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Team MVP?

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  1. 1. Who is your Red Wings 2010-11 team MVP

    • Zetterberg
      35
    • Lidstrom
      44
    • Howard
      6
    • Datsyuk
      86
    • Franzen
      2
    • Cleary
      1
    • Helm
      13

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The season is almost over, we've just clinched our 20th straight trip to the postseason, 11th straight 100 point season, and (as I type) are only 2 periods away from another division title.

Who's your 2010-11 Red Wings team MVP? There's a few choices. Don't laugh that I included Franzen and Cleary, but they both did have over 20 goals, so I think deserve to be on the list.

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Don't know who I will vote for but for me it is between Datsyuk, Z and Helm.

EDIT: Voted for Datsyuk but I anyone could get it for there own reason.

Datsyuk is Datsyuk

Zetterberg played great all season and especially when Datsyuk got hurt.

Helm because he just always show some much hustle and heart even if he doesn't get a lot of points.

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Voted for Z - top ten in league scoring, Selke calibre defense, carried the team with Pavel out.

Just curious, but seriously how can Howard get votes?

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I voted for Datsyuk. He just takes us to a whole other level.

Was tempted to vote for Zetterberg...definitely a close, close second. No way could I disagree with everybody who said he carried us when Dats wasn't there.

Helm should at least be on the poll - he's been great.

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If not for missing a good amount of games, definitely Dats as he's been the difference on most nights when playing, but overall game in and game out, Lidstrom has kept the team going. From his leadership to his on-ice play, he's consistently been the reason why we've clinched our ninth Division Title in ten years will have one of the top seeds heading into the playoffs.

With the injuries to Raf, Stuart and so forth, he's kept our defense kicking.

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Datsyuk for sure.

Zetterberg this year has been a 20 game Datsyuk stop gap. Or however long it was.

Wow, 80 points in 20 games is a hell of a run. :thumbup:

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I think everyone here knows that Datsyuk has been the most VALUABLE. Plus that graphic comparing Detroit with Pavel vs. Detroit without Pavel before the game today doesn't lie

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Lidstrom.

20+ minutes a night of elite defensive play. Played in every game this season. 2nd on the team with 61 points. Ice water running through his veins, off the charts hockey IQ.

Lidstrom's play rarely dazzles because it's not flashy, but he is the foundation of everything good Detroit does.

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Why not Jimmy Howard he's been there all year long... Pavel was hurt for a while Z disapeared and Mule couldn't find himself half the year...

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apparently johan franzen is a member here at LGW :ph34r:

Must live in the Ottawa area

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People who have been saying "well of course it's Datsyuk, (winning percentage stats)" are ignoring reality. How well would the Wings have done had it been Z out instead of Datsyuk during that time frame? If the Wings just kept plugging along at a .650 or .700 or whatever it is, that would be a fair argument for Datsyuk not being an elite center.

Zetterberg is the team's MVP this season. His performance has carried the team both as the best player and as the leader. If you look back, the notable bad games the team has had are all times when Z had a bad game. St. Louis most recently. Z carried the team offensively when Dats first went out, and if not for the lack of defensive structure and the goaltending failures, the Wings would be in a much stronger position due to giving up far fewer goals and thus having won many more games.

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Without a doubt, Datsyuk.

The only reason not to vote for him would be all the time missed due to injuries.

Honorable mention:

Zetterberg

Lidstrom

Helm

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