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09-25-2003, 08:43 AM
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Intangibles; Who's #1?

Who's #1, in your mind, at the following categories:
(No top 10 in each category, no honourable mentions.. ONE GUY!)

1 - Deflecting shots
2 - Backhand shot
3 - Leadership
4 - Durability
5 - Stickhandling
6 - 'Energy Player'
7 - Faceoffs
8 - Protecting the puck
9 - Agressiveness/Fear Factor (ie: Which player physically scares opponents the most)
10 - Skating

(My picks)

1 - Ryan Smyth
2 - Mats Sundin
3 - Scott Stevens
4 - Tony Amonte
5 - Alexei Kovalev
6 - Matt Cooke (Homer, so sue me)
7 - Steve Rucchin
8 - Jaromir Jagr
9 - Scott Stevens
10 - Jason Chimera

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09-25-2003, 08:51 AM
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Mike York has to be there.

I'm not sure I agree with Kovalev. I'll tell you right now though, I'd put York and Leetch ahead of him from what I've seen.

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i'd probably give it to Sundin.

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Nah.. I pick 3..

1) Deflecting shots

- Pierre Turgeon
- Ryan Smyth
- Jason Allison

2) Backhand shot

- Joe Nieuwendyk
- Joe Sakic
- Mike Modano

3) Leadership

- Ron Francis
- Scott Stevens
- Steve Yzerman

4) Durability

- Tony Amonte
- Martin Brodeur
- Scott Stevens

5) Stickhandling

- Marty Turco
- Pavel Datsuyk
- Alexei Kovalev

6 - 'Energy Player'

- Darren Mccarthy
- Rob DiMaio
- Matt Cooke

7) Faceoffs

- Joe Nieuwendyk
- Yannic Perrault
- Rod BrindA'mour

8) Protecting the puck

- Ulf Dahlen
- Magnus Arvedson
- Andrei Nikolishin

9) Agressiveness/Fear Factor

- Derian Hatcher
- Scott Stevens
- George Laraque

10) Skating

- Mike Modano
- Sergei Fedorov
- Brett Hedican

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09-25-2003, 09:20 AM
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For best leader:Ron Francis

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Skating: Konstantin Koltsov if he makes the pens, Chimera if he doesn't.

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[QUOTE=Mizral]Who's #1, in your mind, at the following categories:
(No top 10 in each category, no honourable mentions.. ONE GUY!)

1 - Deflecting shots
2 - Backhand shot
3 - Leadership
4 - Durability
5 - Stickhandling
6 - 'Energy Player'
7 - Faceoffs
8 - Protecting the puck
9 - Agressiveness/Fear Factor (ie: Which player physically scares opponents the most)
10 - Skating

(My picks)

1 - Pierre Turgeon
2 - Mats Sundin
3 - Scott Stevens
4 - Tony Amonte
5 - Pavel Datsyuk
6 - Matt Cooke
7 - Yanic Perrault
8 - Jaromir Jagr
9 - Derian Hatcher
10 - Boyd Deveraux

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09-25-2003, 09:26 AM
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Who's #1, in your mind, at the following categories:

1 - Deflecting shots - Thachuk
2 - Backhand shot - Lindros (harder than most wrist shots)
3 - Leadership - Stevens
4 - Durability - Recchi
5 - Stickhandling - Kovalev
6 - 'Energy Player' - Tucker (only at the ACC)
7 - Faceoffs - Nieuwendyk
8 - Protecting the puck - Jagr
9 - Agressiveness/Fear Factor - healthy Pronger (dirtier than Stevens)
10 - Skating - Fedorov (all around speed, agility & balance)

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09-25-2003, 09:31 AM
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Deflecting Shots
Well, seeing as Pierre Turgeon has decided to finish his career by sucking...Ryan Smyth.

Backhand Shot
Paul Kariya, the guy has a laser.

Leadership
Steve Yzerman
Scott Stevens
no-one else compares really.

Durability
Brendan Morrison
Martin Brodeur
Nicklas Lidstrom
Mike Modano
Markus Naslund

Stickhandling
Simon Gagne
Marian Gaborik
Sergei Samsonov
Ilya Kovalchuk
There's a lot of guys who are good at this

Energy Player
Matt Cooke, Vaclav Varada

Faceoffs
Jason Krog

Protecting the Puck
Peter Forsberg
Todd Bertuzzi
Marian Hossa

Aggressiveness/Fear Factor
Scott Stevens

Skating
Jason Chimera!
Hon. mentions to Marian Gaborik, Geoff Sanderson, and Scott Niedermayer.

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09-25-2003, 09:33 AM
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Deflecting Shots - Wasn't Andreychuk always good at this
Backhand - Mats Sundin (only player that I see use the backhand frequently)
Leadership - One-Legged Stevie Y comes to mind
Faceoff- Perreault, Brind'Amour, Rucchin, Oates, Krog,
Skating - Hedican, Marchant, Chimera

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1 - Deflecting shots-

Joe Nieuwendyk
Dave Andreychuk
Keith Tkachuk

2 - Backhand shot-

Eric Lindros
Mats Sundin
Todd Bertuzzi

3 - Leadership-

Steve Yzerman
Ron Francis
Scott Stevens

4 - Durability-

Nik Lidstrom
Alexei Yashin
Ron Francis

5 - Stickhandling-

Martin Havlat
Pavel Datsyuk
Chris Drury

6 - 'Energy Player'-

Dan Hinote
Matt Cooke
Steve Webb (even if he doesn't have an NHL contract yet)

7 - Faceoffs-

Rod Brind'amour
Travis Green
Yanic Perrault

8 - Protecting the puck-

Marian Hossa
Jaromir Jagr
Alexei Yashin

9 - Agressiveness/Fear Factor-

Scott Stevens
Derian Hatcher
Bryan Marchment (if only because of his illegal hits)

10 - Skating-

Marian Gaborik
Pavel Bure (hasn't retired, yet)
Paul Kariya

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Originally Posted by Mizral
Who's #1, in your mind, at the following categories:
(No top 10 in each category, no honourable mentions.. ONE GUY!)

1 - Deflecting shots
2 - Backhand shot
3 - Leadership
4 - Durability
5 - Stickhandling
6 - 'Energy Player'
7 - Faceoffs
8 - Protecting the puck
9 - Agressiveness/Fear Factor (ie: Which player physically scares opponents the most)
10 - Skating

(My picks)

1 - Ryan Smyth
2 - Mats Sundin
3 - Scott Stevens
4 - Tony Amonte
5 - Alexei Kovalev
6 - Matt Cooke (Homer, so sue me)
7 - Steve Rucchin
8 - Jaromir Jagr
9 - Scott Stevens
10 - Jason Chimera
Here are mine

Deflecting Shots-Brett Hull-He has the best hand eye coordination I have seen.

Backhand-Paul Kariya

Leadership-Stevens, Sakic, Yzerman will get a lot of Votes but I am going to go off the board and say. Mike Peca

Durability-Amonte

Stickhandling-Again I will go off the board and say Chris Drury, this kid can put the puck on a string as well.

Energy-Darcy Tucker- a lot of people on these boards hate him, he is one of my favs in the league, he does his job to a T.

Faceoffs-Adam Oates

Protecting the puck-Forsberg

Agressiveness-Leaving out the fighters and going off the board again Marchment, I also think he is a POS but if you forget about Mush out there he will make you pay legal or crossing the line he doesnt care he has been suspended a ton.

Skating-Brett Hedican

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Deflecting shots - I'm going on a limb and saying Tomas Holmstrom.

Backhand shot - Brett Hull

Leadership - Steve Yzerman, hands down.

Durability - Nicklas Lidsrrom. Who else could play his number of minutes every night?

Stickhandling - Pavel Datsyuk, hands down. Absolute magic.

Energy Player - hmmm...I'm gonna say Kris Draper

Faceoffs - Boy, this is a tough one...I'm gonna say Brendan Shanahan

Protecting the puck - Again, Tomas Holmstrom

Aggressiveness - Hoo boy, I'm gonna say Hatcher. Size alone would tend to put the fear of God in me.

Skating - Believe it or not, Mathieu Dandenault...he's a speedy little fellow.

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Deflecting shots - I'm going on a limb and saying Tomas Holmstrom.

Backhand shot - Brett Hull

Leadership - Steve Yzerman, hands down.

Durability - Nicklas Lidsrrom. Who else could play his number of minutes every night?

Stickhandling - Pavel Datsyuk, hands down. Absolute magic.

Energy Player - hmmm...I'm gonna say Kris Draper

Faceoffs - Boy, this is a tough one...I'm gonna say Brendan Shanahan

Protecting the puck - Again, Tomas Holmstrom

Aggressiveness - Hoo boy, I'm gonna say Hatcher. Size alone would tend to put the fear of God in me.

Skating - Believe it or not, Mathieu Dandenault...he's a speedy little fellow.
Never realised the NHL became the DHL..

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Nah.. I pick 3..

1) Deflecting shots

- Pierre Turgeon
- Ryan Smyth
- Jason Allison

2) Backhand shot

- Joe Nieuwendyk
- Joe Sakic
- Mike Modano

3) Leadership

- Ron Francis
- Scott Stevens
- Steve Yzerman

4) Durability

- Tony Amonte
- Martin Brodeur
- Scott Stevens

5) Stickhandling

- Marty Turco
- Pavel Datsuyk
- Alexei Kovalev

6 - 'Energy Player'

- Darren Mccarthy
- Rob DiMaio
- Matt Cooke

7) Faceoffs

- Joe Nieuwendyk
- Yannic Perrault
- Rod BrindA'mour

8) Protecting the puck

- Ulf Dahlen
- Magnus Arvedson
- Andrei Nikolishin

9) Agressiveness/Fear Factor

- Derian Hatcher
- Scott Stevens
- George Laraque

10) Skating

- Mike Modano
- Sergei Fedorov
- Brett Hedican
You sure have/had a heck of a team.

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Never realised the NHL became the DHL..
Um.. like you can talk after your post?

Edit - Munchausen you missed out Niewendyk in however many categories he's nominated for lol

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Um.. like you can talk after your post? lol
At least mine are realistic..

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Never realised the NHL became the DHL..
True. Detroit in his case. Dallas in your case.

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True. Detroit in his case. Dallas in your case.
Yeah but at least M=G tempered his homerness with some solid picks from other teams.

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True. Detroit in his case. Dallas in your case.
Ok, let's see..

I nominated Pierre Turgeon among the top in deflecting shots. Anyone that actually knows Turgeon's game realises he's among the best, if not the best in this specific area ever since he made the NHL. His hand-eye coordination, his reaction and accuracy is top notch. Definitely a legit and bonafide selection..

Then I nominated Marty Turco as one of the league's best stickhandlers. He's argueably league's best netminder in this regard, only Brodeur could follow him. Fail to see how in seems unrealistic to put him among the top 3 in stickhandling when he's the best at his position.

Then we have Rob DiMaio, he isn't the Stars fan favorite for nothing. The dude is a pitbull. However, there are lots of energetic and useful "pests".. I guess the selection of DiMaio was so close it came down to preferance.

Finally, Mike Modano in both the backhand and skating departments. If Mike Modano isn't a legit option when we are talking about league's finest and fastest players, then I'll eat my own shoes. His backhand is his most dangerous weapon, I can't help it he's so darn good at it either.. .

Nieuwendyk and Hatcher are no Stars anymore, neither is Dahlen. And again, all 3 are legit picks for the intangibles mentioned.

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The first people who come to mind are:

1 - Deflecting shots - Ryan Smyth, Keith Tkachuk

2 - Backhand shot - Paul Kariya (truly scary)

3 - Leadership - Steve Yzerman, Joe Sakic

4 - Durability - name any banger defensman or gritty forward who doesn't get injured a lot. They're all equally deserving of respect IMO.

5 - Stickhandling - no contest... Alex Kovalev. His problem is, he *knows* it's no contest and so gets himself into stupid situations.

6 - 'Energy Player' - Ryan Smyth, Adam Deadmarsh of old

7 - Faceoffs - another category with lot's of standouts....

8 - Protecting the puck - Jagr by a mile

9 - Agressiveness - Adam Foote
9a - Fear factor - Darien Hatcher, Stu Grimson of old

10 - Skating - Marian Gaborik is amazing.


You forgot one category...

11 - Best Hands - Milan Hejduk, Jagr

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I'm sorry, but despite your "reasoning" post, you really have no room to point the finger.

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1 - Deflecting shots: Tkachuk...stuffs his fat arse in front of the net and is almost impossible to move. Very nifty with the stick.

2 - Backhand shot: Kariya/Lindros...both have sickening backhands.

3 - Leadership: Yzerman...the best we have, bar none

4 - Durability: Lidstrom...so many minutes against so many great players.

5 - Stickhandling: Kovalev

6 - 'Energy Player': Smyth...because not only does he run around like his life is on the line, he's effective at both ends of the ice because of it.

7 - Faceoffs: Krog...my semi-homer pick.

8 - Protecting the puck: Yashin or Jagr

9 - Agressiveness/Fear Factor: a healthy Lindros, Bertuzzi, or Stevens.

10 - Skating: Ah god, there are so many fast guys now, its tough to center in on just one guy. Gaborik

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mizral
Who's #1, in your mind, at the following categories:
(No top 10 in each category, no honourable mentions.. ONE GUY!)

1 - Deflecting shots
2 - Backhand shot
3 - Leadership
4 - Durability
5 - Stickhandling
6 - 'Energy Player'
7 - Faceoffs
8 - Protecting the puck
9 - Agressiveness/Fear Factor
10 - Skating
1 - Deflecting shots: Ryan Smyth, Tomas Holmstrom, Keith Tkachuk
2 - Backhand shot: Paul Kariya, Mats Sundin, Eric Lindros
3 - Leadership: Steve Yzerman, Scott Stevens, Joe Sakic
4 - Durability: Olaf Kolzig (Plays 70+ games a year), Marty Brodeur, Nik Lidstrom
5 - Stickhandling: Peter Forsberg, Alexie Kovalev, Martin Havlat
6 - 'Energy Player': Dan Hinote, Matt Cooke
7 - Faceoffs: Yanic Perrault, Adam Oates, Rod Brind'amour
8 - Protecting the puck: Peter Forsberg, Marian Hossa, Jaromir Jagr
9 - Agressiveness/Fear Factor: Scott Stevens, Bryan Marchment, Adam Foote
10 - Skating: Mike Modano, Bret Hedican, Sergie Federov

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1 - Smyth, Thachuk
2 - Sullivan
3 - Francis
4 - Ricci (considering all he's delt)
5 - Datsyuk
6 - Cooke, Petrovicky
7 - BrindA'mour
8 - Jagr
9 - Johnson
10 - Chimera, Sturm (another homer vote)

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