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Is Chris Drury the most underrated big game player in sports today?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hockeybeat, May 6, 2007.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    All the guy does is play meaningful minutes on winning teams, yet it's rare to hear his name mentioned in the debate about best big game players in sports:

    Awards and Championships
    1989: U.S. Amateur American Hockey Champion Greater Bridgeport Pee Wee Youth Hockey
    1989: Little League World Series Champion Trumbull, Connecticut All-Stars
    1993-94: Connecticut State Hockey Tournament Champion Fairfield College Preparatory School
    1995: Beanpot Boston University (NCAA)
    1994-95: Hockey East Regular Season Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1994-95: Hockey East Tournament Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1994-95: Division 1 Men's Ice Hockey Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1996: Beanpot Boston University (NCAA)
    1995-96: Hockey East Regular Season Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1995-96: Second All-Star Team (Hockey East)
    1995-96: East Second All-American Team (NCAA)
    1997: Beanpot Boston University (NCAA)
    1996-97: Hockey East Regular Season Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1996-97: Hockey East Tournament Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1996-97: Second All-Star Team (Hockey East)
    1996-97: Player of the Year (Hockey East)
    1996-97: Championship All-Tournament Team (NCAA)
    1996-97: East First All-American Team (NCAA)
    1998: Beanpot Boston University (NCAA)
    1997-98: Hockey East Regular Season Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1997-98: First All-Star Team (Hockey East)
    1997-98: Best Defensive Forward (Hockey East)
    1997-98: Player of the Year (Hockey East)
    1997-98: East First All-American Team (NCAA)
    1997-98: Hobey Baker Memorial Award Top U.S. Collegiate Player (NCAA)
    1998-99: All-Rookie Team (NHL)
    1998-99: Calder Memorial Trophy Rookie of the Year (NHL)
    2000-01: Stanley Cup Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
    2001-02: Silver Medal (XIX Olympic Winter Games)

    In this playoff year, Drury has scored six goals, assisted on two others, totaling eight points. In his career, he's scored 42 playoff goals.

    So, is Chris Drury the most underrated big game player in sports?
     
  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    I've always thought highly of him once the playoffs get going. He's not underrated or overrated. He's just a solid playoff finisher.
     
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    In all sports? Hell, no.

    It's only hockey
     
  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    He's No. 1 in my book at the moment, just for Friday night.

    FuggabunchaRangers
    FuggabunchaIslanders
    FuggabunchaDevils

    How will the Stanley Cup playoffs ever survive without a Metro NYC presence?
     
  5. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    In all of sports?
     
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    Well, he's been on championship teams in baseball and hockey since he was twelve years old.

    He's in the top five of anyone's list of performers.
     
  7. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    i was telling a buddy today that chris drury has been touched by magic dust. what a life/career he's having! :eek: 8) 8) :eek:

    p.s. -- do those in the know say he's a good guy, too? i could easily despise him, if so.... ::)
     
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I'm not the biggest hockey fan in the world, but I can at least understand that Chris Drury is an ultimate crunch-time performer.

    Hell, he was that when he became one of about four American kids ever to beat the Far East in the LL final.
     
  9. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    I guess the keyword to this is "underrated".
     
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Let me post the championships Drury has won:

    Awards and Championships
    1989: U.S. Amateur American Hockey Champion Greater Bridgeport Pee Wee Youth Hockey
    1989: Little League World Series Champion Trumbull, Connecticut All-Stars
    1993-94: Connecticut State Hockey Tournament Champion Fairfield College Preparatory School
    1995: Beanpot Boston University (NCAA)
    1994-95: Hockey East Regular Season Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1994-95: Hockey East Tournament Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1994-95: Division 1 Men's Ice Hockey Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1996: Beanpot Boston University (NCAA)
    1995-96: Hockey East Regular Season Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1995-96: Second All-Star Team (Hockey East)
    1995-96: East Second All-American Team (NCAA)
    1997: Beanpot Boston University (NCAA)
    1996-97: Hockey East Regular Season Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1996-97: Hockey East Tournament Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1996-97: Second All-Star Team (Hockey East)
    1996-97: Player of the Year (Hockey East)
    1996-97: Championship All-Tournament Team (NCAA)
    1996-97: East First All-American Team (NCAA)
    1998: Beanpot Boston University (NCAA)
    1997-98: Hockey East Regular Season Champion Boston University (NCAA)
    1997-98: First All-Star Team (Hockey East)
    1997-98: Best Defensive Forward (Hockey East)
    1997-98: Player of the Year (Hockey East)
    1997-98: East First All-American Team (NCAA)
    1997-98: Hobey Baker Memorial Award Top U.S. Collegiate Player (NCAA)
    1998-99: All-Rookie Team (NHL)
    1998-99: Calder Memorial Trophy Rookie of the Year (NHL)
    2000-01: Stanley Cup Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
    2001-02: Silver Medal (XIX Olympic Winter Games)
     
  11. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    We're going to count little league too? :D
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    Or you could flat out say that he has been the best big game performer in any sport--since he was 12. Not too many people have won what he's won.

    Funny how championship teams seem to follow him around.
     
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