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Doc Holliday

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#1854016 OHL Hit

Posted by Doc Holliday on 07 January 2010 - 10:29 AM

I would have loved to see the guy who lacerated my spleen (on a hit I was making) get suspended just cause.

#1845030 NHL.com's All Decade team

Posted by Doc Holliday on 24 December 2009 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE (eva unit zero @ December 24, 2009 - 01:44PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In the spirit of this thread, here's my proposed All-Decade Team for the 1990s:

First team
C: Mario Lemieux
W: Jaromir Jagr
W: Brett Hull
D: Raymond Bourque
D: Chris Chelios
G: Dominik Hasek

Second team
C: Steve Yzerman
W: Brendan Shanahan
W: Pavel Bure
D: Nicklas Lidstrom
D: Brian Leetch
G: Patrick Roy

Honorable mention:
C: Sergei Fedorov, Peter Forsberg, Joe Sakic
W: Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Keith Tkachuk, John LeClair
D: Rob Blake, Al MacInnis, Sergei Zubov, Scott Stevens
G: Martin Brodeur, Ed Belfour, Chris Osgood

I was about to blast you for putting in players who didn't hardly play in the 2000s but then I read 90s.

#1843772 NHL.com's All Decade team

Posted by Doc Holliday on 23 December 2009 - 04:39 PM

QUOTE (GMRwings1983 @ December 23, 2009 - 04:34PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's amazing that people here actually think that Osgood playing for the Wings would do better than if Luongo had played for us all this time.

Also, what about Hasek. Why isn't he the 2nd best goalie of the decade?

I don't think it matters since Luongo doesn't play for the Wings. Osgood has a cup in this decade and Luongo doesn't have a single Western Conference appearance to his name.

Hasek you have an argument for, but not Luongo.

#1843709 NHL.com's All Decade team

Posted by Doc Holliday on 23 December 2009 - 03:09 PM

QUOTE (GMRwings1983 @ December 23, 2009 - 02:55PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Red Wings won one Stanley Cup in this decade with Ozzie as the starter.

How many Cups do you guys think we'd have if Luongo was our starter the entire decade?

I say more than one.

Him and his stacked Vancouver team sure did a hell of a lot last year.

#1843683 NHL.com's All Decade team

Posted by Doc Holliday on 23 December 2009 - 02:29 PM


Nicklas Lidstrom
Teams: Detroit (2000-present)

As the Devils built around Brodeur, so have the Detroit Red Wings used Lidstrom as the core of the NHL's most successful team of the decade.

Lidstrom owned the Norris Trophy, given to the NHL's top defenseman, during the 2000s. He won it six times in a span of seven seasons from 2000-01 through 2007-08 while making the First All-Star Team six times (and the second team in 2008-09).

To watch Lidstrom is to watch a master at work. He's not going to amaze you with his speed, but he gets where he has to go. He's not the most physical defenseman you'll ever see, but he's plenty big enough. There's been no one better over the past several years at running a power play, triggering a breakout and doing anything and everything that needs to be done to win hockey games.

"He's the greatest that I've ever played against … and with," Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi said earlier this season. "I was in during an era where there were some pretty darn good defensemen, Scott Niedermayer, Al MacInnis and all that. Just playing against him year after year after year and being fortunate to be on the same side as him you can appreciate the kind of talent that he has. Just his character and his demeanor, and what he brings to the game and to the city of Detroit.”

Lidstrom is still going strong at age 39; earlier this season, he became the first European defenseman to reach 1,000 points for his career. That goes along with having the honor of being the first European captain to lift the Stanley Cup, which he did when the Wings beat Pittsburgh in 2008.

"Nick Lidstrom is one of the greatest defenseman of all time," said Wings broadcaster Larry Murphy, a Hall of Famer who was Lidstrom's partner in the late 1990s. "He's done it all. The guy that makes the game look so easy, but it's not. Count on him, game in, and game out."

Chris Osgood
Teams: Detroit (2000-01 and 2005-present); New York Islanders (2001-03; St. Louis Blues (2003-04)

All Chris Osgood does is win. A lot. And often. And in big spots.

Osgood is one of the few athletes who's been getting better as he gets older. He left Detroit when he wound up as the odd-man out in the fall of 2001, and all he did was lead the Islanders to their best season since 1992-93. He led the Blues to the playoffs the following spring, then returned to the Wings in 2005 and reinvented himself as an even better goaltender than the one who led Detroit to the Stanley Cup in 1998.

Osgood was a key to the Wings' Cup win in 2008 and nearly got them another one last spring. He's approaching 400 career wins and is putting together a resume that will make it tough to keep him out of the Hall of Fame.