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07-06-2012, 11:35 AM
Burlington Bomb 26
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Originally Posted by Edge View Post
I'm gonna go with RKY on this one. I think Lidstrom and Chara are both a lot more flashy than McD and, for better or worse, you have to factor some degree of politics into the voting.

I think we also have to be careful that we just keep upping people's offensive ceilings with the assumption that they add more offense as they get older. It's not terribly uncommon, especially for defenseman, to find their zone in terms of offensive numbers and more or less plateau there while other areas of their game develop or get refined.

I don't know if I can quite see McD in the 15 goal, 50 point range. IMO, he reminds me of Ryan Suter with a few more goals. I can see 10 goals, 30-40 points being his range.
His first full season in the NHL he got 32 points and 0 PP time. Again I'm not saying he will win a Norris, I'm just saying shutting out possibilities of it is just as bad as saying he will for sure win one.

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