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Lidstrom and Fedorov headline Hockey Hall of Fame class

The NHL has been transformed from a North American league to a truly international one over the last couple of decades. Sweden's Nicklas Lidstrom and Russia's Sergei Fedorov had a lot to do with that. "Those guys were in the first wave," said Dallas Stars president Jim Lites. "Twenty-five years ago, Europeans were extras in the league. Those guys were once-in-a-generation superstars...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov Headline 2015 Hockey Hall Of Fame Class

Two legendary Detroit Red Wings players are among the four NHL players elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2015 on Monday. Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, a seven-time Norris Trophy winner and four-time champion, as well as Red Wings forward Sergei Fedorov, a Hart Trophy winner and four-time champion, were the latest players from Detroit’s 1990s/early 2000s dynasty...
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Lidstrom strong favorite to headline 2015 Hockey Hall class

Nicklas Lidstrom cherished just being on the ice. The seven Norris Trophies as the best defenseman of his era and four Stanley Cups as a cornerstone of the Detroit Red Wings make him a strong favorite to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday in his first year of eligibility. But when Lidstrom looks back on his career, the 1,564 regular-season and 263 playoff games stand...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2015  |  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, 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

Nicklas Lidstrom jersey retirement ceremony

if you missed it, Nicklas Lidstrom, one of the best defensive players of all-time, had his jersey number 5 retired on Thursday, March 6. Lidstrom's list of accomplishments is long and distinguished --  [insert Top Gun quote here]. He's NICKnamed 'the Perfect Human' because, in addition to being one of the best hockey players, he's an even better person. Oh he's such a good...
Via Detroit4lyfe
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Red Wings retire Lidstrom’s number, fall in OT to the Avs

Aside from the 3-2 OT loss, Thursday night at the Joe was a night to celebrate as the team retired the number of future hall of fame defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom in a touching and emotional ceremony. A standing ovation from #RedWings legends as Vladdie stands and salutes the crowd #LidstromNight — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 6, 2014 Drafted...
Via The Majors Detroit
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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 Yzerman...
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

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...
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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