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On what player he would compare Ekman-Larsson to:

“It’s one of those thing that nobody wants to ever say because it’s such a huge compliment and such a hard thing to live up to. But his personality and the way he plays the game, with his stick and how smart he is, he has a lot of things that look like Nicklas Lidstrom. He’s a kind of lanky guy that gets his shot through. I’ve obvious never gotten to play with him, just against him a lot. Obviously to compare anyone to him is almost blasphemy, but at the same time, if there is anyone you could come close to, it would be Oliver.”

-Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes, via Mayor's Manor where you can read more from Doan.

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cainer4wingsglory's avatar

STFU Doanbag… I suppose Keith Yandle plays like Bobby Orr too, right?

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 10/25/13 at 04:03 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

I hate Doan and Lidstrom is my favorite player ever.  He’s probably one of my top fifteen HUMANS ever. 

... And I still can’t fathom how anyone could possibly take issue with a compliment on a players stylistic similarity that is draped in such effusive praise that it almost makes it sound like Doan is trying to butter up the Västerås club so he has a destination to go to when his douchebagging days in the NHL come to an end. 

He never suggests Ekman-Larsson is in the same league as Lidstrom .  He says they play similarly.  There’s no insult there.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 10/25/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

I think he’s spot on..OEL…reminds me just a little bit of Lidas sometimes.. I just wish he played for Red Wings instead off Phoenix.

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 10/26/13 at 12:44 AM ET

cainer4wingsglory's avatar

“It’s one of those thing that nobody wants to ever say

Obviously to compare anyone to him is almost blasphemy

And yet he proceeds to throw the word `but` in there and did exactly what he said ppl shouldn`t do. Find some other Swedish Dman to compare him to. The gold standard is off limits imo.

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 10/26/13 at 11:00 AM ET

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