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11-20-2012, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Rhiessan71 View Post
See, that's what I want, figures going back to 91/92.

I am very interested to see Lidstrom TOI break downs from 91/92-92/93.
I have a real sneaking suspicion that McCrimmon, Chaisson, Howe and Konstantinov were doing a lot of the heavy lifting for Detroit those two seasons.
Lidstrom and McCrimmon were defense partners for his rookie season (91-92) and parts of his second season. From what I remember Konstantinov/Chaisson typically formed the other top 4 pairing.

Howe never played a full season with the Red Wings cause he was old and breaking down by that point. The other main defenders who played for Detroit in 91-92 were Rachine and Marsh and then Crossman, Vial, and Dollas all played at times due to injuries to Chaisson, Rachine, Howe and Marsh.

What are you trying to get at exactly? That Lidstrom didn't play a lot or that he didn't kill penalties early on? He was probably matched up against the other teams top players often because he was paired with McCrimmon.

Here are some of his goals from his rookie season. He jumps into the play a couple times. I thought he wasn't capable of that.

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