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03-12-2013, 07:04 PM
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Karlsson's hurt, but he would be there

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Gotta think Matt Read is up there.

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what about grabovski, not sure anymore, but i remember him when he came up with the habs, he used to FLYYYY
Yea,...he used to have great acceleration. Haven't seen it this year though. I have a theory on him. I've seen him get his head hit alot,..playing with the Leafs. He leans far forward....when he skates,...which leaves him vulnerable for his head to get hit often. I know he's had concussions in the past,....so maybe he has undetected concussion issues. That would explain his lack in point production,...and his lack of acceleration. That was so evidant from years prior.

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In terms of in-game speed and not in a skills competition speed, then it's easily Grabner. No one touches him. He reminds me a lot of Bure (without all that talent). Bure always got beat in skating competitions by guys like Federov yet Federov could never have the acceleration that Bure had in games. Bure created a lot of breakaways for himself. This is what Grabner does. He creates a lot of breakaways for himself with that acceleration. I was disappointed that the Nucks traded him a few years ago instead of trading Raymond (who's also fast, but doesn't have Grabner's acceleration and hence can't create breakaways for himself).

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03-12-2013, 10:22 PM
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Gotta think Matt Read is up there.
Has to be, he can flat put fly

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Lmao, I read the first two pages and NO ONE mentioned the fastest player in the league.

Erik Karlsson.

Bobby Orr basically called him the fastest and best skater in the NHL. I am shocked he wasn't mentioned in first post.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=640335

Karlsson again number 1.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...he-nhl/page/26
Top five skaters of all time: Karlsson, Karlsson, Karlsson, Karlsson and Karlsson. Even Bleacher report says so!

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03-13-2013, 12:11 AM
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Gotta think Matt Read is up there.
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Has to be, he can flat put fly
Top 5 in the league? No. He's not even fastest on his own team.

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03-13-2013, 12:28 AM
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Anyone have that video of Karlsson getting caught flat footed and catching up to Hagelin (who was fresh)? I think it was in last years playoffs.

I think in-game speed including acceleration and turning and all that, it has to be Karlsson.
In a straight line probably Grabner

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No order, but:

Duchene, Hall, Karlsson, Grabner, Gaborik and Hagelin.

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Bobby Orr basically called him the fastest and best skater in the NHL. I am shocked he wasn't mentioned in first post.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=640335
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"The kid has wonderful speed. Great, great hockey sense," Orr, an expert on the subject, told the Ottawa Sun late last season. "You get a kid who can skate like that and you let him go."

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Other example of Karlsson speed:


From 0 to full speed in 3 strides. He was able to catch up to Kovalchuk on a breakaway despite the fact that Kovalchuk was starting from a moving position while Karlsson was from a stand-still, and Karlsson had to come from a further angle/distance.

Like it's been said, if we're talking about skills comp straight line speed, Karlsson isn't the fastest. If we're talking in-game where acceleration and agility is important, Karlsson should be #1.

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03-13-2013, 01:18 AM
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No order, but:

Duchene, Hall, Karlsson, Grabner, Gaborik and Hagelin.
Darren Helm is faster than all of the bolded.

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Dale Weise is up there 100% serious.

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Not in the league anymore ( ) but Jordan Schroeder looks like Bure did in the 1990's NHL PC games when he is streaking down the wing.

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Watch at 2:37

He literally glides faster than everyone else skating.

Simply unbelievable. Reminds me of Scott Niedermayer.

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03-13-2013, 05:58 PM
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Gotta think Matt Read is up there.
Read is a Burner but he's probably 3rd on the team at best

1. Wellwood
2. Z
3. Read/Coburn/Rinaldo

I think Laughton would be 2nd or 3rd if he was on the team.

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03-13-2013, 06:04 PM
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Lmao, I read the first two pages and NO ONE mentioned the fastest player in the league.

Erik Karlsson.

Bobby Orr basically called him the fastest and best skater in the NHL. I am shocked he wasn't mentioned in first post.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=640335

Karlsson again number 1.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...he-nhl/page/26
Lol. So bobby Orr, the greatest offensive defenseman in NHL history ( or any defenseman for that matter) says Karlsson ( greatest offensive D today) is the best skater in the league so it's true?

Karlsson isn't faster than the below players

Wellwood
Grabner
Helm
Duchene

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03-13-2013, 06:59 PM
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Thing with Karlsson is, he is the best skater in the league, I still wouldn't claim he is the fastest though.

Very similar to Niedermayer in fact.

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Darren Helm is faster than all of the bolded.
Agree! Helm all the way!!

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03-16-2013, 01:52 AM
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Other example of Karlsson speed:


From 0 to full speed in 3 strides. He was able to catch up to Kovalchuk on a breakaway despite the fact that Kovalchuk was starting from a moving position while Karlsson was from a stand-still, and Karlsson had to come from a further angle/distance.

Like it's been said, if we're talking about skills comp straight line speed, Karlsson isn't the fastest. If we're talking in-game where acceleration and agility is important, Karlsson should be #1.
I had Karlsson on my list of "fastest guys who aren't Grabner" but I find it mildly amusing that the evidence his supporters provide as proof of his speed is him committing a brutal turnover.

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