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Lidstrom 3rd star of the month in the NHL

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dry.gif Feel the same as poster above. Nick was just unreal. But it was merely just a # as s*** stain was clearly the best player in the NHL last month. Here is to another great month for the Perfect Human! thumbup.gif

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Congrats Nick! But I have a feeling this thread will be derailed quickly with Crosby hate and what not.

3 more years Nick!!!!

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Congrats Nick! But I have a feeling this thread will be derailed quickly with Crosby hate and what not.

3 more years Nick!!!!

doubt it, you can't say Crosby didn't deserve number 1, but you have to admit he should have taken it over Luongo.

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doubt it, you can't say Crosby didn't deserve number 1, but you have to admit he should have taken it over Luongo.

Meh, a point-per-game pace by a defensesman is just as impressive as winning 8 of 10 games for a goalie. Either of them could have been 2nd star.

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Meh, a point-per-game pace by a defensesman is just as impressive as winning 8 of 10 games for a goalie. Either of them could have been 2nd star.

hmm.. did Howard ever get a star, I think he went 9-0 to start the season or something.

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Nicklas Lidstrom was named Third Star for the month of December. He also earned a Third Star recently for a weekly award from the league. Many analysts believe is the front-runner for, what would be, his seventh Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman. Lidstrom is playing outstanding hockey. But, yet, he's not named as one of the All-Star starters as announced today by fan voting? Sounds like a terrible, terrible mistake.

From The Detroit News: http://apps.detnews.com/apps/blogs/wingsblog/index.php?blogid=3652#ixzz1A7EwULl8

While it is a mistake imo, it shouldn't be all that surprising to the Detroit media or to anyone, really. Lidstrom to this day is under-appreciated simply because most fans aren't trained to notice the subtle plays he makes in order to dominate a game. The casual fan gravitates to not only players with outstanding offensive numbers but also plainly apparent flash and style. It's why Lidstrom is under-appreciated by fans (Red Wings fans included) and even in Sweden as images like Forsberg and the Sedin twins gain more popularity.

However, the most important thing to note is that to some fans along with good scouts and coaches, people with trained eyes so to speak, do notice Nick out there.

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hmm.. did Howard ever get a star, I think he went 9-0 to start the season or something.

yes sir.

here you go, the top 30 per NHL.com. im not sure if this is the same thing, however

Z has 4 first stars. Lids is ranked 40th.

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While it is a mistake imo, it shouldn't be all that surprising to the Detroit media or to anyone, really. Lidstrom to this day is under-appreciated simply because most fans aren't trained to notice the subtle plays he makes in order to dominate a game. The casual fan gravitates to not only players with outstanding offensive numbers but also plainly apparent flash and style. It's why Lidstrom is under-appreciated by fans (Red Wings fans included) and even in Sweden as images like Forsberg and the Sedin twins gain more popularity.

However, the most important thing to note is that to some fans along with good scouts and coaches, people with trained eyes so to speak, do notice Nick out there.

Agreed, and I think it's pitiful. The man is one of the best to ever lace up the skates and most "fans" out there couldn't pick him out of a lineup if the rest of the line were all Greeks.

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Agreed, and I think it's pitiful. The man is one of the best to ever lace up the skates and most "fans" out there couldn't pick him out of a lineup if the rest of the line were all Greeks.

I think it was McCarty who once said something along the lines of, "If you ask any player in the league who the best players are they'll name some popular names and then you ask them, 'What about Nick Lidstrom?' they'll say, 'Oh yeah! Him too.'"

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..he's not Canadian.

sadly, this is the truth.

Anyways, TSN just said Lidstrom got voted into the game. I kinda wanted him to have the rest but at least maybe just maybe some people will actually notice the real raw talent he possesses, but somehow I doubt it.

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