Comparing recently drafted Centers

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  1. Vagrant

    Vagrant The Czech Condor

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    This should make for an interesting thread. Given the lists of attributes and the list of players, pick one player that you believe has the best in that category. It's fairly simple. Here is the list of players to pick from. This list includes quite a few of the recently drafted Canadian born centers, and I was wondering which player excels in which areas of his game.

    Jason Spezza
    Eric Staal
    Vincent Lecavalier
    Joe Thornton
    Patrick Marleau
    Nathan Horton
    David Legwand

    Now, the attributes

    Passing:
    Stickhandling:
    Defense:
    Speed:
    Puck Handling:
    Wrist Shot:
    Slap Shot:
    Shot Power:
    Shot Accuracy:
    Hockey Sense:
    Work Ethic:
    Play Making:
    Body Checking:
    Stick Checking:
    Back Checking:
    Forechecking:
    Attitude:

    I know it's a pretty lengthy list, I just thought it would be pretty fun to rank some of these players in these regards to give people an insight. I'll post mine a little later if this gets any attention, i'm just curious as to what everyone else thinks.
     
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    What, the USA doesn't have any centers worthy of your list?
     
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    Passing:
    Stickhandling:
    Defense:
    Speed:
    Puck Handling:
    Wrist Shot:
    Slap Shot:
    Shot Power:
    Shot Accuracy:
    Hockey Sense:Vincent Lecavalier
    Work Ethic:
    Play Making: Vincent Lecavalier
    Body Checking:
    Stick Checking:
    Back Checking:
    Forechecking:
    Attitude:
     
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    What do you call David Legwand?
     
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    Passing: Jason Spezza
    Stickhandling: Jason Spezza
    Defense: David Legwand
    Speed: David Legwand/Patrick Marleau
    Puck Handling: Joe Thornton
    Wrist Shot: Patrick Marleau
    Slap Shot: Joe Thornton
    Shot Power: Joe Thornton
    Shot Accuracy: Patrick Marleau
    Hockey Sense: Jason Spezza
    Work Ethic: Neither one has impressed me as a workhorse but for a rookie Nathan Horton maybe did
    Play Making: Jason Spezza/Eric Staal
    Body Checking: Joe Thornton
    Stick Checking: Joe Thornton/Nathan Horton
    Back Checking: David Legwand
    Forechecking: Nathan Horton
    Attitude: Nathan Horton
     
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    The list was more aimed at recently drafted centers that were taken in or around the top 5 in their respective drafts. Nationality just happens to be canadian that has the most players in it.

    Passing: Spezza
    Stickhandling: Thornton
    Defense: Staal
    Speed: Marleau
    Puck Handling:Thornton
    Wrist Shot: Spezza
    Slap Shot: Thornton
    Shot Power: Thornton
    Shot Accuracy: Lecavalier
    Hockey Sense: Staal
    Work Ethic: Horton
    Play Making: Spezza
    Body Checking: Thornton
    Stick Checking: Staal
    Back Checking: Legwand
    Forechecking: Horton
    Attitude: Marleau
     
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    what he said :yo:
     
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    Passing: Lecavalier/Spezza
    Stickhandling: Spezza
    Defense: Legwand
    Speed: Marleau
    Puck Handling: Thornton
    Wrist Shot: Lecavalier
    Slap Shot: Thornton
    Shot Power: Thornton
    Shot Accuracy: Lecavalier
    Hockey Sense: Spezza
    Work Ethic: Staal
    Play Making: Spezza
    Body Checking: Thornton/Horton
    Stick Checking: Thornton
    Back Checking: Legwand
    Forechecking: Marleau
    Attitude: Staal
     
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    So Lecavalier and Marleau were recently drafted, and Henrik Sedin wasn't?
     
  10. No respect for the squirt, Bouchard?
     
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    People, I don't understand some of these responses! If you don't like the list of players mentioned, simply don't respond. It's not as if i'm trying to be mean spirited here, it's just that the list of players listed are the ones i'd like to have information about and if there is another player you'd like to hype up/discuss, then i'm sure there are other threads that would easily accomidate that type of thing. I was simply discussing the players at hand. I wasn't exactly expecting fans of all 30 teams to make individual plugs for their favorite team prospect.

    Thanks. ;)
     
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    Passing: Thornton
    Stickhandling: Spezza
    Defense: Legwand
    Speed: Marleau
    Puck Handling: Thornton
    Wrist Shot: Lecavalier
    Slap Shot: Thornton
    Shot Power: Horton
    Shot Accuracy: Lecavalier
    Hockey Sense: Spezza
    Work Ethic: Horton
    Play Making: Spezza
    Body Checking: Thornton
    Stick Checking: not sure
    Back Checking: Legwand
    Forechecking: Horton
    Attitude: Horton
     
  13. Spiffy

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    I haven't seen this guys often enough to know everyone in every field but here is my try:

    Jason Spezza
    Eric Staal
    Vincent Lecavalier
    Joe Thornton
    Patrick Marleau
    Nathan Horton
    David Legwand

    Now, the attributes

    Passing: David Legwand (vision and passingwise looks like a new Weight)/Thornton
    Stickhandling:Jason Spezza
    Defense: Eric Staal/David Legwand
    Speed:Patrick Patrick Marleau
    Puck Handling:Joe Thornton
    Wrist Shot:Vincent Lecavalier
    Slap Shot:Joe Thornton
    Shot Power:Joe Thornton
    Shot Accuracy:Patrick Marleau
    Hockey Sense: Jason Spezza/David Legwand
    Work Ethic: Nathan Horton
    Play Making: Jason Spezza
    Body Checking: Joe Thornton
    Stick Checking: Joe Thornton
    Back Checking: David Legwand
    Forechecking: Nathan Horton
    Attitude: Nathan Horton
     
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