Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/20/14

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)
Via RedWingsFeed, former Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom's in Gothenburg, Sweden today to take part in a photo shoot for a clothing line (seriously), and Goteborgs-Tidingen's Johan Skold asked Lidstrom about the role of a "retstickor"--literally translated, a "teaser," or what we might call "instigators" or "shift disturbers"--in winning playoff hockey. Here's a rough translation of what Lidstrom had to say about the topic: "I think that, especially in playoff games, it's important to have a 'teaser,'" he says when GT/Expressen meets him in Gothenburg during a photo shoot for the clothing brand Bjornklader. "If you can annoy the opponent or build up your team's confidence by doing certain things on the ice--there's a certain kind of player who can shift the series in a way that favors their own team," he explains. He mentions that a player like Sean Avery was difficult to deal with but all the better to have on his team. Another is, of course, Tomas Holmstrom. Con...
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