Who do you miss more, Nick or Zetts?

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  1. crossbownerf

    crossbownerf Registered User

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    At this point, where Zetterberg just retired a few months ago and Lidstrom several years ago; who do you miss having on the team the most?
     
  2. Frk It

    Frk It From Z to Z

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    From purely a hockey standpoint, Lidstrom AINEC.

    A defenseman like him is so ridiculously valuable to have.
     
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    Datsyuk
     
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    Datsyuk as well

    But between the options... Z
     
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    In this order - Lids, Dats, Z
     
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    Agreed.

    The logical choice, it's Lidstrom. But Z was the heart of the team. That dude just never took a shift off. It's good for young players to be around that.
     
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    In terms of hockey and team needs, Lidstrom by far...

    In terms of flash and fun to watch, Datsyuk.

    In terms of heart and determination, I do miss Zetterberg.
     
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    I definitely miss Z more. From a purely objective standpoint Lidstrom would better help us win games, but I miss Z's heart and soul more.
     
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    St. Nick, the perfect human
     
  10. TheMule93

    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    I miss z more than Lidstrom just because I watched him for much longer
     
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    Lidstrom more than Z. I found myself really worrying about Hank every time he’d take a hit. That’s back injury is awful.

    I miss Datsyuk the most. Don’t think we’ll ever see a guy quite like him again.
     
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    I kind of understand this sentiment. I became a regular hockey fan since 1995 and Lidstrom had already had a few seasons under his belt. With Zetterberg I got to see all the excitement about him when he was just a prospect. I've been around hfboards since 2002 when Z was not in the NHL, there was so much hype about him when some people were comparing his style to Forsberg. He did not become that but surely he did not disappoint, and it has been a pleasure watching him become the superstar player we were hoping he'd become. What I felt with Zetterberg's career is what I'm feeling with Larkin so far, he may be our next Zetterberg.
     
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    Why would you make me choose like this
     
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    Lidstrom - franchises are built off players like him. I loved watching Pavel and Z and it would be a tough choice but I think I would have to go with Pavel out of pure entertainment value.
     
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    Lidstrom was definitely the better player, but I don't miss either one. I look forward, not backward. This team is about Larkin and Company, and the development of Rasmussen and Zadina and the kids on defense, and trying to load up for hopefully another great draft.

    While it stinks for Hank that he had to hang them up due to a bad back, I don't shed a single tear about not having the great veterans of the past. This franchise is finally getting some kids worth watching, and I'm cool with keeping my focus there.
     
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    Lidstrom without a second thought. Z might be number 5 on my favorite wings I've watched list. Might.
     
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    Darren McCarty. Haven't won a cup without him on the roster dating back to 1955.
     
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    Lidstrom, I was never really in awe of Z.
     
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    Its like asking which parent you love more, I have no interest in answering your demented questions!
     
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    Lidstrom easily. 7 time Norris winner, 4 Stanley cups, and he is also the only defenseman that didn't play in the 1980s to reach 1000 pts.
     
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    Love Z but it's not even close really,Lids by a ton.
     
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    Zetterberg played a style of game that hockey minds rave about and fans -at least casual ones- don't know how to appreciate.

    My answer is Lindstrom, errr I mean Lidstrom, though. Odds aren't in our favor to ever see a defenseman like him play for the Red Wings in our lifetimes. In terms of just how good he was it'd be like trying to find another Barry Sanders. Good luck.
     
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    Lidstrom was my favorite player to watch an entire shift. It was insane how he was almost never out of position. Always made the right read. Incredible hands. Just the whole package. It's difficult to imagine someone playing the position better from a technical standpoint.
     
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    you sir, must not be impressed by much.

     
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    Lidstrom and it’s not close for me.
     

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