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31st Jul '17 1:32:29 PM Rytex
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** Ryan Miller: Goalie for the Canucks and Team USA. Has made an art of stealing, or at least keeping 'em in games his teams might have no business being in. Comes from a hockey family out of Lansing, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}}: his brother Drew plays for Detroit, cousins Kevin, Kelly, and Kip (all brothers) are retired [=NHLers=], and all five starred for Michigan State.
** Antti Niemi: Goalie for the Dallas Stars. Notable for having helped the Blackhawks to the trophy in 2010; and for being in the rare position of winning a Cup, being released by the winning team, and signing with the team he helped beat to reach the Stanley Cup Finals. Also notable for being something of a {{Memetic|Badass}} [[YouShallNotPass Badass]], for his rather acrobatic butterfly goaltending — at one point during the 2011 playoffs he wound up playing while standing on his head, literally during several shots.

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** Ryan Miller: Goalie for the Canucks Ducks (Formerly Canucks) and Team USA. Has made an art of stealing, or at least keeping 'em in games his teams might have no business being in. Comes from a hockey family out of Lansing, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}}: his brother Drew plays for Detroit, cousins Kevin, Kelly, and Kip (all brothers) are retired [=NHLers=], and all five starred for Michigan State.
** Antti Niemi: Goalie for the Dallas Stars.Penguins (formerly Stars). Notable for having helped the Blackhawks to the trophy in 2010; and for being in the rare position of winning a Cup, being released by the winning team, and signing with the team he helped beat to reach the Stanley Cup Finals. Also notable for being something of a {{Memetic|Badass}} [[YouShallNotPass Badass]], for his rather acrobatic butterfly goaltending — at one point during the 2011 playoffs he wound up playing while standing on his head, literally during several shots.



** Ben Bishop: Tallest player ever to play the position in the NHL (6'7" -- 2.01m), which consequently has earned him the nickname "Big Ben". Bishop spent most of his career since 2008 in either the minor leagues or as backup goalie for the St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators before being dealt to Tampa Bay at the 2013 trade deadline. The 2013–14 season saw him emerge as the full-time starter for the first time in his career, and it went well. He led the Lightning to their first postseason appearance in four years and earned himself a Vezina Trophy nod. Ended up in an unfortunate case of OvershadowedByAwesome (or, in Bishop's case, ''more'' awesome) towards the end of his career with the Lightning courtesy of up-and-coming goaltender Aleksandr Vasilevsky, ultimately resulting in his departure to Los Angeles in 2017.

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** Ben Bishop: Goalie for the Dallas Stars. Tallest player ever to play the position in the NHL (6'7" -- 2.01m), which consequently has earned him the nickname "Big Ben". Bishop spent most of his career since 2008 in either the minor leagues or as backup goalie for the St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators before being dealt to Tampa Bay at the 2013 trade deadline. The 2013–14 season saw him emerge as the full-time starter for the first time in his career, and it went well. He led the Lightning to their first postseason appearance in four years and earned himself a Vezina Trophy nod. Ended up in an unfortunate case of OvershadowedByAwesome (or, in Bishop's case, ''more'' awesome) towards the end of his career with the Lightning courtesy of up-and-coming goaltender Aleksandr Vasilevsky, ultimately resulting in his departure to Los Angeles in 2017.
22nd Jun '17 8:46:21 PM Rytex
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** Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry: A duo that, along with Dustin Penner, led the "Kid Line" that pushed the Ducks to the Stanley Cup. Both are the same age, form a one-two punch that even lead to a goal in the 2010 Olympics final, and got some commends: Getzlaf is the current captain, and Perry won both the Hart and the Rocket Richard Trophies in 2011.

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** Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry: A duo that, along with Dustin Penner, led the "Kid Line" that pushed the Ducks to the Stanley Cup. Both are the same age, form a one-two punch that even lead to a goal in the 2010 Olympics final, and got some commends: Getzlaf is the current captain, and Perry won both the Hart and the Rocket Richard Trophies in 2011. While Getzlaf appears to be getting better with age, Perry has been slowing down as of late, though a shift back to teh same line as Getzlaf produced dividends in the 2017 playoffs.
*** Perry is also known for being something of a {{Troll}}. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS86l4qpZVI Known for provoking and generally annoying the opponents]], [[AmericansHateTingle he's one of the players that don't exactly get much love outside of Anaheim fans]].



** Marc-André Fleury: Goalie for the Penguins, known for being very flexible and able to make amazing saves, particularly the save on Alex Ovechkin during Game 7 of the 2009 Eastern Semifinals which was a major turning point in the game that led to the Pens absolutely dominating the Caps. He also had a memorable save in the final seconds of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, literally jumping to the side of the net à la a Secret Service man taking the bullet for the President. Despite that, [[http://www.battleofcali.com/2013/6/5/4398954/marc-andre-fleury-sucks-day-in-the-life-off-season-pittsburgh-penguins he had some really bad moments in the 2013 playoffs.]]

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** Marc-André Fleury: Goalie Former goalie for the Penguins, known now of the Vegas Golden Knights. Known for being very flexible and able to make amazing saves, particularly the save on Alex Ovechkin during Game 7 of the 2009 Eastern Semifinals which was a major turning point in the game that led to the Pens absolutely dominating the Caps. He also had a memorable save in the final seconds of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, literally jumping to the side of the net à la a Secret Service man taking the bullet for the President. Despite that, [[http://www.battleofcali.com/2013/6/5/4398954/marc-andre-fleury-sucks-day-in-the-life-off-season-pittsburgh-penguins he had some really bad moments in the 2013 playoffs.]]



** Ed Belfour: Known as The Eagle [[AnimalMotifs thanks to his emblematic mask that always sported an eagle in every team he's played with]], Belfour is considered one of the best goalies of all time. Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks, Belfour would come up with one of the best seasons for a rookie in 1990–91 by obtaining 43 victories, 2.47 GAA and four shutouts and took them to the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals, only to be swept by the Mario Lemieux-led Penguins. Tensions between him and backup goalie Jeff Hackett led him to be dealt to the San Jose Sharks and later he landed to the Dallas Stars, where he helped them win the Stanley Cup in 1999 against the Buffalo Sabres. He was also known as Crazy Eddie [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy due to his drunken antics]][[note]]In perhaps the most famous such instance, the year after he won the Cup, he was picked up from a Dallas nightclub by a police officer and offered him $100,000 to let him off. When the cop refused, Belfour offered progressively larger bribes, culminating in ''one billion dollars'' … and then threw up all over himself.[[/note]] and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.

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** Ed Belfour: Known as Eddie The Eagle [[AnimalMotifs thanks to his emblematic mask that always sported an eagle in every team he's played with]], Belfour is considered one of the best goalies of all time. Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks, Belfour would come up with one of the best seasons for a rookie in 1990–91 by obtaining 43 victories, 2.47 GAA and four shutouts and took them to the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals, only to be swept by the Mario Lemieux-led Penguins. Tensions between him and backup goalie Jeff Hackett led him to be dealt to the San Jose Sharks and later he landed to the Dallas Stars, where he helped them win the Stanley Cup in 1999 against the Buffalo Sabres. He was also known as Crazy Eddie [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy due to his drunken antics]][[note]]In perhaps the most famous such instance, the year after he won the Cup, he was picked up from a Dallas nightclub by a police officer and offered him $100,000 to let him off. When the cop refused, Belfour offered progressively larger bribes, culminating in ''one billion dollars'' … and then threw up all over himself.[[/note]] and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.



** Pekka Rinne: Finnish goalie of the Nashville Predators and one of the best in the business. Very tall (6'5" -- 1.96m) and with tremendous reach but still very quick on his feet and agile despite his size. Has been a Vezina Trophy finalist twice. His outstanding play -- coupled with some ''excellent'' blueliners -- has allowed the offensively challenged Predators to become a regular guest in the playoffs during the last few years. One of the very late draft picks (round 8, pick #258 in 2004) to make it into a bona fide All-Star.

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** Pekka Rinne: Finnish goalie of the Nashville Predators and one of the best in the business. Very tall (6'5" -- 1.96m) and with tremendous reach but still very quick on his feet and agile despite his size. Has been a Vezina Trophy finalist twice. His outstanding play -- coupled with some ''excellent'' blueliners -- has allowed the offensively challenged Predators to become a regular guest in the playoffs during the last few years.years, and was even one of ''the'' driving forces behind their 2017 Stanley Cup Finals run. One of the very late draft picks (round 8, pick #258 in 2004) to make it into a bona fide All-Star.
22nd Jun '17 8:29:54 PM Rytex
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** ''Anaheim Ducks'': Formerly the "Mighty Ducks of Anaheim", this team was founded by Creator/{{Disney}} [[{{Defictionalization}} following the success]] of ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' movies (and subsequently the real team's mascot, Wildwing Flashblade, became the protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' cartoon featuring him and other duck aliens fighting evil whilst being NHL players).[[note]]In a strange twist, their first Stanley Cup appearance in 2003, while under Disney ownership, was against the New Jersey Devils who was once called a "Mickey Mouse organization" by Wayne Gretzky in the early 80s due to their ineptitude at that time.[[/note]] Thankfully, they dropped the "Mighty" from their name in 2006, then won the Stanley Cup the very next year, the first Californian team to do so. Have since become a competitive team aside from [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut their inability]] [[http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/25569450/ducks-lose-fourth-straight-game-7-at-home-waste-remarkable-turnaround to win home game sevens]][[note]]They were able to defeat the Edmonton Oilers in 7 games at home, but many fans,
especially of Edmonton, found the series win to be incredibly dubious due to accusations of missed calls and general poor officiating.[[/note]] They have a fierce geographic [[TheRival rivalry]] with the Los Angeles Kings known to fans as the Freeway Face-Off, and the both of them have equally-fierce rivalries against their northern neighbors, the San Jose Sharks. Known for being "the bullies of the league," due to their physical style of play, high penalty minutes per season, and reputation for toeing the line of how much hitting they can legally get away with.

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** ''Anaheim Ducks'': Formerly the "Mighty Ducks of Anaheim", this team was founded by Creator/{{Disney}} [[{{Defictionalization}} following the success]] of ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' movies (and subsequently the real team's mascot, Wildwing Flashblade, became the protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' cartoon featuring him and other duck aliens fighting evil whilst being NHL players).[[note]]In a strange twist, their first Stanley Cup appearance in 2003, while under Disney ownership, was against the New Jersey Devils who was once called a "Mickey Mouse organization" by Wayne Gretzky in the early 80s due to their ineptitude at that time.[[/note]] Thankfully, they dropped the "Mighty" from their name in 2006, then won the Stanley Cup the very next year, the first Californian team to do so. Have since become a competitive team aside from [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut their inability]] [[http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/25569450/ducks-lose-fourth-straight-game-7-at-home-waste-remarkable-turnaround to win home game sevens]][[note]]They were able to defeat the Edmonton Oilers in 7 games at home, home in the 2017 Western Conference Semifinal, but many fans,
fans ([[BerserkButton especially of Edmonton, Edmonton]]) found the series win to be incredibly dubious due to accusations of missed calls and general poor officiating.[[/note]] They have a fierce geographic [[TheRival rivalry]] with the Los Angeles Kings known to fans as the Freeway Face-Off, and the both of them have equally-fierce rivalries against their northern neighbors, the San Jose Sharks. Known for being "the bullies of the league," due to their physical style of play, high penalty minutes per season, and reputation for toeing the line of how much hitting they can legally get away with.
22nd Jun '17 8:27:56 PM Rytex
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** ''Anaheim Ducks'': Formerly the "Mighty Ducks of Anaheim", this team was founded by Creator/{{Disney}} [[{{Defictionalization}} following the success]] of ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' movies (and subsequently the real team's mascot, Wildwing Flashblade, became the protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' cartoon featuring him and other duck aliens fighting evil whilst being NHL players).[[note]]In a strange twist, their first Stanley Cup appearance in 2003, while under Disney ownership, was against the New Jersey Devils who was once called a "Mickey Mouse organization" by Wayne Gretzky in the early 80s due to their ineptitude at that time.[[/note]] Thankfully, they dropped the "Mighty" from their name in 2006, then won the Stanley Cup the very next year, the first Californian team to do so. Have since become a competitive team aside from [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut their inability]] [[http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/25569450/ducks-lose-fourth-straight-game-7-at-home-waste-remarkable-turnaround to win game sevens.]] They have a fierce geographic [[TheRival rivalry]] with the Los Angeles Kings known to fans as the Freeway Face-Off, and the both of them have equally-fierce rivalries against their northern neighbors, the San Jose Sharks.

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** ''Anaheim Ducks'': Formerly the "Mighty Ducks of Anaheim", this team was founded by Creator/{{Disney}} [[{{Defictionalization}} following the success]] of ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' movies (and subsequently the real team's mascot, Wildwing Flashblade, became the protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' cartoon featuring him and other duck aliens fighting evil whilst being NHL players).[[note]]In a strange twist, their first Stanley Cup appearance in 2003, while under Disney ownership, was against the New Jersey Devils who was once called a "Mickey Mouse organization" by Wayne Gretzky in the early 80s due to their ineptitude at that time.[[/note]] Thankfully, they dropped the "Mighty" from their name in 2006, then won the Stanley Cup the very next year, the first Californian team to do so. Have since become a competitive team aside from [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut their inability]] [[http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/25569450/ducks-lose-fourth-straight-game-7-at-home-waste-remarkable-turnaround to win home game sevens.]] sevens]][[note]]They were able to defeat the Edmonton Oilers in 7 games at home, but many fans,
especially of Edmonton, found the series win to be incredibly dubious due to accusations of missed calls and general poor officiating.[[/note]]
They have a fierce geographic [[TheRival rivalry]] with the Los Angeles Kings known to fans as the Freeway Face-Off, and the both of them have equally-fierce rivalries against their northern neighbors, the San Jose Sharks.Sharks. Known for being "the bullies of the league," due to their physical style of play, high penalty minutes per season, and reputation for toeing the line of how much hitting they can legally get away with.



** ''[[UsefulNotes/LasVegas Vegas]] Golden Knights'': As part of the 2013 conference realignment, the two conferences were set with an imbalanced number of teams on order to allow for future expansion. The league officially began accepting bids in 2015 with proposals from Las Vegas and Quebec City, and Vegas was awarded a franchise in 2016 that will begin play at the new T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in the 2017–18 season[[note]]Quebec's bid was rejected largely due to requiring an existing east team to move to the west and the weak Canadian dollar[[/note]]. An initial season ticket drive prior to the official bid earned commitments from over 14,000 people. The team will be the first Big Four sports team in the city's history, it being the largest metro area in the country without one[[note]]Vegas will become the new home of the NFL's Oakland Raiders once a new stadium is built there, likely in 2020[[/note]]. Billionaire owner Bill Foley appears dead set on avoiding most of the issues that have plagued Sun Belt teams in the past[[note]]especially the perpetually unstable Coyotes who are poised to be their main rival[[/note]] and so far has been taking the right steps in doing so, including hiring longtime Capitals general manager George [=McPhee=]. Before the team was announced, Foley publicly stated that it would either be Desert Knights, Golden Knights, or Silver Knights. His original preference was ''Black Knights'', as a nod to his days at [[MilitaryAcademy West Point]], but he wasn't able to claim that name.[[note]]The team's ownership group calls itself Black Knight Sports & Entertainment. Sharing a conference with the Blackhawks didn't help him get the name.[[/note]] This satisfied a league requirement that the name could not allude to gambling. On November 22, 2016, Foley officially revealed the name and logos of the new team as the Golden Knights.

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** ''[[UsefulNotes/LasVegas Vegas]] Golden Knights'': As part of the 2013 conference realignment, the two conferences were set with an imbalanced number of teams on order to allow for future expansion. The league officially began accepting bids in 2015 with proposals from Las Vegas and Quebec City, and Vegas was awarded a franchise in 2016 that will begin play at the new T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in the 2017–18 season[[note]]Quebec's bid was rejected largely due to requiring an existing east team to move to the west and the weak Canadian dollar[[/note]]. An initial season ticket drive prior to the official bid earned commitments from over 14,000 people. The team will be the first Big Four sports team in the city's history, it being the largest metro area in the country without one[[note]]Vegas will become the new home of the NFL's Oakland Raiders once a new stadium is built there, likely in 2020[[/note]]. Billionaire owner Bill Foley appears dead set on avoiding most of the issues that have plagued Sun Belt teams in the past[[note]]especially the perpetually unstable Coyotes who are poised to be their main rival[[/note]] and so far has been taking the right steps in doing so, including hiring longtime Capitals general manager George [=McPhee=]. Before the team was announced, Foley publicly stated that it would either be Desert Knights, Golden Knights, or Silver Knights.Knights, and not any name related to gambling, per league requirements. His original preference was ''Black Knights'', as a nod to his days at [[MilitaryAcademy West Point]], but he wasn't able to claim that name.[[note]]The team's ownership group calls itself Black Knight Sports & Entertainment. Sharing a conference with the Blackhawks didn't help him get the name.[[/note]] This satisfied a league requirement that the name could not allude to gambling. On November 22, 2016, Foley officially revealed the name and logos of the new team as the Golden Knights.
Knights, and in June of 2017, their expansion draft was held, making Vegas the new home of 3-time Stanley Cup champion Marc-Andre Fleury, former Nashville centerpiece James Neal, and former St. Louis Blue David Perron. Their first official regular season game will be held on 6 October 2017 in Dallas Texas against the Stars.
12th Jun '17 7:56:41 AM harotype
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** ''UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} Penguins'': Current StanleyCup Champions. Another of the teams created in the 1967 Expansion. The team of Sidney "Sid the Kid" Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, but really, it's Mario Lemieux's team. He's saved them from bankruptcy at least twice; first as the hot number-one pick in 1984 that revitalized the team and won two Cups in 1991 and 1992, and then again by buying the team outright, and then coming out of retirement to put butts back in the seats and thereby becoming the first ever player/owner in the NHL. Although they faced potential relocation a few years ago, first to Hamilton, Ontario and then to Kansas City, a new arena deal was struck in 2007, and the new building opened in 2010. Under Crosby and Malkin's leadership, got to two straight finals in 2008 and 2009, winning the latter, and following a long stretch with postseason shortcomings and/or injuries to several of their core players (most infamously the concussion that sidelined Crosby for all but a handful games in 2011) won the Penguins' fifth cup in 2017.

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** ''UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} Penguins'': Current StanleyCup Champions. Another of the teams created in the 1967 Expansion. The team of Sidney "Sid the Kid" Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, but really, it's Mario Lemieux's team. He's saved them from bankruptcy at least twice; first as the hot number-one pick in 1984 that revitalized the team and won two Cups in 1991 and 1992, and then again by buying the team outright, and then coming out of retirement to put butts back in the seats and thereby becoming the first ever player/owner in the NHL. Although they faced potential relocation a few years ago, first to Hamilton, Ontario and then to Kansas City, a new arena deal was struck in 2007, and the new building opened in 2010. Under Crosby and Malkin's leadership, got to two straight finals in 2008 and 2009, winning the latter, and following a long stretch with postseason shortcomings and/or injuries to several of their core players (most infamously the concussion that sidelined Crosby for all but a handful games in 2011) 2011), won the Penguins' fourth and fifth cup Cups back-to-back in 2016 and 2017.
12th Jun '17 1:47:52 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** ''UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} Penguins'': Current StanleyCup Champions. Another of the teams created in the 1967 Expansion. The team of Sidney "Sid the Kid" Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, but really, it's Mario Lemieux's team. He's saved them from bankruptcy at least twice; first as the hot number-one pick in 1984 that revitalized the team and won two Cups in 1991 and 1992, and then again by buying the team outright, and then coming out of retirement to put butts back in the seats and thereby becoming the first ever player/owner in the NHL. Although they faced potential relocation a few years ago, first to Hamilton, Ontario and then to Kansas City, a new arena deal was struck in 2007, and the new building opened in 2010. Under Crosby and Malkin's leadership, got to two straight finals in 2008 and 2009, winning the latter, and following a long stretch with postseason shortcomings and\or injuries to several of their core players (most infamously the concussion that sidelined Crosby for all but a handful games in 2011) won the Penguins' fourth cup in 2016.

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** ''UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} Penguins'': Current StanleyCup Champions. Another of the teams created in the 1967 Expansion. The team of Sidney "Sid the Kid" Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, but really, it's Mario Lemieux's team. He's saved them from bankruptcy at least twice; first as the hot number-one pick in 1984 that revitalized the team and won two Cups in 1991 and 1992, and then again by buying the team outright, and then coming out of retirement to put butts back in the seats and thereby becoming the first ever player/owner in the NHL. Although they faced potential relocation a few years ago, first to Hamilton, Ontario and then to Kansas City, a new arena deal was struck in 2007, and the new building opened in 2010. Under Crosby and Malkin's leadership, got to two straight finals in 2008 and 2009, winning the latter, and following a long stretch with postseason shortcomings and\or and/or injuries to several of their core players (most infamously the concussion that sidelined Crosby for all but a handful games in 2011) won the Penguins' fourth fifth cup in 2016.2017.
2nd Jun '17 1:22:45 PM kyojikasshu
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** Jack Edwards: Play-by-play announcer for the Bruins on NESN, known for his [[LargeHam enthusiastic]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Ov16bkxQA commentary]].

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** Jack Edwards: Play-by-play announcer for the Bruins on NESN, known for his [[LargeHam enthusiastic]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Ov16bkxQA commentary]]. A former Series/{{SportsCenter}} anchor, he also participated in Creator/{{ESPN}}'s NHL coverage in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
2nd Jun '17 12:59:26 PM kyojikasshu
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** Pavel Datsyuk: One of the best ever at puck-handling. There's a reason he's always one of the first three players to go in a shootout. Has played for the Red Wings his entire career, winning the Cup in 2002 (after his rookie season) and 2008. Has suffered from some injuries lately but when he's on he's the best in the league.

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** Pavel Datsyuk: One of the best ever at puck-handling. There's a reason he's always one of the first three players to go in a shootout. Has played for the Red Wings his entire career, winning the Cup in 2002 (after his rookie season) and 2008. Has suffered from some injuries lately but when he's on he's the best in the league. In 2016 he returned to Russia to play in the KHL, and captained SKA St. Petersburg to the Gagarin Cup.



** Dominik Hašek: ‘The Dominator’. The goalie most known for his stint with Buffalo in the '90s. Often stuck on Buffalo teams that were no better than OK but still managed to challenge Roy and Brodeur as the best goalie in the NHL year after year. If you ever hear, "How in the world did he do that?" during a broadcast, chances are they're talking about Hašek making a save — if Jacques Plante is the Beethoven of goalies, Hašek is the Miles Davis. Went on to win two Stanley Cups with Detroit. Won the Vezina Trophy for best goalie six times, a record for its current criteria. He's also the only goalie to win the Hart Trophy as league MVP twice. Not to mention that he also pretty much willed the Czech Republic to Olympic gold in 1998.

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** Dominik Hašek: Hašek: ‘The Dominator’. The goalie most known for his stint with Buffalo in the '90s. Often stuck on Buffalo teams that were no better than OK but still managed to challenge Roy and Brodeur as the best goalie in the NHL year after year. If you ever hear, "How in the world did he do that?" during a broadcast, chances are they're talking about Hašek making a save — if Jacques Plante is the Beethoven of goalies, Hašek is the Miles Davis. Went on to win two Stanley Cups with Detroit. Won the Vezina Trophy for best goalie six times, a record for its current criteria. He's also the only goalie to win the Hart Trophy as league MVP twice. Not to mention that he also pretty much willed the Czech Republic to Olympic gold in 1998.
2nd Jun '17 11:49:44 AM kyojikasshu
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** Dale Hunter: Known to be one of the most feared enforcers in the NHL, Hunter could add points on the board and notches to opponents' bodies every chance he got. He had some pretty impressive runs with the Quebec Nordiques and the Washington Capitals, becoming just part of a handful of goons that scored more than 1000 points and 3000 [[GoodOldFisticuffs penalty minutes]] in his career. He stepped in as coach of the Capitals after Bruce Boudreau was fired due to inconsistency problems and managed to get them to the playoffs in the 2011–12 season, advancing to the second round and taking the New York Rangers to the limit before eventually being ousted in seven games. He left the job and returned to being head coach of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), alongside his brother, Mark, serving as the Knights' current GM. Rather infamous for crosschecking Pierre Turgeon into the boards after conceding a goal in the 1993 playoffs against the New York Islanders. Although the Islanders went on to shock the Pittsburgh Penguins without the aid of their best skater, not winning a playoff series since then hasn't healed any Hunter-inflicted wounds.

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** Dale Hunter: Known to be one of the most feared enforcers in the NHL, Hunter could add points on the board and notches to opponents' bodies every chance he got. He had some pretty impressive runs with the Quebec Nordiques and the Washington Capitals, becoming just part of a handful of goons that scored more than 1000 points and 3000 [[GoodOldFisticuffs penalty minutes]] in his career. He stepped in as coach of the Capitals after Bruce Boudreau was fired due to inconsistency problems and managed to get them to the playoffs in the 2011–12 season, advancing to the second round and taking the New York Rangers to the limit before eventually being ousted in seven games. He left the job and returned to being head coach of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), alongside his brother, Mark, serving as the Knights' current GM. Rather infamous for crosschecking Pierre Turgeon into the boards after conceding a goal in the 1993 playoffs against the New York Islanders.Islanders, earning a then-record 21-game suspension. Although the Islanders went on to shock the Pittsburgh Penguins without the aid of their best skater, not winning a playoff series since then hasn't healed any Hunter-inflicted wounds.
2nd Jun '17 11:46:40 AM kyojikasshu
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** Bob Probert: Considered one of the greatest enforcers ever to play the game. But he was far from a one-dimensional fighter, averaging around 15 goals a year in his early seasons and once putting up 29 to go with 62 points and 398 penalty minutes. A member of the fairly exclusive 3000-penalty-minute career club in the NHL, with 3300 in 935 games. Paired up with Joey Kocur in Detroit, they were known as the [[BashBrothers Bruise Brothers]] in Detroit until Kocur went to the Rangers; as opponents, they would sometimes laugh through a fight. Probert was also known for his hard living; he missed most of the 1989-90 season and all of the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season due to drug and alochol-related suspensions, which strained his relationship with the Red Wings organization and led him to joining the rival Blackhawks as a free agent. Nevertheless, he remained popular in Detroit, and he would reconcile with the Wings in the years before his untimely death in 2010.

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** Bob Probert: Considered one of the greatest enforcers ever to play the game. But he was far from a one-dimensional fighter, averaging around 15 goals a year in his early seasons and once putting up 29 to go with 62 points and 398 penalty minutes. A member of the fairly exclusive 3000-penalty-minute career club in the NHL, with 3300 in 935 games. Paired up with Joey Kocur in Detroit, they were known as the [[BashBrothers Bruise Brothers]] in Detroit until Kocur went to the Rangers; as opponents, they would sometimes laugh through a fight. Probert was also known for his hard living; he missed most of the 1989-90 season and all of the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season due to drug and alochol-related suspensions, which strained his relationship with the Red Wings organization and led him to joining the rival Blackhawks as a free agent. Nevertheless, he remained popular in Detroit, and he would reconcile with the Wings in the years before his untimely death in 2010.
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