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02-05-2013, 01:28 PM
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Vermette is blazing fast but has the worst balance I've ever seen.

He drew a lot of penalties because he's constantly falling over.

Zibanejad is much the same.

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02-05-2013, 01:39 PM
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Ryan Smyth. Everything about him looks and feels off...heck he even spells Smith with a "y"...what a nut!

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02-05-2013, 01:42 PM
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From the Devils, obviously Brodeur and I'll throw Clarkson in there too. I really don't know how he does it but somehow he manages to put up great numbers given his style, which is to fall. He looks incredibly clumsy and uncoordinated on the ice yet he is our team's leading scorer right now... baffling.

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02-05-2013, 01:59 PM
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From the Devils, obviously Brodeur and I'll throw Clarkson in there too. I really don't know how he does it but somehow he manages to put up great numbers given his style, which is to fall. He looks incredibly clumsy and uncoordinated on the ice yet he is our team's leading scorer right now... baffling.
He falls all the time

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02-05-2013, 02:08 PM
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He falls all the time
Making his stat line that much more puzzling!

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02-05-2013, 02:26 PM
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If other defensemen tried to play like Karlsson, they'd be chastised for tons of boneheaded, over-the-top risky moves and demoted fairly quickly. On the other side of the token, if Karlsson tried to defend like a regular defenseman, he'd be woefully inadequate.

He somehow makes it work.

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02-05-2013, 02:26 PM
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Hasek is a big one.

If were going to continue with goalies (especially current ones) I'd nominate both Emery and Niemi.

While Emery looks a little more composed in general, he's not as smooth on backside recoveries and transitions as say Price (but Price is a living instructional dvd).

Niemi always looks/looked awkward in any position he is in. I think it's just how he holds himself in his stances, almost a drooped shoulder look.

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02-05-2013, 02:28 PM
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Kulemin.

Colby Armstrong when he was still a decent player.

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02-05-2013, 02:32 PM
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Datsyuk has a very odd skating stride yet is surprisingly strong for his size.

He also does things that wouldn't even occur to most players:


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02-05-2013, 02:36 PM
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Sandis Ozolinish: A defenseman who played like a fourth forward.

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02-05-2013, 02:44 PM
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Mike Grier-a bad skater that always got breakaways .
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I can only assume this happened because the other team wasn't the least bit worried that he'd score.

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Dustin Byfuglien is hilarious to watch. He just kind of roves around the rink and decides to play offense spontaneously. Really entertaining.

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02-05-2013, 02:51 PM
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02-05-2013, 02:54 PM
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Dion Phaneuf looks stiff out there...like he is intentionally putting his shoulders up.

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02-05-2013, 02:58 PM
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Slinky spine. Epitomized this thread. No one moved like him. Moves like Hasek
Remember him mostly from international tournaments, no one kicked the goal out of position like him.

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02-05-2013, 02:59 PM
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Subban has an odd style but it works for him, everything from his shot to his skating.

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Alexander Semin, because he can do something amazing on one shift then amazingly stupid the next. Never seen a player like that.
Kovalev?

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I play hockey against JVR's younger brother at the high school level.
He is tall, lanky, and skates very awkwardly. Also he can pepper a rocket shot out of no where.
Not NHL but close enough!
Don't hate on Riemer.

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02-05-2013, 03:19 PM
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Dave Andreychuk
My friends and I used to call him The Tripod.

He was like something you'd wheel out in front of the other team's net and use it to deflect pucks. Worked pretty good though.

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02-05-2013, 03:25 PM
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David Perron is a super slow skater, but his hands....

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02-05-2013, 04:31 PM
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Datsyuk has a very odd skating stride yet is surprisingly strong for his size.

He also does things that wouldn't even occur to most players:

Datsyuk always looks odd out there when he doesn't have the puck.

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02-05-2013, 04:54 PM
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Jason Chimera became something of a legend in Columbus for his ability to completely shut down scoring forwards. Not the other team's, but his own. And it was by constantly being unable to know or remember the rule for offside.

I had a Capitals game on in the background a couple weeks ago, which my wife was watching (I was unloading the dishwasher). I heard Joe Beninati say, "Hear come the Capitals on a 2-on-1!", followed by a whistle. I, with my back to the TV, asked, "Did Chimera just go offside on an odd-man rush?" She started laughing, confirming what I'd already known.

He's the complete opposite of....

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Ray Sheppard did everything at half speed but still scored a ton of goals somehow or other.

The second goal here is a perfect example.
Sheppard always looked like he was getting warmed up for a public skate, and somehow the puck would end up in the back of the net.

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02-05-2013, 04:55 PM
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From the Devils, obviously Brodeur and I'll throw Clarkson in there too. I really don't know how he does it but somehow he manages to put up great numbers given his style, which is to fall. He looks incredibly clumsy and uncoordinated on the ice yet he is our team's leading scorer right now... baffling.
He's a modern-day David Oliver, who apparently had a debilitating inner ear disorder that prevented him from remaining upright for more than 10 seconds at a time.

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02-05-2013, 05:06 PM
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Ryan Smyth. Everything about him looks and feels off...heck he even spells Smith with a "y"...what a nut!
Exactly.

He plays with a club not a stick.

No player in the NHL even comes close to Smyth. He is very much his own player, and was famous for his garbage goals and inability to shoot the puck like a normal forward.

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02-05-2013, 05:07 PM
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ITT: everyone in the NHL is strange

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