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As Lidstrom enters his 20th season, Detroit’s success cannot continue to flow thorough him. Yet, it does, still. Obviously, long-term, it can’t. After all, Lidstrom was a minus player (-2) for the first time in his career despite his robust offensive numbers (16 goals, 46 assists) and Norris hardware. Even now that Brian Rafalski has retired with one year remaining on his contract, this seems like the appropriate time for the Red Wings to move away from Lidstrom as their linchpin.

-Darren Eliot of Sports Illustrated where you can read much more on Lidstrom.

thanks to a KK member for the pointer

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Detroit’s success cannot continue to flow thorough him. Yet, it does, still.

What a vapid remark, even if it does have some truth to it.  What team doesn’t rely on its star players?  Thats like saying, “Pittsburgh’s success cannot continue to flow though Crosby.  Yet, it does, still.”  (I know Sid’s got most of his career ahead of him.)

Of course the Wings will have to adjust when Lidstrom retires.. big deal.  How is that a perceptive observation?  What team wouldn’t have to change upon the exit of a star player?  Can we save the “Detroit is over the hill” predictions for just once?  That line is getting older than the Wings themselves.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 09/26/11 at 10:36 PM ET

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