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02-22-2013, 01:36 PM
Kjell Dahlin
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Originally Posted by Habsfan18 View Post
Probably Armstrong or Markov.

Desharnias, while probably not a candidate for this list, definitely isn't what I'd call a "quick" player either. His first step, and acceleration need work, and at times he can actually look fairly slow out there. But when he gets going he's usually fine.

I think people would be fooling themselves though, if they didn't wish Desharnais was quicker on his skates.

As for this specific list, this is how I'd rank them from slowest to fastest:

1. Colby Armstrong
2. Andrei Markov
3. Ryan White
4. Travis Moen
5. Francis Bouillon
6. Alexei Emelin
7. David Desharnais
There is no way Desharnais is in the lower tier. I think that it is tough for us to discriminate a “top tier player” with another “top tier player” but when we compare a “lower tier player” with a “top tier player”, we can reach an acceptable picture.

For instance, among mid tier players (in terms of speed), I do think that Desharnais is not slower than Eller and Galchenyuk but I won’t fight tooth and nail if you rank Galchenyuk ahead of Desharnais. However, ranking Desharnais in the lower tier, like you did, is plain wrong imo.


I think Markov does look slower this year but it's mainly observable when he needs to make a pivot.

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