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Detroit Red Wings Retire Nicklas Lidstrom’s No. 5 (Video)

The Detroit Red Wings raised another number to the rafters at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday night. Former captain and top defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Original 6 franchise, had his No. 5 retired in a pre-game ceremony before Detroit played the rival Colorado Avalanche. Lidstrom is considered by many as one of the three-best defensemen in...
Via NESN.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lidstrom's No. 5 raised to Joe Louis Arena rafters

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have retired former Swedish defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 jersey. Lidstrom, 43, was honored Thursday before Detroit hosted the Colorado Avalanche. A red banner -- with his last name and number in white -- was raised to the rafters to end the pregame ceremony. The club has previously retired six jerseys: Gordie Howe's No. 9, Steve...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 06, 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

Roose’s Lidstrom book concept involves more than a ‘good read’ (via a superb video)

This is a promotional video for Bill Roose's book: "Five: A Salute to Nicklas Lidstrom," which goes on sale this Wednesday (Lidstrom cereal is on sale at Meijer and apparently on sale online as well, per the Hockey News's Jason Kay), and while this is an advertisement to some extent, it's also a great context-setter and is plain old superbly-done videography...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Throwback Friday’: DetroitRedWings.com’s Roose reminds us that Nicklas Lidstrom’s happily retired

The worst thing I can say about Nicklas Lidstrom, close to two years after he retired, is the truth: From every indication I've read over the past twenty-two months, Lidstrom has consistently and repeatedly stated that he is very, very happy being retired, enjoying the heck out of coaching kids' hockey for his alma mater, Vasteras IK, and living in a gorgeous house with a...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 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

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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