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#1 dirtydangles



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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:00 PM

Just for some light fun with the lockout looming. Hopefully this hasn't been done recently:

If you could reset the career or one wings player and have them back in their youth who would it be? Would it be a young Lidstrom to shore up the D for another 20 years or would it be Stevie Y to bring that talent and leadership?

For me I'd say Lidstrom only because of the situation our D is in right now, but I keep wanting to say Stevie anyways...

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:08 PM

If we could have a reincarnation of Stevie Y or Lids, that would be the obvious choice, but Probert comes to mind too. Then I wouldn't want Lucic to be a Wing so bad. Lucic is the guy in the NHL that reminds me the most of Probert. Big dude that can toss em, but he can play the game too.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:09 PM

Vladdy without limo accident.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:12 PM

Or Vladdy. His career ended WAY too soon. Could have helped us get 2 or 3 more cups on top of the 4 we already got.

Vladdy without limo accident.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:19 PM

Aside from the obvious Yzerman or Lidstrom i'd say Kanstantinov or Fisher (without either of them having their futures ended like they did).

Probert is an awesome one too!

Fedorov too if he would have retired as a Wing.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:43 PM

Nick Lidstrom, hands down the most obvious choice. Stevie Y was amazing, but imo Nick Lidstrom led our defense for 20 years and, along with that, ran our powerplay and shut down the other teams' top players night in and night out. Look at Nick's career and you see nothing but success... if we could re-set his career right now, I bet we would be seeing a few more cups in Hockeytown in the near future (not saying we won't be winning anytime soon)

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

I automatically think of players who had their career end early so the natural answers for me are Vladdy & Fischer. Beyond that, I would have loved it if Larionov could have spent his entire career in the NHL. I think if he could have played more in the pre-clutch & grab NHL, he would have been considered one of the greatest of all time.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:26 PM

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:03 PM

Obvious choice given our current situation is Lidstrom god do we need him right now.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:08 PM

Since Lidstrom is the obvious answer I will say Shanahan. He was a force in his prime. Too bad he faded so quickly.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

WIthout a doubt Vladdy. He was an absolute BEAST. Plus/minus of +185, nobody scored when he was on the ice.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:37 PM

Stevie Y, Lids, Vladdy
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:04 PM

Based on the needs of the team right now, absolutely Nick Lidstrom for me.

Sentimental purposes it would be Stevie Y or Ozzie.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:07 PM

If it was 2010, I'd say get a prime Bert and we win the cup.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:49 AM


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:25 AM

Brendan Shanahan.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:31 AM

I want to see Grimson - Probert - Kocur with Konstantinov - Kronwall. That would be fun to watch.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:34 AM

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:26 AM

It would be really nice to have Brett Hull or Luc Robatille in their primes right about now.
I still think the correct answer is Konstantinov, for how much he provided us in his time here, and the fact that he didn't even get a chance at playing out his career.

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