Lidstrom Final Year
Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:04 PM
Do you guys think he will return for one more year?
What's your thought on Lids play fellow fans?
Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:42 PM
His defensive play has been anything but good. He's already turned over more pucks this year than he usually does over any 4 month period. The pairing with Stuart has been a disaster in every game. He's not doing much on the powerplay either, although a lot of that has to do with Rafalski's absence.
I think his play will improve eventually, but I don't see him coming back another year. I think he has a lot more hockey left in him (look at Chelios), but he's too proud to play the game at a level lower than great.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:06 PM
Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:25 PM
he has turned it over a lot, on simple plays too. But so has the entire team. I believe he can play another season, but depends if wings win the cup this year then hes gone.
Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:40 PM
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:50 PM
I have a feeling he is going to retire after this year. Especially if his play does not pick up. His positioning has been lackluster (he ignored Morrow in front of Osgood last night and had to be bailed out), he has been turning over pucks more than most of the defense on this team, and his shot is incredibly weak right now.
Hopefully he can improve.
Posted 15 October 2010 - 03:01 PM
No, you know what we are, we're good. You can't do what we do every single day and not be good." - Mike Babcock
Posted 15 October 2010 - 03:16 PM
I agree that Lidstrom hasn't been particularly inspiring to start the year. The only (relatively) good news is that slow starts are somewhat par for the course with Nick, perhaps aggravated by his age as well.
and at the start of the season the players have to get used to playing with new players/returnees....modano, huds, salei, kindl...it's alot higher tempo playing games as a unit than practicing. i won't really judge too much before the 10 game mark, but like i said in the goalie post, someone other than franzen needs to hit the net with a GOOD shot. when my boy Z has a shot from the slot he has to hit the net. he's been great playing with dats, butf****** abysmal when it comes to hitting the net. 2 assists in 4 games is not what we need from Z.
Wings need some Ryan Pulock in the 1st round, a goal scorer in the 2nd round and rounds 3-7 all guys 6'4 or bigger. Please sign Dekeyser to play with Smith. <--Dekeyser signed, Paired next year. Mark your calendars.
Tootoo needs a partner in crime that plays like him on the other side of Helm. Oh hey, we have Mitchell Callahan. Problem solved.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:09 PM
Seriously. Read last year's thread. It's almost identical. Hilariously so.
Edited by 55fan, 15 October 2010 - 04:10 PM.
Money on the board: $40
Thanks for a great season, guys. You exceeded expectations and have given us something to look forward to as the long summer approaches.
And next year we get to start in October, like hockey is SUPPOSED to.
Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:37 PM
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 05:46 PM
That said i belive he will not return to sweden but persue a coaching career in the US. This is coming
from a Swede.
I belive Nick will become the first none american born coach ever.
Well speculatating ofc but prove me wrong.
Edited by Gaggster, 15 October 2010 - 05:47 PM.
Posted 15 October 2010 - 05:51 PM
"Forwards, not backwards! Upwards, not forwards! And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!"
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