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08-12-2013, 11:25 AM
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The first few years I played, I had certain players whose style I liked and maybe tried to play like them. The last few years, I've just realized I'm my own player with my own skills and limitations and haven't thought about it.

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I guess Mark Messier in a sense. He was my favorite player, I did not realize how dirty of a player he was until I got older haha (it was part of the game I say and he was the best at it).

I always thought of him as a two way forward. A gritty strong player who was counted on to just play his role and success will come. So thats what I tried to do, work hard. Back check, forecheck and be counted on to stop the opposition.

I like playing center so I can be the 3rd down low player in our zone. The guy in the crease who annoys and blocks angles and cuts off space.


I guess I even more like to be like Federov. A real two way forward who can even overshadow any other player. Steal the puck from Gretzky himself lol

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Esa Tikkanen. I knew when I started late at 20 that I was never going to be the best player out there but I could develop my skills to where I'm great without the puck, I show up every week, I like playing in big games, I've won a lot of championships and I can adapt my game to whatever style the other team wants to play. Can play all 5 positions, just want to help my team win.

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Kaleta (Without dirty hits, of course). Guy's one of my favorites for many reasons, and I like to hit people and get 'em mad... and occasionally pot some goals

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The first few years I played, I had certain players whose style I liked and maybe tried to play like them. The last few years, I've just realized I'm my own player with my own skills and limitations and haven't thought about it.
Pretty much this although for me I've never really thought about what kind of NHL'er I would be comparable to. The idea is just silly in my mind. I've been playing hockey for 2.5 years (granted I'm pretty good for such a short amount of time playing) so how am I going to say I play like this or that player.

I can describe my play-style, though: Good passer, decent vision, good shot, pretty quick, responsible defensively.

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Hal Gill. I'm a big traffic cone-like pylon on ice.

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mike ribeiro. i hold on to the puck too long, so i turn it over more than i should. i have little power in my wrist shot. i kinda suck at faceoffs. buuuuut... i am the patient type, slowing the game down and finding teammates skating down the ice with me. pass first with me...

... but i don't dive (to ribs' credit, he doesn't anymore either really), chirp, nor tell our opponents' "massive" crowds to shush...

and like others have said, it's not that i intentionally pattern my game after ribeiro. it's kinda my style in general. i play other sports the same way.

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A poor man's Derek Stepan. Not the best skater but improving each year. Great wrist shot with pretty good vision. Always find myself in the right position.

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Phil Esposito- When i first started playing i was not a strong skater but i had good hands and a low center of gravity (i have short legs for being over 6 feet tall) As i got older, every new coach would try to break me from standing in front of the net until we started playing games and i get lots of garbage goals. When I was in college, I was good at taking tons of abuse in front of the net and giving my linemates all kinds of space. I always tried to wear 7 or 77 because of Espo and Garry Unger. I am still standing in front as an old fart at the age of 46

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Giroux, but not as physical

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I guess I play like Bergeron, great defensively and able to chip in a decent amount of offense.

Edit: Missed the "why", it just sort of happened, my coaches wanted a defensive center and I stepped into the role being one of the strongest skaters on my teams over the years.

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You know what I said Forsberg but that's so much to live up to... Probably Ovechkin-lite with a much less good wrister.

Good one timer, good slapper, wrister is respectable but could be quicker and stronger. Solid dangles and nice crisp passes.

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Kenny ****in' Powers.

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Good outlet pass, great snapshot, quick, ton of takeaways, but I don't hit a ton or block many shots because I'm short, and I find blocking shots half the time just screens the goalie. So Erik Karlsson?

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Kimmo Timmonen and Dan Boyle. Im on the smaller side of defenseman but Im a really good passer and make up for size with my positioning in the D zone and ability to jump up in the rush and set people up.

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Kenny ****in' Powers.
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08-23-2013, 08:34 AM
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Mario Lemiuex, because I like to play the game like an old man with a bad back who just facilitates everyone else.

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Who's the guy in the NHL who wants to play forward but always gets shoved on defense no matter what team he plays for? My game is modeled after that guy.

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Never tried to emulate one player, but take everything I could and put it together. I'm a solid grind it out kind of guy though, and a pest.

When I was a kid playing goalie I was taught to be very nasty in the crease like Billy Smith, and I guess I sort of carried that with me when I left the net. Nothing blatantly dirty or threatening, just very aggressive and annoying until the whistle blows.

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