Your favourite player and why

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  1. user26

    user26 Registered User

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    My daily on break at work and want to see others opinions on random stuff time.

    For me:
    - Wade Redden as a young kid, first player I ever met and first player to sign a jersey of mine. Also first hockey card I had lol.

    - Crosby once he came into the league. As a kid still I instantly jumped on that bandwagon, got 2 of his jerseys (home and winter classic), and watched as many documentaries as I could on him. Every game the Pens played in OTT I made sure to go to.

    - Karlsson once he came to Ott and was the “Crosby” of my team. As I got older quickly realized the kind of player and person he is and how much he did for the community here. Not to mention pretty much single handily brought us to the conference finals. Although I didn’t realize until later that I was there when the sens drafted him which is a pretty cool memory now that I think about it.
     
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    Auston Matthews because he's the greatest of all time, plays for the Leafs, was a first overall pick for the Leafs, and is the greatest of all time.
     
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    Acallabeth Days of glory

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    I think we can just all sign for this and close the thread now.

    A distant 2nd for me is Ovechkin, because he's cool, a thrill to watch, a fun person and nobody pretends he's perfect.

    But he's obviously no Matthews.
     
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    ACC1224 Steelers 6-2-1 @ Jacksonville

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    Favourites - Matthews and Marner

    Why - makes fans of other Teams lose their minds which I find entertaining.
     
  5. NyQuil

    NyQuil Not Steve Yzerman

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    Auston Matthews aside, I have to go with Mark Stone.

    Brings my list to:
    -Wayne Gretzky
    -Ray Bourque
    -Brian Leetch
    -Daniel Alfredsson
    -Erik Karlsson
    -Mark Stone

    Next summer I’ll get to pick another favourite player.
     
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  6. SantaClaus

    SantaClaus On espère pour Lafrenière

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    Auston Matthews because he's the greatest of all time, plays for the Leafs, was a first overall pick for the Leafs, and is the greatest of all time.
     
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    Mark Stone. High IQ player, leader and more than anything he's the best thief in the league. If he stays he's the next captain of the Sens.
     
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    As a kid, my favourite player was Nik Antropov. No idea why, probably because he was tall and lanky like I was growing up.

    Currently, tied between Kadri and Matthews.

    Matthews is obvious, just an amazing player and has tons of personality (on the ice).

    I love Kadri because he is crazy passionate on the ice and absolutely wants to be the best player in the world. He obviously never will be, but he tries so hard and has so much confidence in himself. When the coach asks him to play a role (like Babcock asking him to be the Leafs checking center), he embraces it and doesn't complain. He still has to kick some of the diving habits, which he has really improved on as the Leafs have become a better team (and after he got a reputation with the refs), and definitely needs to pick his spots better when laying out big hits so he doesn't get suspended.

    edit: clarification
     
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    Lays Vitaly Swagtsov

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    Jesper Fast is the perfect bottom 6 player. Always has a great attitude, plays his heart out when no one else does, and is amazing defensively. Fits on any line and chips in offense too. I was so happy when Vegas picked Lindberg over Fast.

    Pavel Buchnevich as well, he was the player that got me into following prospects and he’s pretty lovable

    Hank for obvious reasons
     
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    Pierre Turgeon- I think I knew how to spell his name before I knew how to spell mine.

    Tim Connolly- What are the chances that a player would play for my favorite team with my number and spell my last name exactly the same way?
     
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    Hyman. Invaluable presence off the puck. Our fanbase loves to make excuses for him and his spot on the roster. He would be straight garbage on all the other teams so that's an exciting talent in itself.
     
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    There’s a lot you can say about Matthews but really?

    Maybe more so on the ice.
     
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    His dry humor is priceless. In alternate timeline this dude is a comedian.
     
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    I can imagine it’s pretty deadpan.

    He has one facial expression.
     
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    I meant to finish that with "on the ice", his interviews are.... yeah. He does give some sassy responses to dumb questions recently though("Have you ever had a scoring streak like you are now?" "Yeah, I have.").
     
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    That's the crucial part. Fella can say all kinds of things with a straight face.
     
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    From the similar thread we had this summer:

     
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    Effective in the fish bowl that is the Toronto market.
     
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    At present it’s Patrice Bergeron.

    He’s the best two-way player on the Bruins and has been for some time. Comes up big with clutch playoff goals, and is tough as nails. Both are very admirable qualities in my book.

    Named NHL First Star of the Week, this week, too. Not bad...
     
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    Besides Matthews my favourite current player is Kadri. Have been following his play for a long time and its been great to see him develop into a complete player. Also one of the few Leafs with a bit of snarl in his game.
     
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    Bergeron is a monster.

    I'll never forget him and Karlsson going head to head a couple of years ago.

    He's the kind of player that it's impossible to think of a situation where you wouldn't want him out on the ice.
     
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    McDavid -- just a special special player.

    Besides the easy choice, my next three favourites are all #91s -- Stamkos, Seguin and Tavares. Top 1/2 picks who are elite talents that I enjoy watching. Seguin in particular I find really exciting to watch.
     
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    “Listen. Understand. That Terminator is out there. It can't be reasoned with, it can't be bargained with...it doesn't feel pity or remorse or fear...and it absolutely will not stop. Ever. Until you are dead.”

    This quote always reminds me of Bergeron. He’s got to be a cyborg.
     
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    Sergei Fedorov!
     
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    Ha! He's my ultimate favourite #91 and one of my top 3 favourite players of all-time. :nod:

    Most underrated superstar in NHL history.
     

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