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Eklund
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Jun 6 @ 1:31 PM ET
Eklund: Patrice Bergeron. The Best Defensive Forward of All-Time?
DRW1991
Detroit Red Wings
Joined: 07.05.2016

Jun 6 @ 1:36 PM ET
Someone’s obviously never seen Ovi.
MTLSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 03.12.2013

Jun 6 @ 1:47 PM ET
Ever Heard of Guy Charbonneau? Esa Tikkanen? Zetterberg? Gainey?

I love Bergie and he's great but its a stretch to say best all time.
Tee56
Joined: 10.02.2017

Jun 6 @ 1:48 PM ET
Tough to beat Bobby Clarke!
Mike27
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Penticton, BC
Joined: 08.24.2009

Jun 6 @ 1:51 PM ET
Bob Gainey?
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Life w/o Eichel is coming soon to an arena near you, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

Jun 6 @ 1:56 PM ET
Eklund: Patrice Bergeron. The Best Defensive Forward of All-Time?
- Eklund

Datsyuk
Carbonneau
Gainey


all have something to say on this
BeadyEyedDouche
Season Ticket Holder
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Actually it’s “their” dummy
Joined: 07.01.2016

Jun 6 @ 2:16 PM ET
In a word? No.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Jun 6 @ 2:17 PM ET
Ever Heard of Guy Charbonneau? Esa Tikkanen? Zetterberg? Gainey?

I love Bergie and he's great but its a stretch to say best all time.

- MTLSabres


I would say he may be the best combo of defence and offence though. Those other guys didn’t have the offensive chops that Bergeron does. Datsyuk would be the other top guy in that matter.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: Bitch Lasagna , NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 6 @ 2:21 PM ET
Dyatsuk who was a selke nominee and also a lady bing as well as a top point scorer
neem55
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 02.02.2012

Jun 6 @ 2:28 PM ET
As a Canucks fan i hate to say this, but its him or datsyuk and one of them has more hardwear
CooCooKaChoo
Location: Ottawa, ON
Joined: 01.15.2008

Jun 6 @ 2:29 PM ET
Tied with Gainey for Selke wins and been nominated every year for over a decade. I’d say you can always argue someone else , but that’s pretty damn good.
MTLSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 03.12.2013

Jun 6 @ 2:31 PM ET
I would say he may be the best combo of defence and offence though. Those other guys didn’t have the offensive chops that Bergeron does. Datsyuk would be the other top guy in that matter.
- TurdFergeson


Zetterberg had some great offensive seasons. Very comparable to Bergie's offensive seasons.

He didn't ask who was the best 2 way forward, simply defensive.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Jun 6 @ 2:34 PM ET
Zetterberg had some great offensive seasons. Very comparable to Bergie's offensive seasons.

He didn't ask who was the best 2 way forward, simply defensive.

- MTLSabres

I know dippoop. That’s why I said best combo though. And Zetterberg wasn’t anywhere near as good as Datsyuk two ways.
DeuceNine
St Louis Blues
Location: STL, MO
Joined: 08.11.2006

Jun 6 @ 2:38 PM ET
People mentioning Ovi clearly forgot prior to 2016 he didn't really play in his end of the rink.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Jun 6 @ 2:40 PM ET
Dyatsuk who was a selke nominee and also a lady bing as well as a top point scorer
- Upstate_isles

Bourque1970
Boston Bruins
Joined: 04.28.2021

Jun 6 @ 3:31 PM ET
In a word, yes
KingKopitar
Los Angeles Kings
Location: San Clemente, CA
Joined: 11.22.2019

Jun 6 @ 3:39 PM ET
Kopitar would challenge for best of the last decade so I’d say no. Especially with the others people have mentioned above.
Blackstrom2
Washington Capitals
Location: richmond, VA
Joined: 10.11.2010

Jun 6 @ 3:50 PM ET
No.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 6 @ 3:54 PM ET
I think he’s definitely in the conversation. Guy is a pretty incredible player.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 6 @ 3:55 PM ET

- TurdFergeson

Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: "China was as proactive as possible" - Rinosaur, SC
Joined: 02.01.2012

Jun 6 @ 3:57 PM ET
Fedorov and it isn’t close.
chelios_24
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 08.30.2006

Jun 6 @ 4:11 PM ET
Bob Gainy
Guy Carbonneau
Henrik Zetteberg
bloatedhefty
Location: Fat Like a Goalie
Joined: 04.19.2017

Jun 6 @ 4:26 PM ET
Bob Gainey?
- Mike27


yeah, that’s a no-brainer. I was going to say Carbonneau or Gainey.
bloatedhefty
Location: Fat Like a Goalie
Joined: 04.19.2017

Jun 6 @ 4:28 PM ET
Dyatsuk who was a selke nominee and also a lady bing as well as a top point scorer
- Upstate_isles


Yup, another great example of a better defensive forward.
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Newark, DE
Joined: 03.09.2010

Jun 6 @ 4:35 PM ET
Fedorov and it isn’t close.
- Feds91Stammer


This. Dude could even switch to D and play it at an All Star level.
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