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09-04-2011, 06:50 PM
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That fast.
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09-04-2011, 07:21 PM
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Best HS: Crosby
Best Speed: Helm
Best Skill: Datsyuk
Hardest Worker: St. Louis

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09-04-2011, 07:55 PM
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Hockey Sense: Nicklas Lidstrom (he's made a HOF career just because of his smarts on the ice)
Speed: Michael Grabner (uuhhhh, All-Star competition?)
Skill: Pavel Datsyuk (best puck-handler in the league, great stick defensively, and an excellent passer)
Hardest Worker: Ryan Kesler (that guy is just all over the ice)

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09-04-2011, 08:04 PM
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HS : Joe Thornton , Crosby
Speed: Grabner
Skill: has to be Datsyuk
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09-05-2011, 01:04 AM
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That I know of. So dont come hating me.

Oh, and the nominees I put here are because the relevant skill sets seems to stand out as the core of the player's contribution.

HS: Markov and Tim Thomas. Both are averagely good skill sets but incredible tactical sense that allows them to leverage whatever they got.
Speed: Cole. Not much to say about him except he rush and skates fast, drawing penalties and doing breakaways
Skills: Kovalev. If you just appreciate the player for what he's worth and don't expect what he's not, you always end up dazzled by just how natural he is.
Hard working: not sure. I'd like to say Subban, but he's got speed and skills. I guess I'd go for Bouillon or Darches. They never stop giving their 100%

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09-05-2011, 01:16 AM
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I know there are others. Just cant think of others right now.
Patrick Marleau was voted 2nd fastest behind Gaborik in the NHLPA poll. Third best behind Crosby and Gaborik.

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09-05-2011, 01:18 AM
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That I know of. So dont come hating me.

Oh, and the nominees I put here are because the relevant skill sets seems to stand out as the core of the player's contribution.

HS: Markov and Tim Thomas. Both are averagely good skill sets but incredible tactical sense that allows them to leverage whatever they got.
Speed: Cole. Not much to say about him except he rush and skates fast, drawing penalties and doing breakaways
Skills: Kovalev. If you just appreciate the player for what he's worth and don't expect what he's not, you always end up dazzled by just how natural he is.
Hard working: not sure. I'd like to say Subban, but he's got speed and skills. I guess I'd go for Bouillon or Darches. They never stop giving their 100%
Now this, is a homer.

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09-05-2011, 01:32 AM
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Impressive.
That actually made me drool and laugh at the same time. Nice one Vancouver.

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09-05-2011, 02:37 AM
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H.S - MSL

Best Speed - Helm

Best Skill - Datsyuk, Kovalev (even though hes in the KHL)

Hardest worker - Mike Brown, all you have to do is watch one shift.

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09-05-2011, 02:43 AM
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Now this, is a homer.
I did say " that I know of".

I'm not going to judge players I don't have any real experience.

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09-05-2011, 03:57 AM
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Best Speed: Anyone who doesn't say Helm is insane
Best Skil: Pavel Datsyuk, Steven Stamkos (Not at the level of Datsyuk but everyone is saying him)
Hardest Worker: Jonathan Toews, Ryan Kesler, Henrik Zetterberg, Martin St. Louis

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09-05-2011, 08:24 AM
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I did say " that I know of".

I'm not going to judge players I don't have any real experience.
Must be nice watching a game and only appreciating the skill of one team

HS Crosby
Speed Grabner
Skill Dats
Hardest worker Parise (Crosby and Parise are on the same level in this respect though)

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09-05-2011, 08:30 AM
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If some of you are actually saying to stop making Grabner "the fastest skater", then I am ashamed of you.

last year, when he found his true form in mid December, almost every game after that he had at least one breakaway.

Hopefully this year, he can work on his finishing. He could have scored 40 goals if he could just finish on some of those breakaways....

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09-05-2011, 08:46 AM
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09-05-2011, 08:56 AM
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Must be nice watching a game and only appreciating the skill of one team
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You know, when you have to balance your free time between responsibilities and a few hobbies, you don't get the leisure of watching 200 matches per season. Hell, I'm lucky to catch 50.

Some of us have other things to do in life than sit on their butt watching a tv screen for 3 hours.

And finally, I did tried to pinpoint players who's attribute was their main asset rather than going for the absolute best. no question Crosby has great hockey sense, but he's much, much more well-rounded than Markov or Thomas. If these two didn't had that specific gift, they might not be in the NHL.

While Crosby probably would make it based on the other things going for him. Not as dominantly, but he'd make it.

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09-05-2011, 09:06 AM
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You know, when you have to balance your free time between responsibilities and a few hobbies, you don't get the leisure of watching 200 matches per season. Hell, I'm lucky to catch 50.

Some of us have other things to do in life than sit on their butt watching a tv screen for 3 hours.

And finally, I did tried to pinpoint players who's attribute was their main asset rather than going for the absolute best. no question Crosby has great hockey sense, but he's much, much more well-rounded than Markov or Thomas. If these two didn't had that specific gift, they might not be in the NHL.

While Crosby probably would make it based on the other things going for him. Not as dominantly, but he'd make it.
It was a joke. Just assumed you watched a lot of Montreal games, and since there IS another team on the ice, you might have noticed some of the skill. Guess not

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09-05-2011, 09:17 AM
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It was a joke. Just assumed you watched a lot of Montreal games, and since there IS another team on the ice, you might have noticed some of the skill. Guess not
It would be presumptuous of me to assume I can rate the other players based on the very occasional time I get to see them. A player can be hot or in a slump at the time, and sometime, it takes time to start to appreciate the subleties of a player's skill or weaknesses.

I got to talk about Thomas due to the 7 game serie we had against him, which clearly depicted why he's such a great goalie.

As for Cole, I took the stats directly from the Hurricane's board. Asked what the player had going for him, and the almost unanimous assessment was "speed", which he uses cleverly for multiple purposes.

I thought me talking about what I know and explainingy choices would be a more valuable contribution to the conversation than list 4 superstars. I guess people here are happy with the "give your opinion in this nicely prepared form" format of discussion.

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09-05-2011, 10:19 AM
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Hockey Sense: Sidney Crosby

Best Speed: Viktor Stalberg/Michael Grabner/Darren Helm

Best Skill: Pavel Datsyuk

Hardest Worker: Adam Burish

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H.S - MSL

Best Speed - Helm

Best Skill - Datsyuk, Kovalev (even though hes in the KHL)

Hardest worker - Mike Brown, all you have to do is watch one shift.
Beat me to it. Brown was the first player to come to mind as the hardest worker.

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09-05-2011, 10:37 AM
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Sense- Crosby
Speed- Helm
Skill- Datsyuk
Work Ethic- St Louis

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09-05-2011, 10:54 AM
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You are the one who has no clue. If you paid attention which you obviously didn't, Torts basically opened the door and a spot for Kreider to join the team this season. He decided to go back to college to play with his girlfriend. Unless you are unbelievably stupid, you can see there is a night and day difference with the attitude of a J.T. Miller compared to Kreider. Miller blew off college, said I want to play one year of juniors and then go pro. Kreider said, I want to go back to college and then spent last year tweeting about the Bruins in the playoffs. The Rangers actually had to tell him to knock it off.

Stepan left Wisconsin after his sophomore year and he didnt' have Torts opening the door for him like he did for Kreider. That shows you the difference between the attitude of Stepan and Kreider.
The main point your missing here in comparing miller to kreider is miller skipped college all together to accelerate his going pro, kreider already started college and has had the intention all along to finish what he's started, both paths are admirable IMO. But hey if you want to ***** and moan and make assumptions about his character and integrity because kreider didn't do what you wanted him to do go ahead, I know if I had paid the money and put in the time at BC I'd want my degree or whatever too.

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Speed: Ryan Shannon

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Hardest Working: Daniel Alfredsson

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