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Which 3 current Leafs have the highest hockey IQ and which 3 have the lowest?

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07-08-2013, 10:00 PM
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Lol @ everyone with Phaneuf as lowest. You do realize his IQ was one of the things scouts praised before he was drafted. Everyone has their own opinion on him, but I've heard everything from he's a bad skater to he has a bad shot to he has a low iq. Well then how did he get top 11 in Norris voting this year? Finalist in his third season? Just physicality doesn't get you there. Ill the unbiased collective opinion of multiple scouts over hf posters.
yes I concur. scouts are always 100% accurate about players.

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Tenders need to have the highest hockey iq, they track all players and have to anticipate shots etc.

Next would be your most sturdy D followed by your best play makers. So...

Kessel, Lupul, Kadri
Dion Gunner Gardiner

Lowest

Orr McBrawler Fraser

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Lol @ everyone with Phaneuf as lowest. You do realize his IQ was one of the things scouts praised before he was drafted.
well it certainly isnt in defense

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This is a thread that shows that it has no value at all.....why would anyone attempt to offer up a reply....and if so do so with out any support. I love the comments about Orr and McClaren...just because they fight does not mean that are without a high hockey IQ.....they are smart enough to be earning a good living by making themselves valuable to their team....

This thread should be closed

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Bit of a silly question. Obviously guys like Orr or McLaren will be at the bottom.
Why???? Obviously they are smart enough to use the tools at their disposal to earn $1M/year. We are talking I/Q, not hockey ability.

Many players, with limited ability, make it to the NHL only because of their intelligence (i.e. positional play).

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Highest for next year in order: Rielly, McClement, Bolland

Lowest for next year in order: Clarkson, Clarkson, Clarkson

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Highest IQs in my opinion?
Gunarsson, McClement, Lupul. Kadri and Gardiner getting there.

Lowest?
Orr. I would have put Grabo down here as well. Liles.

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Not entirely sure why people are saying Orr has poor hockey IQ. For a fourth liner he's respectable enough on the fore check.


Lowest IQ last year from what I could tell was Grabovski. Despite his individual skill, the guy just could NOT think clearly in the offensive zone. "Tunnel vision" is a pretty apt description of his offensive awareness.

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highest: Lupul, McClement, Franson
lowest: Orr, Gunnarsson, Bozak

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Clarkson, seems to be getting hated because of his contract. If you watch him play, he actually has very good IQ.

Look at his goals from the past few seasons, and it's because he gets to where he needs to be. He uses his size and strength to get there.

He isn't bad defensively, he's not the greatest, but isn't bad.

I think overall, David Clarkson has very good hockey IQ.

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This is a thread that shows that it has no value at all.....why would anyone attempt to offer up a reply....and if so do so with out any support. I love the comments about Orr and McClaren...just because they fight does not mean that are without a high hockey IQ.....they are smart enough to be earning a good living by making themselves valuable to their team....

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They skate fairly quickly, have alright shots.. What's the difference? Ah yes they can't think the game faster then actual top 6 guys. If they could they would be haha Clarkson.

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They skate fairly quickly, have alright shots.. What's the difference? Ah yes they can't think the game faster then actual top 6 guys. If they could they would be haha Clarkson.
It's kind of hard to say though. Maybe they are thinking just as quickly as Kessel, Lupul etc. but know damn well they aren't talented enough to thread a cross ice pass through the slot?

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