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08-22-2013, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
Michiganders? I think Wings fans loved the Russian Five, and then our Swedish greats like Lids and Z. I generally find Wings fans to be protective of their European players. Try going to any section that's dominated by non-Wings Canadian fans, and you have a hard time getting any non-Canadian Wing the credit he rightfully deserves.

Not to pick on our Canadian friends, love them to pieces, but when it comes to hockey, they still view it as a birthright, very proud and unable at times to give credit to non-Canadians.
Yeah they won't even take the Orr-Lidstrom discussions since in their eyes, Orr was so much superior....What's to say he would have produced and won as much had he not been forced to retire pre-maturely? That's all pure theoretical from the Canadians... If you only compared career-versus-career you could easily make a case for Lidstrom as the best ever Dman in the NHL

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