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#1 HomeNugget

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:38 PM

http://www.nhl.com/n...rticleid=289624

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:43 PM

I could see one day him becomeing something great. but he could never replace nick or chelli
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:53 PM

QUOTE(zata40 @ February 26, 2007 - 04:43PM) View Post

I could see one day him becomeing something great. but he could never replace nick or chelli


exactly
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:53 PM

Good for Lebda. He kinda came here out of left field but he's taken the opportunity and run with it. He has all but cemented his place as a Wings' core player for the future.
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:57 PM

Thats good to hear. Hes a good solid d-man with alot of potential. Him and kronwall are the red wings future on D, good thing they both have long term contracts.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:58 PM

he has also great ratio performance vs. salary

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 04:43 PM

kinda weird for us to pick up a decent player who wasn't drafted...

we normall let them slip through our fingers...didn't we pass on Andy McDonald once?
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE(zata40 @ February 26, 2007 - 01:43PM) View Post

I could see one day him becomeing something great. but he could never replace nick or chelli


He is a very different defenseman than they are. VERY few D-men have his speed--he is a rocket. Do you notice how he is always the one to gain the zone whenever he is on the ice?

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:16 PM

good article
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE(Crymson @ February 26, 2007 - 05:12PM) View Post

He is a very different defenseman than they are. VERY few D-men have his speed--he is a rocket. Do you notice how he is always the one to gain the zone whenever he is on the ice?

clap.gif Yes indeed. I agree.. He loves to handle the puck and as you said, he is an amazing skater.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:22 PM

Atta boy Lebs!

I remember the beginning of last season everyone was saying he'd just be here for a few games and be sent back down. That he was 'too small' and didn't have much to offer. Boy has he proved everyone wrong. I absolutely love the guy, and his skill he brings. He's very smart out there, and his speed is one of a kind..especially for a D-man. I've got the feeling that in the future he'll he one of those D-man that scores about 15 goals a season.
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:25 PM

Career 5th/6th defenseman

(umm..disregard the sig wink.gif )
Aaron Downey tally = 4 Wins (Mclaren, PARROS, *Laperriere*, Wisniewski) - 1 L (**Boll**) - 5 Draws (Walker, Fedoruk, Davison, Shelley, O'Donnell)

(* = beatdown) (** = at the end of a shift)

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE(Lou_Siffer @ February 26, 2007 - 05:25PM) View Post

Career 5th/6th defenseman

(umm..disregard the sig wink.gif )



Change the sig then! laugh.gif

Do "I hate Lilja" or better yet "I love Lilja" play a little reverse psychology then maybe something will happen tomorrow at the deadline!

Edited by hockeycrazy3033, 26 February 2007 - 05:27 PM.

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#14 Lou_Siffer

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:49 PM

Hmmm...let me think about it. Maybe i'll find a way to jinx Lilja for tomorrow, although i think youve jinxed him enough! laugh.gif
Aaron Downey tally = 4 Wins (Mclaren, PARROS, *Laperriere*, Wisniewski) - 1 L (**Boll**) - 5 Draws (Walker, Fedoruk, Davison, Shelley, O'Donnell)

(* = beatdown) (** = at the end of a shift)

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:54 PM

QUOTE(Lou_Siffer @ February 26, 2007 - 05:25PM) View Post

Career 5th/6th defenseman

(umm..disregard the sig wink.gif )

why do you hate him though lou?
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 06:04 PM

QUOTE(wingschamps @ February 26, 2007 - 05:54PM) View Post

why do you hate him though lou?


Oh, that just goes back to the St Louis game where Hasek got trucked by Ryan Johnson. Thought he shouldve reacted alot more to that is all. That incident just epitomized my frustration with the lack of the Wings sticking up for each other...so Lebda gets my ire for the time being! I dont think he's that bad or anything, but i honestly do believe he'll always be a 5th/6th defenseman and no more. I think the talk of him following in Lidstrom's footsteps is totally outlandish, but thats just me.
Aaron Downey tally = 4 Wins (Mclaren, PARROS, *Laperriere*, Wisniewski) - 1 L (**Boll**) - 5 Draws (Walker, Fedoruk, Davison, Shelley, O'Donnell)

(* = beatdown) (** = at the end of a shift)

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE(Lou_Siffer @ February 26, 2007 - 06:04PM) View Post

I think the talk of him following in Lidstrom's footsteps is totally outlandish, but thats just me.

The article actually kinda says, "Next Lidstrom? Are you serious dude? f*** no! Like, Chelios, maybe."

Edited by Heroes of Hockeytown, 26 February 2007 - 07:15 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:27 PM

I think if he's being 'groomed for big things' he needs to get bigger-

It's ok (sorda..) if you don't hit people, Lidstrom doesn't really, but Lebda gets pushed around like a punk. 15-20 lbs isn't gonna hurt the guy.
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE(ltgator333 @ February 26, 2007 - 07:27PM) View Post

I think if he's being 'groomed for big things' he needs to get bigger-

It's ok (sorda..) if you don't hit people, Lidstrom doesn't really, but Lebda gets pushed around like a punk. 15-20 lbs isn't gonna hurt the guy.



He's a great skater and can handle the puck,but he needs to work on his finish.He can get the puck to the net,but rarely does anything happen.

Having said that,he is a diamond in the rough and a big part of our future.(I'm sure other teams are asking for him in trade talks,just say 'no' Kenny)
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE(Zeke @ February 26, 2007 - 07:46PM) View Post

He's a great skater and can handle the puck,but he needs to work on his finish.He can get the puck to the net,but rarely does anything happen.

Having said that,he is a diamond in the rough and a big part of our future.(I'm sure other teams are asking for him in trade talks,just say 'no' Kenny)


Well yeah dude, but think of how much better he would be if he didn't get pushed off the puck when in his defensive zone. There's only so much skating away you can do, and given his decent speed for a defenseman putting on 15 lbs isn't gonna make him slow by any means.
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