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03-23-2006, 10:37 PM
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holmstrom: best crease monkey?

who are other candidates?

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It is not up for discussion. Nobody else is close in today's game.

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Historically, there have been many players that have been great from working right around the crease. Tim Kerr was great in front of the net, as was Cam Neely.

In today's NHL, Holmstrom is very likely the best. Chara is a beast on the PP when they plant him in front of the net. Nash looks like he is going to have a great career scoring his goals from around the net or the low slot.

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Chara.
Hatcher is another D that is decent at it.

Homer is the best though

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Did Ciccereli score a goal from frather than 5ft?

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There may be better down around the net, but IMO none are better than Homer with his *** in the goalie's face purely screening and tipping.

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I've never seen Holmstrom do it but I know his reputation, that he is very very good at it (emphasis on the second very.)

Some other players who work well in traffic are the Flyers R.J. Umberger and Mike Knuble. Bertuzzi is another one who likes to hang out in the crease and collect the garbage, when he feels like it that is.

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Did Ciccereli score a goal from frather than 5ft?
I believe he had a running bet with Gary Roberts to see who could score from the farthest out. The bar is currently set at 7 feet.

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I've never seen Holmstrom do it but I know his reputation, that he is very very good at it (emphasis on the second very.)

Some other players who work well in traffic are the Flyers R.J. Umberger and Mike Knuble. Bertuzzi is another one who likes to hang out in the crease and collect the garbage, when he feels like it that is.

The crease is just Homers place in front of the net. Its not that he collects garbage so much as he creates it. His goals are ugly, but they are timely and hard-earned. Hes always been a favorite of mine for the wings and you can bet your as$ that the Wings PP isn't #1 without him.

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I believe he had a running bet with Gary Roberts to see who could score from the farthest out. The bar is currently set at 7 feet.
So they counted empty netters.

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I've always felt Ryan Smyth is effective in the crease as well.

On Ottawa, it's probably Chara or Dany Heatley.

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03-24-2006, 12:42 AM
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holmstrom looks like one of the soldiers in that Goldeneye game on N64.

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Hah! Yeah this dude is obnoxious! It was kind of funny watching him manhandle the sharks' D tonight. And depressing

He's got a pretty tough/metal face too.

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Ryan Smyth is among the best...no question.

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Ryan Smyth is among the best...no question.
You must mean Ryan Smyth's hair. And you probably misread the title as "Best Grease Monkey".

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Pfff ... Samsonov is the best crease monkey and I have a evidence :
http://images.sportsline.com/b/ap/ph...4277_lower.jpg

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Homer is synonymous with crease monkey!!

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It is not up for discussion. Nobody else is close in today's game.
Holmstrom PP goals-9
Smyth PP goals-17

I'd say Smytty by a country mile. At LEAST 12-13 of those goals are tips and the rest are rebounds or tap ins. Also earlier this season Smytty caused Giguere to go beserk and take 6 minutes in minors and a ten minute misconduct.

The results speak for themselves. Smyth>Holmstrom...also Smyth's Mullet> Holmstrom's hair


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Homer for sure.

No player in the NHL agitates, and annoys the hell outta goalies like Homer does. The guy takes a beating everytime he goes out there. And does a HELL of a job. He makes a huge difference for the Wings on the PP. I don't care how many PP goals Smyth has..ask any goaltender in the league who's #1 at it and I bet they say Homer. Well maybe Giguere will say Smyth..haha but that's it.

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Homer for sure.

No player in the NHL agitates, and annoys the hell outta goalies like Homer does. The guy takes a beating everytime he goes out there. And does a HELL of a job. He makes a huge difference for the Wings on the PP. I don't care how many PP goals Smyth has..ask any goaltender in the league who's #1 at it and I bet they say Homer. Well maybe Giguere will say Smyth..haha but that's it.
Yea who cares about the numbers. Its homers for Homer.

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the best ever was phil esposito. he invented standing in front of the net getting passes and burying them. he could also do a lot more.

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Yes but Homer is responsible for 90% of the PP goals scored by Lids and Schneids even though he doesn't get a point for it. Homer makes lids and Schneids the most lethal point duo in the NHL.

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Yea who cares about the numbers. Its homers for Homer.

You cant use just the numbers. The Wings have dozens, and I mean DOZENS of goals this year because of Homers work in front that he didnt get a point on. A goalie cant stop what he cant see, and Holmstrom doesnt let the goalie see the shots.

You want to base it on numbers to justify your guy as the best? Go ahead, if it makes you feel good. But what Holmstrom does cannot be measured in goals and assists.

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Smyth in a walk

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