Lemieux has a sixth sense that alows him to make the right decision almost every time. It's like he's watching the game from above, like a video game. He knows where people are, and where they are going to be before the players themslves actually know.
And as someone mentioned, that pass that he let go through his legs to Kariya...I can't imagine that anyone else would have the decision making to actually do what he did...
Jere Lehtinen. Please notify me whenever he makes a mistake or bad decision..
He signed a contract extention with the Stars didn't he?
Brian Rafalski used to be like this for the Devils. For his first few years, on every breakout he would just skate straight up the ice at 3/4 speed, no dekes or anything, and just when you thought the forechecker was going to steal the puck, BANG!!! a tape to tape laser beam and the rush was on. He seems to have lost that though. He's still a good offensive dman, but I miss those unbelievable outlet passes.
Ok, got that off my chest, now I can make my Homer pick: Eric Desjardins. He is not big, not very strong, doesnt have a great shot, he is not even a very good skater. Yet he is a defensive machine. He contributes at both ends of the ice and wins one on one battles over and over against the opposing top lines. The only bad decision he has made in years was to wait for the end of the season to get shoulder surgery in 01-02.