Greatest Skaters EVER in the NHL
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01-02-2013, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by
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Both of these lists are missing
Pat LaFontaine and Steve Yzerman.
LaFontaine's injuries weren't generally skating related, so he remained pretty slick when he was able to make it out there. Yzerman suffered that big knee injury early on, and then another severe neck injury in his prime. One can only imagine what he would have looked like without those.
Mark Howe even has an argument if we're willing to look at his WHA years and his first NHL year (before the accident) because he was a pretty slick skater even afterwards - and having a spike dug into your thigh will do wonders for your skating.
Both great skaters for sure. I just picked 10 guys. Hard to pick 10 and not leave anyone off. I'm imagining Yzerman right now just weaving in and out of traffic in his offensive prime. The guy was phenomenal.
Anyone mention Petr Bondra yet?
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