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kmad 12-29-2012 01:06 AM

Rank them as puck-movers: Dave Ellett, Ed Jovanovski, Alex Edler
 
To settle an argument. I'll eat my crow if the consensus is against me.

TheDevilMadeMe 12-29-2012 01:31 AM

My instinct says Jovocop first, but I'd love to see rankings and teammates by year before saying for sure

Big Phil 12-29-2012 02:42 AM

I guess Ellett is number one for me. Never cared for Jovo that much and found him very overrated. Edler? Give it time. So yeah, Ellett is my #1. But what a random set of names.

vadim sharifijanov 12-29-2012 03:35 AM

ehrhoff

seventieslord 12-29-2012 11:53 AM

Ellett would be #1 for me. Jovanovski wasn't so much a puck mover as he was a big pp shooter. Ellett was much smoother.

TheDevilMadeMe 12-29-2012 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seventieslord (Post 56894489)
Ellett would be #1 for me. Jovanovski wasn't so much a puck mover as he was a big pp shooter. Ellett was much smoother.

Jovo was pretty good at skating with the puck though, even if he wasn't as much known for a good first pass.

Dark Shadows 12-29-2012 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe (Post 56894511)
Jovo was pretty good at skating with the puck though, even if he wasn't as much known for a good first pass.

I always thought Jovo had a good first pass.

Ellett for me

Ohashi_Jouzu 12-29-2012 05:21 PM

First instinct is Ellett. Seventies captured my recollection with the word "smooth". Edler is pretty much just starting his resume, though, and seems like a somewhat random inclusion.

tony d 12-29-2012 06:27 PM

Ellett
Jovanovski
Edler

GWOW 12-29-2012 09:52 PM

Ellett Winnipeg Days

MarkusNaslund19 12-29-2012 10:52 PM

I think it's gotta be Edler.

This is one case where "just starting out" is irrelevant. It's not about body of work. It's about who shows (or showed) the most skill in this area.

For me, Edler over Jovo and it's not even close. Jovanovski was a player with all of the physical tools but was a dumb hockey player. Not great hockey sense, and not a great passer. But could skate like the wind. Edler combines carrying the puck really well with some amazing breakaway passes. So for me it's Edler and it's not even close.

I only saw Ellet near the end of his career (94-on) and wouldn't have said he was even close to Edler at that point either. If people say he was a great puck mover in Winnipeg I have no firsthand knowledge to dispute that. That said, I would be surprised if he was as good of a puck mover as Edler.


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