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12-06-2004, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by John Flyers Fan
Konstantinov never played against Lindros in that Finals series. Everyone was expecting the Wings to match-up Konstantinov and his partner against Lindros.

Instead Bowman decided to use Lidstrom & Murphy. It ended up working perfectly, using smarts/ finesse was the better option, as a more physical defenseman ala Konstantiov routinely got destroyed by Lindros.
Konstantinov did show up on the PK. But Lidstrom played against Lindros at even strength with Murphy, although Lids was more instrumental than Murph in shutting down Lindros. The same way he shut down Bertuzzi with Olausson as his partner, while the press were fixated on the non-existent Chelios-Bertuzzi matchup.

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