Was Lidstrom a generational talent?
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09-01-2013, 08:07 PM
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Generational talent? That's a hard thing to define. My feeling is "no".
10-15 years from now will people who didn't see him play be using him as a yardstick for measuring defensive greatness? Honestly, I don't think so. A lot of Lidstrom's skills were semi-invisible. His hi-lite reel isn't going to blow future people away.
People who know hockey are going to always speak up for him, but in a generation, he's going to look a lot like Doug Harvey. Which isn't bad, but it's not Orr.
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