Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/12/11 at 06:30 PM ET
from Jeremy Roenick at NHL.com,
Instead of looking back on the former greats, this blog is about looking at the greats we have right now. If I were starting an American hockey team today, this is what my starting six would look like:
Center: Ryan Kesler
He is so good. He’s the whole package. When you look at a defensive-style forward that can do it all, Kesler is your guy. He’s physical. He’s extremely fast. He’s got good hands around the net. He kills penalties. And, he’s good on the power play. Kesler is the all-around package you need to have a good up-front guy.
Right wing: Patrick Kane
Kane is kind of like your quarterback. He possesses so much raw talent, and he makes stickhandling, passing and the puck control game look so easy. He’s also an extremely smart player. He’s a great reader of the play, a true anticipator. He knows where everybody on the ice is and then he makes intelligent plays with the puck.
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