My stats say you waste your entire life sitting in the Brodeur thread trying to *prove* he's overrated. Get out for a change little boy. It's extremely sad how much time you spend talking about Brodeur each day.
As a Blues fan, I will retract the submission of Brad Boyes. He gets an undeserved bad rap.
But I'll support Paul Kariya. Definitely not top 10, but he's bothersome. There are spurts when he tries and even throws some body checks, but he stands around in the defensive zone and rarely goes to the tough areas. Earlier in his career, he could manage to get into open ice, so it didn't matter. Now, he frequently just gives away the puck when he's pressured.
Watching Rick Nash this year, he should cakewalk away with this. When he cranks it on he's as dangerous as Ovechkin or Kovalchuk carrying the puck through the neutral zone, and should be perennially in Richard territory, but has completely mailed it in so far in 2009-10 at both ends of the rink.
I'm confused as to what his +/- tells about his back-checking.
Nothing ofc, however claiming he floats in a negative way is quite laughable given the fact that his line crushes the opposition. Backstrom is the defensive responsible of that line, obviously it works.
Ovie and Semin are not floaters. Semin is on the PK and is super aggressive/ sticky in his own zone. Ovie is one of the most aggresive people in the league. He has been backchecking a lot this year and throwing his weight around in both zones.