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Who is the slowest player ?

View Poll Results: Who is the slowest player ?
Armstrong 59 38.31%
White 4 2.60%
Desharnais 8 5.19%
Emelin 6 3.90%
Markov 50 32.47%
Bouillon 5 3.25%
Moen 22 14.29%
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02-22-2013, 11:05 AM
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Who is the slowest player ?

Who is the slowest player ?

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On our team? Probably Moen.

Markov has been pretty slow as well this season to be honest.

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Markov and Kaberle

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On our team? Probably Moen.

Markov has been pretty slow as well this season to be honest.
Moen has decent top speed imo

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DD?

He won the fastest skater on the habs skills contest a few years ago...

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Moen, Weber, White, Nokelainen, Kaberle..

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DD?

He won the fastest skater on the habs skills contest a few years ago...
He's much faster than people give him credit for. He doesn't play a speed game and tries to slow down the play, hence why he looks slow.

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02-22-2013, 11:16 AM
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Don't think Armstrong or DD really belong in the poll. I would think that it's probably moen. Bouillon can really get going with some open space.

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02-22-2013, 11:25 AM
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Markov is easily our slowest player, and its actually really effecting his play lately.

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02-22-2013, 11:28 AM
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DD is got to be the oddest looking skater, he looks like an Ostrich in full flight, his upper torso is motionless while his legs are going 100mph


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The answer is clear - it's the same player whose fan boys refuses to acknowledge any of his flaws.

The player who poses the greatest liability in giving up odd man rushes.

He's the 1 dman who will give up the most 2 on 1's that originate from turnovers at the oppositions blue line because he doesn't have the ability to MATCH (I said match, not beat) the speed of opposing teams forwards.

It's time we take off our russian tinted glasses and say all together ''Andrei Markov''

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Desharnais is not a slow skater. Heck... in fact, guys like Eller and Galchenyuk are not faster than him.

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I voted White but Markov sure isn't a speedster. He never was one to be honest. I think he does look slower this year but it's mainly observable when he needs to make a pivot. What's the English word for "pivot"?


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You really think that, among the 6 choices, Desharnais is the slowest?!


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Desharnais is not a slow skater. Heck... in fact, guys like Eller and Galchenyuk are not faster than him.

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You really think that, among the 6 choices, Desharnais is the slowest?!
Ginu hasn't posted in this thread? Unless I'm missing something here. And Eller beat DD in the speed skating part of the skills comp last year.Not sure about Galchenyuk, his acceleration isn't anything fantastic (neither is DD's) but when he gets going, he can be pretty fast. Not sure who would win in a flat out race between both.

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Ginu hasn't posted in this thread? Unless I'm missing something here. And Eller beat DD in the speed skating part of the skills comp last year.Not sure about Galchenyuk, his acceleration isn't anything fantastic (neither is DD's) but when he gets going, he can be pretty fast. Not sure who would win in a flat out race between both.
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He voted for Desharnais
Ah! Thanks for clarifying. Again, agreed that DD doesn't really belong on this list. He finished 2nd in the skating comp last year.

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Ginu hasn't posted in this thread? Unless I'm missing something here. And Eller beat DD in the speed skating part of the skills comp last year.Not sure about Galchenyuk, his acceleration isn't anything fantastic (neither is DD's) but when he gets going, he can be pretty fast. Not sure who would win in a flat out race between both.
And the year before DD beat him no? Legit question here: I am not sure. Both players are similar in terms of speed imo.

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And the year before DD beat him no? Legit question here: I am not sure. Both players are similar in terms of speed imo.
I actually have no idea either. Was DD up on the team for the skills comp that year? Legit question is legit.

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I don't think eller participated in it that year.


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Ah! Thanks for clarifying. Again, agreed that DD doesn't really belong on this list. He finished 2nd in the skating comp last year.
I think he finished 3rd behind Subban and Campoli

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I actually have no idea either. Was DD up on the team for the skills comp that year? Legit question is legit.

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I don't think eller participated in it that year.

Yep, you are right: no Eller in the 2011 competition.

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there was a fastest skater competition it was the first part.
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David Desharnais 14.65 sec
Tom Pyatt 14.42 sec
Max Pacioretty 14.26 sec
P.K. Subban 14.72 sec
That said, “pure speed” is not the same thing than “speed in control of the puck”. In control of the puck, I do think that Galchenyuk, Desharnais and Eller have similar speed. Without the puck... I am not sure!

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Moen has bad acceleration, but good speed though.

Slowest ? Maybe a tie between Armstrong and Markov ?

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Markov is easily our slowest player, and its actually really effecting his play lately.
Maybe he is tired...but not the slowest, not even close.

Dumb thread.

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All of these guys could skate laps around Gill.

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All of these guys could skate laps around Gill.
Having Gill around really solves some important issues, such as: 'who is the slowest skater on your team'!

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Maybe he is tired...but not the slowest, not even close.

Dumb thread.
markov is slowest and why is this a dumb thread?

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The answer is clear - it's the same player whose fan boys refuses to acknowledge any of his flaws.

The player who poses the greatest liability in giving up odd man rushes.

He's the 1 dman who will give up the most 2 on 1's that originate from turnovers at the oppositions blue line because he doesn't have the ability to MATCH (I said match, not beat) the speed of opposing teams forwards.

It's time we take off our russian tinted glasses and say all together ''Andrei Markov''
There seems to be a contradiction in this paragraph. Generally, if you've caused a 2-on-1 at your blueline because of a turnover, it's because you made a poor defensive play - not because you lost a footrace. The footrace typically occurs after you've turned the puck over and are trying to recover. And Markov, I would say, doesn't make a large amount of turnovers or bad plays at the blueline. However, they are certainly amplified when he does because he can't get back as quickly as someone like Subban or Diaz might be able to.

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