Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/22/11 at 02:16 AM ET
The time on ice for Nick Lidstrom.
With a healthy and refreshed Lidstrom, a long cup run becomes more probable and becomes a huge advantage for he Wings.
It has always been the theory of the opposing team to hit and run Lidstrom whenever possible and make him work on every shift.
You have to credit Mike Babcock for keeping his minutes low, especially on the penalty kill where it can really become a drain on the body.
Expect his minutes to increase if needed in the next round, but if Babcock would have his way, Lidstrom’s minutes would remain the same.
Then if the Wings were to advance to the Conference Final, we would see more of Lidstrom which can’t be good news for the opposition.
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