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09-04-2012, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
As a die-hard Jets fan from back in the day, I'll submit that Numminen was as steady as Lidstrom ever was defensively (the guy was clinical), but he wasn't in Lidstrom's league offensively.
As much as I like Ducky, Steen, Teemu and Zhamnov, I think a lot of Lidstrom being great offensively has to do that he always had a powerhouse team around him. I'm not saying Lidtsrom isn't an all time great but look at who he's headmanning puck to not to mention on PP's with. Even defensively... the guy was almost always out there with a Selke winner. On the other side of that those Selke winners were always out there with Lidstrom. You can't have it both ways.

I'll take it a step further and say that most of the Red Wings have been grossly over rated for a long time.

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