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Following the retirement of famed Swedish defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings, the blogosphere has erupted into a debate about where the forty-two year old veteran ranks among the all-time greats.
One of the more popular takes mentioned over the past couple of days is that the VÃ¤sterÃ¥s native is the second-gre...
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Nick Lidstrom is the nicest superstar I have ever met or ever will meet.
We live in these times when the one who boasts the loudest, does the best end-zone dances or gets in the most trouble attracts all the attention.
Lidstrom is the antithesis of that. To paraphrase another superstar's ad campaign, "We were all witnesses."
Having covered sports for almost 17 years...
After twenty amazing seasons in the National Hockey League, Nicklas Lidstrom has decided to call it quits. Lidstrom will go down as one of the best defensemen in the league’s history due to his leadership, ability to win, and intelligence on the ice.
You know you must be pretty good at something when your two nicknames are Mr. Perfect and The Perfect Human. Over his career Lidstrom...
Nicklas Lidstrom is expected to meet with the media on Thursday morning to discuss his future, and it sounds like he's going to call it a career -- a splendid one at that. The longtime Detroit Red Wings defenseman is expected to retire at an 11 a.m. news conference on Thursday morning, according to ESPN.com. Lidstrom, one of the best blue liners to ever play the game, would be...
Today, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement. We take a look back on the legendary, illustrious career of No. 5.On the morning of Game 5 in Nashville last month, Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was asked about his captain’s future. The Red Wings were trailing 3-1 to Nashville in their first-round series, and the elephant in the room was whether...
Sigh. per DetroitRedWings.com’s Bill Roose:
Thursday morning, Lidstrom, who played in 1,827 games, including the playoffs, made the announcement, which stakeholders in Hockeytown knew would eventually come, but were hoping it wouldn’t be so soon.
The most decorated defenseman of his era, Lidstrom, who appeared in 12 All-Star games and won his first Norris Trophy at age 31,...
NEW YORK (May 30, 2012) – NHL Network will broadcast live and NHL.com will stream the Detroit Red Wings news conference featuring team Executive Vice President & General Manager Ken Holland and captain Nicklas Lidstrom tomorrow, May 31, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Before and after the news conference, NHL Network will air NHL 36: Nicklas Lidstrom beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET.
It feels almost sacrilegious to think about what the Detroit Red Wings should do with the money vacated by the retirement of their captain Nicklas Lidstrom with his announcement only moments old, but hockey is still a business so lets … Continue reading →
I am having a hard time recalling a memory of the Wings sans Lidstrom. What was that like? Oh, yes, the Petr Klima era - like I said, it’s going to be strange.
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Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement Thursday, officially putting an end to one of the greatest careers in NHL history. Continue reading →
Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom retired Thursday after 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, ending one of the best careers in NHL history.
The four-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy winner fought back tears as he made the announcement.
''My drive and motivation are not where to need to be to play at this level,'' Lidstrom said.
One more: Fox Sports Detroit’s Dana Wakiji launches into a lovely column about Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom’s genuine humility and all-out-niceness, which perhaps proves that, occasionally, nice guys do finish first, with the following…
Having covered sports for almost 17 years in Detroit, I have had the privilege of meeting and interviewing some of the top athletes...
Here is what NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has to say about Nicklas Lidstrom:
COMMISSIONER BETTMAN STATEMENT ON THE RETIREMENT OF NICKLAS LIDSTROM
NEW YORK (May 31, 2012) – Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League, today released the following statement regarding the retirement of Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom:
“Nick Lidstrom’s trademarks were...
DETROIT -- Even a conversation on a paddleboard with Chris Chelios couldn't change Nick Lidstrom's mind -- it was time to call it a career.
Two of the greatest defensemen in NHL history took some time Wednesday to paddleboard on Orchard Lake. It didn't take long for Chelios to realize that Lidstrom was resolute.
After 30 seconds and looking into Nick's eyes and...
The Red Wings news cycle never stops, it seems, and as the Free Press’s Mike Thompson wonders whether Al the Octopus pointed to the rafters to remind Nicklas Lidstrom where he will see his jersey next, and the Macomb Daily’s Chuck Pleiness offers a Lidstrom career timeline, and, via RedWingsFeed, Fox Sports Detroit’s Art Regner recalls what he believes was Lidstrom’s arrival...
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Nicklas Lidstrom officially retired yesterday after playing 20 years with the Detroit Red Wings. Team owner Mike Ilitch called it “one of the most emotional days in Red Wing history.” (USA Today)
Some of Lidstrom’s ex teammates shared memories about the now former Red Wing. (Detroit Free Press)
It is hard...