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NICKLAS LIDSTROM RUMORS

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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Lidstrom to learn about the business of hockey as consultant for Vasteras IK

This is intriguing but not necessarily earth-shattering news from Aftonbladet's Fredrik Falk, former Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who's been working as an assistant coach on his youngest son's 12-year-olds' team, has been named an "adjunct" to Vasteras IK hockey's board of directors. Hockey organizations work very differently in Europe--a...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 5 retirement: Lidstrom didn't know he had it in him

DETROIT -- When the Detroit Red Wings informed 19-year-old Nicklas Lidstrom that they planned to pick him in the third round of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, he told the team that he was looking forward to being at the draft so he could hear his named called in person. The Wings then told Lidstrom to remain in Sweden. They didn't want him anywhere near the Met Center in Bloomington...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 05, 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

Could Nicklas Lidstrom be done with hockey?

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...
Via Red Light District Hockey
April 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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