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braino 10-05-2003 09:11 PM

Fastest NHLER??
 
Who is the fastest NHLer today?

Oilers Hockey 10-05-2003 09:13 PM

I say its a toss up between Marian Gaborik and Jason Chimera. Gaborik won fastest speed at all star competition, and Chimera won fastest speed at the Oilers skill competition, but that was on Edmonton's ice, generally acknowledged as the best ice in the NHL. I have to wonder how Gaborik would do on Edmonton's ice.

Burke's Evil Spirit 10-05-2003 09:26 PM

Konstantin Koltsov probably deserves mention here, too...

Ajacied 10-05-2003 09:28 PM

I am a homer, but when you include puckhandlings, control, acceleration, top speed, etc.. I pick Mike Modano just above Sergei Fedorov.

Burke's Evil Spirit 10-05-2003 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Modano = God
I am a homer, but when you include puckhandlings, control, acceleration, top speed, etc.. I pick Mike Modano just above Sergei Fedorov.

This is actually pretty important...sure, you can skate quickly, but can you skate quickly with the puck? Although in this area I'd give the nod to Sergei Samsonov.

braino 10-05-2003 09:39 PM

skating quickly with puck
 
Hands down would go to Pavel Bure in full flight...but what I am looking for is just straightaway speed. So far I have the likes of Chimera, Koltsov, maybe even Havlat could be in this for straightaway speed.

Quote:

Originally Posted by braino
Who is the fastest NHLer today?


tom_servo 10-05-2003 09:39 PM

Koltsov will be on an NHL roster on opening night, so I'd say he's eligible.

Mizral 10-05-2003 09:39 PM

Jason Chimera for me, thankyouvery much. I conisder him the fastest skater in the NHL at full speed.

Sami Kapanen is the fastest player from full stop to full speed, but Jason's pure speed overall is the best.

andora 10-05-2003 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by braino
Who is the fastest NHLer today?

i think i'll wait until tomorrow's thread to give my response...

thestonedkoala 10-05-2003 09:47 PM

Well

Laaksonen- Walz- Gaborik is undoubtly one of the fastest lines and

Walz beat Gaborik in the fastest time in the Wild All Star Camp...

BruinsGirl 10-06-2003 04:13 AM

i don't want to sound homeristic but can't think right now of anybody besides Brian Rolston...

(May be I'll add later)

Epoch 10-06-2003 04:38 AM

Marian Gaborik & Sami Kapanen in my opinion.

triggrman 10-06-2003 04:44 AM

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Originally Posted by andora's box
i think i'll wait until tomorrow's thread to give my response...

yeh, I used yesterdays.

Vyse64 10-06-2003 05:18 AM

Chimera

tom_servo 10-06-2003 05:56 AM

You'll all be blown away when you see Koltsov on opening night. I hear they've fit him with old-timey pilot's goggles and a drag chute.

evildreams 10-06-2003 05:59 AM

i'll take jay bouwmeester.

Don'tcry4mejanhrdina 10-06-2003 06:06 AM

Koltsov.

PanthersRule96 10-06-2003 06:07 AM

Koltsov, Chimera, Novoseltsev

PanthersRule96 10-06-2003 06:08 AM

quickness and speed, Koltsov and Chimera

Flat out speed- Bouwmeester, Novoseltsev

RedRumNJD 10-06-2003 07:55 AM

Shouldn't Rico Fata be on the list? All anyone ever says about him is how fast he is. He doesn't really do anything else.

Rabid Ranger 10-06-2003 08:10 AM

There are alot of players who have outstanding top end speed at the NHL level, few though can handle the puck and make plays like Mike Modano.

USC Trojans 10-06-2003 08:28 AM

Well, Edmonton ice or not, you can't argue with cold hard facts. Chimera broke Gartner's record in the Oiler's skills competition, so my vote goes to him.
Although I agree that Modano's speed is very underrated.

Wingboy2999 10-06-2003 09:18 AM

These threads are like a plague......

John Flyers Fan 10-06-2003 10:02 AM

Acceleration is far more important than the one lap speed times.


A more important test as it related to hockey would be from blueline to blueline from a dead stop.

Getting to top speed in one or two strides is most important. It allows a forward to create separation.

JDB3939 10-06-2003 11:07 AM

From what I've seen and this isn't being a homer at all. Koltsov is the fastest person I've seen on skates. Speed and acceleration I don't think anyone comes close. Come on, in a preseason game the puck was not 10 feet from Fred Braithwaite, Koltsov was in the neutral zone and he beat Brathwaite to the puck, that's acceleration. He splits the D before they get into the zone half the time. The guy's speed is insane, it's just a matter of controling the puck for him.


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