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Who is the Red Wings MVP this year?

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Howard has been nothing short of excellent in his first season. That alone to me, is enough. He is playing very well in his first season. That aside, he gave the team a chance to win almost every night which was huge when the team was banged up.

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Can Holland finally get some praise for giving Howard a chance rather than keeping Conklin?

Holland didn't have much of a choice on that matter.

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Howard, runner up is the goal post.

Although Bert has done his best to make it look like the opposition's best player as well.

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Holland didn't have much of a choice on that matter.

Sure he did. He could've traded Howard while he still had blue-chip prospect status instead of taking a chance on him at the NHL level.

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Sure he did. He could've traded Howard while he still had blue-chip prospect status instead of taking a chance on him at the NHL level.

And bring in who?

Conklin was looking for a steep price tag (for the role he was meant to play) and after all the time the Wings spent trying to get Howard NHL ready they needed to at least see if he could play.

Howard wasn't even meant to play as much as he is now. It was expected that Osgood would start the majority of the games and that if Howard did screw the pooch they could give Osgood a tougher workload while shopping for another goaltender.

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in related news, i would have voted for rafalski if the poll was, "most likely to give up a really bad turnover at a crucial point in the game."

Funny, I would have chosen Ericsson for that.

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Okay...I know I'm crazy and all that and I apologize in advance....

But put Cleary on the list and not Filppula? Not that it would be either of them...but I'm just just saying...

Howard, obviously. Though he hasn't looked great these last few games.

Filppula has the potential to win it for the next ten years consecutively. Give someone else a chance this year, I say.

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It's got to be Howard.

On a side note I can't believe how everybody is forgetting Stuart's solid performance this year, through all the injuries on D.

Edited by wings87

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Lidstrom. Gold standard D all year, picking it up offensively now that we need it most, and he is +20 on a team that is a collective -8. Compare that to the other d-men with a good +/-..

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Can't go wrong with either Lidstrom or Howard.

I went with Howard, because his performance has been more unexpected and I'm just spoiled after seeing Lidstrom dominate for 15ish years.

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Any answer other than Howard is ludicrous. All arguments aside about whether Osgood should be getting more starts or starting in the playoffs, fact is, Howard's been the guy playing, and as such he's about the only reason this mess of skaters even has had a prayer in many of these games. I know some people have been getting down on him since the break (surprise surprise :rolleyes: ) but if you ask me, the guy can bomb for the rest of the year and we can miss the playoffs, but he's still the MVP of the team this year. Even if he slumps from here on out, his streak of quality, consistent play will have outpaced any other skater on the team this year without a doubt.

He proved a hell of a lot after even the management seemed to be preparing to write him off by the the trade deadline. He's definitely got some things to work on, but he's had a hell of a rookie year and if he stays focused, balances the pressure and works hard in the off-season and continuing into next season to keep improving and developing, he's got a lot of potential to have a real bright career.

Again, any way it winds up, it's been a hell of a rookie year and even if it doesn't end as well as it's gone at some points, there are a tremendous amount of positives for him to build on heading into next season.

So who's the MVP? Howard. No doubt about it.

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Howard.

To say otherwise is to ignore the most obvious interpretation of MVP. Without Howard, this team is deep in the toilet. We might actually make the playoffs because of him.

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Holland didn't have much of a choice on that matter.

Holland had the option to let Howard go and re-sign Conklin.

Conklin was looking for a steep price tag (for the role he was meant to play) and after all the time the Wings spent trying to get Howard NHL ready they needed to at least see if he could play.

Conklin openly said that he would take a pay cut in order to stay in Detroit.

I advise that you do research before speaking strongly on a subject, rather than talking out of your behind.

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Holland had the option to let Howard go and re-sign Conklin.

Conklin openly said that he would take a pay cut in order to stay in Detroit.

I advise that you do research before speaking strongly on a subject, rather than talking out of your behind.

Source, please?

I suggest that you back up your arguments before accusing others of talking out of their ass.

Even if you are right, you can cut the "holier than thou" attitude. Not necessary.

Edited by Doc Holliday

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