Lidström still has been great offensively, especially on PP when what matters most is his ability to read the play and his accurate passes and shots. It's not so much about moving fast. I think his low +/- is the result of his legs not being what they used to be. When opposing team scores during even strength goals he often seems to be near, but just a wee bit late. Perhaps it's also that he doesn't have the speed anymore to participate on offensive rushes like he used to. In 82 games 10 more goals by opposing team and 10 less goals by your team makes your +/- zero instead of +20.
Wow, I'm really suprised at that. I mean I'm not really based on how their play was this season but it's hard to believe the Devils won't be in the playoffs this season. Just goes to show how much the league in my opnion is changing and getting younger and I think most teams are going to have to realize that and start adjusting if they won't to compete.
...aaand the oldest team in the league just clinched a playoff spot for 20th time in as many years. Hahaha.