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Heroes of Hockey Night: 6 moments defined these stars

What was the defining moment for six of the greatest forwards in NHL history? Broadcasting legends Bob Cole and Dick Irvin discuss.

When 6 NHL stars became legends

(Clockwise starting at top left) Sidney Crosby, Phil Esposito, Guy Lafleur, Mark Messier, Darryl Sittler and Steve Yzerman are legends of the game. What was their defining moment? (The Canadian Press)

It's a barroom argument within a barroom argument.

Round one: Name six of your all-time favourite forwards in hockey. For this one, we're going with Phil Esposito, Guy Lafleur, Sidney Crosby, Mark Messier, Steve Yzerman, and Darryl Sittler.

Here's part two: What are the single defining moments in their careers? We called in the heavy hitters to settle that one.   

Legends of the game, Bob Cole and Dick Irvin, on six hockey moments for the ages, which are commemorated in a limited series of Canada Post stamps.

Hockey Night Heroes: Guy Lafleur scored over 600 times in the NHL. Dick Irvin and Bob Cole reflect on his most famous goal. 1:14

Guy Lafleur scored over 600 times in the NHL. Irvin and Cole reflect on his most famous goal.

Hockey Night Heroes: Dick Irvin and Bob Cole remember Phil Esposito’s leadership and dominance in Canada’s 1972 Summit Series victory over the Soviet Union. 1:10

Irvin and Cole remember Phil Esposito's leadership and dominance in Canada's 1972 Summit Series victory over the Soviet Union.

Hockey Night Heroes: Bob Cole and Dick Irvin discuss the memorable Game 7 double-OT winner that elevated Steve Yzerman to legendary status. 1:06

Cole and Irvin discuss the memorable Game 7 double-OT winner that elevated Steve Yzerman to legendary status.

Hockey Night Heroes: Bob Cole and Dick Irvin talk about one of the most amazing performances they have ever seen - Darryl Sittler’s 10 point night. 1:15

Cole and Irvin talk about one of the most amazing performances they have ever seen: Darryl Sittler's 10-point night.

Hockey Night Heroes: Some said Sidney Crosby was too young to be a team captain. Dick Irvin and Bob Cole on how Sid the Kid proved his critics wrong. 1:14

Some said Sidney Crosby was too young to be a team captain. Irvin and Cole on how Sid the Kid proved his critics wrong.

Hockey Night Heroes: Dick Irvin and Bob Cole remember how Mark Messier rallied the Oilers to a Stanley Cup win after the Great One was traded to Los Angeles. 1:10

Irvin and Cole remember how Mark Messier rallied the Oilers to a Stanley Cup win after the Great One was traded to Los Angeles.

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