In fact, their general manager insisted the Western Conference champions would have been knocked out of the postseason long ago — if they even made it — without their Swedes.
“As we get deeper in the playoffs, more people are staying up late and going to work after watching us play.”
Sweden is six hours ahead of Michigan’s Eastern Daylight Time.
Lidstrom has been around for years, and he steadily has been joined in Detroit by players from back home. He was drafted by the Red Wings in the third round two decades ago and made his debut during the 1991-92 season.
“It’s been amazing how the team exploded with Swedes,” Holmstrom said.
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