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Red Wings’ defenseman Nic Lidstrom announced his retirement from the NHL on Friday. The seven time Norris Trophy winner and arguably the best European born player of all-time, is hanging it up after 20 season with the Wings. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were perfoming at Detroit’s Joe Lewis Arena the same night of Lidstrom’s announcement.  Near the end of the concert, the lead drummer and Detroit native, Chad Smith, brought out Nicklas Lidstrom. The crowd went nuts at the sight of Lidstrom, who said about the moment,  ”this might top it off.” h/t: Detroit Free Press
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