07:31 AM ET 10.21 | During his rookie season, Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin drew praise for how well he adapted to the NHL, and now he's hearing his name mentioned with Nicklas Lidstrom. [On Thursday, Scotty Bowman] used Brodin and Lidstrom in the same breath multiple times. Bowman, the Hockey Hall of Famer who won an NHL-record 1,244 regular-season games, 223 playoff games and nine Stanley Cups, coached Lidstrom for nine of his 20 years in Detroit. ... [Said Bowman:] "He's such a good skater, if you notice he's always up. He doesn't back up at all and that's the way the good ones are. Like Lidstrom, there's no room." ... Bowman says it's amazing Sweden is developing so many good defensemen. He believes Brodin, Phoenix's Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Ottawa's Erik Karlsson are the three best young defensemen in the game today.