Islanders website gives Trottier's toughest defenders to play against
nyi.com good thing Potvin never made that list as Denis retired after 1988 before he left for Pittsburgh.
Trots includes many of the top defenders of his era in Larry Robinson, Raymond Bourque, Rod Langway, Paul Coffey. He also includes standouts like Borje Salming, Al MacInnis, Brad Park, Serge Savard and Scott Stevens and one unknown who made an impression on him in Pittsburgh's Dave Burrows.
Also included is legendary Bobby Orr, as an honorable mention, who only played in two games vs Trots.