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Top American Players in the NHL?

Unread postby swerb » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:13 pm

My top 10 ...

1. Ryan Kesler, Van
2. Patrick Kane, Chi
3. Ryan Suter, Nash
4. Tim Thomas, Bos
5. Ryan Miller, Buf
6. Dustin Byfuglien, Atl
7. Paul Stasny, Col
8. Keith Yandle, Pho
9. Brian Rafalski, Det
10. Zach Parise, NJ
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Re: Top American Players in the NHL?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:20 pm

1. Ryan Kesler - leader, 100% leader. Terrific two-way player, guy who can play both the PP and the PK. Love him.
2. Ryan Miller - ignore his mediocre season this year. Guy is a phenomenal goaltender and thrives on the biggest stages. His playoff record is far from indicative of how he's played.
3. Patrick Kane - perhaps the most skilled American born player.
4. Zach Parise - maybe the second most skilled American player. Terrific work ethic, excellent offensive zone ability.
5. Ryan Suter - good in all three zones. Tremendous hockey pedigree.

There's a lot of guys I like. Ryan Callahan, Joe Pavelski, Jack Johnson. Cam Fowler will climb this list in a hurry.
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