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11-25-2012, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by QuietCompany View Post
I don't understand why Lidstrom's competition indirect competition with other dmen in his time is even given consideration. It's out of his control in the first place, second even if it wasn't, 90s dmen were effin fantastic. The only advantage he had was that around 2001-2008ish due to poor 90s drafting and 90s dmen getting old, it was a bit easier to win than this period or in the 90s however he was still deserving of those Norris trophies or at least being nominated (Chara/Weber probably should've gotten it in '11).
It doesn't make him better or worse, it's just context for awards and adulation.

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