Your MVP Thus Far
Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:56 PM
I say Howard, without any real doubt. Datsyuk has been great, Filppula has been quite good, and everyone else save Ericsson and Kindl has been playing notably well, but Howard has really been outstanding. He's clearly possessed of enormous confidence this season. As much as I hate to make this comparison, the sort of confident swagger he's got reminds me of Patrick Roy a bit (without the dickheadedness, naturally).
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:21 PM
Pavel, Fil and White deserve some serious recognition for their play as well.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:28 PM
For us to win our division and be a legit threat in the playoffs, Henrik Z. has to be up there by the end of the season.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:37 PM
Jimmy Howard has been extremely solid for the Wings all season long, but I don't think he is our best. Watching every game, it seems as though Nick is still the guy for the Wings. Out in all situations, always in the right spot, controlling the flow of the game for the Wings, making the right passes and, most importantly, keeping things going for the Wings. IMO everything he does exemplifies what this team is about, which is illustrated by his desire to compete his absolute best and win. To me, he is still our best player.
I picked Pavel as a close number 2 because, like Nick, Pavel is one of the few that show up night in and night out. He did not have a great start offensively, but he was still giving it his all, backchecking well and doing all the little things. And quite a while ago he picked it up offensively and he is right up there with the lead leaders, and is throwing his body around, winning faceoofs, and is dominant every single shift.
I picked Jimmy for 3 because, even though he has been absolutely outstanding, I do not think he has "won" as many games for the wings as people make it out to be. He is definitely doing his job better than all other goalies, but I still do not think he is our best player.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:49 PM
No offense to Nick - he certainly helps Howie greatly to perform his job and I will take to my bed and weep inconsolably for weeks on end upon his retirement, but at this moment in time, Jimmah is the man.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:11 AM
Edited by Kindl Surprise, 28 December 2011 - 01:11 AM.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:26 AM
Edited by egroen, 28 December 2011 - 01:27 AM.
"For my game, I don't need to score the goal," Konstantinov once explained. "I need someone to start thinking about me and forgetting about scoring goals."
Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:42 AM
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:49 AM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 04:29 AM
He's been money.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:34 AM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:34 AM
Edited by 13dangledangle, 28 December 2011 - 09:35 AM.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:17 AM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:24 AM
Everyone else save Ericsson has been playing well, though Zetterberg has struggled a bit. Abdelkader and Helm play well but don't seem as effective as they have been in the past, but I'm sure they'll kick it up a notch. Flip has been great and been the surprise this season, but he's not carrying games like the three I picked.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:31 AM
"If I could sum up my career in Detroit, I was a perfect goalie for the team at the perfect time. I just wanted to be a Red Wing, that's it." Chris Osgood, July 19, 2011
Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:36 AM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:38 AM
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:45 AM
Jimmy howards point totals aren't where they need to be, but I'm glad to see he has quite the physical edge. Normally I'd go with Lidas or Datsyuk, but even though Jimmy might be lacking in the secondary scoring, his other stats are eye poppin'.
Dammit jimmy get off the ball and score more! Stop being such a lazy ass and staying in our own zone the entire game!
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