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#1 Pat

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:46 PM

After the first four games of this season I'm yet to see #40 play as if he was under 40.
The way he is moving out there is either a lack of conditioning or he is burning out.
Yet weeks prior to the season Zetterberg said he lost 10 pounds and hoped to get a little quicker.
I don't know about you guys, but with the way he's playing, his time in Detroit could come to an abrupt ending in the next few years.

So let's get to the poll... What do you think? Is he declining early in his career or is it too early?

I believe it's a lack of conditioning in the summer, due to his wedding and a longer off-season.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:47 PM

Well he IS married now so..., but yeah way too early.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:01 PM

With a wife like that at home, I can't especially blame him for not thinking hockey 24/7.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:01 PM

Generally too early, but I've wondered for awhile whether or not he might have chronic back issues that have held him back some. Hopefully he puts the concerns to bed down the stretch, but I have definitely wondered that since last year.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:05 PM

Zetterberg started slowing down last season and I've yet to see him regain his pace.


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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:31 PM

Me and my brother were talking about this today. Sadly I don't think we'll ever see 90 point hank again.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:34 PM

The physical issues have to be hampering his play, I don't really know how to put it, but for most of last season and so far this year he just doesn't look like a goal scorer anymore. He seems to have lost that pure goal scorer "knack" and his shot looks weaker and less accurate. Ask anybody who knows me, I'm an absolute diehard wings fan (rarely post) and at this point i'll be happy if he even reaches his 70 points from last season.....mark this post, I hope I can eat crow come season's end!

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:06 AM

I think he definitely lost a step already. With how he manages to stay up on his skates with someone on his back it must be doing something negative to it. Down the road I think a Foresberg like career is not out of the question, as instead of foot/ankle issues it will be his back.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:21 AM

Zetterberg started slowing down last season and I've yet to see him regain his pace.




ano...honto ni omoimaso. Zanen desu ne. Z wa gambate.

(Gomen desu ne. Watashi no nihongo chotto hen. Takusan wasuretta deshta ne, naze naraba America ni shabe nai.) Wakaru?


edit: ShanahanMansan, Yoyogi Koen ikimas***a ka? Sugoi.

Edited by T.Low, 15 October 2010 - 12:27 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:23 AM

he looked good in the pre season and that was that. hes my favorite player and i really hope he gets his touch back.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:28 AM

Did you copy & paste the contents from the October 2009 thread and the October 2008 thread to make the "is Zetterberg slowing down" October 2010 thread? I swear these threads roll around every October.

In April, May and June threads pop up that say "Zetterberg is a BEAST", "Zetterberg is a MONSTER", "Congrats to Zetterberg for his Conn Smythe trophy!!!".

This thread sucks. :thumbdown:

Edited by Heaten, 15 October 2010 - 12:29 AM.


#12 T.Low

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:32 AM

Did you copy & paste the contents from the October 2009 thread and the October 2008 thread to make the "is Zetterberg slowing down" October 2010 thread? I swear these threads roll around every October.

In April, May and June threads pop up that say "Zetterberg is a BEAST", "Zetterberg is a MONSTER", "Congrats to Zetterberg for his Conn Smythe trophy!!!".

This thread sucks. :thumbdown:




Way to make good use of the archives. (don't look now but your join date is showing: May 2010)

#13 10 Minute Misconduct

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:35 AM

Guess people forget about last years playoffs when he was the best Wing by far for the 3rd year in a row.

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#14 Heaten

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:48 AM

Way to make good use of the archives. (don't look now but your join date is showing: May 2010)


Because the date under my avatar says Join date: May 2010 means that I wasn't here or reading the boards? Mighty fine detective work, sporty. Don't quit your day job. :blink:

I've been around here since 2001/2002... but that can't be true, cuz the date under the avatar doesn't prove it. :rolleyes:

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:51 AM

Because the date under my avatar says Join date: May 2010 means that I wasn't here or reading the boards? Mighty fine detective work, sporty. Don't quit your day job. :blink:

I've been around here since 2001/2002... but that can't be true, cuz the date under the avatar doesn't prove it. :rolleyes:


There's no way you're the same Heaton that's a mod for seemingly every major Red Wings board.

#16 T.Low

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:58 AM

Because the date under my avatar says Join date: May 2010 means that I wasn't here or reading the boards? Mighty fine detective work, sporty. Don't quit your day job. :blink:

I've been around here since 2001/2002... but that can't be true, cuz the date under the avatar doesn't prove it. :rolleyes:



All those years of lurking, depriving us of that sharp wit. What a shame.

Edited by T.Low, 15 October 2010 - 12:59 AM.


#17 Heaten

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:08 AM

$5 says after the next regulation loss we'll see the ever-so-familiar "Lidstrom should retire" thread pop up.

#18 T.Low

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:11 AM

$5 says after the next regulation loss we'll see the ever-so-familiar "Lidstrom should retire" thread pop up.




Wrong forum.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:26 AM

ano...honto ni omoimaso. Zanen desu ne. Z wa gambate.

(Gomen desu ne. Watashi no nihongo chotto hen. Takusan wasuretta deshta ne, naze naraba America ni shabe nai.) Wakaru?


edit: ShanahanMansan, Yoyogi Koen ikimas***a ka? Sugoi.


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#20 EZBAKETHAGANGSTA

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:51 AM

With a wife like that at home, I can't especially blame him for not thinking hockey 24/7.


Don't worry, they've only been married for a few months still. Once a year, when the sex cuts down to once a week, he'll be as good as new.
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