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03-11-2013, 04:36 PM
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Hagelin, Greening, and Karlsson dominated the fastest skater event last year at the ASG.

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Homer post, but Taylor hall has some serious wheels.

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Grabner
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Grabner reminds me of Lombardi from about 5 years ago. Crazy crazy fast, Hands of stone.

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03-11-2013, 04:41 PM
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Hagelin, Greening, and Karlsson dominated the fastest skater event last year at the ASG.
Shocked he hasn't been mentioned more in this thread. I don't know if he's the fastest outright in a straight line, but I think he's the best overall skater in the league (and certainly in the conversation for fastest). I remember multiple occasions in games 6 and 7 of the Rangers/Sens series where when Hagelin had a step on the Ottawa defenders and thought 'he's gone', only to find that one of those defenders was Karrlson, who he couldn't shake (and Hagelin is bona fide elite speedy).

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03-11-2013, 04:47 PM
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Have watched a few Blackhawk games this year, and Nick Leddy is one of the fastest defenseman I have ever seen. It seems like he can take the puck from his own blue line and be on a breakaway by the time he is on the opposing team's blue line.
Oduya is fast too.

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03-11-2013, 04:49 PM
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but I think he's the best overall skater in the league (and certainly in the conversation for fastest).
The OP makes it clear the thread isn't about the best skater, and in a skating competition he's not the fastest on his own team.

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03-11-2013, 04:52 PM
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03-11-2013, 04:53 PM
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Fastest guy I have seen is Grabner.

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03-11-2013, 04:58 PM
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The OP makes it clear the thread isn't about the best skater, and in a skating competition he's not the fastest on his own team.
It might depend on the competition. If you look at the above video from the fastest skater comp between Hagelin and Greening, you will notice that the major difference between them is that Hagelin takes the turns tighter. Hagelin and Greening were neck and neck in a straight line. If that's Karlsson instead Greening, he probably takes a tighter turn and maybe it's a different race. The rules of the race make a difference; if it's drag race on a huge frozen lake, I take Greening, if there are a bunch of turns involved, Karlsson probably beats him out.

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Not sure if he ranks in the top 5, but Marleau can still crank it up an blow past D-man when he wants. Pretty impressive now that he is over 30.

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Maybe it's because I see him play a lot, but JVR is really damn fast when he gets going. He's up there for sure.

Grabner is likely #1. He's insane.
JVR isn't the fastest player on his line.

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03-11-2013, 05:26 PM
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Haven't seen any mention of Kovalchuk, hes pretty damn fast.

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What about all time???

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03-11-2013, 05:35 PM
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Haven't seen any mention of Kovalchuk, hes pretty damn fast.
There was a time. Unfortunately it seems that time has passed. He's looked really slow since the end of last season. Just really struggles to get his stride going it seems, although i do believe he's had some kind of nagging back injury.

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Grabner
Duchene
Hagelin
Hall
Kane

Top 5 in order IMO.


A few guys that don't get mentioned often but are pretty damn quick: Raymond, Chimera, Kobasew, Cogliano, Greening.

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03-11-2013, 05:41 PM
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Grabners nickname...."Stone hands Fire feet"


guy gets 2-3 really good breakaways a game and almost never scores on them
I remember. gosh i miss Grabner, makes games so much more exciting

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Think Paajarvi would beat a lot of these guys from Point A to B. He just wouldn't come out of the corner with the puck.

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Gaborik is out of the top 5. Old Gaborik would be 1st or second.

In order:

Grabner, Helm, Hall, Duchene, Hagelin

Other Notables: Cogliano, Stalberg, Seguin, Karlsson, Raymond, Kessel, Boedker, Jarnkrok, Paajarvi, Campbell, E.Kane


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Duchene.

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03-11-2013, 05:54 PM
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What about all time???
Erik Cole prime
Gartner
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this guy. Not even his top speed.

Etem's a little speedster too.

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03-11-2013, 06:01 PM
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The OP makes it clear the thread isn't about the best skater, and in a skating competition he's not the fastest on his own team.
Skating around the whole rink at the fastest speed is useless in an NHL game. From blueline to blueline, Karlsson is faster than Greening.

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03-11-2013, 06:02 PM
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03-11-2013, 06:04 PM
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Skating around the whole rink at the fastest speed is useless in an NHL game. From blueline to blueline, Karlsson is faster than Greening.
That sounds more like a measurement for acceleration.

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