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#1 The Axe

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:41 AM

I say Datsyuk.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:50 AM

Like hits per game or big hits or just playing the body when you should?

 

Being Kronwalled aside...

 

Abby has my vote. 


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:53 AM

I don't know about him consistently, but Ericsson absolutely demolished Bickell during the playoffs, and I doubt anybody else on the team would have been able to do that without taking a pretty serious run.  Ericsson is strong as hell. 


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:07 AM

Pound for pound- tootoo

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:23 AM

When your last name becomes synonymous with hard hits...

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:44 AM

They're all such different hitters.
Pav is great because nobody sees it coming. E is strong (watching Bickell try to stand after that hit still makes me laugh) and Kronwall...well, he's Kronwall.

 
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:02 AM

Kronwall is the best because of his timing and absolute nasty impact

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:50 AM

Kronwall is more likely to change the game with one, Abdelkader hits more, and Datsyuk just gets you before you can get him. If more guys took a hit like him instead of trying to avoid them there would be far fewer injuries.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:13 AM

Yea...this question is loaded.

Technically...Kronwall, and its not even close.
P4P...............Tootoo, as mentioned above

I don't really think anyone else can seriously be considered because Tootoo is better at it than Abby and Ericsson, while strong, really rarely wantonly throws his body into people.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:22 AM

Brendan Smith when he stands guys up and floors their ass.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:45 AM

Hardest hitter: Kronwall

Sneakiest hitter: Kronwall/;Datsyuk tie

Highest Volume hitter: Abby

 

I agree with Dickie Dunn, if more guys took a hit like Dats there would be a lot less injuries.

 

He is not the biggest or baddest player, but he does have probably the best balance in the league, and I think that helps too!


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:05 AM

Like people have been saying
:Kronner catches people off guard
:Datsyuk is more powerful then he looks and is stronger on his skates then you
:Tootoo not only does he want to hit you, he wants to piss you off while hitting you
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:35 AM

This guys pretty good at hitting.

 



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:43 AM

Kronwall likes open-ice hits. But I dunno that that necessarily makes him the best hitter on our team.

 

Sort of the same deal with Datsyuk: it's cool that he's so strong on his skates and that he can really surprise you and all that. But, best hitter on our team? Datsyuk?

 

I'd have to go with Tootoo, or maybe Helm.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:36 AM

You guys that are saying Tootoo pound for pound do realize that he is not one of the lighter players on the team, right? The guy might be 5-9, but he weighs 200 pounds. Maybe you mean inch for inch.

That said, though.... Tootoo is probably my answer without a specific definition of "best."


Edited by barabbas16, 16 July 2013 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:41 AM

Cabrera, followed by Prince. I don't think anyone could argue. 

 

But if you mean who is the best checker on the team, its Kronwall.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:51 AM

Abby nearly double Tootoo's hit total, probably TOI as well.

 

But Abby ends up out of position less.

 

So I guess defining "Best" would be important.

 

Is best to you hardest?

Does being taken out of position by the hit make a difference to you?

Does total amount of hits matter to you?

 

Best is a term that leaves a lot of subjectivity.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:00 AM

If only Big E used his size and Bert was younger; Vladdy was the best that comes to mind

But the current roster, Kronwall
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:05 AM

You guys that are saying Tootoo pound for pound do realize that he is not one of the lighter players on the team, right? The guy might be 5-9, but he weighs 200 pounds. Maybe you mean inch for inch.

That said, though.... Tootoo is probably by answer without a specific definition of "best."

 

Pound for pound means how strong of a hitter you are proportionate to their size. Say Ericsson and Tootoo hit exactly the same (however you would measure that), Tootoo would be the better hitter because he is smaller.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:08 AM

Tootoo, he hits like kronwall but more often.


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