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HappyGilmour 01-10-2013 10:04 AM

Which player attribute is most important in the NHL?
 
Hey all,

It's a very exciting time to be a hockey fan, so what better time to ask this question.

Which player attribute is most important in order to succeed at the NHL level?


Discuss.

5RingsAndABeer 01-10-2013 10:39 AM

Hockey IQ.

Of the ones you listed, agility. Helps on all areas of the ice

jbeck5 01-10-2013 10:44 AM

Condra.

SirPaste 01-10-2013 11:52 AM

If Condra changed the D in his last name to a T, he would be the best player in hockey, AINEC

1972 01-10-2013 11:53 AM

IQ and its not even debatable, the ones you listed I don'y really see how one is more important than the other besides Stamina.

Benny FTW 01-10-2013 12:41 PM

Stamina AINEC

The Nose 01-10-2013 12:59 PM

Poll is pointless because of the overused Condra joke (x1000000)

Unless, of course, that's the point if the poll

HappyGilmour 01-10-2013 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darcy Regier (Post 57392247)
IQ and its not even debatable, the ones you listed I don'y really see how one is more important than the other besides Stamina.

If you look closely, IQ is not one of the options.

If you feel that the only important one is elite level stamina, then I suggest you cast your vote.

Discuss.

WarriorOfGandhi 01-10-2013 02:08 PM

not sure if thread is beaten-to-death meme (CONDRA STAMINA LOLZ) but in the event it is serious, my experience in a few years of playing drop in hockey has had me meet two guys who had an NHL try-out. One was an ECHLer, the other had just started playing in the AHL. Needless to say both were miles better than any other player on the ice. In any event, both said effectively the same thing, that they were just as fast and had just as good shots as the NHL players, but that the difference between an NHLer and a minor leaguer is that NHLers can make snap decisions while AHLers waste that valuable second or two after taking or making a pass in order to move or shoot the puck.

Rorschach 01-10-2013 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WarriorOfGandhi (Post 57399171)
not sure if thread is beaten-to-death meme (CONDRA STAMINA LOLZ) but in the event it is serious, my experience in a few years of playing drop in hockey has had me meet two guys who had an NHL try-out. One was an ECHLer, the other had just started playing in the AHL. Needless to say both were miles better than any other player on the ice. In any event, both said effectively the same thing, that they were just as fast and had just as good shots as the NHL players, but that the difference between an NHLer and a minor leaguer is that NHLers can make snap decisions while AHLers waste that valuable second or two after taking or making a pass in order to move or shoot the puck.

This is an informative post.

In the NHL though, we assume most of the vets and nearly all of the top half skaters can make quick decisions. The difference between Ovechkin and Semin though is heart.

Amongst the clear cut NHLers, heart determines the difference in results between the best players (NHL players) in the world in competition. When Ovechkin drives right to the net with multiple other NHL players draped all over and celebrates his goal on his butt, you see it.

The Nose 01-10-2013 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rorschach (Post 57405131)
This is an informative post.

In the NHL though, we assume most of the vets and nearly all of the top half skaters can make quick decisions. The difference between Ovechkin and Semin though is heart.

Amongst the clear cut NHLers, heart determines the difference in results between the best players (NHL players) in the world in competition. When Ovechkin drives right to the net with multiple other NHL players draped all over and celebrates his goal on his butt, you see it.

If it was heart then I'd be in the NHL.

Machinehead 01-10-2013 04:27 PM

I don't get the Condra joke :help:

Vankiller Whale 01-10-2013 04:37 PM

Truculence AINEC.

jbeck5 01-10-2013 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 13 HockeyTown 40 (Post 57406439)
If it was heart then I'd be in the NHL.

If it was heart and/or talent i'd be in the NHL.

Unfortunately, it's elite level stamina, and i got none, so i gotta stick to NHL13

urho 01-10-2013 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5RingsAndABeer (Post 57389465)
Hockey IQ.

This is the right answer.

thom 01-10-2013 04:43 PM

If skill and hockey smarts is equal the next is hatred to lose.Lafleur and Messier are near the top.Tiger williams is someone who despite not having the skill hated team mates who laughed after they lost a game.

Salzig 01-10-2013 04:43 PM

No attribute in particular, NHLers separate themselves from other hockey players because they have all these attributes combined at a high level. From the attributes mentioned above, I'm going with agility. It's hard to compete at this level when you can't move your body properly.

jbeck5 01-10-2013 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by urho (Post 57407295)
This is the right answer.

Unfortunately it doesn't work that way.

I tried to explain that the correct answer was something not available on the scantron on my exam. It doesn't work like that guy.

Paranoid Android 01-10-2013 07:16 PM

Passing is probably the closest thing related to hockey IQ, so that's my choice. In order to be a good passer, you have to see plays develop.

None of these are very high on my list though.

The Nose 01-10-2013 07:28 PM

Is it just me, or has the Condra joke gotten a bit old?

Benny FTW 01-10-2013 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 13 HockeyTown 40 (Post 57414423)
Is it just me, or has the Condra joke gotten a bit old?

Condra jokes last forever.

tony d 01-11-2013 10:27 AM

Agility

416Leafer 01-11-2013 10:31 AM

Depends on what position you play...

Also I would say Hockey IQ is one of the most important, especially for D. You don't need it to be an NHL or to be a pretty good NHLer, but you it's an absolute must to become an Elite NHLer (at least for defencemen). You can be an average skater or have an average shot or have average puck handling skills, but if you don't have elite hockey IQ you can't be an elite defenceman.

darglor 01-11-2013 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Benny FTW (Post 57414945)
Condra jokes last forever.

Condra jokes have elite level stamina too.

jw2 01-11-2013 01:32 PM

Of the options listed, I chose Agility, but I'm a sucker for good skating.


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