Detroit Red Wings Debate: Nicklas Lidstrom vs. Steve Yzerman

January 7th, 2011 by Chris Minniti Leave a reply »
When looking into Detroit Red Wing lore, many great names come to mind.

When asking who are the best Red Wings in team history, the first name that pops up into mind is Gordie Howe.

Before we get deep into thought about any other player, let's just give the scoop on Mr. Hockey.

For kids that don't know too much about the Wings legend, here are the basics.

He suited up in 1,687 games for the winged wheel, scoring 786 goals, adding 1,023 assists for 1,809 points.

Very, very good numbers.

After Gordie Howe, who ranks second and third? Fourth? Or fifth?

This is where we get into the tough decisions.

The fourth and fifth, and so on, spots are probably easy to determine. But Detroit was home to one of the best captains of all time and is the current home of possibly the best defenseman of all time.

There is no doubt that Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom would take the second and third spots.

But, who exactly gets the second and third spot?

This is where the debate begins.

Steve Yzerman was drafted in 1983 and even though Detroit wasn't keen on c ...

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