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09-01-2013, 05:19 PM
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overg
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I started watching hockey as a Wings fan in 1992. Lidstrom and Yzerman are my two favorite players of all time.

But I would say "no," he's not a generational talent. One of the very best superstar level players ever to play the game, and one of the greatest defensemen of all time, but he did not dominate the game at the level of Lemieux or Gretzky (the two true generational talents I got to watch).

For me, the "generational talents" simply toy with the competition. Right now, the "big 4" are it for me. Hoping to someday see number 5. But it wasn't Lidstrom.

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