TORONTO -- As we sat down for an interview Wednesday afternoon, Oliver Ekman-Larsson's eyes lit up when he was told an all-time great had been eyeing him.
The message was from Nick Lidstrom, who was kindly responding to a question this week from ESPN.com about his 22-year-old Swedish countryman, Ekman-Larsson.
"Can I read it?" Ekman-Larsson asked.
Well, of course.
And here's what he read:
"I think Oliver is starting to establish himself as an elite defenseman ...
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