Player Discussion: Anton Stralman

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  1. Cigar City

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    He's just so good at everything. A complete 2 way defenseman. Sounds ridiculous, but I would have a hard time choosing between him and Hedman.
     
  2. Sila v Kucherove

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    Found this while reading the Rangers board:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-p...-bay-lightning-s-secret-weapon-135812344.html

    An excerpt
     
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    More 2004 Stamkos Apologist

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    Stralman's good but at this rate Hedman could a top 3 d-man in the league in a few years.
     
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    aufheben #WE’REHAVINGAFIRE.....Sale

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    Good article on Anton: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=770054&navid=DL|NHL|home

    Quote at the end by Matt Carle sums up quite succinctly why many of us did not want him to leave:

     
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    Toronto really made some bad trades of some Swedes.

    Kenny Jönsson to Islanders
    Fredrik Modin to Tampa
    Strålman to Rangers...

    They really dont have patience with talent!

    Bummer to the Leafs!
     
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    At least they hung on to Sundin I guess.
     
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    Add Alex Steen to St Louis to this...
     
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    Best Defensive Defenseman

    Anton is the only Bolt in the top 5 for any fictitious award.


    "It’s NHL awards season, and we at The Hockey News want to join the party…with a twist.
    We’ve voted on similar honors to what the NHL hands out, from the most valuable player to the best goaltender. We’ve renamed the (virtual) hardware, though, and we’ve expanded the trophy case. Hate it when offensive defensemen win the Norris despite mediocre shutdown skills? No problem. We’ve given defensive D-men their own category. Same goes for the MVP-versus-best-player debate. All that and a few other custom categories highlight the 2015 THN awards."


    "ROD LANGWAY AWARD (Best Defensive Defenseman)
    1. Duncan Keith, Chicago (10 points)
    2. Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers (8 points)
    3. Shea Weber, Nashville (7 points)
    4. Anton Stralman, Tampa Bay (6 points)
    5. Jonas Brodin, Minnesota (5 points)"

    http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/the-2015-hockey-news-awards-insert-carey-price-pun-here/
     
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    What game was it in the finals where Stralman skated all the way up the rink and tipped a pass on net. I think it was Duncan Keith who he gained a step on and had a really good scoring chance.
     
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    Brie bearer of bad news

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    Really good article. I hadn't known that Stralman has asthma. Or that health care high schools exist :laugh:
     
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    It's basically a three year education to become an assistant nurse. From there you go on to a university to become a registered/specialist nurse.

    Yeah the asthma caused the health issues his second year in Columbus. He missed games 4-5 times due to illness and if I recall correctly, lost about ten pounds that season.
     
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    I think Stralman still has another level he can raise his game to and playing with Hedman is going to help him do that.
     
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    Still All In Plz stop pucks

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    Something like that - scar tissue in the airway that doesn't allow him to clear mucus and makes him susceptible to infection. Crazy.

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=741905
     
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    12 points in 33 games. good season so far?
     
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    Nope. Only players having a good season on this team are Hedman, Kucherov, and Drouin. If your name has not been mentioned above, you have been a disappointment.
     
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    I would add Boyle to that list but yeah, Strålman is still good when he is calm and can play out of the situations but his skating doesn't look good and he is making more mistakes.
     
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    Easy to forget, but it wasn't so long ago that Stralman broke his leg. Might have affected his off-season, might be still affecting him.
     
  24. HoseEmDown

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    So I didn't see a Stralman thread on the first page and didn't want to look for one I'll put this here. The past 2 seasons of non PP points.

    Hedman 146gp 19g 49a 68p
    Stralman 135gp 9g 21a 30p
    Sustr 146 6g 25a 31p
    Garrison 139gp 6g 14a 20p
    Coburn 149gp 4g 15a 19p

    Stralman has gone from one of the best #2 defenders to on par with someone who isn't NHL quality who we should waive because we'd be better with them off the roster. Garrison had his 20 point drop in production last year and now it's Stralman. His defensive game has become a problem as well like Garrison. To me there's not a player more disappointing this year than Stralman.
     
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    Stralman still knows how to play defense though
     

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