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    My Favorite Nick Lidstrom Moment

    I really like that one, most people remember the goal, very few remember the great pass just 10 seconds later.
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    Images from the wings

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    My Favorite Nick Lidstrom Moment

    I get that question a lot and without writing a book, which I probably could, I left for 2 main reasons. First, I was moving to Harrisburg PA to be closer to my girlfriend. (and future Mrs.?) Secondly, I left because the job became my life. You may be shocked to learn that from 2005 till 2010 I made most videos that were used in-arena and for the team’s personal usage, by myself. That’s right, a staff of one. I did get help along the way on some projects, but a lot of the time, it was on me to get the job done. Most NHL teams have 4 full time editors, at minimum, on staff however the Wings were getting everything they felt they needed with one person, so in their minds, why would you hire anyone else? This put me under a lot of pressure to work a lot harder then I should have been to get the job done, day by day. There’s loving your job, then there’s your job becoming 6 days / 60 to 70 hours of your life a week. No room for friends, family, getting out, and hell watching TV or playing Xbox became hard to find time for. I was hospitalized 3 times in those 5 seasons from stress; my hair was starting to turn gray at the age of 24. To be clear, no one from the team or anyone else for that matter pushed me to work that hard. I could have easily done the minimum, worked 40 hours a week and been fine. However, I’m a huge fan of the Red Wings and I wanted to do the best I could do for the team and the best I could do to entertain the Red Wings fans. Again I can go on forever but it’s a story for another time. The theme to the TV show, The Contender. I felt it fix Lidstrom very well so I made it his unofficial theme. contender.mp3
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    My Favorite Nick Lidstrom Moment

    Small background, My name is Chris and believe it or not, I was the Detroit Red Wings' Video Editor from 2005 till 2010. I've been a fan of this site for years and I feel you guys are the best community of Wings fans on the net. I wish I could have put more of this stuff out when I was with the team but seeing how I'm 2 years removed, I feel I can put some of this out to you, the Red Wings fans to see. My favorite Nick Lidstrom moment is kind of a selfish one but the fans and Nick were so great to help make the moment happen, that I'm very happy the stars alined how they did on the production side of things, both in-arena and on FSN Detroit. October 15, 2009, the Wings were getting ready to face the LA Kings with just 2 home games left before going on a 5 game road trip. Lidstrom was sitting on career point 998 and these games were seemingly his last shot to get to 1000 points at home. 6 hours before puck drop, at around 1:30pm, I had finished my last video requirement for the game and had only 1 optional video to do, a 1000th Career NHL Point Salute video for the captain. I could have easily skipped the video and moved on to other work (as I did a lot more then just edit videos for the team) but for some reason, I felt like I had to get this video done before tonight's game. After only working 90 minutes on the video, it was as done as it could get for the night, so I packed up everything and headed down to the Joe. As luck would have it, I was also running in-arena replays that night, the ones you see on the scoreboard. Lidstrom got 999 in the 2nd and 3:24 into the 3rd, he recorded career point 1000. During the first tv timeout of the 3rd, I had a replay of point 1000 ready which we rolled into the video I had made just 4 to 5 hours sooner and well, you can see for yourself how it turned out. Soon after FSN came back from the TV timeout, I received a texted message from my mom, it said "Did you just do something cool?" I replied, "I think so". And that's my favorite Nick Lidstrom moment, hope you enjoyed it a little too. What's some of your guy's favorite moments?
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    Draper and Maltby Career Retrospective

    Thanks guys! This is what I got. Draper: Drapers Overtime Goal in game 2 of the 1998 Cup Finals Draper scoring his 20th goal in his Selke-winning season. Game 6 -- 2008 Western Conference Finals. Draper scored a goal with his teeth Maltby: Maltby’s Overtime Goal in Game 1 against the Oilers in 2005. Maltby’s penalty kill in the Finals against Carolina. He blocked like two shots, lost his stick, and still managed to kick the puck out. Maltby lost his stick and blocked at least two shots on a penalty kill was against St. Louis, Game 5, 2002 Playoffs. Maltby's OT goal in the 1999 playoffs vs. Colorado.
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    Draper and Maltby Career Retrospective

    Both Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby are quickly closing in on 1,000 games, a tremendous milestone for any hockey player. In honor of this milestone, myself and some others have began work on a retrospective for their careers and we’re looking for some of their most memorable moments in there respective careers. We’re going to for go the obvious moment of there 4 Stanley Cups and say we’re looking for moments like Drapers Overtime Goal in game 2 of the 1998 Cup Finals. Any ideas you guys may have would be very helpful.