on high school performance which i had the honor to see play...<br><br>f- neal broten roseau<br>f- corey millen cloquet<br>f- scott lynch n st. paul<br><br>d- phil housley ssp<br>d- bill nyrop edina<br><br>g- jon casey grand rapids <p></p><i></i>

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Re: all time team...

Post by joe lulic » Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:46 am

I agree with hubbaa on Housley. He was drafted 6th overall based on the skills he showed while in high school. He was playing in the NHL 5 months after graduation from high school. No one can top that.<br><br>I dont understand why everybody puts Broten on the top of their list. His teams didnt win a state championship. He was a great high school player but when these discussions occurr I think he gets the benefit of the fact that he palyed for the Gophers ,USA and then the North Stars. Its kind of like the Kevin McHale effect when the discussion of greatest Gopher B ballers happens.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>

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Top 6

Post by AngusYoung » Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:04 pm

Here are the true Top 6 players:<br><br>Center: SlapShooter <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>RW: BIAFP <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>LW: Major <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :evil --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /devil.gif ALT=":evil"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>D: VideoScout <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :hat --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/pimp.gif ALT=":hat"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>D: BluesBuddy <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :smokin --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... smokin.gif ALT=":smokin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>G: BelowZero <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... rassed.gif ALT=":o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>Anybody who doesn't agree with these can take it up with BluesBuddy @ their own risk. I know SlapShooter would agree as his arm is already broken for patting himself on the back. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br> <p></p><i></i>

Warroad11
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Top Players

Post by Warroad11 » Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:16 pm

Not sure how you can call Broten over rated but I guess thats up to you. All I know is out of all these players named no one has mentioned any of the Christian bros? You got to put them on any list also I would think. Also how about Ryan Craft from Moorhead? I remember him and Spehar had a great battle down at state. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Top 6

Post by joe lulic » Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:31 pm

The list that Angus has put together is impressive. I would add as team manager...ptown because good players , like good teams, aint nothin without the water. <p></p><i></i>

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The real deal

Post by AngusYoung » Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:07 pm

These lists are obviously difficult to put together and someone is always going to be left out. That being said, when speaking of the top, or the best, of all time, I lean towards the players that dominated their era and stood out above all others. Also, I would limit it to high school careers as that is what this forum discusses. Using this criteria, here are a few that are pretty impressive in my eyes:<br><br>Dave Spehar - Most exciting player in MN history. The type of player that anytime he touched the puck, he was a supreme threat and made opponents cringe. Sure, he wasn't the best two-way player, but he did not need to be and he, and his coach, played to his strength during his high school career. He dominated offensively, especially when it mattered most against the best competition. For proof of that, just look at his State Tourney stats. He truly electrified the crowd at the Civic Center and there was never a doubt he was going to bury the penalty shot against Moorhead.<br><br>Phil Housley - Sorry 1321, Housley is the yardstick that all others will be measured by. I would liken him to a Bobby Orr at the high school level. Steady defensively and a threat offensively.<br><br>Henry Boucha - Unbelievable hands and could make the puck do anything he wanted. No doubt he would have been the game breaker had be remained in the epic Hornet/Warrior tilt. Another crowd electrifier who stepped up his superior play in the games that mattered most.<br><br>Mike Antonovich - Considering his small stature, you would think you could have defensed the guy by hitting him. Problem was that you couldn't. His shiftiness and ability to stickhandle was second to none.<br><br>John Mayasich - Probably the most dominant player of any era. Look at the record books.<br><br>I'm sure there are more and more will be mentioned. These five certainly stick out in my mind. <p></p><i></i>

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Two D

Post by petey1321 » Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:20 pm

You still need two D to have a pair. Might as well put 'em both out there.<br><br>And, Mike Crowley still has 3 state titles on the wall. That's got to count for something. <p></p><i></i>

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