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#21 mindfly

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:28 AM

Datsyuk; He's the best player.

And when he and whole team went cold in november, december, january etc it was because he had brutal wingers to play with most of the times


I could make a case for lidstrom has second half MVP but it was terrible watching him play the first months of the season

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:50 AM

Gotta go with Howard. Datsyuk has been our best forward and Lidstrom our best defenseman, and while neither one has had their best year they have both picked it up quite a bit of late. That said, Howard is the guy who really carried the team night in and night out during the early part of the year and through all of the injuries. I don't think we'd be in a playoff spot right now without him.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:51 PM

I said Lidstrom, because he's irreplaceable.

Howard is not irreplaceable. We could have gone after another goalie or possibly given Ozzie more time to get his s*** together.

Who'd replace Lidstrom, especially since Kronwall was hurt all year?
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:17 PM

Howard!

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:35 PM

I say the active boards behind the net. Bert was great for a stretch, and Pasha has amazed me these last 2 games with the takeaways for goals. But, the only consistency has been the boards.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:40 PM

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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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:48 PM

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:01 PM

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

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:38 PM

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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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:43 PM

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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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:43 PM

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:28 PM

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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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:31 PM

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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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:37 PM

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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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:57 PM

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:58 PM

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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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:58 PM

Filppula.


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:28 PM

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.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:18 PM

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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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:31 PM

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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