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02-15-2013, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimmi Jenkins View Post
Stevie Y was a great player, but Lidstrom was sheltering prospects LONG after Stevie Y was gone, look at "the next Nik Lidstrom lol" Johnathan Erikson, he would NOT have been in the minors as long if Lidstrom wasn't there. It's that simple, when you have an ALL-TIME great, it changes how you can do things.
exactly, when you have someone who eats 30+ minutes a game you can have anyone on your bottom pairing because they just dont see enough ice to impact a game negatively. also you can pair a lower end guy with an elite and they become more than servicable. look no further than MAB or anyone that played with pronger when he was here.

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