Anderson screwed us by playing so well when got traded to Ottawa... and kept going strong the following season. he changed the team. (i know ****** coach that year.)
the lack of mentions in this forum and everyone (Sens) looking at the Lehner hype makes me believe Andy is our most underrated player.
(Karlsson for obvious reasons is both overrated and underrated.)
Stralman - people still think he's a number 6/7 at best, but last year he was very useful as a #5, sometimes solidly handling top-4 minutes.
HM to Staal who seems to have lost his "elite defensively" label and is going to earn it back as soon as the NHL starts...
And to Boyle, face it, he's a 3rd liner .
EDIT - for my 2nd favourite team, the 'Yotes, I'd pick Vrbata. Silently scoring a ton of goals every season.
Yup to both. For a top 5 goal scorer in the league Kessel gets way too much hate and Phaneuf is somehow not seen as a top 30 defenceman by some people.
It's more of that Phaneuf was traded for trash (compared to what he can be on his best days), which lowered his perceived value. It's also very easy to beat up on Toronto's players due to their lack of success in recent years.
Last edited by Peter Petan: 11-23-2012 at 04:53 PM.
Chris Kunitz overall...absolutely nobody talks about him.
On the 'so bad they're now underrated' side of things...Martin isn't as bad as this board makes him seem and Fleury's good moments are every bit as good as his bad ones are bad. According to this board Martin is every bit as awful as Redden or Komisarek and that just isn't true. Fleury is inconsistent, not consistently awful.
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Probably Kyle Turris. Most fans of other teams don't seem to know how good he was for us after we got him from Phoenix. Theirs a reason our record got better after we got him. He's a fantastic 3 zone player.