Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/3/14

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)
Here is what NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has to say about Nicklas Lidstrom: COMMISSIONER BETTMAN STATEMENT ON THE RETIREMENT OF NICKLAS LIDSTROM NEW YORK (May 31, 2012) – Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League, today released the following statement regarding the retirement of Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom: “Nick Lidstrom’s trademarks were his respect for hockey, his humanity and his commitment to his craft—as well as his devotion to the highest standards of success. For so many seasons, Nick gave the very best to his team, his city and his League; as he moves on to the next stage of his life, we wish the very same for him and his family.” I’m not sure whether Lidstrom’s appearance on NHL Live will be posted outside of its “podcast,” but here is Lidstrom speaking to NHL Live after his retirement: Continue reading "The Chairman on Lidstrom"
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