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01-13-2010, 11:18 PM
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Im surprised Paul Kariya hasnt been mentioned. He maybe one of the worst in the league.

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01-13-2010, 11:23 PM
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Kopitar should be on that list for sure.

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01-13-2010, 11:25 PM
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Jerome Iginla doesn't exactly float but he's so slow that it looks like he is floating most of the time.

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01-14-2010, 01:16 AM
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Hagman #2, really? What the heck has happened to him? Haven't seen him play this year very much, tho.

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01-14-2010, 01:46 AM
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Hagman belongs nowhere near that list unless he has completely changed since his time in Dallas.

Modano belongs near the top. The guy floats around the ice every game.

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01-14-2010, 01:49 AM
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Hagman #2, really? What the heck has happened to him? Haven't seen him play this year very much, tho.
Neither has the OP, apparently.

Vanek's also not a floater.
Maybe not the world's best defensive player, but he doesn't float, not anymore.

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01-14-2010, 02:00 AM
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Sykora is still in the NHL right?

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01-14-2010, 02:00 AM
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Mine too! Well, not the floater part.
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.

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01-14-2010, 02:04 AM
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Cogliano isnt a floater. Not even a little bit.

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01-14-2010, 02:07 AM
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Hagman isn't a floater.

Wildly inconsistent, absolutely, but he's not a floater. Even when he's playing like **** he's skating hard.

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01-14-2010, 02:08 AM
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Are we talking about players that are great offensively and not so great defensively?

Ovechkin is not exactly the king of backchecking, but his +/- tells otherwise.

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01-14-2010, 02:09 AM
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Are we talking about players that are great offensively and not so great defensively?

Ovechkin is not exactly the king of backchecking, but his +/- tells otherwise.
I'm confused as to what his +/- tells about his back-checking.

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01-14-2010, 02:13 AM
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on the flyers, the only real floater is Briere, but even he has been caught back checking on occasion.

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01-14-2010, 02:16 AM
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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.

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01-14-2010, 02:16 AM
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How many Russians are there in the NHL?
Off top of my head, 23 play full-time while 7 play in either some time or spend time between NHL and AHL
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Is Arnason still in the league. Cause he would win easy.
Not anymore, he signed with Dinamo Riga.

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01-14-2010, 02:51 AM
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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.

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01-14-2010, 03:40 AM
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I wish Andrew Peters would float away into the sun and come off the Devils payroll.

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01-14-2010, 04:14 AM
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Hagman can be many things but a floater he is not. Strange pick there.

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01-14-2010, 04:37 AM
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Selänne would be the number 1 floater of the Finns. To call Hagman a floater is absurd.

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01-14-2010, 05:18 AM
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Gomez floats? He's always backchecking hard and bringing the puck up the ice. Yes he causes some turnovers but the effort is ALWAYS there. (and recently the results too)

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01-14-2010, 05:31 AM
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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.

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01-14-2010, 06:28 AM
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Gomez floats? He's always backchecking hard and bringing the puck up the ice. Yes he causes some turnovers but the effort is ALWAYS there. (and recently the results too)
Agree thats a pretty bad list

Gomez brings a good effort every game, we would only like more points.

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01-14-2010, 07:14 AM
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01-14-2010, 07:17 AM
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Exactly what is considered "floating"?

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01-14-2010, 07:18 AM
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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.

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