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01-13-2010, 08:47 PM
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Saying Cogliano floats would imply that he believes his linemates can get the puck to him, which is patently false. What he, Moreau, and Stortini are actually doing on the ice is obviously an interpretive dance about turnips trying to break free of the earth's hold.

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01-13-2010, 08:57 PM
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Patrick Kane hasn't floated since 2009.

woot
Yeah Kane has been alot better this year and is actually engaging in a defensive game

He can no longer be called a floater

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01-13-2010, 09:01 PM
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While at a Sabres vs Rangers game, my friends and I all noticed how Gaborik floated out there a lot.

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01-13-2010, 09:03 PM
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Ovechkin needs to be mentioned
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01-13-2010, 09:07 PM
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Afinogenov?
On his night, he's probably the worst.

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01-13-2010, 09:21 PM
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Is Arnason still in the league. Cause he would win easy.

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01-13-2010, 09:25 PM
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Heatley is a floater, but hes a damn good one.

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01-13-2010, 09:37 PM
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Cogliano
Nilsson
Osully
Horc
Moreau
More like floaters in my toilet.

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01-13-2010, 09:44 PM
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More like floaters in my toilet.
Ba-Zing!

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01-13-2010, 09:47 PM
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Heatley may float but if he didnt he wouldnt be worth 5 million.

floating is exactly what the sharks want from him.

Btw what were Sens fans talking about with him being slow? did anyone of them see his OT breakaway goal vs the Blues?

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Heatley should be number one.
he might be a bit of a floater, but his skating makes him look worse then he actually is

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01-13-2010, 09:48 PM
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Heatley doesn't float as much as I expected

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01-13-2010, 09:49 PM
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Heatley may float but if he didnt he wouldnt be worth 5 million.

floating is exactly what the sharks want from him.

Btw what were Sens fans talking about with him being slow? did anyone of them see his OT breakaway goal vs the Blues?
He could be in better shape this year then pasts, but I have watched alot of SJ games this year and his skating isn't much better, if better at all then pasts years.

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01-13-2010, 09:51 PM
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I'd say Semin is up there too.

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01-13-2010, 09:52 PM
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Not as bad as his years in Vancouver, but he is still a floater.
Not since he has played for the Wings this year he hasn't.

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01-13-2010, 09:54 PM
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This is the reason Wojtek Wolski has benched this season.

So he belongs here... Definately.

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01-13-2010, 09:55 PM
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I'd say Semin is up there too.
There are games where he's completely ineffective on both sides of the rink, sure, but I wouldn't call him a floater. His defensive stickwork is actually pretty good. That's why he gets a decent amount of PK time.

Kovalev used to catch my eye floating around aimlessly. It's been a while, though.

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01-13-2010, 10:30 PM
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Cogliano a floater?

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01-13-2010, 10:33 PM
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As a Blues fan, I'd like to enter Brady Boyes' name for consideration.

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01-13-2010, 10:39 PM
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Kovalev should be #1.

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01-13-2010, 10:41 PM
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Some players are so deadly on the counter attack that you kinda want them to be opportunistic.

If my team had Gaborik, Kovalchuk or Ovechkin I surely wouldn't mind trading some defensive board work for having a constant breakout threat. Of course I would feel more comfortable if he was paired with a defensively sound centre.

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Kovalev should be #1.
This.

With Phil Kessel as #2

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Gomez a floater?
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01-13-2010, 11:17 PM
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Vanek is not a floater at all, he just isn't effective at anything except scoring goals. He is actually pretty damn good defensively compared to his early years.

And Afinogenov is putrid defensively and plays stupid hockey alot of the time, but you would be hard pressed to find a guy who puts in more effort so I don't consider him a floater.

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