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#1 bigEredwing

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 03:38 PM

Well we all fear it, but his career is coming to an end. If the Wings dont win the Cup this year...What are the chances Lidstrom comes back for one more season? And will the Wings be a completely different team with out him?

#2 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 03:49 PM

i think this is lids' last season regardless of a cup victory or not. great career and the 2nd greatest wings captain of all time IMO ( no one can top Yzerman ). he will be 40 at the end of this month. although, with chris chelios still around...anything can happen. lol :yowza:

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 03:59 PM

I shudder to think what the team would be without him. Just think of how much Lilja was missed in this lineup - now multiply that by ten. :scared:

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:01 PM

This team will be totally f***ed.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:02 PM

Lidstrom isn't going to retire. It's all a lie!!!!!

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:04 PM

This team will be totally f***ed.



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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:04 PM

I can tell you my NHL 10 team just doesn't look the same..
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#8 Z and D for the C

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:10 PM

I don't think Lids will retire.

Just cause you look like the gimp don't mean you play like the gimp!


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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:15 PM

If Homer come back for another year, I think Lids will too

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:16 PM

Well atleast it's 7.5million to put on a real good D

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:16 PM

Lidstrom will definitely be back next season.... which is exactly what I'll be saying to myself 5 years from now when I'm rocking back and forth in a padded room, having lost it and retreated to an imaginary world where #5 plays for the Red Wings forever.

But seriously, he'll be back.

#12 Z and D for the C

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:24 PM

Well atleast it's 7.5million to put on a real good D


Like who?

http://capgeek.com/f...on=APPLY FILTER

Kubina?

He'd actually be my first choice, but it's not like we can get someone half as good as Lidstrom.

Edited by Z and D for the C, 07 April 2010 - 04:26 PM.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:28 PM

I think the closest d man we have to king lidas is maybe rafalski or kronners but they're really not even close. I don't think he'll retire this year unless maybe if he wins the cup. And i still don't know if he would hang em up.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:30 PM

And will the Wings be a completely different team with out him?

It's going to be a goddamn mess.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:30 PM

The quality of defencemen that are available in 2010 under age 35 for a good price is very, very low. Even the RFAs are meh.

I note Shea Weber is an RFA after next year...

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:32 PM

Lids leaving is going to hurt real bad but i put all my faith in Holland with that extra cap he will bring in a good D to fill in. Obviously nothing can be brought in to replace Big Nick but we could potentially lose 1 great D-Man and bring in 2 good ones and strengthen the D unit as a whole

guys like Seidenberg,Volchencov,Mitchell,Hamhuis. or could spend a good chunk on Neidemier or Gonchar Ya none can fill the shoes of lids but we could be running

Kronwall-Rafalski
Stuart-Volchenkov
Lilja-Mitchell( or any other one of those guys i named) and still have about 700k left from Nicks contract.you could even take out Lilja and add in Hamhuis and spend Nicks contract on those 2 guys. Once again it is going to suck big time when the day comes and Nick is gone but i dont think its going to be as bad statistically as it will be losing a hockey legend.

Edited by king_malice, 07 April 2010 - 04:36 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:41 PM

Chelios gave lids some of his play forever pills so it is all fine dont worry ^_^ :cool:

Edited by Duck Guy, 07 April 2010 - 04:42 PM.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:43 PM

I wonder if the modern Red Wings' puck control system goes with him.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:46 PM

I'd be willing to bet money he'll play another year or two. Two might be stretching it. His talent will be there but his passion may not.

If his passion is sliding he may call it quits because he seems to be pretty honest with himself. No reason to hang around if you don't love the game as much as you did.

But I see no reason for him to retire this year skill-wise or age-wise. Although if the Wings win the Cup he might decide to ride out in style.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:47 PM

It's going to be a goddamn mess.


i kind of can't wait to see how it all turns out

hopefully it's an entertaining mess

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