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#1 bekim

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:33 PM

For me, it's Dave Andreychuk. I know he didn't carve out his NHL career in NJ by any stretch of the imagination, and his march to 500 goals was virtually interminable, and the guy wasn't really a good skater, but I miss something about him. Really enjoyed him while he was on this team, and thought he was good for the organization. Heck, he went on to play a nice leadership role in TB. Dave was all-class. Gotta love a guy who can score that many goals in a career.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:37 PM

ILKKA PIKKARAINEN! :giggle:

Nah, Brian Gionta.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:37 PM

Tough call between Rafalski and Gionta. Both very skilled players in the position that they play/played in.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:42 PM

If I'm picking just one, as per the topic's request: Scott Stevens.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:45 PM

Niedermayer, Stevens, Peluso and Sykora.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:47 PM

Stevens. Hands down. Avery would be a rolling around in a Gucci wheelchair and pissing in a Calvin Klein catheter right now if Scotty was around for his clown antics.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:53 PM

Stevens, not even a question. It hasn't been the same since he retired.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:54 PM

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:56 PM

Stevens, no doubt.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 03:10 PM

Right: Stevens
Wrong: Pandolfo
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 03:33 PM

Right: Stevens. Best player to wear a Devils uniform with the POSSIBLE exception of Marty, and that's in no way meant to be a slight to Marty. In a lesser sense, Nieds, but even though we've come nowhere near replacing him, he's in theory replaceable. Stevens is once in a lifetime.

Wrong: Madden. I know he's done, and if he was retired, I'd be thankful for his service and glad. I just don't like seeing my favorite Devil ever playing for anyone else. Doesn't mean I want him back, either.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 04:06 PM

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 04:17 PM

Retired Player: Scott Stevens

Current Player: Brian Gionta
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 06:02 PM

Retired Player: Scott Stevens

Current Player: Brian Gionta


Gotta agree here
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 06:28 PM

Retired Player: Scott Stevens

Current Player: Brian Gionta

Same here. Stevens was the best player to ever wear a Devils jersey! Gionta there was just something about him, no matter what the score he just always had a little spark to him. I always remember him roughing it up with chara after the whistles and that just showed how much heart he really had. I'd love to see him on the Devils again.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 06:28 PM

Retired: Stevens
Current: White
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 06:36 PM

Problem with picking Stevens to me is that he's not an "ex-Devil". He retired as a Devil. He's done some work with the organization. He's not an "ex-" in any form.

I think of an "ex-Devil" as a guy who's still playing, but was traded or left via free agency and is now employed by another franchise.

Going by that criteria, I do miss Rafalski, though I know it's wrong to. He was my favorite Devil for a while (he was amazing over the first three rounds of the '01 playoffs), but by the time he left I was as tired of seeing him shoot into opposing players' skates as much as anyone else. But there was just something about him I reallty liked, from his first day here...and the way he waited patiently for the whole Niedermayer scenario to play out impressed the hell out of me.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 07:27 PM

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 08:38 PM

I'm in agreement with a few of you, Gio would be my other pick.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:13 PM

Retired: Stevens
Current: Gionta

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