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12-28-2012, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by ginner classic View Post
Maybe if it was best offensive defenseman...then sure.

Ohlund was a far better D-man than anyone the Canucks have ever had. I am still surprised how few people get that. It should have been 80% for Ohlund in the first poll. I think people are spending too much time looking at stats and not enough watching the games.

"Over 11 seasons with the Canucks, Ohlund registered team records of 93 goals and 325 points as a defenceman. His 232 assists ranked fourth amonth all-time Canucks defencemen, while his 770 games played was second among defencemen and fifth overall"

As voted by the fans:

The Babe Pratt Trophy was first awarded for the 197273 season as the Premier's Trophy. After the death of Hall of Fame defenceman and Canucks goodwill ambassador Babe Pratt, the trophy was renamed in honour of him for the 198990 season. Originally, the trophy's recipient was decided by local media, but is now decided by fan vote.

The most prolific award winners in the trophy's history have been:
Mattias Ohlund - 4 times (1998, 2000, 2004, 2006)
Jyrki Lumme - 4 (1992, 1994, 1996, 1997)
Doug Lidster - 4 (1985, 1986, 1987, 1991)
Harold Snepsts - 4 (1978, 1979, 1980, 1982)
Ed Jovanovski - 3 (2001, 2002, 2003)

Other notables:
Over-Time Goals Regular Season (all players) - 4th
Playoff Points (D) - 2nd
Way higher PPG in playoffs than regular season
Having not watched Lumme, I will just compare Ohlund and Jovo. To em Jovo was the better player, it is close but I give the edge to Jovo in that he could will the team to a victory. Ohlund, while being a steady presence and very good at every aspect of the game, did not have the ability to pick up the game on his shoulders and will his team to victory. Jovo could do this, and did do this on a consistent basis over his career with the Canucks. That is why I rank Jovo higher, but just slightly.

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