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Posted 09 June 2011 - 02:25 PM

Media and Nick perhaps trying to give us a warning that Nick might actually retire.

http://detnews.com/a...0455/1128/rss16

http://www.freep.com...5/1053/sports05

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 02:34 PM

Media and Nick perhaps trying to give us a warning that Nick might actually retire.

http://detnews.com/a...0455/1128/rss16

http://www.freep.com...5/1053/sports05



I think it's more a warning to Kenny that he better make some good signings this offseason.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:20 AM

i am starting to have the feeling he is retiring. hope i am wrong

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:23 AM

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 02:59 PM

Up untill about two weeks ago I was pretty sure that Nick would come back. However, the more I read about it... the more I feel that he really might retire. I still think he is coming back for one more year, but Im not as confident as I was a month ago....
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:22 PM

As much as we love him, I think he's over payed. Time to go Nick, and built this franchise with the other Nick.

Please tell me one good reason that makes you think he's overpaid?

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:18 PM

Please tell me one good reason that makes you think he's overpaid?


Because he isn't as good as he was in 02.

Which means he should be paid league minimum. Duh.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:27 PM

The bigger question should be What If? What if he retires? What does Holland do? You know that Nashville is gonna match ANYTHING offered to Weber, so if Lids retires, what is out there that Holland can get to fill in the D? Pretty much every scenario that we as fans have gone over and posted and "blueadamsED" to death included Lidstrom....What if ladies and gentlemen? What if?

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:26 PM

With how long he is taking to make up his mind I am starting to think he might go. We need to keep him.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:39 PM

Anyone remember how long it took him to make his decision last summer?

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:45 PM

Im willing to bet $100 Nick is not retiring. I am 95% sure he will be back next season.
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:51 AM

Didn't he say he'll decide by July 1st???

It's June 13th. How is he taking too long?

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:18 AM

Didn't he say he'll decide by July 1st???

It's June 13th. How is he taking too long?

At one point he said he'd let Kenny and Co. know by the draft. So we should know our fate toward the end of next week.
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:53 AM

What if? That's what I want to know. I truly hope he returns one more season, but what if? Do we make a harder drive for some UFA's that we'd otherwise assume their current team would not let slip away?

Ehrhoff? Bieksa? Markov?

Would we maybe push for Yandle, considering the situation in Phoenix and needing to fill a very very large void with both Lids and Raffi gone? I know i've been attacked regarding RFA situations in the past here, but do you really think we wouldn't try, in this kind of scenario?

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:12 AM

Because he isn't as good as he was in 02.

Which means he should be paid league minimum. Duh.

Shoot he should have been getting less a few years now......... :hehe:


I think I'm with some of you here. I just have a bad feeling he will retire. I hope he goes 1 more year.



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Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:22 PM

If he retires he better be taking over defense coach

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:29 PM

I've had a bit of that bad feeling he might retire the last week or so too. Although I have no real reason to feel that way.

1 more year Nick, 1 more cup.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:22 PM

Kenny, listen up, IF Lids retires, then throw the wallet at Weber! Make him an offer he cannot refuse and at the very least, when Nashville matches they got to break their bank in doing so! When the Wings win the Cup next year he can brag to Suter how awesome it is to play in Detroit! Even if they don't, he'll still brag! (then you never know! Weber and Suter together again!) :DREAM:

Come on Lids one more year, if only to save us cap space over trying to poach Weber or outbid a team and overpay a lessor player....

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:44 PM

Kenny, listen up, IF Lids retires, then throw the wallet at Weber! Make him an offer he cannot refuse and at the very least, when Nashville matches they got to break their bank in doing so!


Won't happen because it's very likely that Nashville takes Weber to arbitration to prevent scenarios just like the above if he's not signed before the 1st. Of course, he'll likely be signed before the 1st anyhow.
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:09 PM

BTW Doc...you have to add Posted Image to your sig.=)


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Kenny, listen up, IF Lids retires, then throw the wallet at Weber! Make him an offer he cannot refuse and at the very least, when Nashville matches they got to break their bank in doing so! When the Wings win the Cup next year he can brag to Suter how awesome it is to play in Detroit! Even if they don't, he'll still brag! (then you never know! Weber and Suter together again!) :DREAM:

Come on Lids one more year, if only to save us cap space over trying to poach Weber or outbid a team and overpay a lessor player....


Kenny won't pay 4 first round picks for Weber. In two years those could potentially be lottery picks. A Leafs fan once told me trading future 1sts can bite you in the ass.

If Lidstrom retires this summer I'll be deeply, deeply disappointed. Crushed, really. As a fan it would be very difficult to see a man like him go out with so much gas left in the tank. I could be adding to his legacy for the next couple of seasons.

Nick will have 40+ years to rest his weary bones once he retires. I hope he doesn't hang his skates up while he can still be a top calibre player (which based on his play this season and the playoffs it's obvious he still is).
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