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Zdeno Chara vs Denis Potvin

Created by: MikeyThePensFan
Initial Creation Date: Nov 13, 2019
Published: Nov 13 at 3:19 pm
Team: 2019-20 Boston Bruins
Team Explanation
These are two of the most legendary defensemen of alL time. Both were extremely physical body checkers. Potvin was an offensive puck mover. Chara was a two way defenseman who established himself as one of the most reliable shutdown players ever. Who do you take if both were in their primes?
Buyouts
  • Dennis Seidenberg: $1,166,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Matt Beleskey: $1,900,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
2021
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
2022
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$78,771,666$0$2,432,500$2,728,334

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
BOS
Marchand, Brad
$6,125,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 6
BOS
Bergeron, Patrice
$6,875,000
C
NMC
UFA - 3
BOS
Pastrnak, David
$6,666,666
RW
UFA - 4
BOS
DeBrusk, Jake
$863,333
LW
RFA - 1
BOS
Krejci, David
$7,250,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
BOS
Heinen, Danton
$2,800,000
C, LW, RW
RFA - 2
BOS
Bjork, Anders
$925,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
BOS
Backes, David
$6,000,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
BOS
Wagner, Chris
$1,250,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
BOS
Kuraly, Sean
$1,275,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
BOS
Coyle, Charlie
$3,200,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
BOS
Ritchie, Brett
$1,000,000
RW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BOS
Krug, Torey
$5,250,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 1
BOS
McAvoy, Charlie
$4,900,000
RD
RFA - 3
BOS
Rask, Tuukka
$7,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 2
BOS
Chara, Zdeno
$2,000,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 1
BOS
Carlo, Brandon
$2,850,000
RD
RFA - 2
BOS
Halák, Jaroslav
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 1
BOS
Grzelcyk, Matt
$1,400,000
LD
RFA - 1
BOS
Clifton, Connor
$725,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BOS
Lindholm, Pär
$850,000
LW, C
UFA - 2
BOS
Miller, Kevan
$2,500,000
RD
UFA - 1
BOS
Nordström, Joakim
$1,000,000
LW
UFA - 1
BOS
Kuhlman, Karson
$750,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
BOS
Moore, John
$2,750,000
LD
UFA - 4

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Pastrnak, D.
Bergeron, P.
DeBrusk, J.
Krug, T.
Marchand, B.
Power Play 2
Ritchie, B.
Krejci, D.
Backes, D.
McAvoy, C.
Grzelcyk, M.
Penalty Kill 1
Bergeron, P.
Marchand, B.
Chara, Z.
Carlo, B.
Penalty Kill 2
Wagner, C.
Kuraly, S.
Chara, Z.
McAvoy, C.

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Nov 13 at 3:32
#1
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,370
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Honestly, this site isnt really the place to decide this. Id assume 95% of people on here were either too young, or not even born to see Potvin in his prime. Obviously a great question but I just dont think the people on here (including myself) have the knowledge to answer it well
Nov 13 at 3:48
#2
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
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I'm old enough to Potvin and those great Isles team. Gee I was old enough to see Potvin play junior. He was man among boys back then. If my memory is correct he played parts of 7 seasons in junior, remember players couldn't turn pro till they were 20..
Potvin was a absolute offensive and defensive stud. IMO Potvin for many years was among the top 3 Dmen season after season.
Nov 13 at 4:02
#3
Thread Starter
Mikey F.
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 825
Likes: 189
Quoting: palhal
I'm old enough to Potvin and those great Isles team. Gee I was old enough to see Potvin play junior. He was man among boys back then. If my memory is correct he played parts of 7 seasons in junior, remember players couldn't turn pro till they were 20..
Potvin was a absolute offensive and defensive stud. IMO Potvin for many years was among the top 3 Dmen season after season.


Well, he was the best defenseman of that era no doubt.
Nov 13 at 4:08
#4
Thread Starter
Mikey F.
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 825
Likes: 189
Quoting: shmoeman
dude youre gonna get banned if you keep self promoting


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Nov 13 at 4:47
#5
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 2,858
Likes: 657
Potvin. Could do everything Chara could defensively (minus reach of course) and added a ton of offense. Granted, you put Potivin in today's game and his offensive numbers take a big hit. But he could do it all and do it better than Chara. This isnt knocking what Chara has accomplished. He's been one of the greatest defenders in the last decade and a half. But honestly, there have been better defensemen in the last two decades than Chara.
Nov 13 at 5:10
#6
Thread Starter
Mikey F.
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 825
Likes: 189
Quoting: Chopper02
Potvin. Could do everything Chara could defensively (minus reach of course) and added a ton of offense. Granted, you put Potivin in today's game and his offensive numbers take a big hit. But he could do it all and do it better than Chara. This isnt knocking what Chara has accomplished. He's been one of the greatest defenders in the last decade and a half. But honestly, there have been better defensemen in the last two decades than Chara.


Thanks for your take. Do you think Scott Stevens was better than Zdeno Chara?
Nov 13 at 9:23
#7
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 2,858
Likes: 657
Quoting: MikeyThePensFan
Thanks for your take. Do you think Scott Stevens was better than Zdeno Chara?


That question is a lot harder. Stevens maybe one of the best defensemen to never win a Norris Trophy and in the 80s and early 90s he could put up the points. That comparison may be a wash. They're both really good.
Nov 13 at 11:36
#8
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 7,659
Likes: 2,484
Potvin
 
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