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Nicklas Lidstrom turns down coaching role with Red Wings for now

AP Image Nicklas Lidstrom is one of the greatest hockey players of all time   He spent his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, a career that spanned 20 seasons.  Lidstrom retired after the 2011-12 season after having helped the team win four Stanley Cups. With a man of such legendary status, it’s understandable to think that his former team would want to bring him...
Via Around The Rink
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lidstrom declines assistant coach job with Red Wings

Citing family reasons, Nicklas Lidstrom won't be joining the Detroit Red Wings' coaching staff anytime soon. Wings bench boss Mike Babcock reached out to the legendary defenceman in June, asking if he'd like to try his hand at coaching, but the offer was respectfully declined. "It's true that he called and asked if I was interested in taking one of the spots...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom tells Expressen why he ‘turned down’ Babcock’s coaching offer

You may take this article from Expressen's Gunnar Nordstrom and Sebastian Mattson for what you will, and what follows is roughly-translated: Lidstrom on why he turned down Babcock Nicklas Lidstrom ahd a chance to return to the Detroit Red Wings as a coach--but he declined. Now the 44-year-old reveals why he turned down the dream job. "We're doing well...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lidstrom says thanks but no thanks when offered Red Wings assistant coaching job

After losing yet another assistant coach to the NHL head coaching reigns, Babcock turned to a familiar face to fill the vacancy this offseason… Nicklas Lidstrom. The only problem is the former captain wasn’t biting. According to Ansar Khan of Mlive.com, Babcock called up Lidstrom testing the waters on his interest in working behind the bench. “I phoned Nick Lidstrom, I offered...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Best players to play for the Detroit Red Wings in the last 20 years

Brendan Shanahan and Chris Chelios (photo credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports) This past week, The Detroit Red Wings honored recent Hall of Fame inductees Chris Chelios and Brendan Shanahan with pregame ceremonies. As I reminisced on the memories I had of these two Hall of Fame players, I began to ponder where they ranked among the best players who have played for the Wings...
Via isportsweb.com
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Nicklas Lidstrom didn’t just turn the Red Wings’ comeback offer down…HV71 asked him to return, too

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Wakiji: Saint Nick fits Lidstrom

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

The night he became a star: Lidstrom 52:03

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss
END OF AN ERA

Nicklas Lidstrom retires

After twenty tremendously productive and extremely successful seasons in the NHL, Detroit Red Wings great Nicklas Lidstrom has officially announced his retirement.

Via The Hockey Guys
May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Wings' Lidstrom to retire

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...
Via Fox Sports
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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