Found May 29, 2012 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
So I caught whispers of a rumor that Jan Mursak may be changing his number next season.  In fact, it may be for the same reason that Johan Franzen changed his number from 39 to 93 after his rookie season in 2005-2006.The return of Dominik Hasek.I wouldn't post such a ridiculous notion unless there was a news source to back it up.  The Dominator, according to the Midland Free Press, is eyeing either Detroit or Stevie-Y's team for a possible return next season.Make the jump for more. The 47 year old netminder - whose personality and antics can be as odd as his goaltending stlye - has been out of the NHL since the Red Wings hoisted the Cup back in Pittsburgh in 2008.Apparently, Dom has met with both Detroit and Tampa Bay."Of course, my agent, Ritch Winter, knows about what I want.  But I don't want to comment on that any further. Nothing changed in my plans. But right now, I don't have anything in front of me. So I'm waiting. I think in June the decision ...

Report: Wings' Lidstrom to retire

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Ah hell…Red Wings call press conference regarding Nicklas Lidstrom’s future

There’s a rumor going around that Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom will retire tomorrow, and while I’m not convinced of it…The Red Wings just confirmed that something is up: The Red Wings have called a press conference tomorrow morning at Joe Louis Arena. Ken Holland and Nick Lidstrom are expected to speak. Cross your fingers, toes and veins, folks. Update: Per DetroitRedWings...

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The Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a press conference for 11 am on Thursday with Ken Holland and team captain Nicklas Lidstrom. It is being speculated that this presser will be the one that all Red Wings fans have been fearing for the last few seasons, and that is to announce the retirement of the [...]

Dominik Hasek Interested in NHL Comeback at Age 47

Maybe Martin Brodeur's old-age heroics in leading the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup Finals has given Dominik Hasek a new sense of worth. The 47-year-old Czech goaltender isn't quite ready to say goodbye to the game he loves, telling Denik Sport that he is working hard to make a comback to professional hockey. Hasek has been in and out of retirement for the last 13...

Report: Nicklas Lidstrom To Retire

The Detroit Red Wings will host a press conference on Thursday, at which one of the greatest defenseman to ever play the game will reportedly retire. Nicklas Lidstrom will hang up his skates after 1,564 regular season games with the … Continue reading →
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