Nicklas Lidstrom hoists another Stanley Cup, and then a few days later, wins his seventh Norris Trophy (best defenseman) and maybe even is a finalist for the Hart Trophy (MVP) … Then he heads to Sweden and announces his retirement.It would be an ideal way to end his legendary career.But what if the Wings don't win the Stanley Cup?
Lidstrom likely will still win the Norris Trophy. But what does he do this offseason when his contract runs out?
The guess is Lidstrom, who'll be 41 on April 28, will return. The reasons: The Red Wings still are Stanley Cup contenders.
The Lidstroms like living in Metro Detroit.
And, there's a carrot dangling in front of Lidstrom — tying Bobby Orr with eight Norris Trophies.
While Lidstrom is the most important potential unrestricted free agent for the Red Wings, there are others.
Interesting look at the possibilities this off season. We all know he would return if he does come back next season, which at the level he can play I don't see why he doesn't play another few seasons. Just all depends on the situation with his kids in Sweden I am sure.
Edited by HankthaTank, 08 March 2011 - 12:40 PM.