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Most underrated players

Created by: BCAPP
Initial Creation Date: Aug. 14, 2022
Published: Aug. 14, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Custom Team
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These players are for the most part NOT awesome or studs or something.

But what they are is thought generally of as worse than they are/not given the credit they deserve for various reasons
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
18$82,500,000$83,196,667$0$0-$696,667
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Is younger than people realize, And people unfairly think they should be further along in their development
$1,000,000
Is overpaid, But is not as terrible as people make them out to be
$1,000,000
Team sucks, And is kind of forgotten
$1,000,000
Logo of the BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$6,000,000
LD/RD
RFA - 2
Logo of the NYI
Bailey, Josh
$5,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
Logo of the PHI
Provorov, Ivan
$6,750,000
LD
UFA - 3
Logo of the TOR
Robertson, Nicholas
$796,667
LW
RFA - 2
Logo of the VAN
Pearson, Tanner
$3,250,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 2
Logo of the SEA
Eberle, Jordan
$5,500,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 2
Logo of the CBJ
Nyquist, Gustav
$5,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Coming off, One bad year
$1,000,000
Was flawed earlier in their career, But has gotten better but nobody believes it
$1,000,000
Logo of the TOR
Muzzin, Jake
$5,625,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
Logo of the ANA
Fowler, Cam
$6,500,000
LD/RD
NTC
UFA - 4
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
Honestly is a stud, And doesnt get the love its bs
$1,000,000
Is really really good, But just doesnt get the love
$1,000,000
Good player on cap strapped team, So people act like hes terrible when hes solid
$1,000,000
Logo of the NSH
Saros, Juuse
$5,000,000
G
UFA - 3
Logo of the WPG
Scheifele, Mark
$6,125,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
Logo of the TOR
Kerfoot, Alexander
$3,500,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 1
Logo of the CBJ
Laine, Patrik
$8,700,000
LW, RW
UFA - 4
Yes I know how bad scheifele is defensively, But hes 16th in points and 15th in goals over the last 6 years
$1,000,000
Logo of the COL
Girard, Samuel
$5,000,000
LD/RD
UFA - 5
Logo of the VGK
Theodore, Shea
$5,200,000
LD/RD
UFA - 3
Logo of the DET
Vrána, Jakub
$5,250,000
LW
UFA - 2

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Aug. 14 at 12:54 p.m.
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I also feel that Luke Schenn and Ryan McDonagh are both overlooked quite a bit for how much they can bring to a team. Both are terrific penalty killers, heavy hitters and can play big minutes. McDonagh is a bit overpaid though. That's just me though.
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Aug. 14 at 1:05 p.m.
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Vrana is very underated
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Aug. 14 at 1:06 p.m.
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Good list! Saros was a Vezina finalist though and Girard isn’t on a cap strapped team that’s a false narrative. Personally I think Dahlin is a stud already.
Aug. 14 at 2:57 p.m.
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Kerfoot is a defense only winger who can play C. Hes literally one of the worst offensive play drivers in the league.
Girard is an ok play driver who has much better results bc of the system he plays in and bc he plays with elite teammates. Girard is overrated and kerfoot us what he is, a 3.5m 3rd line shutdown guy.
Aug. 14 at 3:13 p.m.
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I don't know how non-Pens fans feel about Brian Dumoulin, but he just came off of a down year, so naturally he's always sucked if you ask some people.
The simple fact is that Letang needs a defensively responsible partner to enable his offense safely. Dumo has been that for multiple seasons. He's been a top 4 defenseman for us since the back to back cups (heck, in the '17 playoffs Letang was out and Dumo led all Pens skaters in TOI). Letang has had Norris votes in the last 4 seasons, and Dumo was his partner for all 4 of them.
At this point of his career, he's a steady veteran presence, he's still a top 4 defenseman, and he's an important key to Pittsburgh's success.
Aug. 14 at 4:25 p.m.
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I also feel that Luke Schenn and Ryan McDonagh are both overlooked quite a bit for how much they can bring to a team. Both are terrific penalty killers, heavy hitters and can play big minutes. McDonagh is a bit overpaid though. That's just me though.


McDonough has slowed down. Schenn is what he is. He's okay, good defensive depth. Perhaps underrated by the broad population, but also overrated by those who want grit
Aug. 14 at 4:26 p.m.
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Good list! Saros was a Vezina finalist though and Girard isn’t on a cap strapped team that’s a false narrative. Personally I think Dahlin is a stud already.


Sorry re cap strapped. Avalanche aren't cap strapped, but if they want a big contract then they'll have to move someone and people seem to be moving him like he's nothing. Boggling my mind
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Aug. 14 at 4:31 p.m.
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Kerfoot is a defense only winger who can play C. Hes literally one of the worst offensive play drivers in the league.
Girard is an ok play driver who has much better results bc of the system he plays in and bc he plays with elite teammates. Girard is overrated and kerfoot us what he is, a 3.5m 3rd line shutdown guy.


Do you watch kerfoot at all? I wouldn't agree with that whatsoever. So when he was a 0.5 ppg+ player on Colorado playing with compher and Jost and Andrighetto, who was doing the play driving?

His scoring is fine for 2 w or 3 c, especially when you consider its essentially all at even strength.

In the 3 years since he got to Toronto he has 92 even strength points.

On the islanders that would tie him for third. Only Barzal (124) and Nelson (116) have more.
Aug. 14 at 4:32 p.m.
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I don't know how non-Pens fans feel about Brian Dumoulin, but he just came off of a down year, so naturally he's always sucked if you ask some people.
The simple fact is that Letang needs a defensively responsible partner to enable his offense safely. Dumo has been that for multiple seasons. He's been a top 4 defenseman for us since the back to back cups (heck, in the '17 playoffs Letang was out and Dumo led all Pens skaters in TOI). Letang has had Norris votes in the last 4 seasons, and Dumo was his partner for all 4 of them.
At this point of his career, he's a steady veteran presence, he's still a top 4 defenseman, and he's an important key to Pittsburgh's success.


From your description he's so underrated I'm not really even aware of him enough. I just don't know much about him other than he seems a decent top 4 guy for a while. Lol
Aug. 14 at 5:28 p.m.
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From your description he's so underrated I'm not really even aware of him enough. I just don't know much about him other than he seems a decent top 4 guy for a while. Lol


This isn't an original idea of mine, but for good shutdown defensemen, the less you hear about them, the better. Guys like that you hear the most about when they've made a mistake. Guys like Dumoulin, Seiganthaler, Brodin, are good shutdown guys. How often when listening to a broadcast do you hear their names?
Good defensive play isn't flashy or exciting, but it's super important.
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Aug. 14 at 5:35 p.m.
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This isn't an original idea of mine, but for good shutdown defensemen, the less you hear about them, the better. Guys like that you hear the most about when they've made a mistake. Guys like Dumoulin, Seiganthaler, Brodin, are good shutdown guys. How often when listening to a broadcast do you hear their names?
Good defensive play isn't flashy or exciting, but it's super important.


The ones you don't hear about are the ones who are good defensively without being overly physical. Everyone here's about Gudas and the like.

It's a good point you raise.
Aug. 14 at 9:25 p.m.
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Do you watch kerfoot at all? I wouldn't agree with that whatsoever. So when he was a 0.5 ppg+ player on Colorado playing with compher and Jost and Andrighetto, who was doing the play driving?

His scoring is fine for 2 w or 3 c, especially when you consider its essentially all at even strength.

In the 3 years since he got to Toronto he has 92 even strength points.

On the islanders that would tie him for third. Only Barzal (124) and Nelson (116) have more.





Points arent everything. Im sorry you dont agree with that whatsoever but unfortunately thats the reality.
 
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