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Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby Malkamaniac on Wed May 30, 2012 3:54 pm

at 11AM. Looks like he's going to retire. He'll go right from the podium into the HoF.

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According to source,Nic Lidstrom will announce his retirement tomorrow in Detroit.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed May 30, 2012 4:10 pm

3 years is a lot of walking/running from the podium to the hall. I wonder how far he'll travel in that time and what his route will be.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby Malkamaniac on Wed May 30, 2012 4:24 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:3 years is a lot of walking/running from the podium to the hall. I wonder how far he'll travel in that time and what his route will be.


He's a time traveler man. 3 years is nothing for this guy.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby mikey287 on Wed May 30, 2012 4:54 pm

What an honor it was to watch such a great player in Nicklas Lidstrom. Incredible career, incredible player. One of the best of all-time.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby penny lane on Wed May 30, 2012 5:04 pm

Salute~ a gentleman ! He could have played in any era, on any team, and results the same!
My heart all but stopped for him on 6/12/09!


Spoiler:
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Sergei Gonchar (748) will become NHL's active leader in points by a defenceman when Nicklas Lidstrom and his 1,142 step aside
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby Sarcastic on Wed May 30, 2012 5:35 pm

Oh, no. Well, congrats on a great career. Wings... I can't see them be the same without him. It won't be right for a while. I sometimes still hope in the back of my mind that Mario decides to unretire.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby duke66 on Wed May 30, 2012 5:47 pm

these won't be your fathers red wings next season. lidstrom, and holmstrom gone. a no longer elite zetterberg. and i still think howard is a bit of a question mark. interesting to see what ufa's they go after hard. i think the talk of parise going there is no longer going to happen. suter perhaps.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby Rylan on Wed May 30, 2012 6:04 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :(
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby Kaizer on Wed May 30, 2012 6:12 pm

so long lidstrom, you were quite the little hockey player.
PS:

Spoiler:
suck it.
Image
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby dman66 on Wed May 30, 2012 6:22 pm

He's been such a good player for so long. It was coming eventually and the Red Wings will likely lose Stuart on the blueline as well. Granted, they will have a ton of cap space, but if Suter re-signs, I don't know what they will do.

As an aside, doesn't anyone find it weird he's announcing it tomorrow? I know players are on their own timelines, but for such big news, he couldn't have done it yesterday or even this morning before the Finals started?
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby MRandall25 on Wed May 30, 2012 6:24 pm

So glad the Blue Jackets suck and I got $25 tickets to sit a few rows back and watch this guy play.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby pugilist13 on Wed May 30, 2012 7:22 pm

It was a pleasure to watch the guy play. Without a doubt the best Dman i ever saw. Thanks for the memories Nicky.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed May 30, 2012 8:10 pm

34 points in 70 games and a +21 in his final season at 41-42 years of age.
Nuts.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby no name on Wed May 30, 2012 9:18 pm

Detroit has a current 44 million cap hit, looks like they will go shopping in the offseason. 25 Million cap space to replenish their lineup. yuck!!!!! Almost gets ya depressed.

Never had a problem with Lindstrom but can't say i was a fan. No doubt he is one of the best defencemen during his era.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby npv708 on Wed May 30, 2012 9:25 pm

Definitely have a ton of respect for the guy. Top defenseman for his era, seems like the end of era out West with Yzerman, Sakic, Modano, and now Lidstrom gone.

I really think the Wings might have a bit of trouble next year depending on how they go after free agents this summer. They've had problems with Howard staying healthy and with their guys getting older, they'll need more than just Datsyuk and Zetts to carry the team.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby SolidSnake on Wed May 30, 2012 9:57 pm

I think the retirement won't be complete till Sid shakes Lidstrom's hand
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby MRandall25 on Wed May 30, 2012 11:00 pm

20 years in the league, and people still can't spell his name right :pop:
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby Rylan on Wed May 30, 2012 11:08 pm

I don't want to be on this planet if Lidstrom won't play in the NHL. :cry:
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby columbia on Wed May 30, 2012 11:09 pm

Rylan wrote:I don't want to be on this planet if Lidstrom won't play in the NHL. :cry:


You probably haven't until today.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby Rylan on Wed May 30, 2012 11:14 pm

Are you inferring that I am not from this planet or that I haven't never cried until today? Either way you are probably correct.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby Sarcastic on Thu May 31, 2012 2:41 am

Rylan wrote:Are you inferring that I am not from this planet or that I haven't never cried until today? Either way you are probably correct.


Awww. Did you really cry because Lidstrom's retiring? I teared up when listening to a song over the weekend. Non-Metal. We can be cry buddies!
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby Mr. Colby on Thu May 31, 2012 9:36 am

What a bummer - this guy has been a staple in the NHL since before I was old enough to even comprehend the game of hockey.

One of the best careers anyone could ever imagine. I drink to you, Nik
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby columbia on Thu May 31, 2012 11:39 am

The only good thing about this is that "The Chief" is probably crying in his beer right now.
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby SolidSnake on Thu May 31, 2012 11:44 am

Suter to Wings
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Re: Nicklas Lidstrom Press Conference 5/31 - Retiring

Postby shmenguin on Thu May 31, 2012 12:02 pm

i spent too much time hating the red wings to ever fully appreciate lidstrom.
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