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#1 Kindl Surprise

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 05:38 PM

It's getting mighty quiet round these parts and I was bored so lets see who people would rather keep if it came down to it. Say, just for a random example, Holland decided to give Hudler a $15 million a year contract for the next 10 years and the only option for clearing cap space was to trade Zetterberg or DJ Pavvy-D. Which one would yas rather keep?

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:12 PM


He's a little older, but has elevated his game the last few years. Right now he's the best two-way player in the league and carried the team last year whenever he was in the lineup.

Zetterberg is not as good as he was several years ago, imo. His accuracy and goal scoring is down, despite him still being one of the league leaders in shots taken.
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:19 PM

What is this, Sophie's Choice? If forced to pick one, I would keep Pavs. The back problems Hank deals with do not bode well for the future I'm afraid.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:21 PM

It's been difficult sometimes to watch Z as he's still learning how to change his game a little bit because his body has worn down.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 07:13 PM

I'd get rid of Holland for offering Hudler a $15 million dollar contract and keep both Pavs and Hank.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 07:16 PM

Hahah at the post above. I'd keep Dats as well. Hank's level of play has gone down since we won the Cup last. It's like some games he shows up and some he doesn't. Having said that he has been kinda reconstructing his game I think a bit :D

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 07:37 PM

This is like someone asking you which of your children is your favorite. Honestly, I'd have to pick Pavs based on his level of play and the fact that he will have a longer career than Zetterberg. It's hard to fault Zetterberg for anything, he's still one of the best players in the league, and probably the best shut-down forward. And he still puts up points, but Datsyuk has wooed us with his dazzling stick-handling.
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 07:40 PM

Having said that he has been kinda reconstructing his game I think a bit :D

Just curious..how so?

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 08:47 PM

I can't vote. I felt dirty putting my cursor in front of either name.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 09:18 PM

I can't vote. I felt dirty putting my cursor in front of either name.


This thread is dirty... and wrong.

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally


Holland is a damn good GM. period.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 09:34 PM

I can't vote. I felt dirty putting my cursor in front of either name.

I can't vote either. I love them both too much.

If it was the summer two years ago, everyone would be saying Zetterberg. But Datsyuk's gotten even better those seasons, whereas Z's regular season play has certainly declined.

Though Hank's been note quite as good in the playoffs as he was in '08 and '09, I still think he's been very, very good in the postseason. It just seems he's slowed down and has to rely more on his smarts and instincts than his skating or movement. He was never the best skater, but he definitely doesn't have the same jump as before. When the team needs him most though (e.g., playoffs or when Pavel's injured), Zetterberg doesn't let us down.

And I can't say anything about Datsyuk that hasn't been said before.

Besides, they're the Euro Twins. They're not gonna be separated. It's just wrong to pick between the two.

Edited by Nevermind, 13 August 2011 - 09:34 PM.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 09:48 PM

Just curious..how so?

Well for starters he's more beefed up and so he's like stronger on his skates. Quite difficult to knock him off the puck. Having said that though it's cost him imo. It's slowed him down a step. Dunno if age is a factor or not but Zetterberg isn't as quick as he use to be but still one of the best 2 way forwards in the game right now imo. I also think every year he gets better in the defensive end (positioning wise). Now faceoffs these last 2 seasons I think we've seen a drop off from him maybe something to work on?

There you go :P

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:02 PM

This poll is like asking someone "would you like me to shoot your dog, or shoot your dog?"

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:29 PM

I am sooo happy to see so many non voters, I couldn't do it either. I feel a lot of people here are also correct when talking of Hanks "new style" and considering he's number one choice for captain perhaps it's a longevity move. He bulked up more thus better in the harder to play places in both ends of the rink but lost a little speed, and he may not make as many jaw dropping moves as he used to but he also lead the Wings with points last year and played his highest number of games in any NHL season so far. His +/- was is worst ever as well (-1) but I think he's going to have a great season.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 12:49 AM

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:36 AM

Datsyuk, purely because of Hank's back
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Posted 14 August 2011 - 03:22 AM

Well for starters he's more beefed up and so he's like stronger on his skates. Quite difficult to knock him off the puck.

He's always been difficult to knock off the puck. As for his weight, he deliberately lost upper-body muscle in the 2010 offseason.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:36 AM

Don't make us choose.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:16 AM

I picked Z, because you guys are all meanies and conspiring against his magnificent beard.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:18 AM

Edit: wrong thread?

Edited by stevie for president, 14 August 2011 - 09:19 AM.

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