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Michael Stuart
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 09.09.2020

Nov 6 @ 10:17 PM ET
Michael Stuart: Playoff Player Grades: Victor Hedman
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Nov 7 @ 2:29 AM ET
This is a slam dunk, and the polls reflect it.
Garnie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 11.30.2009

Nov 7 @ 10:56 AM ET
Someone gave him a F

🤦🏻
camfor
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Complete mis-use of stats, Is now called the Jimmy "T" special.
Joined: 12.08.2007

Nov 7 @ 11:22 AM ET
Tanner with the "F"
Ya know....Cause he isn't a LEAF!
stammerman
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.05.2013

Nov 7 @ 1:46 PM ET
Someone gave him a F

🤦🏻

- Garnie

Probably a Boston fan.
RedC21
Calgary Flames
Joined: 01.18.2013

Nov 7 @ 2:21 PM ET
He’s definitely closed a gap on the lofty comparison to nick lidstrom he got when he was drafted. Elite on both sides of the puck and for that reason he’s probably the best D in the game today.
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Sergachev's illegitimate son., FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Nov 7 @ 2:48 PM ET
Well, we now know what Hedman's ceiling is.

Now, how long can he keep it up?

Let's hope he has a long run at the top like Lidstrom did. Maybe he'll never achieve the same heights as Lidstrom, but maybe he can keep playing at a high level as long as Lidstrom did.

Justbecause
Location: Toronto , ON
Joined: 02.08.2020

Nov 7 @ 3:41 PM ET
He’s definitely closed a gap on the lofty comparison to nick lidstrom he got when he was drafted. Elite on both sides of the puck and for that reason he’s probably the best D in the game today.
- RedC21

It took him until the age of 30, a little toughness on the team, Doughty was great the beginning of his career and now tailed off, Heddy has been on an uptick for his career. Interesting how different players can be so...different.
RedC21
Calgary Flames
Joined: 01.18.2013

Nov 7 @ 7:15 PM ET
It took him until the age of 30, a little toughness on the team, Doughty was great the beginning of his career and now tailed off, Heddy has been on an uptick for his career. Interesting how different players can be so...different.
- Justbecause


Absolutely, I am also sure that some can argue doughty looks worse than he is due to LA being bad and Hedman looking better due to TB being good.

I could also argue that guy Boucher wasn’t the best coach for Hedman’s development as he only really started to improve under Jon cooper. I would say hedman’s been underrated the past few years due to him not being able to match the offensive output of karlsson/burns but now that those 2 have tailed off his true value is showing.

As far as longevity goes it’s pretty random sometimes. Some players will even have down years and look like their starting to decline to suddenly bounce back for another year or two. As far as hedman goes I think will depend on how strong of a D core Tampa can retain, having a good one will allow them to ease the load on him .
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Nov 7 @ 7:20 PM ET
Someone gave him a F

🤦🏻

- Garnie

It was probably Mike in BuFFalo.