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Lidstrom’s Game Has Not Changed

from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald,

Even the immortals, his once-upon-a-time contemporaries now enshrined on Olympus (located at Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ont.), can only sit back, slack-jawed, in wonder.

“You could tell right away that he was special,’’ reminisces Hall of Famer Paul Coffey. “I know people are always saying that after the fact. That they KNEW way back when. But this was so obvious.

“You couldn’t miss it.

“Even I couldn’t miss it.

“The one word that best described Nick Lidstrom when he and I played as a pair - and that’s a long time ago - is the same word that best describes him now: Poise. He literally has not changed.

“You hear about how the game today is better, all the guys are bigger and stronger and faster . . . OK, maybe they’ve got zero per cent body fat and they can bench-press the rink. Great. But they run around like maniacs for 40 seconds, they’re beat, and they come off.

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42jeff's avatar

Damn straight.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/07/11 at 01:20 AM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Loved this article.. like to hear what the other greats think about TPH

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/07/11 at 01:21 AM ET

koalacaust's avatar

I think it was an ESPN article that looked at his rank among the other greats, had some quotes from Orr about how he loves to watch him play and other things. not just an outstanding hockey player but a person as well.

Posted by koalacaust on 01/07/11 at 01:51 AM ET

Baroque's avatar

Sounds like everyone is getting in their praise before he retires. :(

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 01/07/11 at 09:51 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

“As to who’s the best ever . . . it’s tough to rate this guy here and that guy there. I will say I don’t rate anyone AHEAD of Lidstrom, though.’‘
Coming from Scotty, that says quite a bit.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 01/07/11 at 11:40 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Somebody put a Love Potion in George Johnson’s morning prune juice?  It’s a good article but it’s shocking coming from Johnson.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/07/11 at 05:05 PM ET

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