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Watch Martin St. Louis absolutely dangle Ryan Miller

Oct 23, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

If you had to bet your life on any player to pick a goalie apart one-on-one, who would it be?

My guess is a lot of people would pick a flashy, super-skilled Russian such as Pavel Datsyuk or Alex Ovechkin. Others might volunteer “healthy” Sidney Crosby. Outside the box types might go with shootout stars such as Jussi Jokinen or Erik Christensen.

Here’s my vote for Martin St. Louis, though. The bite-sized superstar winger tends to get overshadowed by prototypical centers such as Steven Stamkos and Vincent Lecavalier, yet the wondrous winger continues to lobotomize goalies on breakaways. This example was more broken play than breakaway, but it highlights just how hopeless a goalie is in a one-on-one situation with St. Louis.

Even an all-world goalie like Ryan Miller has no chance to stop him.

  1. danphipps01 - Oct 23, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Can you imagine how Calgary’s playoff run would’ve gone with him and Savard to go with Iginla? Hell, that would’ve been the premier line in the NHL for years. But, then again, Calgary management. Can’t have nice things like that.

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