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Mario Lemieux Comparison

Who do you think was the closest of Mario Lemieux in term of STYLE?
By style I mean style of play , size ect...

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Malkin on his better then best day.

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malkin for me because of his frame he just reminds me of a left handed lemieux the way he skates

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To me there is no one comparable. Frame and stature, but no one with Super Marios style.

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Malkin against Carolina in the playoffs when he won the Conn Smythe. That goal that he scored where he pushed the faceoff forward, brought the puck around the net and roofed it blind backhand. I'm not the only one who was reminded about Mario with the way Malkin played against Carolina.

The difference is that Malkin played the best hockey of his career in that series. It would have been a pretty average performance by Mario.

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Came here to say the same thing. Malkin. He does look like a left handed Lemieux a lot of times and I'm sure it helps that he's in a Pens jersey.

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Not that Malkin doesn't show similarities to Mario, I just think the way Rick Nash goes so hard to the net at top speed with that size along with the way he uses his reach reminds me more of Mario in his hey day.


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Jean Beliveau

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Beliveau's Cup winning goal in Game 7 of the 1965 Finals of the opening face-off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syMw1PujxVw


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With all respect to Super Mario, his game was king of a copy of the way Beliveau played, especially when he was yong before all his injuries (Beliveau).

Great Size? Check
Great reach? Check
Great stickhandling? Check
Very Good Skating? Check
Great Shot? Check
Great Vision? Check

Of course, Mario eneded up doing it better, but Jean was doing it first.

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In today's game it is Malkin for sure. He looks lazy out there at times the way Mario was often criticized. The only thing is both of them make the game look so effortless. I don't think anyone can play "keep away" with the puck better than Malkin today. He'll skate around the net, do a dipsy do, turn around and then lose the puck and get it back 10 seconds later. He always tries to be fancy and that's exactly how Mario played. You never knew what he would do so you would watch in anticipation.

All-time I agree with the Beliveau thing. A lot of it also has to do with the smoothness of Beliveau's stride and (there's that word again) effortless look. Mario was a better 1-on-1 guy of course but I'm sure he modelled his game after Beliveau a lot of the time.

This is just kind of off the charts but in the OHL I thought Spezza looked eerily similar to how Lemieux played. He was big, he was a right hand shot, he took high risk plays stick handling. Spezza today obviously is nowhere near the best in the game let alone Mario but at times he shows flashes of Lemieux by taking risks on rushes. The only thing is Mario didn't screw up as much as him. He shot the puck more and didn't pass 100% of the time.

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In today's game it is Malkin for sure. He looks lazy out there at times the way Mario was often criticized. The only thing is both of them make the game look so effortless. I don't think anyone can play "keep away" with the puck better than Malkin today. He'll skate around the net, do a dipsy do, turn around and then lose the puck and get it back 10 seconds later. He always tries to be fancy and that's exactly how Mario played. You never knew what he would do so you would watch in anticipation.

All-time I agree with the Beliveau thing. A lot of it also has to do with the smoothness of Beliveau's stride and (there's that word again) effortless look. Mario was a better 1-on-1 guy of course but I'm sure he modelled his game after Beliveau a lot of the time.

This is just kind of off the charts but in the OHL I thought Spezza looked eerily similar to how Lemieux played. He was big, he was a right hand shot, he took high risk plays stick handling. Spezza today obviously is nowhere near the best in the game let alone Mario but at times he shows flashes of Lemieux by taking risks on rushes. The only thing is Mario didn't screw up as much as him. He shot the puck more and didn't pass 100% of the time.
I dont think Spezza is a bad comparison.

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