Who and When???????

Try to imagine you are given a chance to go back in time for a five year time frame and that you will return to the point in time when you left. You will return unaged and nothing you do would change history as it was when you left. No you can’t bring Velcro back with you and give to a relative for the purpose financial gain.You would have sufficient funds and would be able go about through that time frame doing as you please. No need to work. Don’t fall in love because you can’t stay there. This would allow you to choose an era of hockey that you would like to have seen but, only know of it as history.

I would choose 1955 and spend 5 years then. No not because Dr Emit Brown’s delorean sent Marty McFly back to that time. This would be a time of hockey that would allow me to go around and see the PRODUCTION LINE, Henri and Maurice Richard playing together. I would see the Famous Poke Checking goalie Jonny Bower and see a Terry Sawchuk shutout. I would love to have seen players like Jean Beliveau, Frank Mahovlich, Ted (Teeder) Kennedy, Bobby Hull ,Red Kelly, Stan Mikita or Milt Schmidt. I could also hear a Leafs game broadcast by the Famous announcer Foster Hewitt. What an amazing time those must have been.

You might choose an era that was earlier. Somewhere in the early 1900′ S Maybe? Perhaps your interest could be in seeing one Player like Art Ross, Fred (cyclone) Taylor, George Vezina or how about One eyed Frank McGee? You go back that far in time and you could have the chance to see a Stanley Cup championship team crowned twice in one season.

Maybe you would like to see “The Kid Line”, of Joe Primeau, Charlie Conacher and Busher Jackson or “Kraut Line” with Milt Schmidt centering boyhood friends, Woody “Porky” Dumart and Bobby Bauer? They were both legendary lines!!

Imagine what people 50 years from now will have to say about todays players and lines of players from the last 5 years up to now. The Yzerman, Shanahan and Federov line, The “Russian 5 line” of Larianov, Federov, Kozlov, Fetisov and Konstantinov, The “Grind Line” of Maltby, Draper and McCarty will all be well regarded here in Hockeytown.

How about some of the Dynamic duos of late also like LaClair and Lindros, Karia and Selanne, Sakic and Forseburg, Lemieux and Jagr or Gretzky and Kurri?? Also some great individuals like Brett Hull, Dino Ciccerilli, Luc Robitelle, Al McInnes ,Raymond Bourque, Larry Murphy, Mike Gartner,Dale Hunter, and Essa Tiekinin. How about the Legacy of Tie Domi in 50 years?? Goalies you say?? Well Patrick Roy , Martin Broduer , Domonic Hasek, and Grant Fhur, Please feel free to remind me of anyone I may have miss here.

We should all be thankful to have seen the players and Lines that we have and if you Think about it having seen “THE GREAT ONE” was a blessing. I was hoping to create an article that we could all simply post our comments about what players we are grateful to have seen and what players of historic time we would like to have seen. I have to say that although 1955 was a great time to have seen some serious hockey greats. I wouldn’t trade the greats that I have seen to see the greats of any era. Would You?? If so what era and who??


16 Responses to Who and When???????

  1. Flyers_Fan_In_LA says:

    I would go back to 1984 and cut Pelle Lindberg off at Benigans so he didn’t crash is 911 Turbo. Then I would abduct Wayne for both the 1984 and 1987 final series so the Flyers won both times.

  2. hockeyhead says:

    or take his keys from him. i wish someone would still wear those masks like pelles. he was a great one.

  3. 19Yzerman says:

    Flyers_Fan_In_LA Since you didn’t say you want to go back to see the toothless Bobby Clarke playing

    and

    HockeyHead Since You didn’t say you would like to see The Bobby Orr goal.

    I am sending you both back to the year 1970 and you two will not be able to escape each others presence.

    Sorry HockeyHead But, Flyers_Fan_In_LA gets the best of this in the1974 win over the B’s and comes back just in time to miss losing to the HABS in 1976. However you will both get to see Two Cup Victories.

    Wait you two maybe my age and have seen this stuff live and would just go around miss the games and chase around your old girl friends mothers that had a crush on.

  4. hockeyhead says:

    i can’t decide….but anyway, enjoy the holidays everyone. i am out for a few weeks unless i find a computer. i hope something comes up to talk about as far as cba goes.

    enjoy. football playoffs…..go steelers.

  5. 19Yzerman says:

    Merry Christmas HockeyHead.

    I will be gone from xmas to new years snowmobilin in northern ,mi. I am going to bring a bottle of champain and a watch so we can stop on the trail before the stroke of midnight to uncork that thing and ring in the new year where every we are at the time.

  6. Flyers_Fan_In_LA says:

    YEA I win!!!!!

    I got two of the ABSOLUTE COOLEST photos of bobby clarke in my office. BW with his lip all busted up. Pretty much how I feel after I get done with a sales call.

  7. Flyers_Fan_In_LA says:

    I was born in 1974. Dave the hammer schultz lived 3 doors up from me. Mike Schmidt live in the hood. Ron Jaworski, Clarkie, Harold Charmichael, Mike Quick and so many others.

    Headed back to Philly tomorrow. It was 74 degrees in Beverly Hills. Had lunch with my staff at Spago and Wolfgang was overseeing that everyone was happy. It was a good scene. I am not sure I have the nutz to be able to handle the cold. I got a new jacket but that won’t be enough.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!!

    My presnt to you will be hockey before the 14th. Don’t worry. It IS GOING TO HAPPEN. The owners have more than 1/2 of their frnachise worth to worry about and the players have their OLD-SCHOOL contracts to protect. Both sides have EVERY reason to make a deal happen. Trust me. Warm up your fantasy leagues.

    j

  8. greatlife15 says:

    Merry Christmas Hockeyhead, and Yzerman enjoy busting out the champagne on the trails. I will be off for a couple of week, New Year’s Eve, I’m going to be celebrating with family at 360 restaurant in the CN Tower. Hope that will be fun, costing me quite a bit… Enjoy all!

  9. Habfan1234 says:

    1975 so I can see the Habs reel off 4 straight Cups and the best hockey season in history in 1976-77 (60 W-8 L- 12 T).

  10. 19Yzerman says:

    I went and looked at some webpages about that team and the players. In doing so I discovered a lot of great names. One of which I am ashamed to have left out of my article. Scotty Bowman.

    I have no words to articulate my feelings towards Scotty Bowman. Somewhere there is a Toe Blake fan who knows how I am feeling about this coach.

    In the 1995-96 season, Bowman led the Red Wings to their then second consecutive President’s Trophy, posting an NHL record of 62 wins in a single season. Detroit finished that season 62-13-7 for a franchise best mark of 131 points. That record 62-win season for Bowman and the Red Wings broke his own record of 60 wins set by Bowman’s 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens.

    No cup and 1 point. Your statement holds true. the best hockey season in history in 1976-77 .

    Excellent choice.

    While you are there and will have plenty of money I suggest you buy a couple of snowmobiles and enjoy that BLIZZARD of “78”

  11. 19Yzerman says:

    Merry Christmas to you also greatlife15

  12. hockeyhead says:

    i would like to go back to when the bruins were in MSG and they went into the crowd….my question is can i be my age now and not then? i would rather be 36 then being ayoungster for the obvious reasons.

    i know there is bad blood with the artest thing but everytime i see o reilly leading the charge after that idiot fan i get a good laugh.

  13. 19Yzerman says:

    Thats the great thing about this is that its all fantasy and you can wish what ever you like. Tell me more will you beat someone with their own shoe?

  14. Flyaz says:

    Interesting article to say the least, although I won’t lie to you, the mispelling of 3/4 of the hockey greats under the “dynamic duo’s” made me cringe a bit. However it was all made better with your comment about “the legacy of Tie Domi in 50 years” Oh my how rich that is….legacy of Domi…I can see it now….and in the 1990’s and the early part of the 21st century there was a player for the hapless leafs that had a head like a coconut, eyebrows like a catapillar, ego that was well undeserved, and never won a damn thing, TIE DOMI…but man could he through them, lol…..thanks for the Christmas gift, lol.

  15. Flyaz says:

    Interesting article to say the least, although I won’t lie to you, the mispelling of 3/4 of the hockey greats under the “dynamic duo’s” made me cringe a bit. However it was all made better with your comment about “the legacy of Tie Domi in 50 years” Oh my how rich that is….legacy of Domi…I can see it now….and in the 1990’s and the early part of the 21st century there was a player for the hapless leafs that had a head like a coconut, eyebrows like a catapillar, ego that was well undeserved, and never won a damn thing, TIE DOMI…but man could he throw them, lol…..thanks for the Christmas gift, lol.

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