20 Greatest Red Wings #12
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12-17-2012, 10:31 AM
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Like I said this is pretty well documented. Michael Farber in 1997:
Murray even became so concerned with it he started trying to run from the matchup of Lidstrom on Lindros.
Another story by Katie Baker when he retired:
Another good one from Michael Rosenberg for SI
You can say whatever you want, but the fact Bowman wanted and won by putting Lidstrom out as much as he could against Lindros. Any other story just isn't very accurate. Konstantinov did do plenty of hitting in that series and was important. I don't forget how good he was back then many people thought he was going be better than Lidstrom and was better back then. Now I never agreed but I remember it quite well. Sadly we will never know and I cannot even put him over say Chris Osgood because his career is short and that is a factor. Also if we are going to play the what if game Jiri Fischer is another interesting name that was also destine for very big things in my opinion. He didn't accomplish as much as Konstantinov but I have no doubt in my mind that Fischer was also on his way to doing some great things.
My focus was on Konstantinov, because he is my favourite Wing after Yzerman. Was not trying to be ignorant of Lidstrom's effectiveness in that Final, but more-so was bringing up a period of time where Vlad truly won me over. He was physically dominating in that Final and a huge pest. He was very good at getting under player's skins. I suppose the best way to settle this if we could revisit the Final and rematch every game. Who's up for that?
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