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An Anonymous Player Poll

from Dan Friedell of ESPN The Magaine,

Thirty anonymous NHL stars talk about everything from realignment to goalie pads.

 

 

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Evilpens's avatar

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Bylsma smartest Coach HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I would Take Babcock & Quenneville EASILY over Coach “Get to Our Game”

Posted by Evilpens on 10/03/13 at 05:20 PM ET

perfection's avatar

looks like 2 of the 30 “stars” have been Kronwalled before…

I also love that some people still see Pavel Datsyuk as underrated. I’m a fan obviously, but have always thought no matter how many compliments he gets, he’s just not respected enough.
Anytime I hear someone say he “may be the best two way player in the game”, I consider that underrated.

And I always felt the same about Lidstrom. Despite being unanimously called one of the top-3 dmen ever, he seemed to be underrrated until maybe the last 5 or 6 years of his career, basically once he was past his prime. He was one of the best ever probably before he even won a Norris. 

But I think Lids, Pav, and probably Babcock (who just is automatically disqualified for coach of the year) are all slightly underrated because of being on a complete team that has succeeded for two decades.

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 10/03/13 at 05:40 PM ET

squirrely's avatar

perfection, I thought the same exact thing when I saw that.  Somebody is still pissed about getting his bell rung by kronner.

Posted by squirrely from Dirty Jersey on 10/03/13 at 06:18 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

How does the realignment both help and hurt the Wings at the same time?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 10/03/13 at 06:22 PM ET

SYF's avatar

looks like 2 of the 30 “stars” have been Kronwalled before…

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 10/03/13 at 05:40 PM ET

I’m guessing Selanne and Kesler.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 10/03/13 at 07:25 PM ET

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Ass checking will not win you many fans in the league.

Posted by timbits on 10/03/13 at 11:01 PM ET

UMFan's avatar

I also love that some people still see Pavel Datsyuk as underrated.

The reason why Datsyuk is underrated is that he works his ass off and does all the little things that are not on the stat sheet. The media doesn’t pick up on that as its not a great selling point. Also, if he played in Toronto, Montreal or NYC, he’d probably be a bigger deal than he is now. Though part of me questions whether he’d be the same player that he is now. Some people just aren’t the type that would do good in that major media environment. What I can’t believe is that players themselves underestimate his skills on the ice. He’s a combination of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson on ice. How in the world could a fellow player underestimate that type of talent?

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 10/04/13 at 02:03 AM ET

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How in the world could a fellow player underestimate that type of talent?

It could be that people who have to play against him on the ice are astounded that he isn’t given the respect by media/fans/whomever that they think he deserves.

Thus, underrated.

Posted by Garth on 10/04/13 at 12:45 PM ET

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