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11-19-2012, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhiessan71 View Post
No, not the same. Puck possession and full ice control of pace and tempo has never been a big part of Lidstrom's game. That's much more in Bourque's territory.
I've probably been underrating Harvey's offense. The assist at 0:20 of that video... wow.

However, Harvey also had a physical element to his game (Harvey was deadly with his hip checks) that Lidstrom didn't and Harvey was no boy scout. He exhibited a nasty mean streak from time to time to keep the opposition honest.
And unlike most comparisons to Lidstrom, the physicality and nastiness really means something here because it's in addition to a brilliant positional game.

I guess the ball's back in Lidstrom's court then.

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