Originally written on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 11/19/14

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - OCTOBER 02: Nicklas Lidstrom of Detroit Red Wings looks on from the bench during the 2009 Compuware NHL Premiere Stockholm match between Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues at the Ericsson Globe on October 2, 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
The last time the New Jersey Devils made it to the Stanley Cup Finals was in 2003.  And the day after game one, legendary goalie Patrick Roy announced his retirement.  Fast forward to 2012, and the New Jersey Devils are in the Stanley Cup Finals.  And just like last time, another legend will be announcing his retirement. According to reports by former Red Wing and TSN Analyst Aaron Ward, the Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a press conference for Thursday at 11 AM eastern time, which will likely be to announce Nicklas Lidstrom’s retirement. This makes sense from the stand point that last year, when he announced he was returning, all it took was a conference call.  Lidstrom struggled through injuries this year, and his body certainly took a toll.  For the first time in his career, Lidstrom looked like he had lost a step and that he could no longer take the rigorous demands of the game. Lidstrom has been in the league for 20 years, and it is no mistake or coincidence that the Red Wing...
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