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01-20-2013, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
First time Lidstrom ever went in the top 5 dmen here and it's about freaking time....

But I wouldn't have taken him quite yet.
Excited to add Lidstrom to the Thistles roster. And, while I agree there may have been a couple better picks in an all-time sense, Lidstrom was the ideal cornerstone for the team that Schultz and I are looking to build.

In my opinion, Lidstrom is one of the easiest players to build around in the draft. He excels both offensively and defensively, is a great leader, and plays a smart, subtle game. He also brings a strong playoff resume and experience to the Thistles. And, while he certainly doesn't have the physicality of the other options but, will spend very little time in the penalty box, meaning we'll have him on the ice whenever needed.

It's also nice to shake things up a bit sometimes...

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