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05-11-2007, 04:44 PM
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he was so fast the puck got scared, stayed in one place... and he'd over skate it...



every time.
He was GREAT his only season with the Minnesota North Stars (36 goals, 43 assists), and scored nearly 300 goals in the NHL, so it wasn't THAT bad! But I know what you mean, at times he would just go right past the puck! Opps!

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I have to add Rod Langway here , very fast defenseman smooth and great puck handling capabiltiies when flying, he got the norris 2 times because of it.

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05-14-2007, 09:58 PM
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"The Russian Rocket" was a top of the line dangler too. He could really pull that ***** out. I give this to him.
I found this post really funny for some reason.


On Topic: Lafleur, Bure or Gartner.

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05-14-2007, 11:57 PM
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im curious as to where sid might rank here. i feel as though his speed is terribly underrated...and his balance/ shiftiness/ athleticism are world class.


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Well we're both Crosby fans, so I don't know how much my opinion counts for, but he is an amazing skater. He has amazing top-end speed, incredible acceleration (especially with the puck), can turn and cut as well as anyone, and can put his body in almost any position while skating and maintain possession off the puck. His balance is the best I've ever seen on a hockey player. He's probably already one of the best skaters in the league.

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05-15-2007, 12:06 AM
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Well we're both Crosby fans, so I don't know how much my opinion counts for, but he is an amazing skater. He has amazing top-end speed, incredible acceleration (especially with the puck), can turn and cut as well as anyone, and can put his body in almost any position while skating and maintain possession off the puck. His balance is the best I've ever seen on a hockey player. He's probably already one of the best skaters in the league.
yea bluth- were pretty damn bias

currently i really like gabby and havlat- they have nice strides- but i would put money on bure all time

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Yeah, I would have to say that Orr is probably the best skater ever, at least when compared to his peers.

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05-16-2007, 04:21 PM
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actually Guy Lafuer has the highest clocked NHL skating speed, Bure came 2nd. they both came within decimals of eachother in 30 mph but Lafluer was a bit faster
First time, i ever heard of that: I know booby sheehan attempted to break Hull.s record but fell far short.

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05-16-2007, 10:24 PM
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Murray Wilson was the fastest skater in the game during the Lafleur era.Too bad he lacked Guy's hands.

Wilson played on a line with Lemaire and Cournoyer.Has there ever been more speed on one line in hockey history?

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I say Pavel Bure is the best skater ever, though Bobby Orr comes rather close

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06-07-2007, 03:21 PM
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Bobby Orr!

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anybody remember bob bourne?

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I think Denis Savard would be considered one of the greatest IMO. Top 10 I would think.

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For all-around pure great skating, this is a pretty good list. Maybe add Gilbert Perreault, and it would be my list of BEST skaters (not necessarily FASTEST) of the past 50 years.
Or Beliveau, a bigger version of Gilbert Perrault.


Have to mention Eddie Shack. The guy loved to skate and every now and then he could play hockey well also.

Bobby Sheehan was fast in a straight line.

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06-08-2007, 05:23 AM
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Sandis Ozolinsh and Scott Niedermayer should be in this discussion. Both are very graceful, effective and fast skaters...

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Murray Wilson was the fastest skater in the game during the Lafleur era.Too bad he lacked Guy's hands.

Wilson played on a line with Lemaire and Cournoyer.Has there ever been more speed on one line in hockey history?
I was going to mention Wilson, he was explosive, powerful, just a tremendous skater. He wasn't a great player,but a great skater though.

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Or Beliveau, a bigger version of Gilbert Perrault.


Have to mention Eddie Shack. The guy loved to skate and every now and then he could play hockey well also.

Bobby Sheehan was fast in a straight line.
...now he walks a crooked line to bars in SE Mass.

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...now he walks a crooked line to bars in SE Mass.
I saw this guy in the minors when I was a teenager and confidently predicted superstardom. I've been wrong since, many times.

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Well of current players (or very recent)

Most Effortless: Scott Niedermayer, Matt Carle

Top Speed: Jason Chimera, Scott Niedermayer, Rico Fata, K. Koltsov, S. Kapanen, Andy Mcdonald

Acceleration: Antoine Vermette, Scott Niedermayer, Sidney Crosby,

Turning on the dime: Comrie, Crosby, Mcdonald

overall: Crosby, Niedermayer, Mcdonald

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He pulled the "do you know who I am B.S." on my wife in a bar a few weeks ago.

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Having just rewatched the Summit Series DVDs, it's amazing watching Cournoyer fly out there on the ice. Bure is the best I've seen in my lifetime.

Obviously there are guys that were around before most, if not all, of us were watching hockey like Cyclone Taylor, Howie Morenz, Aurel Joliat, the Bentley brothers, Didier Pitre, and so on. They at least deserve a mention.

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06-08-2007, 08:16 PM
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He pulled the "do you know who I am B.S." on my wife in a bar a few weeks ago.
Which one: Crosby, Neidermeyer or MacDonald?

He did make the NHL back when few Americans did.

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06-09-2007, 12:44 PM
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Which one: Crosby, Neidermeyer or MacDonald?

He did make the NHL back when few Americans did.
Bobby Sheehan.

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PJ Axelsson skates very funny He got his own style and I like it!

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Bure could rip.

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