Found June 02, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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In recovering from a sixty-plus hour…Three-day work week…One needs to hear some comforting news as the aches, pains and spring allergies take their toll. I haven’t even had time to truly wrap my head around the fact that Nicklas Lidstrom, my favorite favorite Red Wing, has retired, but, via RedWingsFeed, I’m hearing something that I desperately need to be told right now, more than any hopeful overnight or Saturday afternoon talk about free agency or draft hopes, and definitely more than watching a team that’s not Detroit compete for the Stanley Cup. Instead, the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan spoke to one of Lidstrom’s successors, Niklas Kronwall, about the concept of the Red Wings’ opportunity to begin the post-Lidstrom era, period, as the CBA is set to expire in September. Kronwall has represented the team as its NHLPA representative, and he at least believes that we’re not likely to have to endure another lockout, at least if the players have any say in the proceedings. Is he worried...
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