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    What Fringe ex-NHL Players Would Kill it in Today's Game?

    I'll start. Erik Christensen.

    He wasn't lightning quick, but given favorable zone starts, he'd probably be an ideal third-line center. Cheap, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    I'll start. Erik Christensen.

    He wasn't lightning quick, but given favorable zone starts, he'd probably be an ideal third-line center. Cheap, too.
    EC is considered old? I'd say anyone fringe from 90's or earlier would have no shot of being successful today.
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    Actually, now that you point it out, the time frame/era doesn't matter.


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    What Fringe ex-NHL Players Would Kill it in Today's Game?

    Nigel Dawes is probably another one. Freddy Sjöström, too. Teams would kill to have his speed.


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    Sjostrom would be even worse. The league's gotten faster... he hasn't gotten more skillful. It's the smaller, skillful guys that would stand a better chance. 1-dimensional guys like Christensen and Sjostrom would still be bottom line/tweeners

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    And the best answers are Prucha and Filatov.

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    Prucha would slay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Prucha would slay.
    Disagree. He had his chances after his first 2 good years, and wasn't able to stick in the league.
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    Blasphemy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey37 View Post
    Disagree. He had his chances after his first 2 good years, and wasn't able to stick in the league.
    from injuries, man. You cant hit people with their head down anymore. Problem solved.

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    Petr Nedved although he wasn't "fringe". I think he'd dominate in the more open, less clutching, NHL today.

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    He was okay in his day, but I think Afinogenov would be nasty in this NHL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    from injuries, man. You cant hit people with their head down anymore. Problem solved.
    I don't remember him being injured here, or missing many games because of injury. I know he was scratched a lot before he got traded.
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    I'm gonna dig deeper into the bottom of the NYR castoffs barrel, but I think Enver Lisin would have had a much better time of it in today's NHL and especially with AV instead of Torturella, with whom he clashed terminally.

    On the aboves, I think Quadrasaurus Sjostrom would have had a better time of it ...

    ... and .. although not fringe ... but established, ... Sean Avery said in that radio interview with Boomer that was linked on the boards here several weeks ago with he would have killed it in today's lol. Good old Sean, not short on modesty and he might have a point.
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    Rico Fata? Dude had wheels and no hands but in a faster nhl he might have done better


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    Quote Originally Posted by Respecttheblue View Post
    I'm gonna dig deeper into the bottom of the NYR castoffs barrel, but I think Enver Lisin would have had a much better time of it in today's NHL and especially with AV instead of Torturella, with whom he clashed terminally.

    On the aboves, I think Quadrasaurus Sjostrom would have had a better time of it ...

    ... and .. although not fringe ... but established, ... Sean Avery said in that radio interview with Boomer that was linked on the boards here several weeks ago with he would have killed it in today's lol. Good old Sean, not short on modesty and he might have a point.
    Not sure how. His game was not based on speed or skill. He lived as long as someone like that could and lived in the only period of time he could. Had he been in a player in the 80s someone would have beat the shit out of him. Had he been a player today, I'm not sure he would have even made it.
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