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05-11-2004, 10:22 AM
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Who will replace these players , when gone ?

Forsberg
Naslund
Bertuzzi
Iginla

The top elite foward in the league , Who will replace them ?

My guesses :

Tuomo Ruutu (Can dominate)
Nikolai Zherdev (Can score goals , AND playmake much like Naslund)
Horton , or Nash
Horton , or Nash either ones will be fine .

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Forsberg
Naslund
Bertuzzi
Iginla

The top elite foward in the league , Who will replace them ?

My guesses :

Tuomo Ruutu (Can dominate)
Nikolai Zherdev (Can score goals , AND playmake much like Naslund)
Horton , or Nash
Horton , or Nash either ones will be fine .
I will... I'm elligible for the draft in two months..

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Forsberg
Naslund
Bertuzzi
Iginla

The top elite foward in the league , Who will replace them ?

My guesses :

Tuomo Ruutu (Can dominate)
Nikolai Zherdev (Can score goals , AND playmake much like Naslund)
Horton , or Nash
Horton , or Nash either ones will be fine .
Forsberg - Hossa (Almost a clone in a way, they are very similar except Hossa is more of a goalscorer than a playmaker)
Naslund - Zherdev seems to be the closest fit right now
Bertuzzi - Could be Horton...but there are a number of other players that play the same way. Bertuzzi is more of a hitter than a playmaker/scorer (yeah, he had a terrific year last year tho), and thus I say Horton
Iginla - It'll be a long time before he's replaced...but I agree with you that Nash is very similar. Both like to hit and score a lot. I don't see Nash as a fighter, though.

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Also do not forget that Zach Parise is coming into the league next season and should have an impact like most of the other names mentioned. We shall see and I am looking forward towards it...

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Forsberg-Ruutu, although less offense from Tuomo.

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Also do not forget that Zach Parise is coming into the league next season and should have an impact like most of the other names mentioned. We shall see and I am looking forward towards it...
Perfect timing, he can replace Joey Juneau!

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Perfect timing, he can replace Joey Juneau!
LOL !!! I say Parise is more of an Allison type player .

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LOL !!! I say Parise is more of an Allison type player .
6'3'' 220 pound, right-handed shooting Allison with 5'10'' 175 pound lefty Parise?

Great comparison.

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6'3'' 220 pound, right-handed shooting Allison with 5'10'' 175 pound lefty Parise?

Great comparison.
Both are great play makers , that is what I'm trying to say , plus size does not matter look at Ryder , and then look at Malik .

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Also do not forget that Zach Parise is coming into the league next season and should have an impact like most of the other names mentioned. We shall see and I am looking forward towards it...
Parise=Overrated

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We'll see what you say after he wins the Calder trophy


Forsberg - Hossa, Kovalchuck, Heatly, Crosby
Naslund - Same pretty much
Bertuzzi - No one that I can see right now has the potential to be the same kind of player and very dominant
Iginla - Nash

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Parise=Overrated
Are you kidding? Parise was the MVP at the junior world championships...

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Are you kidding? Parise was the MVP at the junior world championships...
And well deserved, but don't confuse that with "most likely to succeed".

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Parise=Overrated

Yeah OK you should know... We shall see when Parise wins the Calder trophy... He is FAR from overrated...

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Forsberg - Hossa (Almost a clone in a way, they are very similar except Hossa is more of a goalscorer than a playmaker)
Except Forsberg plays two way hockey

and

Hossa will never produce 100 points even in his prime, which he has hit

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Hossa isn't nearly as physical as Forsberg, although he can grind in the corners well

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Forsberg-Tuomo Ruutu, I believe most have had a hard time feeling out this guy but he plays a very similar style. Physical, two way with soft hands. Ruutu seems to have more of a scorer's touch, and play a more in your face style.

Naslund-Kovalchuk, Both seem to have the same tools, speed, agility, vision, soft hands and playmaking abilites. Neither are very physical, and Kovalchuk's leadership abilities have yet to be determined.

Iginla-Crosby, Although smaller, crosby plays a very hard-nosed style and crashes the net with intensity.

Bertuzzi- I'd have to say that I can't find a player similar in style with the potential to fill Big Bert's shoes.

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Except Forsberg plays two way hockey

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Hossa will never produce 100 points even in his prime, which he has hit

and

Hossa isn't nearly as physical as Forsberg, although he can grind in the corners well
Hossa has played two way hockey this year. In previous years, no, but he's been excellent at it this year. Playing with Radek Bonk and Varada never helped his numbers, as opposed to Forsberg with Tanguay and Hejduk.

He's definately a 100 point player...but then again, is anyone likely to hit 100+ points again the way things are? Forsberg wasn't on pace to hit it this year last I checked.

His physical play is picking up, though not as the level of Forsberg. There's quite an age difference though, and generally as players get older they get more physical.

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Hossa has played two way hockey this year. In previous years, no, but he's been excellent at it this year. Playing with Radek Bonk and Varada never helped his numbers, as opposed to Forsberg with Tanguay and Hejduk.

He's definately a 100 point player...but then again, is anyone likely to hit 100+ points again the way things are? Forsberg wasn't on pace to hit it this year last I checked.

His physical play is picking up, though not as the level of Forsberg. There's quite an age difference though, and generally as players get older they get more physical.
Yes Hossa does play two way hockey, but he in no way can match Forberg's ability in this area which to me makes Forseebrg the better, and more complete player. I also doubt that Hossa will hit 100 as he seems to have plateued in the past few years at the 80-90 point range. Finally, Forsberg has always been as physical as he is now, and although I like the direction Hossa's going, I don't think he will be at Forsberg's physical level.

I do believe however that Hossa is already the better goal scorer, and more of Naslund type player.

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Yes Hossa does play two way hockey, but he in no way can match Forberg's ability in this area which to me makes Forseebrg the better, and more complete player. I also doubt that Hossa will hit 100 as he seems to have plateued in the past few years at the 80-90 point range. Finally, Forsberg has always been as physical as he is now, and although I like the direction Hossa's going, I don't think he will be at Forsberg's physical level.

I do believe however that Hossa is already the better goal scorer, and more of Naslund type player.
Hossa is only 24.. He's still got a couple years until he hits his true prime.

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I think Havlat is the next Naslund.

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Gaborik is the next Naslund IMO.

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Gaborik is the next Naslund IMO.
Naslund is much for consistent , and he has the most points out of anyone in the past 3,4,or5 years I think , and I think someone like Zherdev will beat out Naslund .

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Gaborik is the next Naslund IMO.
Gaborik is the next Bondra in my opinion.

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Gaborik is the next Bondra in my opinion.
that means he will suck

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that means he will suck
it might also mean that you wouldn't recognize talent if it hit you in the nuts with a two by four.

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