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Nicklas Lidstrom Among Top Candidates For 2015 Hockey Hall Of Fame Class

BOSTON — The Hockey Hall of Fame inducted four players Monday night — Mike Modano, Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg and Dominik Hasek. It was one of the most well-rounded classes from a player perspective in recent years, and the 2015 class is shaping up to be fantastic as well. Here’s my list of the most deserving players for the 2015 class. Be sure to vote in the poll at the bottom...
Via NESN.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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
August 26, 2014  |  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

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 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
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