According to Aftonbladet's Stefan Holm and Johannes Hagglund, HV71 Jonkoping coach Ulf Dahlen asked former Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom whether he'd be interested in making an abbreviated comeback in the Swedish Eliteserien. HV71's assistant coach, Thomas Ljungbergh, made a sales pitch to Lidstrom after HV suffered a slate of injuries to their best defensemen, but...
The NHL got it’s next surefire 1st ballot Hall of Famer when Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement after 20 NHL seasons, all played with the Detroit Red Wings. With Lidstrom’s retirement, the NHL lost arguably one of the best defenseman of all time.
Drafted 53rd overall by the Red Wings in 1987 out of Sweden, Lidstrom played 1,564 games in Detroit, good for 10th on the...
Nick Lidstrom is the nicest superstar I have ever met or ever will meet.
We live in these times when the one who boasts the loudest, does the best end-zone dances or gets in the most trouble attracts all the attention.
Lidstrom is the antithesis of that. To paraphrase another superstar's ad campaign, "We were all witnesses."
Having covered sports for almost 17 years...
They all arrived late to the party.
For years, he had been among the NHLs best, but recognition was slow in coming.
His teammates marveled at his consistency, and to a man, they believed he was the best player on a team that boasted many great players.
Nicklas Lidstrom never wanted acclaim from anybody. He only sought excellence from himself, and when he couldnt meet his own...
END OF AN ERA
After twenty tremendously productive and extremely successful seasons in the NHL, Detroit Red Wings great Nicklas Lidstrom has officially announced his retirement.
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has reportedly decided to hang up his skates after 20 years in the NHL, mlive.com reported Wednesday.
The Red Wings have called an 11:00am ET press conference for Thursday, where the 42-year-old is expected to make the official announcement.
Lidstrom has played all 20 seasons of his NHL career in Detroit, winning four Stanley Cups and...
Nicklas Lidstrom has made a decision about his future.
The 42-year-old Lidstrom will announce Thursday whether he's retiring or returning to play a 21st season with the Detroit Red Wings.
The four-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy winner put retirement on hold in each of the previous two years by signing one-year contracts and answering questions from reporters...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2012
For the past few seasons, the Detroit Red Wings have waited with bated breath after the playoffs have ended, wondering just what Nicklas Lidstrom was going to do. Retire? Play another season? Thankfully, it was always the latter option.This year is no exception. And Red Wings fans are concerned that he may opt for the first choice.The Red Wings are down in their series against the...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Nicklas Lidstrom and the Red Wings are in uncharted territory.
When Lidstrom missed his seventh consecutive game Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings because of a deep bone bruise in his right ankle, it set an unfortunate new career high for most consecutive games missed.
The worst part of it is, Lidstrom doesn't seem to be improving. Once the swelling...
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DETROIT -- Its been a frustrating week for Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom, who thought that his sore ankle would be healed enough by now to allow him to play.
Its still sore, Lidstrom said. They wanted me to take the weekend off and reevaluate it on Monday.
"Its been longer than I thought it was going to be, so were just going to have to wait it out and see how it feels...