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electric 03-30-2004 07:47 PM

Who do you guys think is the most "mobile" player in the NHL?
 
By mobile I mean that he can skate forward, backwards, turn, stop, accelerate, spin, etc, at full speed back and forth for the most part of when he's on the ice and never gets tired... kind of who's the "bounciest" player in the NHL as in bouncing like a tennis ball--back and forth up and down the ice, etc.

Psycho Papa Joe 03-30-2004 07:51 PM

Scott Niedermayer

Verbal Kint* 03-30-2004 07:52 PM

Neidermayer

Winston Wolf 03-30-2004 07:55 PM

Martin St. Louis by far.

NJ_Devil_Boy 03-30-2004 07:56 PM

S. Niedermayer

:clap:

Winston Wolf 03-30-2004 07:57 PM

Niedermayer could be the fastest, but he doesn't have the "bounceiness" of St. Louis. :)

in the hall 03-30-2004 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flyers guy
Martin St. Louis by far.

i drew blanks at first but he would be my choice right now.. the question is best suited for smaller players because they are quickest and have the best mobility because of their center of gravity...

NJ_Devil_Boy 03-30-2004 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flyers guy
Niedermayer could be the fastest, but he doesn't have the "bounceiness" of St. Louis. :)

Can St. Louis skate backwards on a high level day in and day out?

Carbonneau 03-30-2004 08:06 PM

It's definitely Niedermeyer

Winston Wolf 03-30-2004 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NJ_Devil_Boy
Can St. Louis skate backwards on a high level day in and day out?

I would think so, but when the original poster mentioned a tennis ball, Martin St. Louis fit it to a tee.

I guess most mobile and "bounciest" are two different things. :jump: ;)

Snugglepuss 03-30-2004 08:22 PM

Nieds

Sting 03-30-2004 08:26 PM

Niedermayer
St. Louis
Alfredsson
are my top 3

Gibsons Finest 03-30-2004 08:30 PM

If it's bouncy, I'd say St.Louis. Mobile is another thing, though. For mobile, I'd probably say Niedermayer, with Fedorov getting consideration too.

RoyIsALegend* 03-30-2004 08:33 PM

If it didn't include backwards skating, I'd say Pavel Bure.

Nobody can catch him off the line.

Knucklez 03-30-2004 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maple_Leafs_Forever
Neidermayer

:yo:

Jacob 03-30-2004 08:59 PM

Ohlund, Niedermayer, Brewer, Orpik, Gonchar, Pitkanen

LaVal 03-30-2004 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacobv2
Ohlund, Niedermayer, Brewer, Orpik, Gonchar, Pitkanen

Ohlund? he isn't even the most mobile on the Canucks. not even the most mobile defensemen (Jovanovski).

LAPPY13 03-30-2004 09:15 PM

You just described Jason Blake from the NEW YORK ISLANDERS. I will put him against anyone of these players. He can skate circles around everyone and looks like the energizer bunny when on the ice.

db23 03-30-2004 09:16 PM

All round it is probably Jay Bouwmeester. He is amazingly smooth in getting from one point to another whether he is going forwards, backwards, or sideways. I would give him the edge over Neidermeyer and others on the basis of his size and the length of his stride.

Orpik :dunno: He isn't even average in terms of mobility.

Toonces 03-30-2004 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Psycho Joe
Scott Niedermayer

What he said.

His technique is almost flawless. Very much like Paul Coffey.

Sting 03-30-2004 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LAPPY13
You just described Jason Blake from the NEW YORK ISLANDERS. I will put him against anyone of these players. He can skate circles around everyone and looks like the energizer bunny when on the ice.

Good point. I'm far from a fan of the Islanders...let alone Jason Blake, who I'd go so far as to say I can't stand...but he has got to be one of the fastest, most mobile players in the league.

MLH 03-30-2004 09:50 PM

My homer choice would be Max Afinogenov. Obviously he has blazing speed, but the stops, turns, and spins that he does with and without the puck are remarkable.

Raging Bull 03-30-2004 09:55 PM

Scott Niedermayer :bow: :bow:

and in a distant second, Mr.Dancing Banana :banana:

oli500 03-30-2004 10:18 PM

I would go with Martin St.louis. Im surprised no one mentioned Ilya Kovalchuk.

ICX* 03-30-2004 10:32 PM

Niedermayer by a long shot. He's so smooth he looks effortless, but if I'm not mistaken, he won the fastest skater competition at this year's All-Star game. It is truly a pleasure to watch him move around the ice.


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