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04-11-2012, 02:16 PM
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3 of the fastest perhaps, but there are some other guys in this league that can fly. Grabner and Chimera both have insane wheels and I'd put them close to the top. Dupuis' speed is underrated as well.

I'd also agree that since his surgery, Gaborik's top-end speed has diminished.
Agreed. Add to it Kovalchuk and Kessel are now slouches either when it comes to speed. Not to mention the ever popular Crosby and Hall. I'd like to see MPS in a speed chase.

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How'd Fasth recover from that terrible injury?

And while Gaborik's speed might have diminished it has only been by the slightest amount. He still blows by people and still keeps defenders at bay.

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Gaborik doesn't have functional speed unless you are asking him to chase down a puck in the neutral zone behind a stationary dman
And there he is!

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The Rangers are still not a fast team.
The Rangers ARE a fast team that isn't allowed to play that way.

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The Rangers ARE a fast team that isn't allowed to play that way.
Tortorella: Slow down!

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Gaborik is without question, not one of the three fast skaters in the NHL. Hell, he isn't in the top 10 fastest. I'm not even sure about top 20.

Out of your three, one is, one isn't, and unless Kreider is playing in the NHL, he isn't, either.

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Gaborik is without question, not one of the three fast skaters in the NHL. Hell, he isn't in the top 10 fastest. I'm not even sure about top 20.

Out of your three, one is, one isn't, and unless Kreider is playing in the NHL, he isn't, either.
He was voted fastest by the players. Don't you think they would know?

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He was voted fastest by the players. Don't you think they would know?
Gaborik might be the quickest, but in a pure foot race, no shot.

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Gaborik might be the quickest, but in a pure foot race, no shot.
He picks his spots. He can't be like Hagelin, who goes 100% on every shift. He needs to conserve energy so that he can make the most of when an opportunity arrives. Look no further than his 40th goal this year vs. Boston.

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Its almost scary how fast Kreider is in this video
Terrifyingly fast! My God!

Haglin is no sluch either, did you see how fast he hits the turn, his glide makes him even faster.

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I gotta go with Chosen on this one. When I think of Gaborik, the word "quick" comes to mind.

It's not so much speed, but a combination of things he can do in a relatively short amount of time and space.

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Gabby can blow by d-man in a few steps.

Not many guys faster than him have that skill, they need to get going first.

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Some people seem to not realize Gaborik's speed because he's such a great skater. What I mean by that is Gaborik has such a good stride, it looks almost effortless. It's really almost perfection, there is no uneccessary movement. He just explodes and the only way you can tell is to see how he blows by guys. There's a reason the players vote him as best and fastest (two different votes) skater every year.

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Gaborik doesn't have functional speed unless you are asking him to chase down a puck in the neutral zone behind a stationary dman


You trollin us with this?

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I gotta go with Chosen on this one. When I think of Gaborik, the word "quick" comes to mind.

It's not so much speed, but a combination of things he can do in a relatively short amount of time and space.
I feel like "explosive" describes him best. 0-60 like lightning, but then back down to 0 just as fast. He does most of his work in short bursts.

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Gaborik explodes past forwards and defenders. He accelerates to full speed in a flash and catches d-men and forwards flat footed and by surprise. And then he usually does something dangerous with it. I think that's why there is this notion amongst players that he the fastest or one of the fastest. He leaves that impression.

But there's no chance he does well in a foot race amongst the top speedsters. Hagelin would smoke him.

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