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Top 25 Slovakian Players Of All-Time – #2

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Zdeno Chara 43 78.18%
Marian Hossa 6 10.91%
Peter Bondra 5 9.09%
Marian Gaborik 0 0%
Miroslav Satan 0 0%
Zigmund Palffy 1 1.82%
Lubomir Visnovsky 0 0%
Pavol Demitra 0 0%
Vladimir Dzurilla 0 0%
Jozef Golonka 0 0%
Marian Stastny 0 0%
Anton Stastny 0 0%
Robert Svehla 0 0%
Ladislav Nagy 0 0%
Jozef Stümpel 0 0%
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01-27-2013, 09:44 AM
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Top 25 Slovakian Players Of All-Time – #2

1. Peter Stastny

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2 votes for hossa so far. i would love to hear arguments for hossa over chara. i just can't see how this is thinkable.

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2 votes for hossa so far. i would love to hear arguments for hossa over chara. i just can't see how this is thinkable.
soon to be 500 goal, 1000 point player
1 Cup, 3 Cup finals with 3 different teams
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I voted Chara, but Hossa isnt THAT far behind

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2 votes for hossa so far. i would love to hear arguments for hossa over chara. i just can't see how this is thinkable.
Well, with over 400 goals, three 40 goal seasons, lots of post season production, a "complete" game, and tonnes of international filler, the argument starts rounding out. And if we're counting "Slovakian Player of the Year" awards (given out since '98), it's actually 4-3 in favour of Hossa (Bondra and Satan with 3 each as well). It boils down to "accumulation" above "excellence", imo, but I could see how someone could vote for Hossa before Chara. I don't personally agree, but there's some weight in there.

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To me it's Chara. Satan would be pretty interesting given his international resume.

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Hard to go against Chara. #3-5 will be interesting

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2 votes for hossa so far. i would love to hear arguments for hossa over chara. i just can't see how this is thinkable.
i would pick chara, but i think it can be argued that hossa is more valuable in a non-structured environment.

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i would pick chara, but i think it can be argued that hossa is more valuable in a non-structured environment.
that's the only real argument for hossa 've seen so far. everything else is "here's why it's close." and i agree it is close, but i think the distance btw the two is irrefutable.

that said, i just looked at hossa's career stats. did not realize he was so close to 500/1000.

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if it wasn't easily Chara before, it is now.

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if it wasn't easily Chara before, it is now.
haha. when i posted, it was 4-2 in favor of chara. now it's 19-3.

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Chara, add Michal Handzus

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Add Vincent Lukac or Igor Liba.

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I guess we're considering Nedomansky Czech for the purposes of these polls?

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I guess we're considering Nedomansky Czech for the purposes of these polls?
Has to be the only way to go, regardless of whether he feels like a Slovak trapped in a Czech's body, or whatever.

Czech born, over a decade in the Czech Extraliga, represented the Czechs in two Olympics and however many more IIHF tournaments... pretty clear-cut case afaic.

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I guess we're considering Nedomansky Czech for the purposes of these polls?
Good question. I was sort of just deferring to the European posters, but at worst he'd have to be the 4th best Slovak, right?

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Has to be the only way to go, regardless of whether he feels like a Slovak trapped in a Czech's body, or whatever.

Czech born, over a decade in the Czech Extraliga, represented the Czechs in two Olympics and however many more IIHF tournaments... pretty clear-cut case afaic.
The Czechslovak Extraliga, represented Czechoslovakia in two Olympics and many more IIHF tournaments.

His village was given to the Czech Republic when Czechslovakia broke apart though.

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Good question. I was sort of just deferring to the European posters, but at worst he'd have to be the 4th best Slovak, right?
I think 3rd would be a tossup between Hossa and Nedomansky, with Palffy possibly having an argument if you really value peak.

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I think 3rd would be a tossup between Hossa and Nedomansky, with Palffy possibly having an argument if you really value peak.
I could definitely buy third (in fact, I'd vote that way), I was just being conservative I suppose.

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I could definitely buy third (in fact, I'd vote that way), I was just being conservative I suppose.
As for "defering to the Europeans," I'm pretty sure one Slovak said Nedomansky was Slovak and one said he was Czech last time.

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The Czechslovak Extraliga, represented Czechoslovakia in two Olympics and many more IIHF tournaments.

His village was given to the Czech Republic when Czechslovakia broke apart though.
Fair enough. Honestly, I forgot that he played for Bratislava starting all the way back in developmental leagues (don't ask me... long day dealing with a 30 kid birthday party for a 3 year old...), which makes a huge difference. If it's even a consideration to toss out the birthplace, and go with where his developmental hockey was and where his "feelings" place him (a la Mikita), then I change my mind... guess he should be Slovak.

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I guess we're considering Nedomansky Czech for the purposes of these polls?
Yes, unless someone presents irrefutable evidence he's not

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soon to be 500 goal, 1000 point player
1 Cup, 3 Cup finals with 3 different teams
great 2 way player

I voted Chara, but Hossa isnt THAT far behind
I was thinking the same thing and Chara just could dominate and influence a game like Hossa (or almost any forward) couldn't do.

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What kind of proof do you want?
When Bondra was born in Ukraine, does it mean he is considered Ukrainian, until someone brings irrefutable proof?

Let's sum up the facts:
1. born in nowadays Czech town Hodonin which is like 100m from nowadays Czecho-Slovakian borderline - don't forget at the time there was no border
2. born to Slovak parents (both are Slovak parents) - i.e. Chara's father is Czech, do we need another irrefutable proof for him? http://czechhockeyreport.blogspot.sk...al-man-of.html
3. he speaks czech language
4. he has chosen to play in Slovakia in Bratislava, at the time most Slovaks play in Slovak teams, most Czechs play in Czech (..and I mean very most of them) unless it was an army club, which Slovan Bratislav was not.
5. he has worked as a consultant and Norh-America manager for Slovak national team not Czech NT
6. finally considers himself Slovak

Article which says there was three Slovaks inducted into Czech Hockey Hall of Fame:
http://hokej.pravda.sk/ostatne/clano...i-aj-slovakov/

Why is he so easily considered czech, I've posted a lot of facts why he may be and is considered slovak? I think it's harder to prove he is czech, than he's slovak.

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What kind of proof do you want?
When Bondra was born in Ukraine, does it mean he is considered Ukrainian, until someone brings irrefutable proof?

Let's sum up the facts:
1. born in nowadays Czech town Hodonin which is like 100m from nowadays Czecho-Slovakian borderline - don't forget at the time there was no border
2. born to Slovak parents (both are Slovak parents) - i.e. Chara's father is Czech, do we need another irrefutable proof for him? http://czechhockeyreport.blogspot.sk...al-man-of.html
3. he speaks czech language
4. he has chosen to play in Slovakia in Bratislava, at the time most Slovaks play in Slovak teams, most Czechs play in Czech (..and I mean very most of them) unless it was an army club, which Slovan Bratislav was not.
5. he has worked as a consultant and Norh-America manager for Slovak national team not Czech NT
6. finally considers himself Slovak

Article which says there was three Slovaks inducted into Czech Hockey Hall of Fame:
http://hokej.pravda.sk/ostatne/clano...i-aj-slovakov/

Why is he so easily considered czech, I've posted a lot of facts why he may be and is considered slovak? I think it's harder to prove he is czech, than he's slovak.
That he feels slovak, is that a fact? As i see it, becouse there was no slovak and czech citizenships when he played, it's how he feels that is of utmost importance. The czech language could just be becouse he adapted to where he was grown up, and as i understand it the two populations understand eachother rather well so it should not be a dealbreaker.

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The lack of Palffy mentions in this thread disturbs. If he comes in lower than 4th on this list, I will be surprised.

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