• Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

ogreslayer

Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Rate this topic

422 posts in this topic

Does this mean Holmstrom is hanging up his skates too since they went to the rink and all together??

Im my mind - yes. Its very evident that homer doesnt fit anywhere on the team currently and his body is probably screaming for mercy.

Vladifan likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Time to shift Lidstrom to the "left" on the top of the page?

Byorski likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They just mentioned the press conference on the Detroit/Boston baseball game and said it looks like he's retiring. Oh, gawd.sad.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They just mentioned the press conference on the Detroit/Boston baseball game and said it looks like he's retiring. Oh, gawd.sad.gif

Yeah, in case you or anyone else didn't know, it's 99% sure that he's retiring tomorrow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haven't been on LGW all day.

Not surprised that he's retiring, but am surprised that he picked this day to do it, with the Cup Finals kicking off and all.

In any case, it sucks that he's gone. He could have still played several years at a good level. It's a shame Holland did s*** to improve this team last season and that his final year ended in a first round playoff exit.

He's the best hockey player I ever got to see in his prime and the best I ever will see.

LidsFan likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its been an honor lids. bar none best defense men.

you will be missed by everyone. I wish the team could have pulled one last one out for you.

i feel bad now that lids is retiring and he last game was a loss in nashville

Vladifan likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sad for us and hockey, but glad for Lids and his family. He's definitely earned a break.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

speaking of retiring, I sure wish Sergei would sign a one day contract with the Wings so he can retire in the uniform he rightly belongs in! Of course with today's news, it may seem like he may be jumping on the coattails of Nick a bit and I am sure he'd hate to steal any thunder, but maybe he could do it sometime during the season...Nick/Homer/Sergei all "retiring" at once...certain HOF's? Well, not Holmstrom but definitely a helluva retirement class!

InKennyWeTrust and hockeygirl8 like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haven't been on LGW all day.

Not surprised that he's retiring, but am surprised that he picked this day to do it, with the Cup Finals kicking off and all.

In any case, it sucks that he's gone. He could have still played several years at a good level. It's a shame Holland did s*** to improve this team last season and that his final year ended in a first round playoff exit.

He's the best hockey player I ever got to see in his prime and the best I ever will see.

That's a bold statement (and not just because I bolded it) considering that we have all seen Yzerman, Fedorov and Shanahan play for the Red Wings in their primes as well...great company for sure! Most consistent? Iron Man? Absolutely!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a bold statement (and not just because I bolded it) considering that we have all seen Yzerman, Fedorov and Shanahan play for the Red Wings in their primes as well...great company for sure! Most consistent? Iron Man? Absolutely!

I never got to see Yzerman in his late 80's early 90's days.

Even if I did, I still have Lidstrom ranked above Yzerman all time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

he still looks good at 42clap.gif

Alas, if only I could look half as good at 42...maybe its because I am not super human?

I never got to see Yzerman in his late 80's early 90's days.

Even if I did, I still have Lidstrom ranked above Yzerman all time.

That sure would be a toss up! When Yzerman was scoring 60 goals and getting MVP votes, he sure seemed unstoppable...like I said, great company! In their primes, all four were HOF's in the making!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have mixed emotions of both sadness and anger.

Sad to see who in my mind is the greatest defenseman in NHL history, someone who I grew up watching, retire.

Angry to see him go out the way he did. Holland brought him back, just to stand pat and not improve the team around whatsoever around him. In exchange, we get just about shut out in the first round. He deserved a better way to go out......

He deserved a better fate.

Byorski and LidsFan like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alas, if only I could look half as good at 42...maybe its because I am not super human?

That sure would be a toss up! When Yzerman was scoring 60 goals and getting MVP votes, he sure seemed unstoppable...like I said, great company! In their primes, all four were HOF's in the making!

Lidstrom is the second best defenseman ever behind Orr. No way you can honestly say Yzerman is a top 5 all time forward.

Also, Lidstrom's longevity puts him above Yzerman. Stevie was a solid player in his late 30's, but injuries eventually took their toll. Lidstrom was an All-Star caliber player all the way to the end. I mean, the guy won all his Norris trophies after age 30!

I have mixed emotions of both sadness and anger.

Sad to see who in my mind is the greatest defenseman in NHL history, someone who I grew up watching, retire.

Angry to see him go out the way he did. Holland brought him back, just to stand pat and not improve the team around whatsoever around him. In exchange, we get just about shut out in the first round. He deserved a better way to go out......

He deserved a better fate.

For that, Holland deserves......

guillotine.jpg

redwings4life and fixxxer like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haven't been on LGW all day.

Not surprised that he's retiring, but am surprised that he picked this day to do it, with the Cup Finals kicking off and all.

It makes perfect sense to make his decision just before the Wings brass meeting to give them enough time to discuss the team's future which is another prove what class act Nick is.

...and besides there are no games tomorrow :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lidstrom is the second best defenseman ever behind Orr. No way you can honestly say Yzerman is a top 5 all time forward.

Also, Lidstrom's longevity puts him above Yzerman. Stevie was a solid player in his late 30's, but injuries eventually took their toll. Lidstrom was an All-Star caliber player all the way to the end. I mean, the guy won all his Norris trophies after age 30!

For that, Holland deserves......

guillotine.jpg

he might be going to sign ryan suter for ya'll guys and you wanna behead him,wait to see what happens in offseason,before taken unnnecessary action

Edited by PredsFanTheBayouState
55fan and Nightfall like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Soon as I heard about this I cried. Kinda knew it was coming but still hard to deal with.

It was an honor watching and rooting on the best defensman to ever play the game. A Red Wing always and forever. Thank you, Nick!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sad, sad day in hockeytown tomorrow. Nick you will be missed greatly. One of my favourites of all time. So much talent, so much intelligence, but most of all so much class. He's a better person than he is a hockey player and that says a lot. Thank you Nick for everything

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.