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04-09-2004, 02:36 PM
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Best Defensive and/or PK Forwards

Who are the best defensive forwards on your team? Maybe you would like to say who are the best defensive forward in the league too, if you feel in the giving mood to praise another team's talent.

I will go first.

Islanders...
Shawn Bates -- great penalty killer, and good hard checks.
Jason Blake -- covers lots of ground, is good at killing penalties, and is a pest along the boards
Michael Peca -- not the defensive demon he used to be, at times he shows glimpses of his old form and ways. was once above and beyond the best defensive forward in the league. now that status is very very very questionable. however he is still sound defensively and not a liability
Trent Hunter -- for a rookie he has displayed an amazing two-way game. always finishes his checks. has been used on the PK a lot.

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For habs, pretty easy:

Jan Bulis, excellent two way plaer

Steve Begin, Mr.Hustle, lots of bodychecks, and gives 110% in his own zone.

Jim Dowd, what can I say but

Not sure if he is the best defensive specialist in the league but I think Steve Begin is easily one of the best 4th line players.

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Artem Chubarov
Martin Rucinksy - Was a +19 on the Rangers
Brendan Morrison

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Flyers best defensive forwards.

Gagne- tons of speed to break for a chance at a SHG and very resposable in his own end and has the smarts to not make a foolish play while shorthanded.

Kappanen-Very underrated defensively and ties his man up along the boards, he may be undersized but can lay some big hits for his small frame and has tremendous leg strenght

Lapointe- Is the guy who does all the little things that go unnoticed and is very smart in his own end.

Primeau- If healthy all year could have been a selke nominee. Has a big fram and uses it well and blocks alot of shots on the PP

Around the legue there are some guys like Peca, Draper, and Maltby who are very good in thier own end and very smart and have offensive skill as well.

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Kyle Calder - Always knows where to be, fights hard in the corners, the player every team needs that does everything right
Tuomo Ruutu - Already among the hardest hitters in the league, and once his knees are completely healed, will be a dominating defensive force
Mark Bell - Sticks up for his teammates, and fights occasionally. Great 2 way game.
Scott Nichol - I thought (as many did) that he would suck, but proved us wrong. Good checking skills, fights fairly frequently, and, most importnatly, good faceoff skills.

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The usual suspects on the Wings. Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, Steve Yzerman, Henrik Zetterberg.

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The Ducks have Pahlsson, Fedorov, Neidermayer, McDonald, and Rucchin as the normal pk (defensive) forwards. Krog does some pk time too.

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I'll add Schaefer for the Sens. And Fisher, Vermette, and Hossa aren't bad either.

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Artem Chubarov
Martin Rucinksy - Was a +19 on the Rangers
Brendan Morrison
I'll add Trevor Linden and Mike Keane to that list.

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For Atlanta I'ld have to say Stefan. The PK is horrible when he is in the box. McEachern's also a regular on the PK, but lately I'ld pick Stefan for the PK if I had to pick between the two of them.

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For San Jose, it's spread over many guys. Heck, R. Wilson even turned Korolyuk into a pentaly killer!

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Stephane Yelle is unbelievable, Flames are obviously having trouble without him.

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one of the most underrated PK'er...
curtis brown

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The best defensive forwards on the Oilers are probably Ethan Moreau, Radek Dvorak (very underrated IMO), Fernando Pisani, Marty Reasoner when healthy, Jarett Stoll and Mike York. We have a lot of good 2-way forwards, just not a lot of top-end skill.

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Devils have John Madden, Jay Pandolfo and Patrick Elias leading the pk usually.

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The Sabres have Drury, Hecht, and Satan (when not floating)

EDIT: I realize Satan was -18, but he's not a bad PKer.


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Canucks:

Artem Chubarov
Mike Keane
Matt Cooke
Trevor Linden
Brendan Morrison
Martin Rucinsky
Magnus Arvedson [IR]
Mats Lindgren [IR]
Mattias Ohlund
Bryan Allen [IR]

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Devils have John Madden, Jay Pandolfo and Patrick Elias leading the pk usually.
and Brylin and Gionta, hell its practically a requirement to be a two-way forward if you play in NJ.

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Stars strongest point:

Mike Modano, Stu Barnes, Niko Kapanen, Jere Lehtinen, Rob DiMaio and Brenden Morrow form our shutdown units among forwards, while every defenseman is spotted defending the net during shorthanded minutes.

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The usual suspects on the Wings. Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, Steve Yzerman, Henrik Zetterberg.

Shanahan's pretty solid on the PK as well. The Wings have probably 8 or 9 forwards capable of killing penalties. Clearly, Draper and Maltby are the #1 duo.

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Shanahan's pretty solid on the PK as well. The Wings have probably 8 or 9 forwards capable of killing penalties. Clearly, Draper and Maltby are the #1 duo.

That's what I would have said too...Drapes and Maltby are one of the best tandems in the league.

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Mike Peca by far. How come no one has said him yet.

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For Colorado, it's Andrei Nikolishin by a ridiculously wide margin then Steve Konowalchuk, Riku Hahl, Joe Sakic, Dan Hinote and Paul Kariya.

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Quote:
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Canucks:

Artem Chubarov
Mike Keane
Matt Cooke
Trevor Linden
Brendan Morrison
Martin Rucinsky
Magnus Arvedson [IR]
Mats Lindgren [IR]
Mattias Ohlund
Bryan Allen [IR]
The thread is about forwards.

Really, it's easier to list the Canuck forwards that DON'T kill penalties.
As for the best, my votes are: Linden, Keane, Chubarov.

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Martin St. Louis and Fredrik Modin make me want the Bolts to take penalties.

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