I thought some of you might appreciate this article: Red Wings' ageless wonder Lidstrom still special I think Scotty Bowman's quotes stick out especially: "Pre-expansion, nobody was as good as Doug Harvey,'' says Scotty Bowman, who coached Harvey, Larry Robinson, Coffey and Lidstrom during his unparalleled career. "Then Orr came along in '66 and changed the game. But Nick . . . look at all the trophies. He's been at the top for so long." "As to who's the best ever . . . it's tough to rate this guy here and that guy there. I will say I don't rate anyone AHEAD of Lidstrom, though.'' I also chuckled at Bowman's stab at the old "he's not a defenceman, he's a forward" meme: "Nick's the best defenceman in the game today. Still. Who else this year? Byfuglien? He's not a defenceman, he's a rover."