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So does anyone else hope Lidstrom comes back next season?

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#41 NeverForgetMac25


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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:25 AM

A more effective question might have been, "Does anyone *NOT* hope Lidstrom comes back next season?"

This would've been the first poll question on LGW that finished with 100% one way.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:45 AM

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

I thought that I wanted Lidstrom back at this number too last year, but then I got to thinking, Nick isn't going to play unless he is still our number one defenseman, and so why should he be paid like our number 3 or 4 defenseman? If he is better than Rafi isn't it a little insulting to ask him to play for less? Yes I know Yzerman played for a lot less his last year, but Yzerman was our third line center/second line winger at that point, not our first defensive paring.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:15 AM

A more effective question might have been, "Does anyone *NOT* hope Lidstrom comes back next season?"

This would've been the first poll question on LGW that SHOULD HAVE finished with 100% one way.

I added something to your post in bold, because even though I agree with you 100%, I still think there would have been a few jack-holes here that would have voted for him to retire...

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:34 AM

A more effective question might have been, "Does anyone *NOT* hope Lidstrom comes back next season?"

This would've been the first poll question on LGW that finished with 100% one way.

I respectfully disagree. We have been joined by fans of other teams who know enough about hockey to know that they would not want this.

I think the poll would end:
Yes, bring back Lids: 97%
No, please, no. Have mercy on my team and do not re-sign him: 3%

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 12:59 PM

Id like Lids to mentor Smith for awhile. The kid is gunna be on the team next year for sure and if Kindl and Ericsson dont start improving then he could be here this year. the 3 FA's on d at the end of this season are Lids Salei and Big rig. What I find interesting is that Kronwall doesnt have a NTC, Smith has 3 years at $.875m per year!? Thats one way to get an extra $2+m into Kennys bargaining hands. This coming close season is gunna be very interesting.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:02 PM

i think it's about time they give lids the lady byng

it was basically tailor made for him and yet he hasn't won it once

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:32 PM

People saying nice things about Lidstrom:

"The way he plays, teams would take him probably for the next 10 years," Flames captain Jarome Iginla said. "His game is a lot about smarts, he's never in a bad position, doesn't get beat very often. He just moves the puck well. His shot, vision is as good as ever. We still have a great respect and know that he's a key to trying to beat the Red Wings."

This one cracked me up:

"He's better than everybody, that's the key," Babcock said

"We've been in the same spot all year long. We won 50 games for the fourth year in a row. People think we're just hum-drum and boring.
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:02 PM


Samuelsson: Lidstrom inspirational
Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom took a seven-game points streak into Saturday’s game (one goal, nine assists) and was tied with Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang for the NHL scoring lead among defensemen, with 13 points.

“He probably wants to prove he can still play,” Canucks forward and former Red Wing Mikael Samuelsson said, jokingly. “It’s not the same old, it’s the great old. Our Swedish guy here, (Alexander) Edler, asks me questions about Nick: Why is he so good? What does he do?

“He inspires a lot of guys, more than he probably thinks he does.”

Samuelsson, in his second season with Vancouver after four years in Detroit, said of the Red Wings: “Top of the standings, same old. They are prepared, from the coaching staff down to the bottom. It’s not a coincidence. They know what they’re doing.”

Lidstrom is currently tied for first in team scoring if I'm not mistaken and he leads (?) dmen in scoring, right?

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:25 PM

his offense is up but his +/- is suprisingly low

his offense is up but his +/- is suprisingly low

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:28 PM

his offense is up but his +/- is suprisingly low

his offense is up but his +/- is suprisingly low

His +/- is only bested by one person in the top 5 in scoring. Only two in the top 10.

I'm not worried.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 05:02 PM

as I stated in another thread "This may sound wierd but I hope Lidstrom doesn't retire until his abilities start to degenerate probably like 3 years, then we are begging for him to retire. The reason for this is because by then the team will slowly have learned to compencate for losing his talent"
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:53 AM

Quotables from NHL.com article.

"We talk about this every single year," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "We think he's the best defenseman in the game and obviously he's an elite talent. But he's an elite person and he's a great leader. He sets the tone for this hockey club structurally, work-ethic wise, how he handles himself as a pro, how you practice and the way you play. He models. You've got to give the guy a lot of credit."


"I've never seriously considered playing elsewhere," Lidstrom said of the Wings, who drafted him in the third round (No. 53) in the 1989 Entry Draft. "You can just look around at the pictures on the wall in here (locker room). It's the tradition that's part of this team. It's something I take a lot of pride in, being part of the Red Wings for such a long time."


"One thing I try to focus on this year is taking more shots or getting more shots at the net, in order to hit the net or try for tips or screens or whatnot," he said. "I've been trying to do that. I haven't looked it up, but that's something I've been trying to do."


"Obviously he loves the game," Wings forward Johan Franzen told NHL.com. "It's hard to just quit, and he's still at the top, right? He's one of the best out there -- if not the best. It's very impressive. I know I probably won't be playing when I'm 40, but he shows up every night like he did five years ago and there's no difference. He's not slowing down a bit."

Lidstrom's drive to win another Cup isn't any less, either. Franzen had to chuckle a little when asked about No. 5's desire to win it all again -- something he helped the Wings do in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008.

"What's he got … four?" Franzen said, smiling. "You'd think that would be enough for him, right? I guess he wants five."



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