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#181 Cruiser008

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:19 PM

Damn.... the first Wings game I ever watched on TV was during Lidstrom's rookie year. I'm deeply saddened right now.


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#182 GMRwings1983

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:29 PM

So will Lidstrom play hockey in Sweden now?

Or is he retiring for good?
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:32 PM

[quote name='GMRwings1983' timestamp='1338431391' post='2304084']
So will Lidstrom play hockey in Sweden now?

Or is he retiring for good?
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Good question. I bet he waits for a year, then maybe comes back in a Swedish league. Less competitive but still competitive, you know?

On the other hand, he seems to be a very serious kind of guy, not the kind who "unretires" again and again.

EDIT: Actually, scratch that. If he doesn't want to play in a lesser role in the NHL because he's so competitive and doesn't want to play if he's not among the best, I doubt he'll "settle" for another league.

Edited by VM1138, 30 May 2012 - 09:33 PM.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:49 PM

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This is making me feel really old.

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Hard to believe this really was the last time he'd step off the ice in a Wings jersey. I'm going to go cry in my beer now. :crybaby:
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:51 PM

One word: Completely bummed out :(

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:52 PM

Sad news today. The second best defenseman to ever play in the league right behind Bobby Orr. Plan the jersey retirement for next years season opener. The question now becomes does this make it harder to sign Suter? A big draw for him had to be the chance to play with a once in a generation defenseman and learn from him. In any case, congrats to Nick on all his accomplishments. He can hang em up with no regrets.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:53 PM

[quote name='Hockeytown0001' timestamp='1338432555' post='2304093']
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:21 PM

[quote name='GMRwings1983' timestamp='1338431391' post='2304084']
So will Lidstrom play hockey in Sweden now?

Or is he retiring for good?
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I would think he's done for good..why would the greatest d man ever come back and play in a 2nd (albeit a good one) rate league.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:32 PM

[quote name='Hockeytown0001' timestamp='1338432555' post='2304093']
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Exactly what I was thinking... and I was in the process of moving from Italy, so I missed the game... didn't even get to see him leave the ice.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:41 PM

My inner feeling when I heard the news -

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Edited by Hockeytown0001, 30 May 2012 - 10:47 PM.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:45 PM

[quote name='Zion' timestamp='1338435171' post='2304113']
Exactly what I was thinking... and I was in the process of moving from Italy, so I missed the game... didn't even get to see him leave the ice.

Who here would like to string up Kenny for failing to make this team a real contender one last time?
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Me.

The lack of moves at the deadline definitely stings more now.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:53 PM

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

Skipping class to watch this. :(

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:03 PM

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Did you just call Z a secondary player?
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He wasn't mentioned in the original post. I put secondary in quotes because hell no, he isn't a secondary player.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:12 AM

Unforgettable moment:

At the United Center in 1996 with my HS sweetheart during my sophmore year in college, Wings are down by one with 5 seconds left, Nick rips a slapper from the top of the circles; DING goal!

Wings win in OT.

Thanks for the memories Nick, you are forever engrained in my memory.

Thank you!

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:32 AM

Will Holland keep his word and announce his retirement as well?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:46 AM

Not gonna lie, my eyes welled up when I read this.
Lids is one of the reasons I first fell in love with the Wings, so glad I got to go to a game this year.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:55 AM

Well damn. I feared this day after the look of despair on his face in the Nashville series. His departure leaves a far bigger hole than Stevies retirement - Z & Dats had already stepped up to the plate as Stevie slipped down the depth chart. There's a lot of responsibility on Kronwalls shoulders now.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:56 AM

Like Yzerman...like Lidstrom. We fail him out in the first round.

Holland, you said you would retire when Lidstrom retires. LET'S SEE IT.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:23 AM

Imagine if we all performed as well at our jobs, like Lidstrom has? Imagine if we all could be such a great role model, like Lidstrom is? A man doing what he loves, almost to perfection. How inspiring. Flipping burgers may get you quick cash, but you want to be truly successful? Start doing what you love, to your fullest potential and you'll get there. Maybe we'll see another player as dedicated as Lidstrom was to Detroit Red Wings, and to the great game of Hockey....But his name won't be Nicklas Lidstrom.




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