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Most Overrated - Group 2

View Poll Results: Who is the most overrated out of the following players?
Backstrom (goalie) 6 4.84%
Phaneuf 40 32.26%
Luongo 14 11.29%
Komisarek 23 18.55%
Weber 18 14.52%
Kaberle 11 8.87%
Lundqvist 3 2.42%
Olli Jokinen 9 7.26%
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07-16-2009, 01:33 AM
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Most Overrated - Group 2

Who is the most overrated out of the following players:

Dion Phaneuf
Tomas Kaberle
Nik Backstrom (goalie for anyone who is confused)
Roberto Luongo
Henrik Lundqvist
Olli Jokinen
Shea Weber
Mike Komisarek

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07-16-2009, 01:41 AM
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Just my opinion:

Backstrom (goalie) - If anything.. he's underrated. People discredit his performance due to playing in Minnesota's trap, don't see how he's overrated.

Phaneuf - With the amount of bashing and hate he gets on this board, you would think he is a bottom 4 AHL defenceman. In previous years, sure you could say he was overrated, right now.. not anymore. He had one bad year at 24 years old, where he was playing injured for half the year and he's trash? Don't think so.

Luongo - Great goalie, it isn't much of a stretch to call him the best goalie in the league, can't say he's that overrated.

Komisarek - Overrated, but he had a bad year, like everyone else on the Habs did, he will bounce back and live up to his hype.

Weber - My pick. He's a fine young defenceman, but I wouldn't even say he's the best defenceman on the team, it's pretty debateable that Ryan Suter is equal or better. He is often thought of being better than Markov, Keith and Bouwmeester just to name a few, and quite frankly in my own opinion he isn't. He's a top 12 defenceman, but in HF's poll he was rated as the 5th best defenceman in the league.

Kaberle - Underrated by the rest of the league, overrated by Leaf fans.

Lundqvist - Definitely not overrated.

Olli Jokinen - Wierd choice to be on the list.. he isn't overrated or underrated, in fact not many people even talk about him.

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07-16-2009, 02:11 AM
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Backstrom is very underrated IMO

I would think the most overrated guy is Komi. He was terrible for the Habs last year.

The Dion is pretty bad too. How many times does him going after a big hit result on a 2 on 1

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07-16-2009, 02:15 AM
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I wouldn't call any of these players overrated, so I will refrain from posting. Though Kaberle will probably win this poll due to the influx of Kaberle proposals, and the amount of hate for Kaberle (I'm not sure why) from other teams.

For the record, Shea Weber plays on a fringe playoff team, scored 23G-53pts from the blueline last season, QB'ed the PP, averaged close to 24min TOI a night, throws bone crushing hits and plays a very poised defensive game. All this at the age of 23! This guy is no doubt a Top 10 defenseman, and is certainly not out of the question to consider him Top 5.

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I can't believe Shea Weber is on an overrated list

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The fact is that defenseman like Shea Weber and Mike Komisarek, who play "flashy defense", will always get overrated.

Positional defense >>>> physical defense. It's nice to have both, but if you had to choosee between one, easily positional defense.

I would venture to say that Matt Greene is simply better than Komisarek at this point in time

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How is Marleau not here?

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07-16-2009, 05:28 AM
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I can't belive that Lundqvist is on this list and that someone actually voted him the most overrated

My vote - Phaneuf

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Phaneuf.

I'm a Devils fan, and I still have no idea why Lundqvist is on the list...

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Backstrom is extremely overrated, a good goalie but not a top 5 by any means and certainly not worthy of being nominated for the Vezina

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Didn't Phaneuf actually play injured most of the season? Isn't that supposed to explain his down season?

As for my vote, from what I saw, I had to go with Komisarek. I only really watched the Habs-Boston games but in those games, he really looked like a minor leaguer.

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Weber. He isn't even the best d-man on his team.

Also, lol to Lundqvist being on this list.

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Weber. He isn't even the best d-man on his team.
Said it well.

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Mike Komisarek and it's not because he left the Habs,most will see the true him this year not playing with a caliber player like Markov

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Is it possible that Phaneuf has become so overrated that he's now underrated?

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The Dion is pretty bad too. How many times does him going after a big hit result on a 2 on 1
Last season? Pretty much never. He had a bad hip so his physical game was seriously hurting, and if he cannot do that then he is not as effective. It's no wonder he had such a bad season considering.

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Funny how people rate players soley based on their last season. Weber just had a career year, he must be great; Phaneuf sucked last season, he's the most overrated defenseman on the planet!

I would say it's the opposite. Phaneuf's reputation on this Boards is in the dumps right now, just like Bryan McCabe a few years back. If anything, he's actually underrated right now. I would take him on the Habs any day of the week (the player, not the salary).

Weber's friggin overrated right now. Scores like mad during the first quarter season and people forget he's still young and learning, and vote him as a top-5 defenseman in the league.

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The fact is that defenseman like Shea Weber and Mike Komisarek, who play "flashy defense", will always get overrated.

Positional defense >>>> physical defense. It's nice to have both, but if you had to choosee between one, easily positional defense.

I would venture to say that Matt Greene is simply better than Komisarek at this point in time
I'd venture to say you're wrong.

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Weber. He's a top-15 defenseman, but he's no Suter.

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How is Marleau not here?
I think I've asked before but I don't remember every getting an answer. Why do you think Marleau is so terrible?

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Lundqvist shouldn't be on this list (let alone with the people listed).

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