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04-15-2009, 12:57 PM
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TBAY Top Skaters?

Im trying to figure out who are the best 7 overall skaters on Tampa?

Also I think it would be funny to talk about the seven worse?

Best:
St.Louis, Stamkos and who else?

Worse:
Malik?

Thanks for your input!

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04-15-2009, 12:58 PM
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Stamkos is getting better. St. Louis, Arty, and Vinny is pretty good...

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I think Arty is the best skater on the team. From what I see during games he is definitely the fastest.
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its a tossup between marty and arty.

conceidence?

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St. Louis
Artyukin
Stamkos
Ranger
Pettinger
Murphy
Lecavalier

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04-19-2009, 10:36 PM
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Are we talking pure speed or being a good skater? There is a difference. Koci is a pretty good skater but he's slow as hell.

*This season, full roster*

Speed:
St Louis
Artyukhin
Stamkos
Pettinger
Lecavalier
Krajicek

Best skater overall:
Stamkos
St Louis
Meszaros
Lecavalier
Malone
Krajicek
Gratton

Worse skaters(in general, not in order):
Malik
Recchi(looks like he has a bad hip that messes with his stride)
Prospal
Roberts
Ward
Craig

One of the worst skaters in recent memory was probably Andreychuk... He certainly was a big part of the Lightning success but skating was never his specialty.

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04-19-2009, 11:55 PM
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Are we talking pure speed or being a good skater? There is a difference. Koci is a pretty good skater but he's slow as hell.

*This season, full roster*

Speed:
St Louis
Artyukhin
Stamkos
Pettinger
Lecavalier
Krajicek

Best skater overall:
Stamkos
St Louis
Meszaros
Lecavalier
Malone
Krajicek
Gratton

Worse skaters(in general, not in order):
Malik
Recchi(looks like he has a bad hip that messes with his stride)
Prospal
Roberts
Ward
Craig

One of the worst skaters in recent memory was probably Andreychuk... He certainly was a big part of the Lightning success but skating was never his specialty.
You throw that last line about Andy in there but you have Malone on one of your lists for best skaters? You're killin me man.

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04-20-2009, 03:23 PM
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Malone is a great skater, he just isn't very fast. Andreychuk wasn't fast and wasn't a good skater at all.

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If you're talking form, yes but i think the original question was speed and quickness. How did no one put Paul Ranger on their lists!?

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Yeah, that's why I separated speed and form... and why Recchi is actually on the poor skaters list. He's actually a good skater with horrible form from what looks like a bad right hip.

Ranger was a toss-up for me. He's not extremely fast and he's not really a stand out to me with his form, he's not a poor skater by any means... but look at most Russians, like Ovechkin for example, very choppy but a great skater and fast as hell. It doesn't look good but it's effective.

I prefer a skater that skates a more North American style, like Modano rather than Russian style, like Ovechkin.

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Vinny is a good skater. I don't know how anyone can wear their skates as loose as he does and play at that level.

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04-21-2009, 10:28 AM
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7 is a pretty arbitrary number. It's hard to figure something like this because skating is not defined as any attributes in particular, but just an overall assessment. Everyone's skating gets the job done. (except Koci)

This also means that most fall into the average. It additionally becoming harder to judge the because of the limited roles we see a player in. For instance, we don't get to see the shiftiness of defensemen, the backwards skating of forwards or much of anything from the goalies.

I took a look at everyone I've seen in the organization (that I can recall anything about them) and put the notably good skaters in one list, and the notably bad ones in the other.

We do/did have some good mobility in the back, especially from the call-ups.

Above average:
St. Louis
Lecavalier (for his size)
Artyukhin (for his size)
Stamkos
Ranger
Lashoff
Quick
Szczechura
Petiot
Melichar

Below average:
Craig
Prospal
Malik
Koci
Ward
Brookbank

Everyone else is pretty close to average for this level of play.

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04-21-2009, 02:13 PM
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Yeah, if Mike Smith took the pads off he'd smoke everyone.

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