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Lidstrom vs Thornton

View Poll Results: Lidstrom vs Thornton (For next year)
Lidstrom 101 61.21%
Thornton 64 38.79%
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10-06-2007, 01:42 PM
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Lidstrom vs Thornton

Who would you take on your team for next season?

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10-06-2007, 01:45 PM
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Lidstrom, #1 D-man is more important then a 1st line center(unless the center is Crosby)

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10-06-2007, 01:56 PM
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Lidstrom. The Wings don't need a third world class center. Particularly one as pass happy as Joe is.

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10-06-2007, 02:00 PM
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The Leafs would need Thornton. After Sundin's gone we won't have a #1 centre.

The Leafs are pretty much set when it comes to defence.

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I really couldn't choose. It's tough to judge how badly the Sharks offense would fall if they lost Thornton, and how much Lidstrom would bring back.

But honestly, I would probably take Lidstrom for one season. San Jose has enough forward talent to where losing Thornton and adding Lidstrom wouldn't hurt them immensely, IMO.

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The Leafs would need Thornton. After Sundin's gone we won't have a #1 centre.

The Leafs are pretty much set when it comes to defence.
This is for one year, not long-term.

So, if we're just thinking one year...

1) You move anyone you have to move in order to make room for Niklas Lidstrom, crowded or not.

2) Sure, anyone would take Thornton long-term. But I honestly would take Lidstrom for just one year, despite our lack of forward talent. Defense and goaltending > Offense.

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10-06-2007, 02:08 PM
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For Canucks it would be Thornton. We need offence and Thornton would provide that. It would also drop the Sedins to the second line where they should be.

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10-06-2007, 02:38 PM
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Well it depends on the needs of your team, but for Montreal it would be Thornton. We definitely need a big center to bring some needed offence ..

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10-06-2007, 05:35 PM
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I really couldn't choose. It's tough to judge how badly the Sharks offense would fall if they lost Thornton, and how much Lidstrom would bring back.

But honestly, I would probably take Lidstrom for one season. San Jose has enough forward talent to where losing Thornton and adding Lidstrom wouldn't hurt them immensely, IMO.
Likewise. This is one time I would take someone other than Thornton. Lidstrom on SJ would be sick. Our offense would drop off, but SJ has the means to keep offense going. On many other teams, it would be Thornton because of the need for offense and an excellent two way forward who can make a line by himself

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Offense starved teams like Vancouver, should be the only ones voting Thornton. The 20-27 other teams in the league should take Lidstrom, no question.

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Nicklas Lidstrom.

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For next season and the short-term future, maybe two or three years, I would take Lidstrom even over Crosby. There are three truly elite defensemen...two for now with Niedermayer in limbo. A center scoring 100+ points and being an offensive catalyst is a tad more prevalent in our league right now.

If I'm a contending team, I'd take Lidstrom first. If someone comparable is there and not in the forward position, then Crosby/Thornton. But it's tough to make that kind of decision simply based on players alone because both are great. Just depends on the team needs and circumstances (cellar dwellar or contender).

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10-07-2007, 02:58 AM
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Lidström has been the best player the last decade, you just can´t go wrong with him, despite the fact that he´s lost a step the last 2 years.

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Goaltending > Defense > Offense, in that order.

Lidström, who also happens to be the best defenseman available. Thornton is not the best center available.

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Offense starved teams like Vancouver, should be the only ones voting Thornton. The 20-27 other teams in the league should take Lidstrom, no question.
Yup, exactly. For Ottawa, it's easily Lidstrom.

Although centre depth of Spezza-Thornton would be amazing.

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Goaltending > Defense > Offense, in that order.

Lidström, who also happens to be the best defenseman available. Thornton is not the best center available.
That's definitely debatable because I think Thornton's going to end up with more points than Crosby this year.

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For the Hurricanes, Lidstrom is an easy choice. While I'd love to see Thornton as a Cane, the Canes have great center depth and we'd have to push Staal down to the third line just to fit Thornton in (unless we moved Staal to wing). Our defense doesn't put up too many points, and we don't have a defenseman guy who can control a game like Lidstrom can.

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We already have an elite playmaking centre.

We will need an offensive stud D man.

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That's definitely debatable because I think Thornton's going to end up with more points than Crosby this year.
Other 1,000 people would disagree with you.

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Lidstrom. The Wings don't need a third world class center. Particularly one as pass happy as Joe is.
Third world?

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Other 1,000 000 people would disagree with you.
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Other 1,000 people would disagree with you.
That's nice but we'll see in April. Crosby's great and all but he's not so much better that nobody will challenge him for the Art Ross...I think that's a bit foolish. Crosby's not going to be winning the Art Ross every year for the next fifteen years.

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As a pens fan, I don't know what defense is, and would chose Thornton.

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