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03-15-2013, 10:03 AM
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Kunitz has been more impressive by the fact that no-one predicted him to do this well.

Crosby obviously because of his points tally. Incredible.

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03-15-2013, 10:05 AM
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Ladd has easily been the Jets MVP this season.

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03-15-2013, 10:14 AM
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03-15-2013, 10:16 AM
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Kari Lehtonen.

Closest runner-up after him is Jame Benn and he's not close at all.

Brenden Dillon has been spectacular also.

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03-15-2013, 10:43 AM
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Suter for the Wild by far.

Some of us were chatting during the game yesterday we should start a kickstarter to give him even more money he's been so good.

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03-15-2013, 11:46 AM
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For Buffalo, despite the MANY negatives there has been some glimmers of hope.

Vanek has been our MVP so far this year in my opinion, has played some good hockey despite the speculations of him playing injured.

CoHo has been great and a close second to the Sabres' MVP, very glad we acquired him.

Steve Ott has also impressed me in both his point production and his ability to take on a leadership role, a vocal leadership role, something that this team needs. Pommers is a descent leader but not vocal enough, same with Vanek.

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03-15-2013, 11:48 AM
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Subban has gone to another level, he's my pick.

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03-15-2013, 12:19 PM
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Colorado - Duchene

Varlamov

Tampa - Stamkos

St. Louis

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03-15-2013, 12:21 PM
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Oilers:

1) Gagner
2) Paajarvi
3) Hall

Paajarvi started slow but has been on fire lately and led this team through the 9 game road trip.
Pajaarvi has been good recently, but like you said, started slow. He shouldn't be in this discussion. Gagner and Hall are the only two that should be in this discussion.

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03-15-2013, 03:27 PM
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Detroit, Dats or Zetterberg, would give the edge to Dats.

Tampa, Stamkos or Hedman

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03-15-2013, 03:27 PM
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You would pick Datsyuk if he had zero points and turned the puck over every shift, silky.

It may be a result of Abs/Clears, but he has not been himself and has not been as effective as he can be for a good while. He has been carrying the puck into traffic and losing it, he has been refusing to pass when that is literally his only option, and he has made generally uncharacteristic errors.

You love to bring the "oh, it's a shutdown line" stuff. But Z's line is out there against the opposition's scoring lines just as much.
If Datsyuk had zero points and turned the puck over every shift his name would be Daniel Cleary or Justin Abdelkader, not Pavel Datsyuk.

Datsyuk hasn't been as effective or used his forward linemates as much because they have been terrible. Kronwall is by far his #1 scoring option and it has shown on the stat sheet as he has 4 assists on Kronwall even strength goals compared to none to his wingers since first being placed with Cleary/Abdelkader. Hopefully Franzen will change that.

In regards to turnovers, Zetterberg has for the past couple of seasons turned the puck over in the defensive zone far too often for a player of his pedigree. 3 times this season his turnovers have directly resulted in huge goals against.

In terms of line matching, Datsyuk has by far the higher quality of competition this season. There's no arguing it and I bring it up specifically because you always attempt to use this argument.

Zetterberg for Hart with you though I'm sure.

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03-15-2013, 06:00 PM
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How about Roger Neilson, who came up with the idea of giving teams a point for losing in the shootout?

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03-16-2013, 03:02 AM
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Jake Allen, Chris Stewart.

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03-16-2013, 03:05 AM
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Matty Duchene. Not even close.

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03-16-2013, 03:07 AM
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Antti Niemi. Hands down.

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03-16-2013, 03:11 AM
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Sharks would be lottery team without Niemi this year.

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03-16-2013, 04:29 AM
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Gotta be Luongo for Vancouver. Had a couple bad games, but otherwise has been consistently one of the best Canucks on the ice in every game he's played.

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03-16-2013, 05:26 AM
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Subban, just for the sheer level of overall dominance he's exhibited since Therrien bumped his minutes up. However, the wonderful thing about the Habs this year is that every game is a team effort and players are contributing constantly. I'd do HMs but I'd probably name half the team. Plekanec, Gallagher and Pacioretty have been very good however.

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03-16-2013, 05:33 AM
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Varlamov and Duchene for Colorado, as for Montreal I don't know who to name the MVP, everyone is excelling at playing their role starting from Carey, Markov, PK and all the way down to Prust and Eller.

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03-16-2013, 06:17 AM
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I'd say it's either Suter or Koivu. Maybe Suter, but it's close.

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03-16-2013, 08:25 AM
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Varlamov and Duchene for Colorado, as for Montreal I don't know who to name the MVP, everyone is excelling at playing their role starting from Carey, Markov, PK and all the way down to Prust and Eller.
2nd the Duchene vote.

Projected stats over a full 82 game season:

82 games - 36 goals, 53 assists - 89 points and 98 hits.

Every game I see him play, hes just blowing by defenders. His speed is mindblowing, and hes developing a grittier game. Seems to be more willing to take hits to make plays, and etc. Hes developed into a great young "lead by example" type guy.

Im glad Sherman didnt read HFboards last year and take it seriously when people were calling to trade him because of his off year.

EDIT: Have to agree with Varly too.. Poor guy gets shelled and still comes up huge. Theres only so much he can do.

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03-16-2013, 08:30 AM
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Pens its Crosby.

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03-16-2013, 08:32 AM
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Ladd has easily been the Jets MVP this season.
Agreed. 14 goals and 26 points from a captain who plays hard in all the dirty areas.

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03-16-2013, 10:05 AM
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How about Roger Neilson, who came up with the idea of giving teams a point for losing in the shootout?
I meant overtime here, obviously. Neilson died before the NHL instituted the shootout.

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