I didn't see Howe play, so I cannot comment on him.
I suspect those who claim Lidstrom was the better Wing (and that's what this thread is titled--the better Wing not player) didn't see Yzerman carry this team on his back before Lidstrom arrived. Throughout the 80's, the Wings were Steve Yzerman and not much else.
Listening to Lidstrom speak last night, it's clear that he believes Steve is the greatest Wing of all time.
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