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08-01-2005, 09:45 AM
True Blue
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Originally Posted by njranger21
Nick Lidstrom doesn't wow the crowd with huge hits, and doesn't have the heaviest shot in the league. He isn't even the PP QB for Detroit (schneider was). but he's won like what, 3-4 norris trophies? The skills Staal possesses i would compare almost directly to Nick, although obviously on a much smaller scale, since no one is really in Lidstrom's league. What also comes to mind is an upside to become a player likke Wade Redden. That i would take from my 1st rounder any day.
Oh, I am not disagreeing with you at all. I only disagreed of him being looked upon in the same light as Hatcher/Foote/Beuk. One need not be one of those three to be a very good defenseman. That is why I liken him more to Ohlund. Just a solid all-around defender. I do not think that his offensive skills will put in into Lidstrom's class, but Nik is a very, very good defender.

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