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11-20-2011, 07:07 PM
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Strongest Players on their Skates

For the members here that have seen a few generations of hockey players: Which players were/are the strongest on their skates?


For my own input, I'd say Scott Stevens because you would see other players run into him and you'd think both guys would move based on the force of the collision, but Stevens wouldn't even budge and the other guy would go flying.

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11-20-2011, 07:09 PM
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Jaromir Jagr was a beast

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Jagr might be the best I ever saw, though Lemieux was up there as well.

Peter Forsberg was incredibly strong on his skates, which made his dives that much more blatant.

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I remember Kasparaitis having really good balance. Nevermind that everyone seemed to hate him.

It's always tough playing sports against those short/stocky types of players like Recchi too.

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Bryan Trottier. Master of gravity. He was a bulldozer. I am not biased.

Jagr for sure. He is so big, strong and balanced.

Peter Zezel was another guy who had a real low center of gravity that seemed to make him hard to knock around.

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Tocchet, Neely and Kerr definitely come to mind.
Trying to move any of these guys was next to impossible.

Gordie and Mark Howe were also incredibly strong on their skates.

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Jagr for me, pretty handily.

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Bryan Trottier. Master of gravity. He was a bulldozer. I am not biased.

Jagr for sure. He is so big, strong and balanced.

Peter Zezel was another guy who had a real low center of gravity that seemed to make him hard to knock around.
No your right Bryan Trottier was extremly balanced, players even comment on that fact in his Legends of hockey interviews.

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Jagr, Lemieux on a whole other level.

Forsberg and Trottier on the next.

From guys I've watched.

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Jagr come to mind immediately.

Raymond Bourque ?

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Jagr is the only person I've seen actually drag three other players behind him to the net and score without going down.

And not to go all jags6868 here, but when you see Jagr's legs, it's not hard to understand why. The guy has dinosaur bones surrounded by tree trunks.

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I'd say Scott Stevens because you would see other players run into him and you'd think both guys would move based on the force of the collision, but Stevens wouldn't even budge and the other guy would go flying.
that's because he caught them off guard

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Jagr AINEC. There were reports his dad made him do 1000 squats a day as a kid. He used to run every step in the Civic Arena before games.

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Lemieux is the strongest skater I've ever seen. He power skated through hooks and grabs like no one else.

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Best ones I ever saw was Jagr, Forsberg and Lemieux..

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Barry Beck was never mobile like some others mentioned in this thread, but he was incredibly strong in all areas, including on his skates.

I remember being amazed once when Bob Nystrom knocked Ray Bourque flying with a clean hit. I'd never seen anyone knock Bourque anywhere.

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For the members here that have seen a few generations of hockey players: Which players were/are the strongest on their skates?


For my own input, I'd say Scott Stevens because you would see other players run into him and you'd think both guys would move based on the force of the collision, but Stevens wouldn't even budge and the other guy would go flying.

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I'd say Gordie Howe and Jagr.

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Forsberg comes to my mind

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Not saying he is in contention for strongest all time, but I have been very impressed by how strong Marian Hossa is on his skates (particularly when handling the puck) ever since he came to the Hawks and I get to watch him all the time.

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Mark Messier
Not that Messier wasn't strong, but I thought Alexei Kasatonov looked stronger when they went head to head in the 1987 Canada Cup.

Mario Lemieux was the strongest player in that tournament, even at 21 years old.

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Yea Messier did that to a lot of people.

And I recall Joe Sakic putting Stevens down in the Cup Finals....I think it was Game 7 in the first period?

Anyways, with Stevens I was thinking of one particular hit...the one on Mike Foligno in this video at about 40 seconds in. Makes one wonder how Foligno ever got up.


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