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03-07-2004, 04:12 PM
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1. St. Louis
2. Luongo
3. Redden
4. Kovalchuk
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1) Brodeur
2) Lidstrom
3) Forseberg
4) Elias
5) Sakic

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1. Brodeur
2. Naslund
3. Sundin
4. Pronger
5. Thornton

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1. Peter Forsberg - Just dominant whenever he's on the ice.

2. Joe Thornton - Great combination of power and skill.

3. Ilya Kovalchuk - Is there a better goal scorer in the league right now? (No offense to Rick Nash)

4. Markus Naslund - Epitome of consistency over the past 4 years. Seems to be getting better, too.

5. Dany Heatley - a risky pick no doubt, but this year proves exectly what this kid is made of physically and mentally. After a bit of a slow start, he's starting to light it up again.

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1. Forsberg
2. Brodeur
3. Lidstrom
4. Naslund
5. Chara( norris candidate this season)

Honorable Mention: Stevens, Thornton, Pronger, Iginla, and Hossa.

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"3. Lidstrom - Maybe the best Defenceman in NHL history"

Are you crazy.

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1. Peter Forsberg
2. Markus Naslund
3. Martin Brodeur
4. Chris Pronger
5. Joe Thornton

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1.Martin Brodeur: I don't like the guy, but he's the best there is. He plays so many games, and wins most some many. He should have another 40 winner, and he could be the greatest in NHL history.

2.Markus Naslund: In terms of ability, he's almost as equal as Forsberg. He's great at scoring clutch goals, and is just a great player. He's also fairly durable, and he's my #1 pick for any fantasy team I'm on.

3.Niklas Lidstrom: A bit of an off year, but he is the model defenseman. If any defenseman prospect or player is so much as called a poor man's Lidstrom, that is an ultimate compliment. He's great in both ends of the ice, and would be tops in offensive and defensive categories, if not for "forwards playing defense like Gonchar and Ozolinsh".

4.Peter Forsberg: He is one of, if not the most dominant players in the game......when he's playing in the game. He is injured quite a bit and I'm not a fan of his tactics(diving, complaining, etc.), but other than that, there's only one player who is better on the ice when 100%.

5.Sergei Fedorov: He is a top defensive forward, and offensive as well. There's no better skater in the NHL(St.Louis maybe), and he is just a dominate player. Using a comment you could use for Foppa, he is one of the most dominate players on the ice when he shows up.

If durability was not a factor, then Fedorov would be knocked off the list, Foppa would go up to number 2, and Super Mario would be #1. The order of the other 3 wouldn't chance.

The reason for Mario being #1 where durability's not an issue is that he is simply more dominate than Foppa when he's playing. The guy can put up 90 points in a season when he misses a couple games with injuries, while he's playing with the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins against NHL teams like the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings.

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1. Peter Forsberg (obvious #1.. )
2. Markus Naslund (best pure goal scorer in the NHL besides Kovalchuk)
3. Zigmund Palffy (was my pick for hart halfway thru the season before injury... is only getting better)
4. Chris Pronger (adds the physical aspect that Lidstrom doesn't have)
5. Martin Brodeur (best goalie in the NHL with the smallest pads)

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1. Joe Sakic
2. Markus Naslund
3. Martin St. Louis
4. Joe Thornton
5. Martin Brodeur

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1. Nicklas Lidstrom
2. Peter Forsberg
3. Martin Brodeur
4. Sergei Federov
5. Markus Naslund

#5 was very difficult to pick as you specific only 5 players, Pronger could very easily be listed right along side Naslund.

Some guys like Lemiuex are lacking just enough in one area or another to keep them off the list.
In Lemieux's case you remove durability as a factor and he easily jumps to #1 IMHO.

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Excluding goalies:


The 5 most dominant players IMHO.

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1. Brodeur
2. Lidstrom
3. Forsberg
4. Thornton
5. Naslund

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Originally Posted by Modano = God
4) Mike Modano
Surely not if you count this year.

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Top 5 Forwards:

1. Peter Forsberg
2. Joe Thornton
3. Marian Hossa
4. Markus Naslund
5. Martin St. Louis

Top 5 D-Men:

1. Nicklas Lidstrom
2. Rob Blake
3. Sergei Gonchar
4. Ed Jovanovski
5. Zdeno Chara

Top 5 Goaltenders:

1. Martin Brodeur
2. Roberto Luongo
3. Jose Theodore
4. Marty Turco
5. Evgeni Nabokhov

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Originally Posted by luongofan
Surely not if you count this year.
Mizral clearly asked to take everything into account, including the player's history. Mike Modano is definitely a top 5 player based on the previous seasons.

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1. Martin Brodeur
2. Niklas Lidstrom
3. Peter Forsberg
4. Chris Pronger
5. Joe Sakic

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1. Peter Forsberg
2. Martin Brodeur
3. Joe Sakic
4. Niklas Lidstrom
5. Rob Blake

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Originally Posted by SopelFan
"3. Lidstrom - Maybe the best Defenceman in NHL history"

Are you crazy.

umm.. I only need to name one, and there will be no argument whatsoever.

Bobby Orr, anyone recall him?

In the history of NHL, i think D position is the deepest of all. Too many great and good Ds in general.

my top 5


Look at the teams they are at


Bah.. Avs has once again 2 of the top 5.. (Before, they had 3 of top 5 as Roy was still in the game)

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