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Lidstrom On A Different Level

from Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press,

You will never figure him out.

Everybody around the Red Wings says that about Nicklas Lidstrom. Tell them you want to get inside the mind of Lidstrom—to understand his genius, to see what he sees. They laugh or shake their heads.

“It’s impossible to know how he can think that good,” coach Mike Babcock said.


“He’s Picasso,” general manager Ken Holland said. “They think differently. It’s a gift.”

OK, fine. Let’s just observe. Sit in the stands. Watch Lidstrom. Come back and watch again, and again and again, and ... well, admit it: You see nothing. You know you are watching one of the best players in hockey history. But he looks like just another good player to you.


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He could play for another 5 years and still be in the norris talk each year.  Hopefully for the leagues sake he does not retire.  One of the NHL’s real good guys.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/08/12 at 12:45 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

“a dad playing with kids” heh nice comparison from kronner. the smartest hockey player ever. one more year mr. lidstörm, please.

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 04/08/12 at 01:29 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

An outstanding article.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 04/08/12 at 01:30 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

Watch what happens when Lidstrom gets the puck…
The other teams backs off out of the zone, as if it is dangerous to stay there.

Posted by w2j2 on 04/08/12 at 02:24 PM ET


I’m glad I read this article, I usually don’t read them. Lidstrom will leave great memories when he retires.

Posted by Matt from Lake Orion, Mi. on 04/09/12 at 12:14 PM ET

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