Originally written on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 10/21/14

DETROIT - JUNE 12: Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Seven of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The best thing we can do as fans is put game 1 behind us. It wasn't an indication of how this season will play out and it wasn't a result of a Lidstromless defense. ​I would like to clear something up real quick and then I may never speak of it again. Nick Lidstrom was one of the greatest players to ever lace up the skates, and the Red Wings benefited greatly each time he played. I don't want to hear that the Wings will fail without him. There are 29 other teams that don't have Lidstrom, and many have been very successful. We cant put the blame on one mans departure. On to game 2...  Hit the jump for more Columbus is horrible, yet they beat Nashville in their first game while using Jack Johnson and James Wisniewski as two of their top four in the shootout. They also have Bobrovski in net which could be a huge advantage in digging themselves out of the NHL basement. Enough about the BJ's. The Wings are oozing talent, they may not have shown i...
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