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#1 GMRwings1983

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 05:51 PM

Seems like many people over the last year or so think he's done being a nominee for this trophy anymore.

I don't agree. Last year he played a lot better as the season went on, after people started coming back from injuries. If this team stays healthy, and is as good offensively as people think it will be, I see Nick as having another good run at this trophy. His game has dropped off a little, but he's still capable of putting together another year better than any other defenseman.

It would give him 7 and tie him with Doug Harvey.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 06:03 PM

Its definitely still possible. Last year he had a slow start offensively, but by the end of the season he was worthy of Norris candidacy imo.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 06:03 PM

50-50 he gets nominated, I'd say about ~10% he wins it.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 06:57 PM

I'd say it's a rather slim chance for him to win the Norris 1 last time - however I've been wrong before, and I'd love to see him tie Harvey with 7.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:08 PM

He can definitely win another. That man plays with such grace and skill it's not even fair. Unfortunately, I just don't think the League will let him. They picked the top scoring defensemen this year as nominees didn't they? And here I was thinking it was best defenseman. Besides they probably want Orr to hold the record and not let a Swede take it. IDK, whatever.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:19 PM

He can definitely win another. That man plays with such grace and skill it's not even fair. Unfortunately, I just don't think the League will let him. They picked the top scoring defensemen this year as nominees didn't they? And here I was thinking it was best defenseman. Besides they probably want Orr to hold the record and not let a Swede take it. IDK, whatever.


That has nothing to do with it.

Lidstrom has won the Norris before in seasons where other guys could easily have won it over him. Last year he had such a subpar start to the season, that I understand why he wasn't nominated at the end.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:21 PM

As good as anyone elses

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:38 PM

if he started training with barry bonds...he could do it for sure.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:41 PM

That has nothing to do with it.

Lidstrom has won the Norris before in seasons where other guys could easily have won it over him. Last year he had such a subpar start to the season, that I understand why he wasn't nominated at the end.


He came in 4th in votes.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:49 PM

That has nothing to do with it.

Lidstrom has won the Norris before in seasons where other guys could easily have won it over him. Last year he had such a subpar start to the season, that I understand why he wasn't nominated at the end.

I dunno, they like their Canadians. Still a subpar start shouldn't eliminate a guy, it should be how well he defends and Nick is the best at it. He should win it every year, and I'm not saying that as a homer. Edit: Ok, well not every year, but every year he's the best...which is like every year so...

Edited by wingnut40, 14 August 2010 - 07:50 PM.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:23 PM

That has nothing to do with it.

Lidstrom has won the Norris before in seasons where other guys could easily have won it over him. Last year he had such a subpar start to the season, that I understand why he wasn't nominated at the end.


Name one.

Lidstrom was robbed of the Norris two seasons ago over a defenseman who had a statistically worse season with a statistically much better starting goaltender (Vezina winner) and another defenseman who plays in a system where defense is considered optional.

Last season I think either him or Pronger should have been given the third nomination over Green.

Edited by Doc Holliday, 15 August 2010 - 12:04 AM.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:51 PM

Name one.

Lidstrom was robbed of the Norris last season over a defenseman who had a statistically worse season with a statistically much better starting goaltender (Vezina winner) and another defenseman who plays in a system where defense is considered optional.

Last season I think either him or Pronger should have been given the third nomination over Green.


I thought MacInnis had a legitimate shot at the Norris in 2003. 2007 was another close one for Nick, where I wasn't sure that he was going to pull it out.

Listrom wasn't robbed of the Norris last year, and no one on Chicago won the Vezina. Keith deserved it and had a great all-around season. Lidstrom had a strong finish to the year, but I'm not going to complain that he didn't win.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:59 PM

I see Doughty winning it or somehow Green with the amount of points he gets
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:03 AM

I thought MacInnis had a legitimate shot at the Norris in 2003. 2007 was another close one for Nick, where I wasn't sure that he was going to pull it out.

Listrom wasn't robbed of the Norris last year, and no one on Chicago won the Vezina. Keith deserved it and had a great all-around season. Lidstrom had a strong finish to the year, but I'm not going to complain that he didn't win.


I'm sorry, I meant two seasons ago to Chara.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:06 AM

Last season I think either him or Pronger should have been given the third nomination over Green.


lol... I still can't believe Green was considered for the Norris. what af****** slap in the face. I didn't watch him all season but when I saw him play he was horrible defensively... such stupid mistakes I wasn't even sure if this was the same Green

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:19 AM

I see Doughty winning it or somehow Green with the amount of points he gets


Agreed. I think it's Doughty's to lose this year unless Duncan Keith has some kind of incredible breakout year or something. I don't really see anybody in the league really giving those two a run for their money. Lids has a very good chance of being nominated though. Same with Pronger, great chance of getting nominated but I don't see him winning.

Edited by Tommy_Like_Wingy, 15 August 2010 - 03:20 AM.


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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:22 AM

hate to hijack this ***** but hey...itsf****** august!...and i happen to be a big supporter of barry bonds. IMO best snoozeball slugger of all time. so he took a shot in his ass...JUST SAYIN' lids would be a ******* beast...yeah...watch this documentary

Edited by soultrain, 15 August 2010 - 03:23 AM.


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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:54 AM

Playing with a better set of forwards this year, shouldn't be expecting the injuries we had last year either. The second half of the season he tore it up, if he does that all next season we can consider him a lock.
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:30 AM

Lids will win this season.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:43 AM

He's got a decent chance But has a few things working against him:

He is no longer head and shoulders above the rest.

The media has more than made it apparent his time is over and they will use any opportunity to push the younger generation.

Pronger will be getting some residual votes from yet another great post-season. Though Lidstrom's 10 pts in 12 games is awfully impressive.

Edited by egroen, 15 August 2010 - 08:44 AM.

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