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02-13-2005, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Carl O'Steen
Yes, I consider a near fall an excuse, even though it is irrelevant since he still beat Wellwood.

Originally Posted by Carl O'Steen
Looksy here at last years NHL superskills numbers...

Alex Tanguay (winner of the West): 14.773
Pavel Datsyuk: 14.842

And Peter Bondra won the 1999 Superskills NHL competition with a 14.460 lap, so clearly Kyle Wellwood's not as slow as some of you say he is.
Well, there are a lot of factors in these times. The most important is the ice condition. Some ice surfaces are faster than others, so comparing times of the players at each years event is a much more accurate read than from one year to another and his 5th of 6th is not all to impressive. However, he is an AHL all-star and his skills do look impressive at that level, so I would not be suprised to see him exceed at this level. He reminds me of another AHL great Gilbert Dionne.

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