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11-02-2011, 01:28 AM
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Ever heard of Niklas Lidstrom?
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His ability to find the holes on the ice is almost second to none. He always knows where to be at the right time. If you do this it doesn't matter how old you are. Find the holes, you'll score some goals!

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He drinks the tears of haters everywhere. They give him energy.
I don't think that works, Selänne is a player no one seems able to hate. Tremendous player and mindboggling that he still delivers at this age.

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11-02-2011, 03:20 AM
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The helmet. And he watches Jagr hilights on NHL on the fly to get ideas on how to get moves like Jagr.
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11-02-2011, 03:24 AM
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I don't see him retiring after this season. His offencive game is still top10 in the NHL. What a legend and what an icon of Finnish hockey.

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11-02-2011, 03:29 AM
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Selanne, Jagr and Lidstrom are showing why they are legends in this sport. League getting more skilled, faster and stronger? No problem.
All 3 do it in different ways. I'm not really surprised Lidstrom has been able to sustain the success he's had. His style of play is easier on the body than that of a scorer. Not trying to say he's a wimp or anything. But his IQ and his textbook way of doing things allows him to be an effective player.

Jagr is essentially a passer, and always has been. His lower body strength in his prime was virtually unmatched. He's been able to maintain what made him a special player. Also playing with Giroux helps out a lot as well.

Selanne is kind of baffling because he's the kind of player who usually has the highest potential for crash and burn-ness. Pavel Bure-esque. Snipers who rely on speed have to keep their legs strong all the time, and usually deteriorate with age no matter how in shape you are. Watching Selanne has been a treat, and watching him flourish today at 41 is mind boggling.

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11-02-2011, 03:30 AM
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I don't see him retiring after this season. His offencive game is still top10 in the NHL. What a legend and what an icon of Finnish hockey.
Is it safe to rank him ahead of Kurri yet?

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11-02-2011, 03:35 AM
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Demon Magic, sacrificing goats to Poseidon, working out alot, that break he took during the lockout, etc

Nothing out of the ordinary.

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11-02-2011, 03:36 AM
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Because he's so smart in the offensive zone. He always manages to get open right when an open net opportunity presents itself to him. That and his shot release are the two biggest reasons he is still as good as he is.

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11-02-2011, 03:43 AM
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do people REALLY need to make a new thread everytime he scores a damn goal?
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11-02-2011, 03:49 AM
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Is it safe to rank him ahead of Kurri yet?
I think he is way WAY above Kurri. What Kurri had was a blasting onetimer and great twoway game while playing with Gretzky. Selanne did it all by himself his only real great team-mate was Kariya and we all saw when Kariya was injured Teemu really didn't need him.
Also Kurri played in the scoreful 80's and Selanne played trough the dead puck era and two lock outs AND some horrible injuries.
If there was no injuries and the first lock out I think it's safe to say he'd be pushing 800 goals by now.

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11-02-2011, 03:53 AM
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I know there is very little chance of this happening, but I would love for Teemu to somehow win the Art Ross this year.

A man can dream

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11-02-2011, 03:59 AM
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Selanne and Lidstrom probably takes very good care of themselves with very little drinking and lots of exercise. Good genes is of course also a factor.

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I know there is very little chance of this happening, but I would love for Teemu to somehow win the Art Ross this year.

A man can dream
It'd be quite the way to go out if he does indeed retire after this year. Never know with this guy.

And it's crazy to think that at his age the idea isn't even remotely far-fetched.

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11-02-2011, 04:14 AM
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watching selanne it only ever reminds me how lazy getzlaf is and how soft he is for a guy his size.

great night for the finn, thats for sure. took advantage of a dumb mental error between new defense partners. very sharp. 4 goals on 15 shots while the game was mostly played in the other end? clinical, basically. imagine if that line had a legitimate wing on the other side.

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11-02-2011, 04:23 AM
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watching selanne it only ever reminds me how lazy getzlaf is and how soft he is for a guy his size.

great night for the finn, thats for sure. took advantage of a dumb mental error between new defense partners. very sharp. 4 goals on 15 shots while the game was mostly played in the other end? clinical, basically. imagine if that line had a legitimate wing on the other side.
I thought it was hilarious when people compared Getzlaf with Messier
Getzlaf has zero of the drive that truly great players need. He is just another Kovalev and a REALLY bad pick for a captain.

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11-02-2011, 04:28 AM
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People always doubt him in my fantasy league and I always pick him up late.
You never doubt the Teemu!
Someone actually dropped him early in the season. When he wasnt scoring as much as some other guys. I picked him up and now i'm smoking every team I face.

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11-02-2011, 04:39 AM
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watching selanne it only ever reminds me how lazy getzlaf is and how soft he is for a guy his size.

great night for the finn, thats for sure. took advantage of a dumb mental error between new defense partners. very sharp. 4 goals on 15 shots while the game was mostly played in the other end? clinical, basically. imagine if that line had a legitimate wing on the other side.
Not sure if serious. Getzlaf was top 30 in hits last season despite only playing 67 games and is currently top 5 in hits in the NHL.

Lazy? At times.

Lacks drive? At times.

Soft? Not even close

Getzlaf's compete level has been much better this season, the problem has been Getzlaf and the top line in general being way too fancy.

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11-02-2011, 04:46 AM
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Selanne is just that effin' good. He's so athletic and his skating technique is so perfect, that he's still as fast as any youngster in the league. He takes extra good care of his physique, and his effort on the ice is fueled by the sheer passion for hockey and winning.

And then there's his hockey sense and that sniper instinct that can not be taught. He was born with it.

Hats off when he finally retires. A class act all the way!

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11-02-2011, 04:52 AM
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Not sure if serious. Getzlaf was top 30 in hits last season despite only playing 67 games and is currently top 5 in hits in the NHL.

Lazy? At times.

Lacks drive? At times.

Soft? Not even close

Getzlaf's compete level has been much better this season, the problem has been Getzlaf and the top line in general being way too fancy.
This. You can never criticize Getzlaf for being soft, that's quite a good chuckle.

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Imagine if the man had better linemates. No offense to Koivu, but he obviously isnt an offensive machine, and neither are Beleskey/Blake/Cogs.

Man it feels good to be named after a player like him.

Edit: And it's not like he's slowing down either, in fact he actually has 21 goals and 16 assists in his last 27 games (Playoffs included)


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If he has another 80 point season, how on earth could he retire? if he pots 30 goals he'd have a legit shot at 700 next year!

Can't wait to see him play in Winnipeg next month

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