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12-13-2005, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by sarcastro
He was never fast, but he used to move pretty well. Now he doesn't really move much at all. If you saw the play I mentioned above, you'd probably agree with me. And it's not the first time that's happened this year. It's not about mistakes as much as it's about erosion of skill.

Other teams were lining up to throw money at guys like Bobby Holik, Marty Lapointe, and others. Just because there are GMs out there desperate enough to overpay grossly for players doesn't mean we should. See NY Rangers, 1995-2003.
There is no "erosion of skill". He is slower than he used to be. Thats it. What is the obsession with people skating fast on this board?

What is your problem with Lidstrom? It seems to go much deeper than him being slow. Every chance you get you give your theory on how fast his skills are eroding and how you cant wait until Chara comes to save the Wings D.

His "skills" are just fine. He can still shoot, pass and play terrific positional defense. He just doesnt do it as fast as he used to. Again...he used to be perfect. He isnt anymore. But he is still damn good.

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