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03-22-2013, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
Gee, a limited selection of odd entrants, but, of those listed:

Skating: Bure
overall shooting ability: Jagr
hockey sense: Gretzky
passing: Gretzky
playmaking: Gretzky
puck control: Lemieux or Forsberg
checking: Fedorov

No one else is tops in multiple categories, so Gretz gets my vote.
If there is one player who was better at puck control than even Lemieux was, it was most likely Jagr.

Jagr was Forsberg with more size, reach and strength when it came to holding on to the puck. Heck he's 41 years old and still is top 5 in that category in today's NHL.

As for skating, I would say a prime Fedorov and a prime Jagr were as good as Bure. Bure was fast but for instance Jagr was a perfect skater, he had both the speed and power to bully his way through defenders.

As one expert once stated, "trying to stop Jagr in his prime was like trying to stop a tank with dental floss".

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