most underated american

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  1. Who do you think is the most underrated american in hockey today? :teach:
     
  2. degroat*

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    It's probably Scott Gomez but Tkachuk gets an honorable mention here because people focus too much on his contract.
     
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    Brian Rafalski....Tkachuk is awesome...tough, strong, etc..
     
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    Would agree with these two and add Mark Eaton to the list.
     
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    Tkachuk doesn't get focused on because he has earned the name Tkachoke. People didn't sit there and call Joe Thornton the next Tkachuk and mean it in a good way.
     
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    John-Michael Liles
     
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    we're going to set off the homer bells, but you're pretty much right. no one even knows who mark eaton is, and he was quietly our best all-around defenseman last year. adam hall could get some mention, too....a brendan morrow clone.
     
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    Joe Mullen
     
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    Jeff Halpern may get less ink than any American on the World Cup team, anyway. He was the offensive player of the week to close out the 2003-04 season, as a primarily defensive center and with AHL linemates.
     
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    Brian Gionta. This guy never gets any talk, but he is a hell of a player. His only knock of course is his size, but his heart makes up for the 2 fold. I guarantee this guy will be on the US olympic team in the future.
     
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    I'd say Gomez and Tkachuk.
     
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    Agreed,

    Prospect wise: Josh Hennessy of the Quebec Remparts. (San Jose)
     
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    Trent Klatt, I think he should have been on the WC team this year
     
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    Are we talking prospects? If so, I really like James Wisniewski and Jim Slater. Neither get a lot of hype, but Wisniewski in particular is one of my favorite prospects.
     
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    Especially with his playoff performance a few years ago

    Josh Hennessy is by far the most underated US prospect
    Probably becuase he plays in the Q
     
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    The Mighty Duck Man R-E-L-A-X

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    Player-wise, Mike York.

    Prospect-wise, I'm inclined to go with Danny Richmond(I think he's US). I rarely hear much about him, and I think mock drafts will prove that he's pretty underrated(alot of people said Carolina would take Thelen because the offensive defenseman cubpoard is bare).

    Or James Wishiniewski. He's very underrated too.
     
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    Isn't Dustin Brown an americain?

    If so, he gets my vote as a rookie.

    Scott Gomez is my other choice. Best passer in the NHL last year and still getting criticized a lot...
     
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