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11-05-2012, 08:44 PM
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Kriss E
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Originally Posted by JAVO16 View Post
Second to none ? A lot of guys have had better hands than Forsberg during his career. What he had was a burning desire to win which combined with his extraordinary vision and incredible strength on the puck made him a force. He was close to or elite in all other aspects of the game too obviously, but Lemieux had better hands than him during his career for example. Jagr too probably. Kovalev... this could go on. But what made Peter Forsberg, Peter Forsberg, wasn't mainly his hands.

If Galchenyuk as anything close to Forsberg's will on the ice, he'll achieve great things.
2nd to none was an expression, but you're mistaken in any event. I followed Forsberg career entirely. There's no way you can say those guys (maybe Lemieux) had better hands. At the same time, you can't really say Forsberg had better hands than Jagr either. They're all in the same category imo. Forsberg doesn't get as much recognition because he was injured quite often, not to mention playing in the west most of his career.

I mean, even Lemieux played 200 more games than him.

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