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01-12-2012, 01:01 PM
vadim sharifijanov
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i ended up going with garth. i can see the argument for lidster, but i refuse to vote for anyone who won a cup in '94; certainly not messier, noonan, or tikkanen, not even a longtime canuck like lidster-- particularly one who scored two goals against us in the finals. but '94 aside, lidster had one monster offensive year (where he had far and away the worst +/- on the team) and was passable offensively for the rest of his tenure here. i never saw him as a particularly noteworthy guy here, more of an average player on a bad team. butcher brought more, as a tough defensive presence and as a guy who protected his teammates.

another tough d-man i'd like to see soon is diduck. it'll be interesting how people value guys with relatively short but significant tenures on our blueline like diduck, bieksa, edler, reinhardt, and babych. all such different players...

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