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07-13-2013, 02:25 PM
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15 years and still growling, a quick unorganized poll





Just something different to talk about and a few questions I would like to pose to the group.

Best enforcer? (Who's the guy you want to send out there to intimidate, punch a lot of people, look pretty in the box, good with media/public, and not be a total ass on the ice.)

Who's the starting goalie? (Basic question. Using only the years they played in Nashville. Who would be the all-time starting goaltender for the Preds. Rinne or Vokoun?)

Who's the 7th defenseman? (Weber-Suter, Timonen-Hamhuis, Klein-Zidlicky are easy picks, but who would be #7?)

Just posting this as a general thread of opinions.

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07-13-2013, 02:29 PM
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stu grimson, pekka rinne, roman josi are my answers

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I'm not even sure Zidlicky is a lock at #6. I'd almost go with Skrastins and Eaton at 6/7. There was a bit there when Eaton was on the first pair with Timonen, and Skrastins was the iron man. If anything i'd say it's between Skrastins and Zids for #7 and Eaton is more of a lock.

Rinne vs Vokoun is difficult. Rinne I think is more naturally talented, and just a freak of nature, he seems to be more steady and more consistent on a game-to-game basis. Vokoun make more spectacular saves and even though there were times when you could count on him letting in a soft goal once a game, there were also times when you absolutely knew that no puck was going to be getting past him.

The enforcer, there have been so many. Tootoo easily gets the nod if taking a regular shift is the main factor. Hordichuk if fighting skill is the main factor. If a hulking, physically intimidating presence is the main factor then you've got some good candidates in Cote, Grimson, McKenzie or Belak (why is he listed at D?)

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Belak was a defenseman before being moved to forward.

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So according to Noris voting Zidlicky is prob the best def we have had here? Pred fans do sometimes forget how good he was heresometimes though.

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So according to Noris voting Zidlicky is prob the best def we have had here? Pred fans do sometimes forget how good he was heresometimes though.
In my mind he's the best offensive defenseman not in the top group with some defensive skill.

If it was a fight between Zids and An_y _elmore. I'd take Zids.

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Best enforcer?
Grimson, though Tootoo might be a good second choice.

Who's the starting goalie?
Vokie's still #1; Rinne's the backup.

Who's the 7th defenseman?
SHAME ON YOU for forgetting the original #3, Karlis Skrastins.

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Belak

Vokoun

Eaton

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Belak was a defenseman before being moved to forward.
That was long before he got to the Preds where he was mainly a LW and only filled in at D here and there.

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I know, but that's still most likely why he was listed as a defenseman. Not that it matters since he will really only be picked (by some) as best enforcer.

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As for the point of the thread, I would probably take McGrattan as best enforcer if we're talking strictly the ability to fight and play rough. That guy would throw some bombs. Belak would be a close second if only for his KO of Brashear.

Vokoun would be my starter. Rinne is close, but I still take Vokoun right now.

Seventh defenseman I take Skrastins.

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Forgot McGrattan... he's probably the most complete package for an enforcer that we've had between fighting skills, physical intimidation and being able to play a shift.

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Tootoo, vokoun, Josi

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Belak(Toots was never an "enforcer")

Rinne

Skrastins

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Belak. For the tko of Brahear.

Rinne. For the Vezina nod.

Eaton. When he played with Kimmo, it was the best Kimmo ever played with us.

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I'll add my .02

McGrattan though my heart says Belak.

Koun, but if we get one more year of Rinne at RINNE'S best it becomes Rinne

Skrats. You know he will be there. You know what to get.

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