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Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

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When is this issue from? The Fabian Brunnstrom sub-article is a little funny in hindsight...

You could easily re-title that

Best.

Modern-Era Defenseman.

Ever.

period.

and whats mind blowing, is that he's an ever better human being... if there was ever a role model in professional sports, it's Nick Lidstrom.

December 2007. Here's a link to purchase your very own copy. Look around, they have some pretty cool back issues still available.

https://secure.thehockeynews.com/online-store/index.php?cat=I&=&feature=THNI07121801&

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Love it. He has been quoted as saying he will be playing as long as he can compete at the highest possible level and I do believe last season (a possible Norris trophy season) is all the more reason to be back. The man is just unbelievable. Great news and keep the good news rolling! Wiz signing next? We shall see.

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Wings can literally dangle the opportunity to play on a line with Nicklas Lidstrom - that's a nice bargaining chip.

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It would be hilarious if Lidstrom went to free agency one of these years, just to see what ridiculous amounts would get tossed his way (but still signed with the Wings regardless, of course).. I think the "why didn't he give us a discount?" crowd would be pretty shocked by the results.

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It would be hilarious if Lidstrom went to free agency one of these years, just to see what ridiculous amounts would get tossed his way (but still signed with the Wings regardless, of course).. I think the "why didn't he give us a discount?" crowd would be pretty shocked by the results.

Good topic for discussion.

What would Lidstrom command on the open market these days and in his current condition?

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Good topic for discussion.

What would Lidstrom command on the open market these days and in his current condition?

$7-10 million. Teams would line up, too. Just for a one year contract. It would be like asking guys how much they'd be willing to pay Marissa Miller for a night of fun.

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$7-10 million. Teams would line up, too. Just for a one year contract. It would be like asking guys how much they'd be willing to pay Marissa Miller for a night of fun.

The number 7.5 came to mind but I didn't really have a reason for it. Maybe because Duncan Keith I think is the highest paid dman at 8mil.

And for the record, I'd pay more for a whole bunch of other options other than Marissa Miller. Not saying she's not hot. Obviously. Just not my cup of tea.

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The number 7.5 came to mind but I didn't really have a reason for it. Maybe because Duncan Keith I think is the highest paid dman at 8mil.

And for the record, I'd pay more for a whole bunch of other options other than Marissa Miller. Not saying she's not hot. Obviously. Just not my cup of tea.

Who would be your cup of tea, good sir?

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Who would be your cup of tea, good sir?

Oh don't get me started. Haha. But I feel like I have to give you at least one name so... Laetitia Casta. She's a classic in my mind.

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Finish this sentence.

If Nick doesn't win the Norris trophy tonight...

It wouldn't be a huge surprise, since he finished the regular season as a minus, & they usually don't give the Norris Trophy for the top D in the league to a minus player.

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Finish this sentence.

If Nick doesn't win the Norris trophy tonight...

I'd be confused as to what the voters were looking at.

Chara had NO business even being voted top 3, same goes for Weber. If Lidstrom doesn't win, it'd be a crying shame. +/- doesn't matter when you had a goalie who was 30th in every statistical category, save for wins.

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The number 7.5 came to mind but I didn't really have a reason for it. Maybe because Duncan Keith I think is the highest paid dman at 8mil.

And for the record, I'd pay more for a whole bunch of other options other than Marissa Miller. Not saying she's not hot. Obviously. Just not my cup of tea.

Then I say at least 8 because I would sign Lidstrom this year on a 1 year deal over Keith that's for sure. I have a feeling a lot of other teams would too.

PS- does anyone have a problem with 6.2? (I didnt think so)

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Chara had NO business even being voted top 3, same goes for Weber.

really? they had "NO business" even getting top-3 votes? so who should have rounded out the top 3?

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I think Kevin Bieksa would be a good defensive partner.

As do I and many other fans here, but as has been reported, it looks like Vancouver is close to re-signing him and should have something finalized by the UFA period. Anything is possible, though.

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This is such great news. I don't even want to think about what we would have had to do to replace Rafalski and Lidstrom in one off-season and now we don't have to worry about that. Great to have you back Captian Liddy!!

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Simply put we have 4 players to sign and enough money to pay them each about 4.7 million and one is just a backup goalie. (assuming we move Hudler)

We are pretty good even with the 6.2 million.

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This is obviously fantastic news, because we're better with Nick even at 85% than we are with no Nick at all. My question is, I haven't read through all 5 pages of this thread thus far......how many people bitched/complained/hemmed & hawed at the price of the contract? I would like to think the number is zero, but you never know.

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Just saw this on NHL.com and thought it was crazy (link:http://www.nhl.com/ice/commentsthread.htm?id=566683#COMMENTTOP)

bigvig JUN. 22, 2011 5:28PM EST

Lidstrom has NO place in winning the Norris this year. For a defenseman with the Redwings who had 16 goals & 46 assists to be a MINUS 2, are you kidding me!? What exactly makes him even in the RUNNING this year!? Oh, his name. Right. Weber had 16 goals and 32 assists and was a plus 7. If youre one of the leagues best defenseman who puts up 50 points or close to it, and youre a MINUS, or barely in the plus column, that says youre on the ice for a LOT of goals. Then you take a look at Chara: 14 goals with 30 assists and a PLUS 33. There is NO denying Chara is the BEST shut-down d-man currently in the league. He plays against the oppositions BEST every night and puts up MONSTER numbers. Chara is the NEW Lidstrom. It would be a complete travesty for Lidstrom to win out over about 20 other guys in the league this year, let alone Weber or Chara.

Chara is the new Lidstrom, ok budd wink.gif

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Chara had a vezina finalist and conn smythe winner in behind him and Weber had a Vezina finalist behind him, no wonder their +/- were so high...

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