Best and Worst Skaters in Leafs history ....

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  1. Rants Mulliniks

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    Yaremchuk! Geez you guys are bringing me back to the days when I used to attend a lot of AHL games. James, Degray, Yaremchuk.....

    Actually a couple months ago I found a puck I caught that Yaremchuk shot over the glass. I used to always record with a marker and piece of tape who shot them.
     
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    Kaberle was soooo smooth if my memory is still intact. I really enjoyed watching him as a defenseman.
     
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    Mike Gartner best
    Brian glennie worst
     
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    Fastest Skater: Russ Courtnall
    Worst skater = Dave Andreychuck
     
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    I love Kaberle, one of my favourite Leafs defencemen of all time. Just wish he shot more, he had a decent shot but was always a pass first kinda guy.
     
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    Top of my head: Berezin, Stalberg, Gartner, Kapanen
    Worst: Gauthier (however he's improved a lot), Antropov
     
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    Jason Allison just passed the blue line on his shootout attempt in 05-06.
     
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    Best - Mike Gartner
    Worst - Brad Marsh
     
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  9. Teeder Keon

    Teeder Keon Defeat does not rest lightly on their shoulders

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    Manner I’ll read pretty good on his skates

    Scott Garland not so much
     
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    Straight line Kapanen takes some beating and Dermott has awesome 4 way mobility of the current team

    I loved Berard as well when I was younger, I remember him being a strong all around skater

    For bad Allison takes some beating over the 35 years I've been following the team
     
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    Teeder Keon Defeat does not rest lightly on their shoulders

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    Paul Evans was kool on his Bauer’s

    Claire “ milkman “ Alexander was ok

    Kurt Walker was slower and worse than Allison lol
     
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    Mats Sundin is still my favourite. Here is a guy who carried himself with top notch class and professionalism. Not to mention he scored a ton of clutch goals. Amazingly consistent year to year, durable. Never complained. Made guys around him better. Just a great player.

    EDIT: oops, this is about skaters as in actual skating skills. I thought it was about skaters as in players who are not goalies. My bad.
     
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    Salming was a great skater too. If it wasn't for the favoritism bestowed on Larry Robinson (who couldn't hold a candle to Borje skating wise). Salming would have won a Norris.
     
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    I remember seeing Jason Allison and couldn't believe how slow he was. Unbelievably slow.
     
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    Joe Nieuwendyk was pretty solid

    Spezza looks slow as nails out there
     
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    Dan Daoust?

    I remember him as a not very good skater
     
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    Allison scored 60 points in 66 games with the Leafs actually . He may not have been fast, but in 8 seasons he managed to get reach 40+ assists 5 times(4 of those above 50). I suppose his passing abilities was what kept him in the league. I vaguely remember Jason Allison myself if I'm being honest so I can't say how he played but those numbers don't lie
     
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    Yep. He played like the kid with terrific hands that didn’t have skates with him one day and had to play pond hockey in his boots.
     
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    No one has mentioned Jim Korn yet??
     
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    Teeder Keon Defeat does not rest lightly on their shoulders

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    Yep
     
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    The fans in the blues loved him. Twice a game he would send a puck up there, straight off his stick, not deflected.
     
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    Jason Allison?

    Mike Gartner?
     
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    Confucius We Can and We Will

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    Gartner
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    I'm quite surprised that Borje Salming is only mentioned three times.

    I understand Sundin, because there is still a lot of bitterness about how he left.

    For me, Salming and Keon have to top the list. Honorable mention to, in no particular order, Sundin, Horton (terrific skater), Courtnall (fast, but so-so puck handler), Mogilny, and Kaberle.

    Worst are the two players nicknamed 'snowshoes': Dan Maloney and Allen Stanley. Dishonorable mention to Andreychuk and Phaneuf.
     
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    Dave Keon would be my nomination. He's my fav player all time. Shout out to Eddie Shack.
     
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