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Bowman compares Wild D-man to Lidstrom

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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.

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Comment #1 has been removed
October 21, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Thank god Boston took Hamilton with the last Kessel pick instead of this guy.

Hehehe

October 21, 2013  09:01 AM ET

kiss of death comparison?
it's like all of those songwriters that were "the next Lennon and McCartney"

October 21, 2013  09:11 AM ET

The pressure is on the kid now, thanks to Scotty.

October 21, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Thank god Boston took Hamilton with the last Kessel pick instead of this guy.

LOL - And congrats on 10,000 posts. Time well wasted.

October 21, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

kiss of death comparison?it's like all of those songwriters that were "the next Lennon and McCartney"

My thoughts exactly.

October 21, 2013  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The pressure is on the kid now, thanks to Scotty.

The old fox knows what he's doing. Flattery's a killer and, since they're in the same division, psyche the kid out.

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October 21, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I regret nothing.

I thought you had deep regrets that Lord Irk was fired.

October 21, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I thought you had deep regrets that Lord Irk was fired....

... to say nothing about Rotten Ronnie.

October 21, 2013  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The pressure is on the kid now, thanks to Scotty.

Nothing bothers those Swedes. Have to check their pulse before each game.

October 21, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I regret nothing.

Welcome to the infirmary:)

October 21, 2013  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Nothing bothers those Swedes. Have to check their pulse before each game.

like dating an english girl

October 21, 2013  04:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

like dating an english girl

Kinda like my first people of Canada girlfriend......sometimes I wonder if she has a pulse below that flapping hole above her neck! ;). JK.....sorta...

October 21, 2013  08:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

like dating an english girl

Had you taken her to dinner you would have known, they can really pack it away:)

October 21, 2013  10:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

My thoughts exactly.

He said the same thing about Niklas Hjalmarsson. He kinda likes Lidstrom, that's certain.

October 21, 2013  10:50 PM ET

He said the same thing about Niklas Hjalmarsson. He kinda likes Lidstrom, that's certain.

 
October 22, 2013  12:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

LOL - And congrats on 10,000 posts. Time well wasted.

Total F'n nerds.

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