Datsyuk and z are as good as their hype, and Lidstrom most certainly was
Yes they are, but they didn't get that much hype. Especially not Z. Not like that guy in Pittsburgh...
Yeah, I don't disagree. However, I also don't want to get this thread derailed with Franzen talk because it tends to devolve pretty quickly. I honestly think there should be a "Franzen" thread pinned to the top of the forum in perpetuity so that it would stay out of all the other threads.
So back to the topic at hand, Suter's letdown isn't a surprise given that he was never as good as he was made out to be. And Weber's letdown isn't as surprise given that he now has to shoulder more of the defensive burden as Nashville failed to replace an overhyped Suter with anyone even as good as he was.
There should be a "Whipping Boy" thread pinned and we can just change the name on it every so often.