Johan Franzen - Third Highest Goal Scorer Of 2004 Draft
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01-04-2013, 04:21 PM
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There has been plenty of times when Babcock and Bowmen did exactly what Henkka is describing, especially during the 2007-2008 season. But no, obviously it wasn't a full-time strategy. However using the 2008 finals as an example as you did, originally citing that home game, is poor a one considering Babcock tried to match Zetterberg and Lidstrom against the Crosby line every time #87 hit the ice.
Look... go through icetime stats websites and compare how much icetime Lidstrom got with Z and D compared to Draper or Helm or Abdelkader.
It's not even close.
The larger point here is that Lidstrom has benefited from playing with some of the best two-way centers the league has seen in the last 25 years.
Henkaa tried to dispute that using 2008 matchups, and he's just dead wrong.
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