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PLAYERS: Bobby Orr
Lidstrom has officially announced his retirement from the NHL ending what was one of the best, if not the best, NHL career by an NHL defenseman, and for that matter one of the best careers of any NHL player.  Bobby Orr may have been a better and more dynamic defenseman in his prime but Lidstrom [...]

Saturday Faceoff: Top defenseman of all-time

With Nicklas Lidstrom’s retirement this week, a debate instantly sparked over who is the best defenseman of all-time.  If it’s not Lidstrom, some will argue for the likes of Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque, or Larry Robinson.  So, who is the best NHL defenseman of all-time?  Alexander and I debate…Bobby OrrBy Alexander MonaghanNicklas Lidstrom is an icon, a legend, and an all-around...

GARTH: Doughty Channels Coffey and Orr

I love Eddie Van Halen because he channels the emotion and techniques of the masters, Beck, Clapton and Hendrix, while adding his own hammer-ons and sauce to the art of playing his axe. I love Drew Doughty for the same reason. Look how the young gun channels his inner Paul Coffey and Bobby Orr to score the first goal for the Kings in Game 2. SICK! ***...

John Jaeckel: The Lidstrom Domino Effect And Rumors

Follow me @jaeckel Well, here's the first blog of what should be a very busy June. The only thing I can add to the praise heaped on Nicklas Lidstrom is that I think he was the best defenseman to play since Bobby Orr, and I think Orr was the best player ever. And even though Johnny Oduya was signed to an extension the day before Lidstrom officially announced his retirement...

NHL Stanley Cup Observations -- Game Two

Just a few things that caught my eye ... Can you hear footsteps? The Devils sure can. They'd best use that ability to bail to start saving their sinking ship. This matchup may not be stellar, but the goaltending sure is. Both Martin Brodeur and Jonathan Quick are athletic and reactive, and their hybrid stylings are bringing back the art of twine-tending. It'...

YouTribute to Nick

I'm not ready to start the "what's to happen next" chat just yet...for me, the grief is still too near.So let's keep rolling with Nicklas Appreciation with a little tribute with some gems that I found on the old YouTube.Please feel free to post your own favorites in the comment section...after 20 years of supreme excellence, there's too many highights to...
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