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12-08-2012, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
I often have thought of hockey as a lot like football.

Bernie Federko used to remind me of Joe Montana: cool and accurate in decision making.

Joe Thornton for years was a lot like Warren Moon in his patience and long passing skill.

Niklas Kronwall harkened back to Mike Singletary in his lined-up hits with its momentum-shifting impact.

Dominik Hasek I used to say was the Barry Sanders of hockey: unanticipated, original moves to get out of trouble.

Whenever I talk about Barry, I can't make a comparison in regular running to any runner in other sports. I mean, someone like Ben Johnson - short and so explosive - would make sense, but, that's a run in a line, no imagination, no art.

I always end up comparing him to Pavel Bure. explosive, out of nowhere, ultra creative, nearly desperately creative, like a fox getting chased by hounds... and every time the ball/puck went to either, conversations in living rooms stopped, and everyone watched.

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