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by Paul on 10/07/11 at 10:45 AM ET
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
“He’s a wonder of the world,” Dallas Stars right wing Brenden Morrow said. “I don’t know why he’s as successful as he is, because he doesn’t overpower people. But somehow he always manages to get done what he needs to get done.”
That’s the simplest explanation for why Lidstrom, who will turn 42 during next spring’s playoffs, has a chance to win his eighth Norris Trophy to tie Hall of Famer Bobby Orr’s thought-to-be-safe NHL record.
“He’s been so good for so long, maybe they will rename it the Lidstrom Trophy instead of the Norris now,” Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson said.
The most remarkable aspect of Lidstrom’s collection of Norris trophies is that he didn’t win his first one until he was 31. Since then, he has won seven of the last 10. His seventh Norris tied him with Hall of Famer Doug Harvey for second on the all-time list.
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