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#21 Z Winged Dangler

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:44 PM

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

But the current roster, Kronwall

Vladdy paved the way for Kronwall.  The open ice hits Vladdy used to lay on guys would make Kronwall blush.  He no doubt studied the tapes before he started Kronwalling guys.  So to say, the Vladiating of many was passed on to what we now refer to as Kronwalling.  Open ice hits kick ass. 


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:20 PM

helmer.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:52 PM

I think you have to look for the hit often to be considered a 'hitter', so that rules Datsyuk out... though he is most excellent at picking his hits and laying a guy down, totally surprising them in the process.

 

Kronwall is #1, followed by Tootoo. This seems like a no brainer to me. :D

 

Edit: I am not counting Helm due to his mostly decommissioned status for the last two seasons.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:54 PM

Most entertaining: *Kronwall

 

Most effective over the course of a game: Abby

 

Person I wouldn't want to be hit by: Tootoo

 

Best overall (considering being caught out of position the least, effectiveness, game-changing ability, legality / form, and overall impact): *Kronwall

 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:15 PM

Most entertaining: *Kronwall
 
Most effective over the course of a game: Abby
 
Person I wouldn't want to be hit by: Tootoo
 
Best overall (considering being caught out of position the least, effectiveness, game-changing ability, legality / form, and overall impact): *Kronwall
 
* he has his own verb


This is a pretty good analogy.

How about most technically sound? Maybe thats a good way to describe Datsyuk's hitting.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:35 PM

 

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.

 

Right, I agree with you.  My point was that.... Tootoo is actually not one of the smaller players on the team when it comes to weight.  There are probably more guys that weigh less than 200 pounds than weigh more.  "Pound for pound" is used more often, as you say with little guys.  I would say that Tootoo is short, but not necessarily little.  Most of the Wings that do weigh more than Tootoo don't have too many pounds on him.  It also implies that the person the phrase is being used in reference to is not, in actuality, the best hitter.  It would seem more accurate (to me) if someone were to use the 'pound for pound' phrase in reference to Kronwall or Helm as both probably weigh 10 pounds or so less than Tootoo.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:41 PM

I have to go with Tootoo. He is a nasty sob and is not afraid to take a run at anyone. Babcock needs to use him more effectively next season.  Kronwall is great but needs to deliver them them more often. 



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:25 PM

Kronwall is the hardest and most dangerous hitter on the team.

 

Tootoo is the guy most likely to throw checks on every shift, though.  


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:09 PM

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. 

I just went back and watched that highlight.   I miss hockey so much right now.

 



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:11 PM

I just went back and watched that highlight.   I miss hockey so much right now.
 


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:36 AM

Kronwall and Abdelkader, and Abs is the most effective.  When he got stuck on the top line he created so many turnovers with his forechecking, using his speed and size to separate defencemen from the puck.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

Like hits per game or big hits or just playing the body when you should?
 
Being Kronwalled aside...
 
Abby has my vote. 

Kronner leaves his feet to much but he does hit hard. Helm is a good hitter
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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:18 AM

Can I count Smith as a hard hitter since it felt like he gut punched me every time he couldn't clear the zone in the playoffs and gave it away along the boards near the blue line?


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:25 AM

Can I count Smith as a hard hitter since it felt like he gut punched me every time he couldn't clear the zone in the playoffs and gave it away along the boards near the blue line?

 

Not to correct your post, but he seemed to give it away up the middle, you know the most dangerous place on the ice to clear the puck!


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