The Perfect Hockey Player
Many would argue that Frankenstein is the original horror classic. This scientist created a monster by putting different strengths and powers into one. Now it’s your turn to create the perfect hockey player.A hockey player needs various assets to be succesful. He needs a brain to be able to think the game, a strong set of eyes that possess great hockey vision, a strong and dominant torso, soft and skilled hands, a powerful lower body, quick and agile feet, and most importantly, heart and desire.
So everyone, grab your scalpel and sewing kit and get down to business.
Here is what I came up with:
Head: Nik Lidstrom– Nobody can think the game like Niklas Lidstrom. The Detroit defenseman may not be the biggest guy, but he uses his smarts to cut off angles, succesfully pinch and intercept passes. A player who has played over 1000 games and won numerous Norris trophies must be doing something right.
Eyes: Mario Lemieux– Super Mario possesses tremendous vision. He can find a defenceman streaking in, when facing the boards behind the net. Even at this stage in his career, Lemieux makes passes that nobody would dream of making, and sees things that nobody would dream of seeing. I’ll pluck his peepers for my creation.
Upper Body: Zdeno Chara– When creating a dominant torso, why not start with the biggest man in hockey. His power and strength was shown when he threw around 200 pound Bryan McCabe like a rag doll. If you want a dominant upper body, look no further than Chara.
Hands: Joe Sakic– While many would select hands that are fancy and perform tremendous dekes, I’m choosing ones which possess a tremendous, quick release, wrist shot. Joe Sakic’s hands can let a puck go like no other, and when looking to score goals, I want his hands on the stick.
Lower Body: Peter Forsberg– There are many players who are hard to knock off the puck, but no one is more balanced and strong on his skates than Peter Forsberg. It is nearly impossible to move him, and he uses his legs to protect the puck like no other.
Feet: Scott Niedermayer– A perfect hockey player would be quick and agile, and when looking for those qualities, I would stop when I come to Niedermayer’s name. He is a fluent skater who has won the fastest skating competition numerous times, and I want his feet to support and move the perfect hockey player’s body.
Heart: Steve Yzerman– The perfect hockey player has to have the desire to win no matter what, so naturally, I would take Steve Yzerman’s heart. Stevie Y is the definition of hard work and grit. This guy will do anything to win, even if it means playing on one leg. With his heart, my player would be unstoppable.
This is my perfect hockey player? What do you think, and how would you create your player?