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11-25-2012, 08:43 AM
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Higgins - makes every line he's on click. 43 points playing with black holes on his lines, motor never stops running. Wish we had a few more of him.
Yep, I would agree. Burrows close second.

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11-25-2012, 08:49 AM
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11-25-2012, 08:57 AM
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Higgins - makes every line he's on click. 43 points playing with black holes on his lines, motor never stops running. Wish we had a few more of him.
Came here to post essentially this. It truly is amazing how he fell from grace after a wrist injury and was nearly bounced out of the league. Poor guy was traded off his favorite and hometown teams before finally getting a chance to resurge. Very hopefully we resign him after this year, season or no.

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11-25-2012, 09:18 AM
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11-25-2012, 09:42 AM
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Brodziak or Heatley for the Wild. Heatley gets a lot of hate and just averaging out Heatley mentions on here you'd think he was Gomez-bad. Guy plays with a lot more effort and heart than most players and he's still got skill. Brodziak is the classic jack of all trades master of none hard worker who is probably rare in that he prefers his third line role to scoring lines, though he attacks that job with just as much effort. Maybe it just strikes me as rare because i'm comparing him to Belanger who hated his bottom six role and complained that coaches were misusing him. Brodz isn't deluded.

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11-25-2012, 10:03 AM
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I think the whole team is grossly underrated... Although it could just be hate

For my second favourite team

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Mikkel Boedker

For the whole League....

Loui Eriksson, kid is amazing, yet the love is lacking

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11-25-2012, 10:07 AM
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NUCKS

I think the whole team is grossly underrated... Although it could just be hate

For my second favourite team

YOTES

Mikkel Boedker

For the whole League....

Loui Eriksson, kid is amazing, yet the love is lacking
After seeing/hearing this 10 thousand times, the love is there.

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11-25-2012, 11:34 AM
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Definitely. He didn't have an amazing year last year, but he's pretty much been a point per game player most of his career.
Um actually Hemsky has never once been PPG in his entire career.

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11-25-2012, 11:35 AM
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Marchand and Seidenberg.

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11-25-2012, 11:42 AM
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In no order...
Kunitz. For reasons already mentioned.
Cooke. Say what you want (it is warranted), but he's versatile and was an important part of the PK.
Neal. Some people would rather point to Malkin than give him credit.

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11-25-2012, 12:19 PM
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Um actually Hemsky has never once been PPG in his entire career.
When did he say he was? He said pretty much PPG which is accurate.

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11-25-2012, 12:22 PM
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Frans Nielsen AINEC, he may not put up crazy numbers or anything but he is one of those players that you can literally give him any responsibility aside from hitting people (though he is a very feisty player) and he'll be reliable in doing so. Great 2 way player, best shootout guy in the league, very smooth skater, excellent PKer, good on the PP and pretty much anything else you could ask for.

Other than that, I'd say Travis Hamonic. While he still needs to develop his offensive game more (he's getting there), he is a legitimate #1 shut down D-man who can take on any tough assignment.

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11-25-2012, 12:22 PM
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Taylor Hall and Ales Hemsky

Hall because on here people think Eberle is way better. It's funny comparing polls on the general HF forum and the HF Oil forum.

Hemsky because non-Oiler fans don't really understand how much of a true talent he was prior to his injuries. If he had more offensive linemates, he could have been near the top of the league for points.

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11-25-2012, 01:00 PM
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Frans Nielsen AINEC, he may not put up crazy numbers or anything but he is one of those players that you can literally give him any responsibility aside from hitting people (though he is a very feisty player) and he'll be reliable in doing so. Great 2 way player, best shootout guy in the league, very smooth skater, excellent PKer, good on the PP and pretty much anything else you could ask for.

Other than that, I'd say Travis Hamonic. While he still needs to develop his offensive game more (he's getting there), he is a legitimate #1 shut down D-man who can take on any tough assignment.
Came here to say Nielsen. I think people are starting to recognize Hamonic, but no one sings Nielsen's praises. A fantastic player who carries the secondary scoring for the Isles, great team player, and a rock for the team.

Also underrated but no longer on the Isles, P.A. Parenteau. Real, real hard worker that I was sad to see go.

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11-25-2012, 01:02 PM
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11-25-2012, 01:37 PM
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Marc Staal. Fans of other teams seem to think McDonagh and Girardi are better defensive defensemen. McD is close but not on Staal's level.

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11-25-2012, 02:48 PM
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For Anaheim it's definitely Getzlaf and Fowler.

One bad year for Getzlaf and many posters are claiming he's been declining for years and hasn't been good since 2009. Even though he's only a season removed from posting 76 points in 67 games (his highest PPG output ever) and playing a huge part in the tear Perry went on from February onwards.

Fowler is written off by most as being terrible defensively because of his poor +/-. If those who claimed that actually watched Anaheim games, they would realize that Fowler improved significantly defensively in his sophmore year but a combination of awful puckluck, having to play top pairing minutes that he was not quite ready for and awful goaltending in the first half of the season were the main reasons he was -28.

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11-25-2012, 03:27 PM
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In no order...
Kunitz. For reasons already mentioned.
Cooke. Say what you want (it is warranted), but he's versatile and was an important part of the PK.
Neal. Some people would rather point to Malkin than give him credit.
Kunitz is definately underrated, but Neal isn't really underrated anymore.

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11-25-2012, 03:38 PM
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Far and away on the Leafs right now its Nikolai Kulemin. Some of the **** I read about him from other fanbases makes me gag. Yes, he scored 7 goals after scoring 30 but people seem to have a good time completely disregarding his two-way play and all his other assets that make him a key cog on the Leafs. He may not be a 30 goal scorer but he's definitely not a 7 goal scorer either, truth is that he is somewhere in the middle of that along with his great defensive capabilities.

On the Predators, I don't see enough love for Nick Spaling.

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11-25-2012, 03:58 PM
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Craig Anderson. The guy's a pretty good goalie but most goalie lists on this have him outside the top 10-15 goalies in the NHL.

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11-25-2012, 04:03 PM
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I'm going to have to add Brendan Smith's name. HF generally is nuts for his former Wisconsin teammates McDonagh, Gardiner, and Schultz. But when it comes to Smith, it's Wings fans being homers if he's talked about as a stud prospect/future #1.

This is the same Brendan Smith who was a Hobey Baker finalist ahead of the other three when all four were at Wisconsin in 2009-2010.

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Because Stajan couldn't produce in a top 6 role as well. You think when Sutter signed him he envisioned him as a 30 point forward making 3.5 million per? No.
Stajan in Calgary:

After trade, 16 points in 27 games to finish 2009-10. Pace for about 50 points.

He had 18 points in the first 27 games of 2010-11 as a top-sixer, before his role was changed to checking center. Pace for 55.

That makes it 34 points in 54 games, pace for 51 points. Which is only slightly less than what he was putting up in Toronto, and he was playing 2C in Calgary during those 54 games compared to 1C in Toronto.

Where's the not producing? His offense went away AFTER he became the checking center and his minutes were cut significantly.

Notable event that happened in Stajan's 27th game that year (December 20th, 2010): Checking center Craig Conroy played the last game of his career.

Interesting development, isn't it?

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11-25-2012, 05:31 PM
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Coburn or Voracek (atleast IN Philly)

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11-25-2012, 07:13 PM
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Habs fans tend to overrate Tomas Plekanec at times, but I still think he's pretty underrated around the league. Not only is he our 1st line centre, routinely going up against the opposing team's best lines, I believe he plays more PK minutes than almost any other top 6 centre (and the Habs have had a solid PK rate over the years).

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Loui Eriksson, kid is amazing, yet the love is lacking
If he's mentioned 5+ times in every "underrated player" thread, is he really underrated?

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11-25-2012, 08:38 PM
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PK Subban is overrated by Habs fans (myself included), and underrated (as well as misunderstood) by the whole of hfboards. People have this picture of him being a "mistake prone" player in his own end, when he's truly more prone to mistakes in the offensive zone.

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