Streit's play merits Norris Trophy co...

Streit's play merits Norris Trophy consideration

There are 64 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 17, 2009, titled Streit's play merits Norris Trophy consideration. In it, Newsday reports that:

Can a defenseman for a last-place team be considered a legitimate Norris Trophy contender? It might challenge conventional wisdom, but for anyone who has paid attention to the development of the Islanders' Mark ...

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BrkmB

Raleigh, NC

#64 Mar 19, 2009
Battfist wrote:
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Not Tambi...are you crazy?
Tambellini has been disappointing for so long, but he is actually playing good now. He always had speed, but had no confidence or toughness, which both he is showing of late. If he is on a line with a good puck control guy (Comeau, Nielsen) he can use his speed to help keep it in the offensive zone. He has a good wrist shot but doesn't use it nearly enough.
Battfist

United States

#65 Mar 19, 2009
BrkmB wrote:
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Tambellini has been disappointing for so long, but he is actually playing good now. He always had speed, but had no confidence or toughness, which both he is showing of late. If he is on a line with a good puck control guy (Comeau, Nielsen) he can use his speed to help keep it in the offensive zone. He has a good wrist shot but doesn't use it nearly enough.
Thats a valid point.
But I'd rather see someone else who already has proven themself on a line like that if we get Tavares. All Im saying is that KO is a first line winger...he needs help-I dnt think Tambi can carry that 1st line "weight".

“Hoping LI moves past the 70's”

Since: Feb 08

Long Island

#66 Mar 19, 2009
Effigy of the Forgotten wrote:
Sorry, but there is no way that Streit will be considered for the Norris while Chara, Mike Green, Lidstrom, Rafalski and Markov and even Dan Boyle are out there.
Not taking anything away from him, but I doubt he'll be considered over some of the big names.
I understand what youre saying. I agree he will not win... but the thing is that he DID get some votes last year. This season he has had a chance to shine and show his stuff DEFENSIVELY and he has had a fantastic season. Thats why Id think that he should get even more votes than he did last year. But I agree that, barring him getting like 20 points in these last games, he cannot possibly win up against those players.

Since: Mar 09

Grand Blanc, MI

#68 Mar 23, 2009
Rangers Suck wrote:
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Seriously......that's embarassing. I'd put Hunter on that line. It needs some muscle.
Tambellini is a 3rd liner at best, the way he's played over the last 2 years.
Except that Hunter is not a left wing.

I just threw Tamby on there because he's a left wing and he's developing his skills around the net. With KO and Tavares on a line with him, he'll get a lot more shots and be able to get a lot more rebounds.

You could put Comeau, Bergenheim or Hilbert there too but Hilbert is a 4th line wing, and Comeau and Bergenheim is really a toss-up between 2nd and 3rd lines. KO, Hunter and Park are the right wings...Tavares, Bailey, Neilsen are the centers

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