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01-20-2013, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by papershoes View Post
Why would physicality outweigh the importance of positioning and smart defensive play on the penalty-kill?

I agree Bourque is certainly more physical but, I don't see that as a detriment to Lidstrom, since he made up for it with such intelligent play.
Lidstrom's only weakness was defending large forwards in front of the net - he wasn't bad at it, just not as good as some others. He might be the best ever at defending the transition game, which is why I have him slightly above Bourque at even strength defense

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