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02-15-2013, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Bangers View Post
Not to sidetrack the thread, but ... Stevie Y?

Lidstrom was one of the main reasons for the "Detroit model" success (as was lucking out on Datsyuk and Zetterberg), but the primary catalyst for Detroit's success was when the team brought in Scotty Bowman and Yzerman realized that winning championships with solid 2-way play was better than scoring 150 points a year.
True, but I think the loss that hurt the most was Lidstrom. The difference with him in and out of the lineup is night and day, even as a 40 year old. Amazing really.

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