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In Topic: Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Yesterday, 11:42 PM

I'm not sure which one you're talking about but these were my two fav snipes that series:

 

 


If you look at the 1st goal, you see him look at Z and tap his stick twice on the ice for a pass and Z knows exactly what Pav wants to do. Score a goal. Insane backhand. 


In Topic: Babcock's already losing it?

Yesterday, 11:36 PM

Anyway, is the Leafs roster basically set or are they expected to make another move or two?

Resign Bernier = arbitration situation going on


In Topic: Babcock's already losing it?

Yesterday, 10:09 PM

Babcock already losing it?

 

Or fellow posters losing it? 

 

Hockey needs to start so we can all start attacking the players instead! 


In Topic: Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Yesterday, 10:05 PM

Toews is not overrated. He's like zetterberg. He's got superior
Defense, puck control skills, vision, and competitiveness, and above average everything else. He's just not flashy, which makes everybody go gaga but doesnt make someone one iota more "elite". Kopitar is the same way.

I agree about the type of player he is. I just take issue with giving him more credit about certain parts of the game than he deserves. He's not a "sniper" as this article's subject is imo. Nothing that Quick mentioned about him really convinced me how Toews is an elite sniper. All he said was that he is "constantly moving, constantly working".. just sounds like unrelated praise to me. Which is fine but not truly related. I guess it was good to use Toews in the article to segway into the Toews/Kane chemistry. The Kane stuff he mentioned was right on point; he does go between the stick and legs A LOT and get's goals quite a bit with it. 


In Topic: Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Yesterday, 01:54 PM

 

Or is it really that he's a great player getting his props, and people are trashing him because they simply don't like him? It's not like one guy is constantly saying "Toews is amazing, top 5 player", it's pretty widespread that he's being praised, which makes me think it's most likely true. Especially when it's current players saying it.

Or not.

 

Toews is one of the best leaders in the league and one of the best complete forwards. However; his offensive ability is no where near the level of guys like Ovie, Stamkos, Crosby, Datsyukian vision, Kane stickhandling, Perry, Getzlav, Thornton's vision (before he started sucking this past year), Malkin, and many others.

 

Notice how in the article he mentions "Kane and Toews". Yet it mostly talks about Kane specialties which are very unique. Toews is mentioned as "constantly moving, constantly working" etc. Those are some very generic words that could be applied to lots of players in the league. None of the stuff mentioned about him really stands out to me as related to "Elite Snipers 101" as the article is titled.

 

Toews is a hot commodity and is often times mentioned for the sake of being mentioned. He's emerging into the face of this league. This happens in tons of sports, it's nothing unusual. 


I actually respect Toews. I just don't like it when players are overrated for things they shouldn't be. 


It was the same thing when Yzerman told the media that "Toews is a better player than I ever was". I mean really? Lol

 

Everyone knows thats bs. Toews himself basically said it (in a nice way).