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05-05-2007, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by XploD View Post
Can't agree with you. Skating in this sense is about going fast. The difference lies more in what you call fast (e.g. with the puck, in game speed, fastest lap, top speed, acceleration). I don't think the term "greatest skater" has anything to do with how elegant and effortless you make it look.
Skating isn't just about going fast.

It's speed, quickness, agility, acceleration, balance, etc. etc.

A guy like Eric Desjardins didn't have the great top end speed like a Sami Kapanen, but Desjardins was a brilliant skater.

The four guys I mentioned could do it all.

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