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#21 Echolalia

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:53 PM

I know where you're coming from Dobbles, its just poor terminology when people refer to a "true #1 d-man", when they actually mean elite/HOF quality.  There are only about 3 active players that fit their criteria who are either elite offensively and very good defensively (or vice-versa) and if you're elite at both your name is Nick Lidstrom, Ray Bourque or Bobby Orr.

 

Kronwall is good to very good at both ends of the rink but is neither elite defensively (eg Chara, Webber) or elite offensively (eg Subban, Karlsson) to push him into that top-10.  He's in that next group down in the 10-20 ranking.

 

What annoys me is people don't apply the same strict criteria to other positions.  Where Crosby, Malkin and Stamkos are the only "true #1 centres" in the NHL.

 

I might be in the minority here, but I think Chara is one of the most overrated defensman in the league. 



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:03 PM

Nick has been great, I just wish that Holland would get a solid stay at home defenceman to pair with him so Nick can roam free and show off his offensive game more.


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#23 Mike J.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:02 PM

I love me some Kronwall. He's been there when we needed him most this year. He's solid night in and night out and manages to put up points consistently. He also manages to take up a lot of my time when I get lost on youtube watching people get Kronwalled over and over again



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:37 PM

hell yeah I love me some #55 Kronwall you're a beauty



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:37 AM

 
I might be in the minority here, but I think Chara is one of the most overrated defensman in the league. 


I couldn't agree more. If the guy wasn't so big people wouldn't give him a second look.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:19 PM

Did I read correctly the graphic last night during the game that said Kronner leads the league with a +14?

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:34 PM

Did I read correctly the graphic last night during the game that said Kronner leads the league with a +14?

 

Awesome if true.

 

I have no complaints about #55. He's a great #1. He's not The Problem with our blue line. That would be the fact that there's a pretty big drop-off after Kronwall, Ericsson, DeKeyser.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:00 PM

It sure would be nice if someone who loved me would upload tonight's Wingspan episode...it's all about a certain Red Wing who may or may not be a legit #1 defenseman depending on who you ask...

:lol:

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#29 Son of a Wing

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:05 PM

It sure would be nice if someone who loved me would upload tonight's Wingspan episode...it's all about a certain Red Wing who may or may not be a legit #1 defenseman depending on who you ask...

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#30 55fan

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:14 PM

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#31 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:52 PM

@RedWingsFeed: Kronwall goes quietly about his business: BUFFALO, N.Y. For the last seven... http://t.co/ryZ4t5L81b via @DetroitRedWings #NHL #RedWings

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#32 T.Low

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:40 PM

Girgensens got 8 goals this season but he walked right around our so called #1 Dman like he was Jonathan Toews. Ouch.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:41 PM

Girgensens got 8 goals this season but he walked right around our so called #1 Dman like he was Jonathan Toews. Ouch.

 

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:42 PM

Was a little rough game for Kronner tonight, but as long as he gets it up for tomorrow night...


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#35 T.Low

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:47 PM

Appreciation thread?



Did you appreciate the two lazy missed poke checks on that goal when he should have just stood him up and been done with it?

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:59 PM

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#37 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:00 PM

Oh FFS guys...

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:20 PM

Kronwall getting hate? Only on LGW.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:40 PM

It was still residual effects of that hit he took in our end.  He had temporary amnesia and thought his name was Kyle Quincey! :P



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:41 PM

He wasn't right after that hit.  He wasn't holding the puck in like he usually does.  Even I was speaking to the screen, and I'm a fan of his.

 

Aside from that, he's awesome.  He's a leader.  Even if he isn't Kronwalling like he did back in the day, his game is growing.  He plays intelligently.  He's deserving of an appreciation thread.


Money on the board:  Current total: $6

$1 for a goal by any current Wing after whom I have named a hamster.  An additional $5 for a series-clinching goal scored by any current Wing after whom I have named a hamster. $5 if the other team fails to score against a current Wing goalie after whom I have named a hamster.

Hamsters I have had:  (current Wings highlighted)

Henrik Pavel Tomas Nicklas Dominik

Niklas Matthew Daniel Robert

Johan Andreas Valtteri Jonathan

Andrew Patrick Ian Todd

Jordin Damien Gustav James






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