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Top 25 Slovakian Players Of All-Time – #10

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Zdeno Ciger 1 6.67%
Jozef Golonka 1 6.67%
Michal Handzus 0 0%
Jaroslav Halak 1 6.67%
Vincent Lukac 0 0%
Igor Liba 6 40.00%
Andrej Meszaros 0 0%
Ladislav Nagy 0 0%
Robert Svehla 3 20.00%
Lubomir Visnovsky 1 6.67%
Anton Stastny 0 0%
Marian Stastny 1 6.67%
Jozef Stümpel 0 0%
Ladislav Trojak 0 0%
Richard Zednik 1 6.67%
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02-04-2013, 10:40 AM
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Top 25 Slovakian Players Of All-Time – #10

1. Peter Stastny
2. Zdeno Chara
3. Marian Hossa
4. Zigmund Palffy
5. Peter Bondra
6. Vladimir Dzurilla
7. Pavol Demitra
8. Miroslav Satan
9. Marian Gaborik

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Selfless self-quote

Making a case for Svehla.

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Guy was rock solid in the 90s, when our dmen as a group were rather weak (as opposed to the high powered offense).

Extremely durable, missed 6 (!) games in 8 NHL seasons.

Great at defense, but still managed to be over 0.5 PPG in his NHL career.

Won the last Czechoslovak Golden stick award.

Great hitter and a great playoff performer (Panthers run to the finals).

As a sidenote, Gaborik is also a good pick at this point, hard to leave a scorer like him out of the top 10.

For your pleasure, vintage Svehla highlight - Svehla making Lemieux cry in the 96 playoffs.



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10. Liba

That man was heart and soul of every team. Complete player (offensive, defensive, leadership, character), who was one of the best LW in Europe in 80s.

Then:
11. Golonka
12. Šťastný Marián
13. Višňovský
14. Švehla
15. Lukáč
16. Gíger
17. Šťastný Anton
18. Handzuš
19. Štumpel
20. Troják (One of the fastest skaters of his era)
21. Rest (Halák, Meszároš, Zedník, Nagy)

IMO we should add even Pašek, Lašák, maybe Rusnák, Tajcnár, Kužela, Fako, Jaško...


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You forgot to put Peter Stastny in the poll.

He would obviously be my choice.

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You forgot to put Peter Stastny in the poll.

He would obviously be my choice.
What?

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I voted Liba as a first voter. Can't see any better option. Complete packcage with many accomplishment. Arguably the best LW in Europe during his prime.

Viktor Tikhonov has said: "If I have an option to choose one player from former CSSR team, it would be one of the most complete hockey players in the world - Liba."

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What?
No, sorry, I though we were voting for number 1.

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10. Liba

That man was heart and soul of every team. Complete player (offensive, defensive, leadership, character), who was one of the best LW in Europe in 80s.

Then:
11. Golonka
12. Šťastný Marián
13. Višňovský
14. Švehla
15. Lukáč
16. Gíger
17. Šťastný Anton
18. Handzuš
19. Štumpel
20. Troják (One of the fastest skaters of his era)
21. Rest (Halák, Meszároš, Zedník, Nagy)

IMO we should add even Pašek, Lašák, maybe Rusnák, Tajcnár, Kužela, Fako, Jaško...
I like Pasek or Liba (I remember both very well) sure more than Gaborik or Demitra. Rusnak was as good centre as Stumpel, maybe better. Lasak has 4 medals and his performances in play-off games during his best period 2000-2004 are heavily underated. 2000 - he allowed only single goal against USA (QF) and Finland (SF), 2004 - three goals in three play-off games (SUI 1, CAN 2, USA 0). One of the biggest mistakes of coach Hossa was preffering Krizan and Budaj over Lasak.

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I like Pasek or Liba (I remember both very well) sure more than Gaborik or Demitra. Rusnak was as good centre as Stumpel, maybe better. Lasak has 4 medals and his performances in play-off games during his best period 2000-2004 are heavily underated. 2000 - he allowed only single goal against USA (QF) and Finland (SF), 2004 - three goals in three play-off games (SUI 1, CAN 2, USA 0). One of the biggest mistakes of coach Hossa was preffering Krizan and Budaj over Lasak.
IIRC that hobbit lost us a game against Canada once by diving behind his net. That was about when he started to go downhill, regardless of some Krizan preference (not that the abominable garden gnome of a coach ever made a good decision).

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