DETROIT -- An offseason of uncertainty began Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena as the Red Wings gathered to take their team photo and clean out their lockers for the season.
Two of the Wings' top defensemen have decisions to make and hockey isn't necessarily the overriding factor for either.
Captain Nick Lidstrom reiterated that he planned to meet with general manager Ken Holland and then take some time before deciding whether he wants to play for a 21st season.
"I feel physically I can still play," Lidstrom said. "I can contribute, but you have to be motivated and you have to have the drive and that's something I will think about.
"Training is part of it. I know what I have to do to get ready for a long year. I'm not willing to sacrifice that to have a good summer or take it easy. I know what I have to do and it's a grind to go through, which all of us do in here. Then you hit the grind of season. It's a long year. You play 3-4 games every week for over six months and that takes its t...