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#1 vladdy16

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:28 AM

I would think the presser I heard about but can't find a link to is unnecessary at this point. We know for sure Nick is coming back and I don't think anyone cares in the least what we're paying him, so we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief and move on to more important matters like what we'd like to do with Hudler. :)

Link to Wings announcement.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:30 AM

Just heard this on the radio. I'll look for streams in a minute. Cross your fingers!


I don't know that a press conference is exactly good news... This could be a retirement announcement... just playing devil's advocate...

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:30 AM

oh dear god,im nervous!!

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:31 AM

That's why I said cross your fingers, but the ticket said it looks like he's coming back. That's just what I heard on the radio. I can't find notification of this presser on the Wings site, so I'm still searching for a stream.
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#5 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:32 AM

Press conference IMHO, is not good news. Dear God, for all Wings fans sakes, let me be wrong.
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


"They are the best team in the world. They are a team that can just take over when they want to," Chicago's Patrick Kane said (of the Detroit Red Wings).

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:35 AM

The fact that its Nick AND Ken, leads me to believe he's playing another year and they've come to an agreement on a contract.. If it was a retirement, it would just be Nick.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:36 AM

Ya agreed about it being bad. Theres never been a presser in the past when he has decided to stay one more. Now we gotta fill our top 2 spots on D? jesus...
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:38 AM

Ya agreed about it being bad. Theres never been a presser in the past when he has decided to stay one more. Now we gotta fill our top 2 spots on D? jesus...


Easy, there isn't even any official news hitting the net yet about there actually being a presser... I wouldn't freak out just yet.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:39 AM

Per Craig Custance's twitter...

"Lidstrom news coming today. Red Wings holding 11a.m. conference call with Holland and Lidstrom."


So is it a full press conference, or just a conference call? If it's just a "conference call", then it might be a "back for another year" type deal. Dear God, I hope that's what it is.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:40 AM

Here, now everyone can feel better :D

Lidstrom to return for 20th season

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#11 SwedeLundin77

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:40 AM

Per Craig Custance's twitter...



If it's just a "conference call", then it might be a "back for another year" type deal. Dear God, I hope that's what it is.


Any news on if we regular folk can listen in on this conference call?

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:41 AM

On a bright note, Ansar Khan says all signs point to him coming back. Here's hoping!
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:41 AM

Ya agreed about it being bad. Theres never been a presser in the past when he has decided to stay one more. Now we gotta fill our top 2 spots on D? jesus...

The reports are that he's coming back, so I don't think it's bad, for now at least... I think it's a presser, because I suspect he is going to officially announce that this is last season...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:42 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

http://redwings.nhl....s.htm?id=566355

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#15 SwedeLundin77

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:42 AM

I'm pretty sure I just heard the voice of God narrating that link that Lidstrom is returning.

Hallelujah!!!!

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

Maybe the press conference is to declare that this year will be his last?

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:45 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

http://redwings.nhl....s.htm?id=566355

my day just got 100x better!

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#18 SwedeLundin77

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:47 AM

I won't be too upset if he didn't, but I really hope that he took a paycut to give Holland an abundance of cap to work with, seeing that this is his last season (more than likely).

We'll see... Lidstrom 1 Year, 4.75 million cap hit, maybe with incentives?

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:48 AM

Thank God! Such huge news given the unexpected Rafalski retirement! Great news for Wings fans everywhere.
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:48 AM

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