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06-21-2012, 11:03 AM
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I knew someone would say this early on
yeah... was total sarcasm. Just had to get it in there before someone else did

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06-21-2012, 11:04 AM
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Chris Drury- was a hard worker/grinder and a nice pitcher when he was 12 in Connecticut. Outside of that, he was a 3rd liner who gets tons of undeserved accolades as a "great player"

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Forsberg is regarded as some kind of demi-god on HFBoards.

The guy can't part the sea, no matter what you think.
I'd wager he does!

And what's all this demi-god nonsense? What's so "demi" about him? I don't see you haters going around saying "the christian demi-god God"...

And maybe Jesus walked on water, but Forsberg can skate on frozen water with practically no feet!

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Eric Karlsson...

Giroux is behind by a hairball.

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Scott Niedermayer. In his early career he was similar to Ed Jovanovski and was paired with Ken Daneyko who was tasked with cleaning up his mental lapses. He was never a top tier defenseman until New Jersey's 2003 Cup run, and stayed elite until 2007, was good for another couple years and retired. But people act like he was as good as 2006 Niedermayer for the whole thing. If you argue, people just list off all the things that his teams won.
I'd agree with Nieds.

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06-21-2012, 11:12 AM
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Probably Giroux. IMO he's just as good as Backstrom yet he gets put on every top 5 players list.

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Probably Giroux. IMO he's just as good as Backstrom yet he gets put on every top 5 players list.
Hockey is played only for one season so far? Damn!

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Lindros, Forsberg, and Bure among a lot of fans.

Scott Niedermayer is easily the most overrated player of all-time by the media. Actually, Rick Nash is close there too.

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Not going to write out a long drawn out post but these are my picks:

Forward: Mark Messier
Defenseman: Scott Neidermayer
Goalie: Vlad Tretiak

If you really want a good discussion on this topic, check out the History of Hockey Forum. It's filled with posters who are old enough to actually have a valid opinion on "of all-time" questions. They also use facts, which is a novelty around here.

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06-21-2012, 11:27 AM
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Not going to write out a long drawn out post but these are my picks:

Forward: Mark Messier
Defenseman: Scott Neidermayer
Goalie: Vlad Tretiak

If you really want a good discussion on this topic, check out the History of Hockey Forum. It's filled with posters who are old enough to actually have a valid opinion on "of all-time" questions. They also use facts, which is a novelty around here.
I think I might do that. Thank you kindly.

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Who is the most overrated hockey player in the history of Hockey? Give me your opinion and why.
Cindy Crosby.
Touted as the next great one. Not going to get anywhere near Wayne records

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noooooooo way dude. lindros was a BEAST...until his face met stevens' shoulder pad. big, fast, great shot, hit people...just awesome. 101 points over ppg, and thats with 4 real bad seasons to finish off his career.

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i want to see a kovalchuk cover. wasnt even in the discussion for the cover this year.

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06-21-2012, 11:30 AM
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Cindy Crosby.
Touted as the next great one. Not going to get anywhere near Wayne records
lol no one will.

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Mats Sundin. Great Captain and very consistent, but never an elite player.
I agree, Sundin always seemed to be not trying when he played.

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lol no one will.
Hence he is over rated. he is a great player but no one near the level is Wayne IMO

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Zack Kassian (before the trade you'd think he was the reincarnation of Lindros before the concussions)

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Martin Brodeur, played on a team good enough to provide him the protection to be successful. He was a good goalie but spent his entire career on a very good team. I know its silly to put him down because his team was so good for so long but I think he is overrated because of it.

If I had another choice I would also nominate Messier, everything about the guy screams overrated.

I also think its unfair to say guys were overrated just because their careers were derailed by injuries. I have seen Lindros's name as well as Clark, both excellent players but injuries pretty much destroyed each of their respective careers.

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06-21-2012, 11:44 AM
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Lindros without a doubt. Whined when he came in the league (actually before that when he stiff armed the Soo), no show in only Finals appearance, whined to get out of Philly, "dominant" against little guys, but couldn't hack it when the big boys started to go after him. Even his one Hart trophy was during shortened season & to be honest, Jagr should have won it that year. He wasn't a beast by any stretch. He was overrated coming out of Junior, continued that fine tradition into the NHL & never really met expectations....

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Hence he is over rated. he is a great player but no one near the level is Wayne IMO
my avatar disagrees....

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