It's already a certainty that Lidstom will be a first-ballot HHOF inductee, but is that all? Could he join the uber-exclusive clique of player the Hall admits immediately? In other words, is Lidstrom in the same class as:
I think there's evidence that he is. Not only has he been the most dominant at his position for over a decade, he is currently second to Orr in Norris Trophy's won, the first Euro trainedcaptain to win the SC and Conn Smyth - not to mention his numerous All-Star selections and individual achievments. The biggest knock against him has to be how quietly he's dominated. He doesn't hit like Scott Stevens, he didn't fly like Orr, he's just patient and unyielding like Lidstrom.
What do you think?
Edited by Ozzie30, 17 July 2011 - 01:41 AM.