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12-14-2012, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhiessan71 View Post
Lidstrom was NOT Detroit's best player in '97 or '98 and many, myself included, don't feel Lidstrom should have won the Conn in '02 but he should have won it in '08.

Don't you dare attempt to make all 4 of Detroit's Cups all about Lidstrom. They most certainly were not!
He shouldn't make it all about Lidstrom, but I think a valid counterargument to the "Messier had Gretzky" claim is "Messier won 2 Cups without Gretzky, while Yzerman didn't any Cups without Lidstrom and Fedorov." I thought Yzerman, Fedorov, and Lidstrom were close to co-MVPs across the 3 Cups between the lockouts.

That's not to say that Messier didn't have strong support, at least for the 1994 Cup.

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