Is there a player who relies more on one skill than Iginla?

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  1. I Hate Chris Butler

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    Love Iggy. My favourite player, but he isn't exactly the most cerebral player on the ice. Iggy can hit, Iggy can fight, Iggy can playmake better than a lot of players, but his bread and butter is his shot.



    Iginla doesn't deke, doesn't fake very much (besides a leg pump every now and then); he just gets the puck on his stick and lets it go. He's not very fast either. He doesn't strike me as similar to other stars like Crosby, Ovechkin, Forsberg, Sakic, etc. who were/are able to do things with the puck.

    Has there been anyone else to have as much success as Iginla has had in his career with just one facet of their game?
     
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    Steven Reinprecht pretty much only has speed.
     
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    thats iggys style, he barrels down the ice and rips his shot. I remember messier doing the same thing with that hard wrister from the top of the circle on the rush.
     
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    Grabner with his speed maybe?
     
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  7. Case Closed.

    With that said, Iginla I do not think is a very good example, because he actually is a really good playmaker, and I'm not sure where you got the idea he's slow from, he's actually quite fast.
     
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    He can hit , he cqn fight, he can playmake and he has a great shot. Yet somehow he relies on one skill?

    LMAO

    The OP shot himself in the foot with his own post.
     
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    My vote would be Lucic. He's pretty much brawn (which isn't a skill) + a good shot. And he puts the two together pretty effectively.

    But he can't skate, or pass, or do anything else all that well.
     
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    Yeah but Lucic only has a hard shot, not necessarily a good one.
    He has a slow release that gets blocked often and when he does get it off, it's not very accurate.


    You want to seriously talk about a player that relies on one skill every game, then without a doubt it's Scott Gomez.
    His ability to carry the puck through the neutral zone with speed is about all he can do. He gets almost to the goal line, never shoots and then tries the same pass over and over and over again.
     
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    Erik Cole has not one skill, but one move that he tries every time up the ice. It's pretty funny once you know to look for it. Phil Kessel is also predictable that way.

    My thoughts exactly. If anything, Iginla's one of the best-rounded wingers of his generation. Not sure where the OP is coming from here.
     
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    I was gonna bring up Brett Hull as an example of someone people mistakingly assume he relied solely on one skill. My point being that sometimes there's players who are so strong at something, people overlook everything else and tend to underrate their all-round skill. It get's overlooked. Brett Hull is a good example, as Ive already seen two posters mention him.

    His shot was obviously his strong point, but he could pass the puck pretty darn well and he's made more rushes up the ice and scored more goals where he's had to deke either the defenseman and/or goalie than what people give him credit for.

    I've heard people tell me all he had was his shot, and that's completely false and short sighted.

    As for Iginla, I dont like saying he only relies on one skill too. He's just a great all-round player who has skill in every area but that's the way he plays. Pretty sure it was him that made the nice feed to Crosby in the Olympics. I know it's one play but he has the skill to do it. It's just his mindset is shoot first and go through rather than around.
     
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    Apparently Steven Stamkos' one skill is Marty St. Louis...

    How about Tomas Holmstrom? His specialty move is taking abuse while scoring a garbage goal or screening.
     
  15. lol, so true. Though I think Brett Hull takes the cake for this thread.
     
  16. I think your really underselling Iginlas true greatness as a player. He is not one-dimensional. Maybe the word you were looking for was flashy which Iginla lacks but Im sure his ten straight 30+ goal seasons makes up for that.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking, he is hardly one dimensional.
     
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    I didn't mean Iginla was one dimensional. :huh: Thought I worded it well enough. What I mean is that while Iginla does everything well, it is his shot that he utilizes the most and is what he's known for.
     
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    No, I disagree. Iginla is known to be a pretty all around great player who does just about a bit of everything well. He's not flashy with his puck handling, but I also don't think immediately of his shot when I think 'Iginla'. Not the same way you think about Brett Hull anyway.
     
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    The funny thing about MAB is that one could argue that he doesn't even have a good shot as he can't skate and shoot at the same time. :)
     
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    Is there a player who relies more on one skill than Iginla?

    Not the most cerebral player on the ice?

    If you were not trying to insult him, your wording failed.
     
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