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brentrock2
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Canada
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  04:52:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Poll Question:
Who do you think is the best stickhandler?

Choices:

Jason Spezza
Ales Hemsky
Peter Forsberg
Pavel Bure
Bobby Orr
Alexander Ovechkin
Pavel Datsyuk
Sidney Crosby
Evgeni Malkin
Alexei Kovalev
Other

(Anonymous Vote)

Edited by - brentrock2 on 10/18/2009 13:29:05

Guest6007
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  05:27:00  Reply with Quote
How could you not think about Kovalev ?! =P
I believe he is "Tha Man" with a stick and a puck. Just take a look at his Warrior videos on YouTube !!
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willus3
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Canada
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  08:07:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Denis Savard.
To quote Bobby Hull - "It's like he has the puck on a string"
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andyhack
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Japan
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  08:13:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gilbert Perreault should probably be on the list too.
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Guest4255
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  09:55:06  Reply with Quote
Yeah, this poll is way too "current player heavy" IF Orr and Bure are going to be in it. If you make it current players only, I fully agree that Kovalev should be on the list and I would add Tim Connolly. If you make it "all time", Savard has to be there.

Whether current or all, I actually can't say I think Ovechkin or Bure belong in on a "best stick handler" list.......GREAT scorers and VERY GOOD stickhandlers - but no more in my opinion.
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Guest4255
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  09:57:12  Reply with Quote
Following up as it isn't worded well in my last post: Kovalev belongs on both the "all time" and "current" list. He's just sick.
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Axey
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Canada
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  15:19:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kovalev
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Guest9986
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Posted - 04/07/2008 :  10:42:22  Reply with Quote
How about Gretzky and Lemieux. If it's an all time list, shouldn't they be included?
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Guest2917
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Posted - 04/07/2008 :  11:24:06  Reply with Quote
Rick Nash anyone? Did you guys not see sportscentre's goal of the year?
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Posted - 04/07/2008 :  11:49:22  Reply with Quote
Nash FTW, man.

Though, Toews, as the runner-up to the SC plays of the year, held his own.

Datsyuk too, really...

But Nash. Nashnashnash, man.
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Guest5498
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Posted - 04/07/2008 :  12:47:34  Reply with Quote
The list provided is kinda weird - several current/up and coming players, one for the 90s (Bure) and one for the ages (Orr).

I bet very few people who participate in these forums ever saw Orr play. Heck, I can barely remember the '76 Canada Cup myself.
While all the other players on the list provided are/were great with the puck, I think Orr stands well above them all.

Second, if we're talking all time, it's weird to not have Gretzky on the list. I mean, he wasn't a power forward, and didn't have the hardest shot (although it was accurate). So how come he dominated the game for so long? Aside from the way he read the game, he was great because he made the puck go wherever he wanted it to go = stickhandling.
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Guest2389
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Posted - 04/08/2008 :  12:45:25  Reply with Quote
Ovechkin could do fancy moves around people too.
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Guest2329
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Posted - 04/11/2008 :  12:42:03  Reply with Quote
kovalev is my pick!
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Guest9139
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Posted - 04/11/2008 :  13:43:30  Reply with Quote
crosby??---Kovalov?---Leuimux...etc...
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Gostarsgo12
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Canada
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Posted - 04/13/2008 :  11:50:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its too hard to really pick out the best stickhandler there all amazingly good and you could add tons of more players to the list. So really I dont see what the point of the thread is but just ot piss Brentrock and the other guest off


Kovalev

Go Stars

Edited by - Gostarsgo12 on 04/13/2008 11:51:20
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brentrock2
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Canada
571 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2008 :  03:09:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ales Hemsky is a very good Stickhandler tho
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Posted - 04/18/2008 :  13:28:25  Reply with Quote
gilbert perrault hes amazing
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leigh
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Canada
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Posted - 04/18/2008 :  16:08:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I was choosing off of thi slist I think I would go with Forsberg. In his prime he had the puck on a string. He would dangle it out like a worm on a hook waiting for the fish to bite. They would always try but rarely did they succeed in taking it away. He had too many tools to go to; speed, agility, strength, finesse, and good old fashioned puck sense. He was a human highlight reel from 1995 to 2003. I can only imagine what would have been capable of if not for injuries.

Now if I was picking all-time, that's another story. I can only speak strongly about the players I've witnessed in my lifetime. I would have to say Lemiuex was it...if he had a man or two to beat, you would put your money on him everytime. Same thing as Forsberg, I wish this guy didn't battle the health issues like he did.

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CaliforniaSeal
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Canada
99 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2008 :  16:27:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought Rick Middleton was one of the best.

Orr of course



No cup for Dino, what a shame
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Guest9740
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Posted - 04/23/2008 :  18:04:01  Reply with Quote
Briere
Maybe not the best but in deservance of some recognition.
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Posted - 04/24/2008 :  06:22:05  Reply with Quote
Bure was the best!
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PhillyFan12
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Canada
399 Posts

Posted - 09/28/2008 :  04:45:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kovalev man how didn't you think of him
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PhillyFan12
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Canada
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Posted - 09/28/2008 :  09:13:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My brother wrote this not me.But i think Briere is the best stickhandler.
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Canucks Man
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Canada
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Posted - 09/28/2008 :  11:24:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hemsky has some pretty sick moves, i have always said if he could shoot the puck he would be amazing.

CANUCKS RULE!!!
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30LEAFSFAN
Top Prospect



Canada
12 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2008 :  16:20:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
pkil kessel really good stickhandler
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Guest2220
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Posted - 10/11/2008 :  11:28:30  Reply with Quote
Think of Kovalev next time you make a poll like this he is tha man
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Guest0584
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Posted - 10/11/2008 :  14:31:11  Reply with Quote
krystof oliwa... nuff said
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Posted - 10/11/2008 :  14:54:16  Reply with Quote
kovalev and A. Kostytsin
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Posted - 10/11/2008 :  21:58:10  Reply with Quote
if just stick handling i remember kariya used to win that skills competition all the time if your talking about a dangler i'd probably go with spezza
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CaliforniaSeal
Top Prospect



Canada
99 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2008 :  16:28:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a pretty amazing stickhandling goal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e-UmeAqpx4&feature=related

No cup for Dino, what a shame
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J-Dog
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Canada
39 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2008 :  18:27:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well if you gave George Laraque the puck, would anyone WANT to take it away from him. If that doesn't count I'd go with Orr for all-time and Bure for "since I was born."
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Posted - 11/09/2008 :  19:51:40  Reply with Quote
From what I've seen, and only talking about current players, Hemsky has the best stick handling skills. Every goal he scores (Though there aren't many) are beautiful. Look at his goals against Philly, and his goal against New Jersey for proof. The way he can dance through the defence is amazing.
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Posted - 11/09/2008 :  22:16:37  Reply with Quote
Man They Are All Good They All Have There Ups And Downs Spezza score at moments are tight and some target shooting goals, Ovie can score but he anit right now? , Forsberg who the hell is forsberg? he that guy still playen?, Bure forget about him, Hemsky now this guys pretty good guy but doesnt score to much, Dutsyuk gots luck, Orr was a good guy not so much a stickhandler, defenivice guy, EveryOne Is Good But At Different Times.
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Posted - 11/09/2008 :  22:17:17  Reply with Quote
go kyle wellwood!
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brentrock2
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Canada
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Posted - 11/10/2008 :  10:43:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kyle wellwood is farely good but not as good as a lot more better stackhandlers.
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Posted - 11/10/2008 :  13:36:04  Reply with Quote
I think Zherdev deserves a mention. He's an up and commer with a lot of skill. Reminds me of Kovi.
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brentrock2
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Canada
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Posted - 11/10/2008 :  14:02:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well Zherdev is a good stickhandler but not as good as kovalev,spezza,hemsky...etc but he maybe should get mentioned but I don't think as many people would vote for him as being the best stickhandler.
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hanley6
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Canada
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Posted - 12/30/2008 :  14:52:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wayne Gretzky. You just couldn't take the puck away from the guy
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irvine
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Canada
1315 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2009 :  22:45:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Current players only:

Kovalev & Malkin have some mean stick skills.

Kovalev more so, Malkin seems to keep the stick moves fairly basic, but in a way that he generates so much room for himself, and his teammates at the same time. While two follow Malkin, unsuccessfully, it opens room for another forward to take the pass wide open, or for Malkin to just "dipsy doodle" in. :p

Kovalev though, well, I'm sure most of you already know what he is capable of when he "feels" like doing it. He can turn the puck and Defencmen inside-out.

Irvine
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Posted - 10/17/2009 :  01:26:04  Reply with Quote
Hemsky...he's got pretty damn sick handles and scored a lot of clutch game tying goals too. All because of his sick dekeing. (sp)
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brentrock2
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Canada
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Posted - 10/17/2009 :  04:11:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, Hemsky is one really good stickhandler just like some others up there.

HABS RULE!!
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