Re: [hockhist] player comparisons
> Kevin Hatcher doesn't really have a mean streak though. Not likeComparisons have to be for a career, not on eyear, or else they
> Derian anyways. That's always been one of the knocks on him,
> he could have been great if he was more nasty. I like Ultimate
> Hockey's comparison of Babe Pratt to Kevin Hatcher. Perhaps
> Dave Manson in one of his better years for Corbeau.
have little meaning. I still like Hatcher - Corbeau, because I've
seen Kevin Hatcher do some pretty dirty things on the ice.
> Thanks Iain! It was I who posted that request. I think it is fascinatingI can't really say much about Lowrey's defence -- I don't really
> and a great way to tap into the minds of some of our members here
> on the list. I pretty much gave up hope on anyone replying to that,
> figuring no one cared. So I'm glad you did Iain!
> Couple of questions - Was Gerry Lowrey good defensively? I've
> always felt Cassels was underrated defensively, as he's played on
> some bad teams. I got a really good up close look at him with the
> Canucks this year and he remains a favorite of mine in his class
> of player.
> Also, Hockey Night In Canada recently compared Mats Sundin
> to Frank Mahovlich in that both could be really dominant at times,
> but never really achieved that consistant elite dominance level
> that the press and fans thought they should have. Comments?
know. As for Sundin, I would wait for his career to be near its end
before judging whether or not he fulfilled his potential. That's why I
don't like using players in the middle of their careers for
comparison - who knows what they'll do in the future.