So does anyone else hope Lidstrom comes back next season?
Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:15 PM
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:18 PM
Absolutely. Uncle Nick still has it. He probably always will.
However, I think his desire to raise his kids in Sweden will make this his last hurrah, Cup or no Cup. (Hopefully with a Cup)
btw who is that on your display?
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:29 PM
If you're a Wings fan and you don't want Lidstrom back, it's time to get your head examined. He's easily still one of the top 5-6 D-men in the league (currently playing like #1).
His game doesn't require great athleticism, it's pretty much 98% brains and hockey IQ. Keep him in skates until he slips enough that he's not gonna make our roster.
Posted 31 October 2010 - 04:52 PM
So, let's say he wins the Norris this year, anyone have a problem offering him another one-year, $7 million contract?
I wouldn't have a personal problem with it, but I don't think it would help the salary cap situation one bit. If they win the cup, I think he would retire. If they don't and he plays at a high level, I wouldn't be surprised if he came back making slightly more than Rafalski like he did this year. Either way, I think next year would be his last before the possible uncertainty of the labor situation.
Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:38 PM
I think the better question is : Is there really anybody who doesn't want Lidstrom back next season?
Me. I hope he retires last week and NEVER returns.
Edited by Hockeytown0001, 31 October 2010 - 07:38 PM.
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:46 PM
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:43 PM
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:01 PM
God no. He is DEAD LAST in face off percent.
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At least I think that's how the saying goes.
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:27 PM
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:19 AM
So if he keeps up a PPG pace like he is, you wouldn't want to see him back for $6 mil?
I hope he returns as well, but not at anything over 4 million.
He's probably not going to be a PPG player, but he's easily the best defenseman we have (it's not even close), so why on Earth wouldn't we want him back at nearly any price up to $7 mil?
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