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11-20-2012, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Litework View Post
For almost his entire career Lidstrom has had at least two Selke level players in Yzerman/Federov and Daytsuk/Zetterberg on his team. Not taking anything away from his brilliance but that helps.
Might as well throw Draper in there too, seeing as their careers were almost entirely concurrent.

Lidstrom played behind not only elite two-way forwards, but also one of the deepest forward groups in the league, every year. At no point in time was he in a position to be exposed by having to do it all on his own for an extended period, and I think that's where even a big Lidstrom fan ought to have a shade of doubt.

Now, you could probably say the same about Harvey...

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