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  • Stephen
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    Oh no,

    I forsee Gushue in the top 2. This can't be happening!

  • Jeff
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    Top 10 Sporting Achievements not 10 Best Athletes
    This has been mentioned by a couple of others and I totally agree.
    I have a pretty good feeling that #1 on this list will be someone who's sporting achievment is unmatched and therefore would be deserving of that spot if it were based on achievement.
    However comparing that person athletically to someone like Paul McCloy is absurd.

  • Capture the Flag
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    Last week G -Money hit it right on. There's nothing bigger than Olympic gold. So therefore if that logic is used the # 2 spot will go Olympic Silver medallist from the 1996 Olympic Games Rower Maria Maunder and the #1 spot will go to Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Jamie Korab and Mike Adam, as they ALL won Olympic GOLD That then give the list a female also.

  • M
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    OK Thinker But this only rates as on the list to Top 10 Sporting Achievements not 10 Best Athletes and this is true. ther are many more deserving athletes who are better ATHLETES than what have been listed. FACT.

  • M
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Nice Story. The first Nflder in the NHL. Nice little story, nice accomplishment. Some one had to claim that honour, but to say that makes you the 3rd best athlete of all time in the Province I don't think so. Actually his NHL career was only brief. Many more Nflders had longer and more more accomplished NHL careers. As G-Money from St. John's, NL wrote last week this would be on the list to Top 10 Sporting Achievements not 10 Best Athletes

  • Thinker
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Ya, sure ML, maybe the whole top ten should be NHL hockey players!!

    Alex Faulkner is most deserved. A true natural athlete!

    He didn't have the 10 years or more of minor hockey-coaching-enclosed rinks-weight training, hockey equipment etc. that recent players have. It's a feat in itself to train yourself on ponds, without all those things as Alex did and make it to NHL. He was a self-made player. He obviously had natural athletic ability, strength and determination to exceed..

    Try getting boys today to play hockey on ponds with substandard equipment, no proper coaching and see how many would make the NHL. It would be one in a million! And Alex was one!

    Congrats Alex and great choice by Tele.

  • Capture the Flag
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Where are the comments I posted earlier. Perhaps I am right on the top 2 and you will not post them as I may spoil the hype. I smell censorship as I did play within the rules.

  • Don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    To Thinker .....they were all self made players in Alex's day. Most of those guys grew up learning to play on outdoor rinks and ponds. I don't agree with Faulkner's pick as the 3rd best athlete of all time for our province. Tony White of Grand Falls scored 25 goals for Washington in 1976 (two hat-trick games) and Faulkner only scored about 15 goals in the NHL altogether. His brother George was a better hockey player. Finally, it looks like Gushue will be number 1. I don't like that either.

  • Thinker
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Yes, Don - all were self made BUT ONLY Alex made NHL. He had that certain elite hockey ability that no one else had at the time.

    Re. Sporting Achievements vs. best athletes - maybe Tele could run another for best sporting achievements. For example best sporting achievements could be teams. After all a team could be the best but not necessarily have a best athlete. Teams vs. best athlete is like comparing apples and oranges.

    Curlers athletic ability combined could not possibly match any of the individual athletic ability of those already mentioned. Surely if Curling Gold gets a spot it will be the TEAM and certainly not any one individual player. Good on Curling for winning Gold, but when was it considered a sport?

    Good choices Tele! It's must be difficult to just list ten. Someone has to be 1st and really does it matter? Just to make the list is most impressive.

    Congratulations to all of them and I am sure there are another ten who would be just as deserving.

  • Stephen
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    Oh no,

    I forsee Gushue in the top 2. This can't be happening!

  • Jeff
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    Top 10 Sporting Achievements not 10 Best Athletes
    This has been mentioned by a couple of others and I totally agree.
    I have a pretty good feeling that #1 on this list will be someone who's sporting achievment is unmatched and therefore would be deserving of that spot if it were based on achievement.
    However comparing that person athletically to someone like Paul McCloy is absurd.

  • Capture the Flag
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    Last week G -Money hit it right on. There's nothing bigger than Olympic gold. So therefore if that logic is used the # 2 spot will go Olympic Silver medallist from the 1996 Olympic Games Rower Maria Maunder and the #1 spot will go to Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Jamie Korab and Mike Adam, as they ALL won Olympic GOLD That then give the list a female also.

  • M
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    OK Thinker But this only rates as on the list to Top 10 Sporting Achievements not 10 Best Athletes and this is true. ther are many more deserving athletes who are better ATHLETES than what have been listed. FACT.

  • M
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Nice Story. The first Nflder in the NHL. Nice little story, nice accomplishment. Some one had to claim that honour, but to say that makes you the 3rd best athlete of all time in the Province I don't think so. Actually his NHL career was only brief. Many more Nflders had longer and more more accomplished NHL careers. As G-Money from St. John's, NL wrote last week this would be on the list to Top 10 Sporting Achievements not 10 Best Athletes

  • Thinker
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    Ya, sure ML, maybe the whole top ten should be NHL hockey players!!

    Alex Faulkner is most deserved. A true natural athlete!

    He didn't have the 10 years or more of minor hockey-coaching-enclosed rinks-weight training, hockey equipment etc. that recent players have. It's a feat in itself to train yourself on ponds, without all those things as Alex did and make it to NHL. He was a self-made player. He obviously had natural athletic ability, strength and determination to exceed..

    Try getting boys today to play hockey on ponds with substandard equipment, no proper coaching and see how many would make the NHL. It would be one in a million! And Alex was one!

    Congrats Alex and great choice by Tele.

  • Capture the Flag
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    Where are the comments I posted earlier. Perhaps I am right on the top 2 and you will not post them as I may spoil the hype. I smell censorship as I did play within the rules.

  • Don
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    To Thinker .....they were all self made players in Alex's day. Most of those guys grew up learning to play on outdoor rinks and ponds. I don't agree with Faulkner's pick as the 3rd best athlete of all time for our province. Tony White of Grand Falls scored 25 goals for Washington in 1976 (two hat-trick games) and Faulkner only scored about 15 goals in the NHL altogether. His brother George was a better hockey player. Finally, it looks like Gushue will be number 1. I don't like that either.

  • Thinker
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Yes, Don - all were self made BUT ONLY Alex made NHL. He had that certain elite hockey ability that no one else had at the time.

    Re. Sporting Achievements vs. best athletes - maybe Tele could run another for best sporting achievements. For example best sporting achievements could be teams. After all a team could be the best but not necessarily have a best athlete. Teams vs. best athlete is like comparing apples and oranges.

    Curlers athletic ability combined could not possibly match any of the individual athletic ability of those already mentioned. Surely if Curling Gold gets a spot it will be the TEAM and certainly not any one individual player. Good on Curling for winning Gold, but when was it considered a sport?

    Good choices Tele! It's must be difficult to just list ten. Someone has to be 1st and really does it matter? Just to make the list is most impressive.

    Congratulations to all of them and I am sure there are another ten who would be just as deserving.