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02-15-2017, 12:56 PM
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NHLers you admire as a person

That's it, tell me players you are a big fan of because of their attitude on and off the ice. Because of their qualities as human beings, their work ethic, or simply due to them being funny/badass.
Mines are Burns tier 0, he's simply god, such a free spirit that cares about the things that matter and nothing else. Also all the story with him and Scott in last season's all star was awesome, and Scott is also worth to mention.
And on my team it's Zucc for sure, he plays like he's way bigger than he is and he's such a respectful and funny guy.

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Seriously, one has to admire Sidney Crosby---the most unassuming player off the ice and never gets into any bad headlines. He is a true leader. Crosby doesn't even seek out the limelight away from the sport.

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Kessel
Subban
Burns
Jagr
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Homer pick: Mike Fisher

Honorable Mention: Paul Bissonette

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Seriously, one has to admire Sidney Crosby---the most unassuming player off the ice and never gets into any bad headlines. He is a true leader. Crosby doesn't even seek out the limelight away from the sport.
Was about to say that, he's the best player in the world and arguably the best of his generation, yet he seems like a simple dude.

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Zach Parise
Justin Williams
Henrik Zetterberg
Carey Price

Homer Pick: Jonathan Toews

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Jarome Iginla.

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Dominic Moore for me. Went to Harvard and wife had cancer lots of character and inspiration to draw from him.

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Duchene for sure, classy as they come

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Georges Laraque.

Never had the most skill, but he never ever stopped trying his best on the ice. Legit love of the game.
Off the ice, an incredible human. Proud vegan and tireless animal activist, co-owner of a local Edmonton based Kombucha brand, supports local and organic markets, renewable farming and renewable energy. He always has time for absolutely everyone. No one is invisible to him. I see him around town at least once every few months, and no matter how busy he is, he always acts like you are the only person in the world he wants to be talking with at that moment. Always laughing, always smiling, always hugging.
I once invited him out to join me at a volunteer event for a farm animal rescue society just outside the city. He not only came, but he made the entire thing a blast, and worked harder than anyone.

Basically, Georges rocks.

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Almost none I know well enough to pass a judgement. I guess Scotty Niedermayer seems ok, though obviously he's retired. Apparently Georges Laraque is a vegan which shows he cares not only about himself.

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Unless you know these guys firsthand its hard to know without knowing them. I mean, I've bumped into Kessel since he's been traded and he's a really nice guy.

Out of former NHLers. I will say this, Red Kelly is one of the best ambassadors the game of hockey could ever have. He does similar things to Cherry just showing up to random rinks to talk to kids and tell them about the Leafs history while being a great person in an ambassador role to the team. Other great guys are Ken Dryden, Dimitri Yuskevitch, and Doug Gilmour.

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Honestly Brendan Gallagher and Mitch Marner.

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Don't really admire people who get paid millions to shoot a chunk of rubber around. But I always thought Iginla and Yzerman were classy dudes.

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Was about to say that, he's the best player in the world and arguably the best of his generation, yet he seems like a simple dude.
I think it's also pretty impressive that even though he is covered by the media for so so long there were never any scandals or honestly even normal private stuff that got public. If I compare that to any other top player of a sport ( for example Messi/Ronaldo in soccer *shrug* )he is pretty much invisible. Makes you feel like the only difference between him and you is that he is the best hockey player in the world and you are not

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Don't really admire people who get paid millions to shoot a chunk of rubber around. But I always thought Iginla and Yzerman were classy dudes.
One of the things I love of this sport is that most of their stars while being millionaires they don't get crazy and buy golden ferraris or stuff like that. Most of them stay humble and enjoying the same things as when they weren't famous. Or at least is what it looks like.
Some of them party hard in the summer (Kane, Seguin), but nothing too outlandish.

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I think it's also pretty impressive that even though he is covered by the media for so so long there were never any scandals or honestly even normal private stuff that got public. If I compare that to any other top player of a sport ( for example Messi/Ronaldo in soccer *shrug* )he is pretty much invisible. Makes you feel like the only difference between him and you is that he is the best hockey player in the world and you are not
How guys are covered here is way different than Europe. I don't think the mainstream media here goes looking for bad stories on guys. That has changed a bit with the internet era (Deadspin, etc), but its nothing compared to England. I think most big names in Hockey have avoided scandals. I mean obviously, there is the P. Kane situation (too complex to really pass judgement on) or Toews getting charged with underage drinking (which means really nothing). I can't really think of bad rumors about guys like Ovi, Malkin, Tavares, Stamkos, etc.

I mean, the bad stuff about Michael Jordan, for example, didn't leak until the Jordan Rules book.

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Max Domi,
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I remember when a young kid at my school who was a huge Habs fan got terminal cancer Mike Komisarek went out of his way on multiple occasions to spend time with him, gained a lot of respect for him because of that

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Been waiting for a thread like this...

Ryan Callahan

If people here knew him more personally, and knew what he did off the ice for people and the community, he would not get as much disrespect for being overpaid and whatnot. A nice portion of that fat check goes back to the community. He would not have been able to launch his foundation without his current contract. Right now he is fighting a possible career altering injury and deserves a better fate.

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Max Domi,
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By all accounts I've heard however, he's an absolute d-bag off the ice

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Crosby, takes the time to give autograph to everyone
Hamonic, meets and greets fans and kids after every game

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As a Leafs fan it hurts almost to nominate Sens players. However, I did work in the Canadian Tire Centre for 6 weeks and rubbed shoulders with a few of the players. And the nicest guys on the team were Chris Neil and Chris Phillips. Class acts for sure. You could tell the younger guys just respected and looked up to them. Also the fact that Phillips delayed his start in the WHL a year to stay at home with his blind dad and sick mother who had contracted a virus, shows what kind of character he has. That could have been a career ending move, but it worked out in the end.

Other NHLers to admire: Pavel Datsyuk (I mean he only won the Lady Byng four straight seasons), Paul Kariya, Jarome Iginla, Markus Nasland, Sidney Crosby, etc etc. These guys are all top players now or in their day, all wore letters for their teams, and they were never idiots off the ice or made the tabloids. this list could be alot longer, but these names came to mind.

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I have bias, but at the same time it's justified as both Kiprusoff and Iginla are very charitable and classy human beings.

For those who aren't the most charitable and I've met, I'd say Ekholm, Josi, Hellebuyck and Parayko. Very intelligent, extremely down to earth, and generous people.

I'm a huge fan of Sidney Crosby, he's a fantastic human being. Kariya and the Sedins are excellent people as well. I love Mattias Ohlund as a person as well. Andrew Ference and Dan Girardi are both great people even if they are terrible players.

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