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by Paul on 12/14/10 at 03:06 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Bobby Orr, Doug Harvey and Nicklas Lidstrom have won the most Norris Trophies as the NHL’s top defenseman, and it just so happens legendary Scotty Bowman has coached two of them, Lidstrom and Harvey.
I thought you hockey fans might be intrigued to hear from Bowman on his coaching experiences with Harvey and Lidstrom. I know I was.
“It’s hard to compare them in a way because they played in vastly different eras. I coached Harvey in St. Louis before Nick Lidstrom was born,” Bowman told ESPN.com last week. “But the two most common denominators between those two was that it was very seldom either one got caught up ice. Their passing skills were so terrific. Their first pass.
“If you charted a hockey game and you wrote down where the puck went every time those two touched it, it usually went on another teammate’s stick unless they were killing a penalty. Their positioning and that sixth sense to be aware of what’s going on ... they made a lot of partners looked pretty good.”
They also shared a common presence in the offensive zone.
added 1:17pm, Most of you probably only have heard of Doug Harvey but never saw him play, but now you can watch some video of Harvey below…
added 1:21pm, Chris Osgood interview Nick Lidstrom for ESPN, watch the video below and a follow up story on TPH from LeBrun at ESPN.
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