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“He doesn’t say a lot. He’s not a rah-rah kind of guy. But just like Stevie and a lot of the great leaders, when they speak, everyone listens.”

Added Lidstrom: “I think I’m more vocal, especially in the room, maybe than I was in the past as assistant captain. I try to talk to some of the younger players a little bit more, encourage them and try to help them out a little bit. The same thing on the back end, too, with my defensive partners that you want to be a little bit more vocal and try and help them out.”