Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Most Underrated

Last night, while pregaming for some birthday celebrating action (yeah I turn 24...TODAY), I posed the question to the old Twitter legions; who do you think is the most underrated player in the league right now?

Naturally, it was the Caps fans who turned out most; blame Versus I guess, but I tend to agree with them; Brooks Laich. Even Pensblog, yes, the Pensblog, agreed with me. There's proof.

BOOM! Anyways, I got a bunch of answers last night, but thought we could still open it up to a greater discussion. Not that you people ever freakin' chat anyways. God.

So here's a list of some people that I came up with, were "tweeted" to me, whatever, here's a list.

  1. Brooks Laich
  2. Mike Grier
  3. David Booth
  4. James Neal
  5. Braydon Coburn
  6. M-E Vlasic
  7. David Clarkson
  8. J.P Dumont
  9. Cody McLeod
  10. Zbynek Michalek
Ok folks. That's in no particular order, just some guys off the top of my head who don't get nearly enough mention around the league for what they do. What do you all think? Who have you got?



Anonymous said...

per johan axellsson

Vance said...

You can't hide behind that anonymity Cornelius!

Fensterblau said...

I'm going to have to go with Matt Moulson. The fact that he rarely even gets mentioned in conversations about the most underrated players shows just how underrated he is.

Nuuuuugs said...

Stephane Robidas, FTW.

Anonymous said...

definitely brooks laich! He leads his team in power play goals, is one of their best penalty killers, and can even play defense for them from time to time when they need him. He also had the highest ratio of penalties drawn to penalties taken on the team last year.

B8ovin said...

I'd only add two names: Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. I mean, without these two there is no hockey,so how can they be over rated?

jason said...

I'm a Caps fan so Laich is certainly not underrated by me. But Booth, Clarkson, and Vlasic are definitely under-the-radar impact players. Booth would be (more of) a star in a better market with better linemates.

Vance said...

B8ovin: Classic.

Another guy that's a "Star" but not really grouped amongst the big names; how bout Marc Savard?

metal1599 said...

Jan Hejda has to be in the top 5.

Anonymous said...

Ian White
Mason Raymond
Tuomo Ruutu

Anonymous said...

Dan Cleary

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