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04-27-2011, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by snarktacular View Post
Well I wasn't impressed with Lidstrom at all this season. So in this case the stats kind of mirror my impression.

Lidstrom is still clearly better defensively. And yeah sure, I'd say he was about 6 points better defensively to cancel out Lubo's point lead. But I don't think he was also good enough to cancel out the difference in scoring on the ice, the difference in total TOI, and their relative impact on their teams special teams.

I'm actually quite fine with Visnovsky not getting nominated. I just wouldn't choose Lidstrom. Maybe Suter, maybe Keith, maybe even Boyle.
Suter, Letang, Yandle, Keith and Boyle all looked better than Lidstrom this year. Purely a reputation nomination on his part. He's still good but he's not elite on a pedestal above everyone like he was any more.

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