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Too Early For This

09/06/2021 at 12:01pm EDT

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Defenseman Simon Edvinsson has belonged to the Detroit Red Wings for only 44 days and already he’s being compared to a Hall of Fame performer.

During an intermission report of a televised Swedish game, former NHL player Hakan Loob compared Edvinsson to fellow Swede Nicklas Lidstrom.

“That’s greatness in a player. Hard to compare to Nicklas Lidstrom,” Loob said of Edvinsson. “But just the smooth style. Head up. Sees everyone else.

Edvidsson, 18, had made some nifty offensive moves in the first two periods. Another analyst was skeptical about the Lidstrom comparison. Loob admits the “road to being a Lidstrom is long and winding.”

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