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View Poll Results: Best all time player to wear this jersey
Eric Vail 42 22.11%
Eddy Beers 14 7.37%
John Tonelli 77 40.53%
Brian McLellan 7 3.68%
Todd Simpson 13 6.84%
Marc Savard 36 18.95%
Steve Staios 1 0.53%
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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Default Jersey Poll - All Time #27

Did this five years ago, thought it might be interesting again. Always fun to see younger fans and older fans arguing over different generations in a battle.

Will put one up a day whenever possible.

Have fun! and Go old guys!

How it works:

I pick off a key group of players for each jersey. I don't use every name, as that gets tedious and unnecessary (probably go with say 5 unless there are many that wore the same number).

I also don't put up a guy for the number he isn't known for (Iginla shouldn't win #24 for example)

Results:
1 - Roman Turek 67.8% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138746)
2 - Al MacInnis 99% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138764)
3 - Dion Phaneuf 70% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138765)
4 - Brad McCrimmon 74% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138787)
5 - Mark Giordano 95% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138808) (
6 - Phil Housley 74% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138825)
7 - Joey Mullen 93% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138841)
8 - Doug Risebrough 61% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138858)
9 - Lanny McDonald 100% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138872)
10 - Gary Roberts 96% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138873)
11 - Stephane Yelle 54% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138888)
12 - Jarome Iginla 92% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138903)
13 - Mike Cammalleri 67% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138916)
14 - Theo Fleury 92% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138939)
15 - TIE (McCarthy/Simon) 39% each (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138962)
16 - Guy Chouinard 39% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=138984)
17 - Jiri Hrdina 63% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=139010)
18 - Matt Stajan 42% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=139024)
19 - Tim Hunter 94% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=139037
20 - Gary Sutter 92% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=139062)
21 - TIE (Berezan/Ference) 39% each (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=139087)
22 - Craig Conroy 79% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=139115)
23 - Martin Gelinas 55% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=139139)
24 - Jim Peplinski 94% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=139156)
25 - Joe Neiuwendyk 98% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=139170)
26 - Robert Reichel 63% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=139187)
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Tough one

I went John Tonelli for two reasons.

1) Great player that was part off the geezer line in 1986
2) He brought so much from the Islanders, and even though he was gone I'm guessing he helped with the culture that resulted in 1989
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Eric Vail. Sure, his tenure was almost exclusively in Atlanta, but he was a very good player for many, many years.

Savard's attitude, whether justified or not, ruined him for me.

Tonelli had a very good career, but it was mostly with the Islanders.

MacLellan was a good player, but didn't make much impact on this franchise.

Eddy Beers…well aside from an awesome name, he had a fairly short career with a couple of pretty good seasons in Calgary.

Todd Simpson, sigh…remember when he was the captain? Dark days indeed.

Staios' years were when he was well past his prime. I liked him, but not that much.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:36 AM   #4
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Went with Simpson on this one. Wanted to vote Beers, but Simpson was a captain, at a time when the organization was at its' lowest point. Not that great of a player, but a good character guy. His fight with Domi was awesome.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:40 AM   #5
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Eric Vail.

Five 28+ goal seasons and the 1975 Calder Memorial Trophy. Wanted to go with Tonelli, but Vail had more tenure.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:42 AM   #6
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I am thinking the next 3 will be Regehr, Otto, and Vernon easily.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:03 AM   #8
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I went with Tonelli. When the Flames traded for him, to me it signalled that they were serious about winning a Cup. He was great in the 1986 playoffs. It's too bad he left a year before the Flames won the Cup, would have been his 5th!
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Savard is my all time favorite player. Had to pick him. F U Cooke.
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I think if Savard stayed in Calgary and had the career he did, I could pick him. But we traded him before he peaked and he never had a chance to contribute to our success.
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First guy I thought of for #27 was Tonelli. Not much of a list to choose from. Vail was good, mostly for Atlanta. Beers was memorable only for the old scoreboard animation when he scored (which was not that often).
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John Tonelli for me.

I will never forget his play in the '86 playoffs, he was a huge part of that run to the Stanley Cup finals. 16 points in 22 games. Nobody could dig the puck out of the corners and win board battles like John could. He was gritty as they come but also had great hockey IQ and skills.

I met him for the first time when I was 13 years old. I was so excited to meet this newest Flame who had won 4 Stanley Cups. I told him good luck in the playoffs and that I was hoping he could make it 5 this year. He laughed and said he was going to do everything he could to make that happen.

During that '86 run I clipped out every picture I could find of JT from the newspapers and started making a scrapbook. The next season, after a game I went down to get it autographed from John. He said he thought it was awesome and signed a bunch of my pages. He and his wife talked to me for almost 30 minutes after a game. He answered every single question I asked him and cemented himself as my favorite Flame.

I met him again a year after that. I distinctly remember I was geting an autograph from Joel Otto when I heard my name being called out from across the room. It was John freaking Tonelli. He had remembered my name from our meeting the year before. He walked past about 20 people seeking autographs and came right to me. I almost died. There was my hockey hero calling me out by name. I couldn't believe it. Even thinking about it now makes me kind of giddy. He gave me another 20 minutes of his time. Such a class act.

I have no doubts that John brought an aura of winning championships to the Flames dressing room and even though he left the Flames the year we won the Cup I believe he had a part in the Flames winning it.
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Eddy Beers

still the 2nd best left winger in franchise history, in my opinion.

Could score, tough, and was traded for an all time great.
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1) Great player that was part of the geezer line in 1986
It always boggles my mind how much things have changed since then. Tonelli was considered a "geezer" back then, but he just turned 29 a couple weeks after the trade.

That's the same age guys from the 2003 draft, like Phaneuf and Getzlaf, are now.
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Did anyone work harder than John Tonelli on the ice? One of my all time favourite NHLers.
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John Tonelli for me.

I will never forget his play in the '86 playoffs, he was a huge part of that run to the Stanley Cup finals. 16 points in 22 games. Nobody could dig the puck out of the corners and win board battles like John could. He was gritty as they come but also had great hockey IQ and skills.

I met him for the first time when I was 13 years old. I was so excited to meet this newest Flame who had won 4 Stanley Cups. I told him good luck in the playoffs and that I was hoping he could make it 5 this year. He laughed and said he was going to do everything he could to make that happen.

During that '86 run I clipped out every picture I could find of JT from the newspapers and started making a scrapbook. The next season, after a game I went down to get it autographed from John. He said he thought it was awesome and signed a bunch of my pages. He and his wife talked to me for almost 30 minutes after a game. He answered every single question I asked him and cemented himself as my favorite Flame.

I met him again a year after that. I distinctly remember I was geting an autograph from Joel Otto when I heard my name being called out from across the room. It was John freaking Tonelli. He had remembered my name from our meeting the year before. He walked past about 20 people seeking autographs and came right to me. I almost died. There was my hockey hero calling me out by name. I couldn't believe it. Even thinking about it now makes me kind of giddy. He gave me another 20 minutes of his time. Such a class act.

I have no doubts that John brought an aura of winning championships to the Flames dressing room and even though he left the Flames the year we won the Cup I believe he had a part in the Flames winning it.
I had already voted for him before I read this, but had I been unsure, this would have sealed it for me.
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Gotta go with captain "dark years" tough times to lead the flames
ahh remember Hulse & Simpson as our 2nd(?) pairing
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Toughest choice yet for me. ...but went with Tonelli. ...He helped change everything between the oilers and flames....Vail was a great player though
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