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#1 edicius

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:15 PM

From the DRW official Twitter feed:

Lidstrom confirmed that Barry Trotz said 'please don't retire' while in the handshake line following the NSH series.



Although, I suppose you could take that one of two ways:

  • Trotz believes Lids deserves a better sendoff than a 5-game first round loss
  • Trotz secretly thinks Lidstrom is declining fast and would be a detriment to the Wings and therefore, an asset to the Preds
I've always liked Trotz, so I'd like to think it's the former.

Edited by edicius, 24 April 2012 - 12:17 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

I believe that Trotz was serious. Everything he has said previously indicates to me that he looks up to Lidstrom as much as his lack of a neck allows.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

I believe that Trotz was serious. Everything he has said previously indicates to me that he looks up to Lidstrom as much as his lack of a neck allows.


yeah, i was going to say, wouldn't this involve him being in a supine position?
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

Yeah I heard this on 97.1 today and it gave me a lot of respect for Trotz.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

Good to see.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

Funny, I was thinking the same thing to myself yesterday. "Trotz...pretty classy." Actually, if memory serves, I think I woke up with that thought in my head.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

I'd respect him more if he publically called out the fans in the series for acting like classless fools. Chanting you suck in a line where Zetter forgives Weber and they both act classy should be a learning moment for the trashy Preds fans.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:42 PM

Dood gets it. Always has.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:48 PM

I'd respect him more if he publically called out the fans in the series for acting like classless fools. Chanting you suck in a line where Zetter forgives Weber and they both act classy should be a learning moment for the trashy Preds fans.


Have you been to the joe? We do that too. That's just how fans act during the game.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:54 PM

Personally, I think Trotz said that to Lidstrom because he realizes that if Lidstrom returned it would make it that much more difficult (cap-wise) for the Wings to sign Suter. This is all strategy and posturing by Trotz.

Ok, in all seriousness yeah it's a nice thing to say
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

Trotz knows Lidstrom is good for the game. He is a fan of the Perfect Human. Aren't we all? I like ol' Barry NoNeck.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

Barry Trotz seems to be a class act
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

As I said in the game day thread of game 5 when this was first mentioned, it's a very classy act by Trotz. The guy is a darn good coach, and imho, it's a crime that he doesn't have a Jack Adams trophy yet. I honestly believe that it was purely him being classy and not trying any gamesmanship. Kudos to him.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:58 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't really care that he said this? We all love TPH and want him to stay for at least another year, that doesn't make us all classy. Classiness aside, it was just a nice thing to say is all.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:10 PM

When your in that kind of environment your not thinking of plotting any strategy trying to make his team better next year or the wings easier to beat. He generally wants lids back.

Thats got to mean a lot to lids coming from another coach. Nice to see

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

Trotz also loves Homer and that's why he has Hornqvist.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

Thats a class act I still believe it was a very clean series minus the Weber-incident and I have a feeling they might win it all this year. Fully expecting Babcock would say something similar if it came down to Weber being 41 old.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

What did you think Trotz was going to say? "You suck and we just beat your team's ass?"

I think every coach in the league respects Lidstrom. Same with every player probably.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:08 AM

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...few people know that before he became a coach that Trotz was in fact Ram Man!

Anyway, Always liked Trotz. He's stuck with his team all this time and that shows a lot. Classy thing for him to say to the greatest Defenseman of all time.

Edited by The Secret, 25 April 2012 - 06:09 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:12 PM

What did you think Trotz was going to say? "You suck and we just beat your team's ass?"

I think every coach in the league respects Lidstrom. Same with every player probably.


With the exception of one who accused him of faking a nagging injury a few years ago.

Edited by edicius, 25 April 2012 - 12:13 PM.

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