Saturday, April 28, 2007
Lidstrom Keeps On Rolling
Nicklas Lidstrom should win the Norris Trophy as best defenceman for the fifth time in his career. He should be an MVP candidate though I expect he will be overlooked. As the playoffs continue he continues to dominate. Lidstrom has been the best defenceman in the playoffs so far. He is tied for the scoring lead among defencemen with Brian Rafalski of New Jersey (with eight points each). He is leading the Red Wings in ice time with 28:59 per game (the only defenders with more ice time per game are Chris Pronger and Francis Beauchemin of Anaheim and Sergei Zubov of the eliminated Dallas Stars). Lidstrom has been a controlling force for the Red Wings. If they come back against San Jose, Lidstrom will play a huge role in it. Nicklas Lidstrom is one of the better defencemen of all time and many fans today do not realize that.