Shayne Gostisbehere is special. We all know this. But just how special a hockey player he will become is yet to be determined, and there's certainly a long way for him to go before we start comparing him to Nicklas Lidstrom, or other Hall of Famers.
That said, this is fun:
Side-by-side of Ghostisbehere vs. Lidstrom. Pretty cool to watch this youngster go pic.twitter.com/hH53cCtKpj— Prashanth Iyer (@iyer_prashanth) January 20, 2016
To those wondering, the comparison isnt the goal - it's the defensive zone read and the presence of mind to turn the puck up ice quickly— Prashanth Iyer (@iyer_prashanth) January 20, 2016
That comparison comes from Prashanth Iyer, who writes about the Red Wings over at Winging It In Motown. So he knows Lidstrom pretty well. And if he's making that comparison, there must be something to it.
Again -- we're not saying Ghost is Lidstrom or anything. But the as Iyer points out, the awareness in the defensive end that led to his goal last night was indeed Lidstrom-esque. That's worth appreciating.