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08-02-2012, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Crymson View Post
Not in the least bit does Bouwmeester deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Lidstrom. Bouwmeester had in common with him only durability and the ability to eat up a lot of ice time. In terms of every other positive quality, with the exception of speed, he was worlds behind Lidstrom.
I don't know many who say Bouwmeester IS Lidstrom. What I'm hearing is that if you're going to find a comparable for playing style, Lidstrom and Bouwmeester play similar games.

It's the same as looking up a scouting report and seeing "Player comparable". They obviously don't mean that this guy fresh out of the draft, even if he is the #1, is definately going to have the same career as the comparable, but that's it's a comparable mentality.

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