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Guest2244 Posted - 02/28/2012 : 18:13:18
There is allot of power forwards in the league, who is the best?
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Alex116 Posted - 03/03/2012 : 13:59:50
4809.....Personally, though i love his game, i don't consider Bergreron to be a power forward. One of my criteria would be a bare minimum of 200 pounds and 6' or taller, and those are just minimums! I'd prefer to call a power forward someone north of 210lbs and 6'2" and above. This would quickly rule out guys like Datsyuk, Marchand and even Downie as well as Bergeron. This is going by where i see him listed at 6'2", 195lbs.

It's so debatable. I googled "top nhl power forwards" and every site has a different opinion. One i saw had Brendan Morrow as an "honorable mention", the other had him #2 overall! Prob outdated, but an up to date list surely would have guys like Lucic, Perry, Benn, Hartnell, Backes and Kassian amongst others. Okay, that last guy was in jest, but hopefully one day soon!

For me, all time best power forwards would include, Wendel Clark, Tim Kerr, Mark Messier, John Leclair, Kevin Stevens, Eric Lindros, Keith Tkachuk, Iginla, Shanahan and of course, Cam Neely. Now, this is going from memory and of course from the era i'm most familiar with. I watched a lot of hockey in the late 70's and early 80's but my memory of those times is not as good as it is from the late 80's on.
Guest4809 Posted - 03/03/2012 : 12:19:42
First of all, I think there needs to be a proper definition of what constitutes a "power forward" when a question like this is posed because, in my opinion, Pavol Datsyuk is not a power forward by any stretch of the imagination.

Secondly, I was thoroughly surprised to see that I was the lone voter for Patrice Bergeron. He uses his size to perfection. He intimidates with his crushing forechecking. He is a master at battling for positioning in front of the net, creating fits for defencemen and goalies around the league. He centers the best all-round line in the NHL at even strength. Bergeron and his linemates, Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin, all are in the top nine among forwards in the League in advanced-metric website Behind The Net's plus/minus per 60 minutes at even strength statistic. Bergeron has been on the ice for 45 goals scored and only 24 against at 5-on-5 hockey.

He's also plenty valuable in other areas. He entered Monday's games sixth in the NHL in faceoff percentage at 57.6 percent, and he's taken more draws than anyone else in the top 20. He's won the second-most in the League with 695.

Bergeron also is No. 11 among forwards in blocked shots with 56. He's second among the Bruins' regulars on the penalty kill at 4.41 goals against per 60 minutes. When Boston is down a man, he's been on the ice for just seven goals against. Seven!

Don't get me wrong. I'd take a Malkin or a Datsyuk over Bergeron any day but like I said at the beginning, by my definition (Bergeron being the perfect definition) of a power forward, I would rank Bergeron as the best power forward on that list.

Note: I am not a Bruins fan either.
foolpittier Posted - 03/02/2012 : 13:48:36
quote:
Originally posted by Guest4519

Dirk Nowitzki and Blake Griffin



i'll take dirk
Guest4519 Posted - 03/02/2012 : 03:52:19
Dirk Nowitzki and Blake Griffin
Guest4271 Posted - 03/02/2012 : 03:31:22
What about Shane Doan, and Morrow from Dallas........they are getting older, but still solid contributions every game almost
Guest7692 Posted - 03/02/2012 : 01:02:19
I'd be willing to bet that Utemin just forgot to sign into his account when he made this poll.
Guest9205 Posted - 03/01/2012 : 08:47:58
Ryane Clowe....
sahis34 Posted - 02/29/2012 : 14:59:45
Pavel Datsyuk is not a power forward. He's really everything but/ Playmeaker, sniper, two way forward. The works
Guest4795 Posted - 02/29/2012 : 14:11:20
quote:
Originally posted by Guest2244

There is allot of power forwards in the league, who is the best?



id say kassian! 100% dont gimme malkin, or ovi. this kid kassian is going to be a legend. neely , gretzky, kassian, lemiuex, howe
Guest7116 Posted - 02/29/2012 : 13:26:53
haha definitely Barkley .. guy has an unreal golf swing
foolpittier Posted - 02/29/2012 : 13:05:36
Charles Barkley
ryan93 Posted - 02/29/2012 : 12:01:27
Pavel Datsyuk eh
Guest0342 Posted - 02/29/2012 : 06:53:04
do you know what a power forward is?
Guest7692 Posted - 02/29/2012 : 02:56:03
Disregard that last posting by me, as there is far more wrong with this poll than just the lack of Rich Nash talking about PFs and I wish I hadnt said anything to begin with. Thank you.
Guest7692 Posted - 02/29/2012 : 02:53:55
Rick Nash?
foolpittier Posted - 02/28/2012 : 20:18:26
quote:
Originally posted by Guest2244

There is allot of power forwards in the league, who is the best?



i'll go with Johan Franzen and James Neal, and other.

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