Are They Underrated Or Overrated?

When I’m watching, or thinking about hockey there is just one thing that really annoys me……. And that’s when a player or a team is under or overrated. So I just wanted to post you those players or teams and if you want, you can write back and tell me what you think…..

First I’ll start with the underrated players:

Ryan Malone-Penguins

Has put up 21 goals and 17 assists for the worst team in the league, and it’s only his first year! On top of that they haven’t even mentioned this guy for Rookie Of The Year. Sure Michael Ryder will probably get it, but I don’t see any other guys besides Trent Hunter with more points than Malone, and someone has to challenge Ryder for it. Malone is third in points for rookies, and imagine how many points he’d get if he was playing for top teams like Tampa, Toronto, Ottawa, Philly, Detroit and Colorado instead of the lowly Penguins. So I think he is definitely underrated and should be nominated for Rookie Of The Year.

Eric Lindros-Rangers

Before you disagree with me let me just give out some reasons why. This guy may have like 10 concussions but he’s playing pretty damn well with them. Played only 39 games this season and has 32 points, that’s not really close to 1 point a game but it’s pretty close and right now there’s only 12 players in the league out of about 800 that can do that. Plus this guy has the heart to play. He’s one of the few guys who aren’t in it for the money, he’s after the Cup. And that’s why he’s still playing. All you Ranger fans shouldn’t boo him, that’s just pathetic!

Kevin Weekes-Hurricanes

Whenever I see this guy play he makes amazing saves, and always has a good outing. The only reason he hardly ever wins is because he has a team in front of him that can’t score. If you can’t score, then you can’t win it’s simple. Kevin Weekes would make teams like Philly, Colorado, and New York Rangers better because they need a goalie, and I think this is the guy to get.

Ladislav Nagy-Coyotes

Among the top ten scorers in the league and he’s only earning 1 million? That’s less than almost every all star player. This guy should ask for a raise and I mean big time.

Overrated Players:

Marian Gaborik-Wild

Sure he posted up a 60 point season, it was luck, and I haven’t seen him do it again and now he’s asking for a raise? Minnesota should get rid of him as fast as they can.

Alexei Yashin-Islanders

Do I even have to tell you why?

Shayne Corson-Stars

I thought this would be a great addition to the Leafs when they got him. He held off Yashin for a year and then didn’t do it again. He didn’t get points and he was always whining. I was glad they got rid of him. I haven’t seen do anything for the Stars either. I just don’t see this guy as NHL material anymore.

Robert Reichel-Leafs

I am a Leaf fan, and I can’t believe how much this guy is earning! He’s like the fifth highest paid player on the Leafs but he shouldn’t be. He’s earning more than Gary Roberts, Joe Nieuwendyk, Tomas Kaberle, Darcy Tucker, Nik Antropov, and Alexei Ponikarovsky. These players are all better than him. JFJ should get this salary off his team it’s worthless.

Mike Modano-Stars

He must be having a bad year or something. If he has a good run in the playoffs and leads his team to the Stanley Cup I’ll easily take his name off this list.

Underrated Teams:

Los Angeles Kings

Have all star players like Jason Allison, Jozef Stumpel, Adam Deadmarsh, Luc Robitaille, Martin Straka, Zigmund Pallfy, Anson Carter, Aaron Miller, Mattias Norstrom, Alexander Frolov and Roman Cechmanek. But don’t get me wrong they’re not underachieving, most of those players are just injured. The only of those playing I think are Robitaille, Carter, Norstrom, and Frolov. The rest are injured and they’re still in a playoff spot. if they had all their players back they could make a run for the cup but probably not this year.

Overrated Teams:

Ottawa Senators

They won’t win the cup I guarantee you! They may have almost won the cup but they didn’t! they played an easy Islanders team and than played a banged up team of Philly from the Toronto-Philly series and then lost to New Jersey. I just think they’re not as good as people say they are. Ottawa is still a great team though.

If you have some, write down your under or overrated players and teams!