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So does anyone else hope Lidstrom comes back next season?


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#21 RedWings Gone Wild

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:03 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).

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:15 PM

Yeah, I don't want the greatest defenseman in team history to come back for another season..../sarcasm

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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)

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#24 Theophany

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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).

This.

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.

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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.

#26 Shady Ultima

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 05:07 PM

I think the better question is : Is there really anybody who doesn't want Lidstrom back next season?

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 05:22 PM

Yes. To the OP's question, not the question above.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:04 PM

No offense, but that is a silly question :)

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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.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:46 PM

I want him to be back no matter what the circumstances may be...the man can still play the game and even his teammates say he is like a coach out on the ice.
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:24 PM

Who wouldn't want him back? Yes I want him back
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#32 titanium2

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:43 PM

I want Nick to come back and sign for the veteran's minimum, which won't count against the cap because the NHL will adopt that rule from the NBA. Then the Wings will have the best value in the league...


...What?

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:46 PM

My question would be, who doesn't want Lidstrom back? He's still got it, he's smart with the puck and makes it look so easy out there
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:31 PM

I want Lidstrom's sons to marry Yzerman's daughters...Just think of the hockey bloodlines there!

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#35 Z and D for the C

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:35 PM

God no. He is DEAD LAST in face off percent.

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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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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:27 PM

I hope he comes back, but I hope he takes a big discount next year so we can go out and get another quality defenseman in the offseason.

#38 Jericho613

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:47 PM

I hope he returns as well, but not at anything over 4 million.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:31 PM

I hope he returns as well, but not at anything over 4 million.


If he's still the best defenseman on the team then I really don't see how he should not have a cap hit higher than Rafi's.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:19 AM

I hope he returns as well, but not at anything over 4 million.

So if he keeps up a PPG pace like he is, you wouldn't want to see him back for $6 mil?

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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