How does he replace Lidstrom and Rafalski? Those guys can't be replaced.
Rafalski is replaceable. Lidstrom, not so much.
Which is why you don't try and replace Lidstrom with one guy. You have to re-evaluate how the whole team is built, because Lids was the keystone of it. Then you make adjustments and give the team a new identity.
Since Lidstrom retired, the Wings are basically the same kind of team only with a massive hole in the blueline and with Dats, Z, and Franzen no longer in their prime.
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