Found December 06, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
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from E.J.Hradek of NHL.com, • One of these seasons, Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom isn’t going to be a serious candidate for the Norris Trophy. Apparently, that won’t be this season. The graceful 41-year-old has been terrific in the first two months of the season. Entering Tuesday’s game against the Blues (7:30 p.m. ET, Versus, TSN2), Lidstrom ranks fourth in scoring among defensemen with 19 points and second among defenders with 6 goals. Averaging just a few ticks shy of 24 minutes per game, he has produced a solid plus-8 rating…. • Why am I not surprised that Toews leads all players with 20 road points? The Hawks’ quiet captain leads by example. And in the toughest situation, Toews seems to rise to the challenge. On the road (and in even-strength situations), he finds a way to get it done. At this point, I suspect he’ll be among the front-runners for the Hart Trophy. more
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