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12-29-2012, 02:06 PM
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Best kept secret for your respected team

With the season at least looking somewhat optimistic, Lets talk about players/methods you currently have/do on your team that nobody talks about around the league or media.

For the canucks, I would say it has to be a player like Chris Higgins or hansen who are spitfires for the canucks.

They don't always show up with the most points, or the best stats, but in the roll they play, they can go up and down the line up and produce.

Considering they are imo the secret ingredient to the heart of the canucks, with the hardwork they show, motivates the rest of the players.

(of course players like the sedins who are known as extremely hard workers also rub off on the team).

what about your team?

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12-29-2012, 02:21 PM
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Karlsson actually does play defense.

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12-29-2012, 02:24 PM
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Karlsson actually does play defense.
still think he should have won the selke.

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andrew macdonald is a great d man that can compliment any defenders game and can handle first pairing minutes while getting paid about 1/6th what he deserves

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still think he should have won the selke.
Should be up for post of the year imo.


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The legend of Carl Gunnarsson

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Dustin brown. One of the best power forwards in the game. Pair him with any dangler and u got a line that can wreak havoc.

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On a serious note though,

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Dustin brown. One of the best power forwards in the game. Pair him with any dangler and u got a line that can wreak havoc.
Not really a secret.. everyone saw him dominate the 2012 playoffs. I'd honestly put Kopitar in there as more of a 'best kept secret'. Dude has been a stud since he came in the league.

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For the Penguins:

1) (A negative) Our transition game isn't really that good anymore. Every time we play I hear national broadcasters talk about the transition game and it's actually quite poor.

2) (a positive) James Neal's defensive ability was right on par with his goal scoring ability. The guy is very underrated and it's almost a secret that he does well defensively.

3) (A negative) Letang actually isn't good on the powerplay. He's probably a better defensive player than he is offensively, but his natural skill makes him look like an offensive minded dman.

4) (A positive) Joey Vitale is the next Max Talbot.

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12-29-2012, 02:38 PM
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Ryan Whitney. If he fully recovers and gets back to playing like 50+ point 25+ min Whitney look out. Oilers defensive woes essentially become a non issue overnight.

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12-29-2012, 02:42 PM
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For the sens I'd have to say Guillaume Latendresse. A lot of US Sens fans keep forgetting we have him signed when penciling line-ups Put up 25 goals (In 55 games!!) when he was healthy for the Wild and is a big body who is going to be banging in goals with a #1 C in Spezza. Of course his concussions will always be a concern but he's had more than enough time to recover because of the lock-out

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12-29-2012, 02:57 PM
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For the Leafs, probably Gunnarsson, or maybe Liles. I still think getting him from Colorado for a 2nd rounder is one of the best trades Burke has made in Toronto, but no one ever really talks about it. Leafs fans in general seem to have written him off after he returned from his concussion and struggled offensively, but he's a quality top-4 d-man and a veteran leader who is going to make younger guys like Gardiner and Rielly have to earn their minutes.

Gunnarsson I feel like is the Leafs' Vlasic. Flies under the radar, but he's a consistent, reliable defender and kinda holds the top-4 together defensively.


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12-29-2012, 03:03 PM
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Gerbe. Has speed to burn, plays with a ton of heart, and manages to put up 25-30 points playing on the 4th line.
Or maybe Sekera, though Sabres fans have been pumping his tires for a while now.

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Gunnarsson is crap... the only secret is how overrated he actually is

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12-29-2012, 03:14 PM
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12-29-2012, 03:16 PM
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Positives:
Faulk was the league's best kept secret as far as top prospects went before he basically made everyone take notice last season. He's still underrated IMO.
Jay Harrison and Jiri Tlusty quietly breaking out to be respectable NHL players.

Negatives:
We're basically a backup goalie graveyard. Our #1s more often then not are solid, but unless it's pretty obvious that a player's going to take over as our #1 within a year or two we can't find a quality backup. Last true quality backup we had was Barrasso. Weekes and Ward were both the heirs apparent during the time they spent as backup.

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12-29-2012, 03:19 PM
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Gunnarsson is crap... the only secret is how overrated he actually is
That's the opposite of what I said.

Lies.

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12-29-2012, 03:34 PM
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12-29-2012, 03:34 PM
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As long as Pierre McGuire exists no team has any secrets.

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Erik Condra's stamina. No doubt.

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Devils actually play an exciting brand of hockey since the lockout.

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