Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/9/14

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)
This morning, Mitch Albom delivers a column that reads like he actually cares about sports again, and he does so for a reason: Albom spoke to Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom for almost two hours in what he’s calling an “exit interview” before Lidstrom heads back to Sweden, and among the many highlights, this stands out: Question: When Yzerman retired, was there any part of you that didn’t want to be the captain? That didn’t want the pressure of that C? Nicklas Lidstrom: Not really. No, I was hoping they were gonna ask me. I wanted the challenge. You can play all the minutes. You can play against the top players. But when you’re a captain, you’re looked upon as being something off the ice, too. Question: Did you let them know that you wanted it? Lidstrom: No. I never did. Kenny (Holland) kind of hinted at it, so I was hoping they were gonna ask me. Continue reading "Red Wings overnight report: Mitch talks to Nicklas Lidstrom, and more free agency talk"
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