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Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons


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#221 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

Ugh

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#222 Electrophile

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:11 AM

This is more than the end of an era. This is the end of......everything. I'm kinda at a loss for words for what this represents.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:11 AM

I hoped he'd play until he was 50.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:11 AM

nhl feed wouldnt load for me either, but the link on detroitnews.com is working for me. for those in the area my mom just said it's on channel 2 too.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:13 AM

[quote name='Electrophile' timestamp='1338477067' post='2304213']
This is more than the end of an era. This is the end of......everything. I'm kinda at a loss for words for what this represents.
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End of a bandwagon too perhaps.. thank the f*** christ if so.

He's done pretty well so far at recovering from turning on the waterworks.

Edited by Shoreline, 31 May 2012 - 10:11 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:15 AM

I'm confused. When does he get to the part where he says he's pleased to announce they've signed Suter, Weber, Doan and Parise and he's really looking forward to playing alongside them next season?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:17 AM

Man, this is devestating to watch.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:18 AM

The tank is definitely not empty Nick, it just started to move down a tiny notch from "god" closer to "mortal."

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:19 AM

[quote name='haroldsnepsts' timestamp='1338477338' post='2304219']
I'm confused. When does he get to the part where he says he's pleased to announce they've signed Suter, Weber, Doan and Parise and he's really looking forward to playing alongside them next season?
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:19 AM

Ilitch says, Lids "doesn't do things that hurt his reputation or that of the team". Here's looking at you Patrick Kane.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:20 AM

[quote name='haroldsnepsts' timestamp='1338477483' post='2304222']
The tank is definitely not empty Nick, it just started to move down a tiny notch from "god" closer to "mortal."
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No kidding. Nick could have played until he was 50 if he wanted and he would have been an average NHL defenseman. He just didn't want to play average hockey though, and you have to commend him for that.
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#232 Electrophile

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:23 AM

[quote name='NeverForgetMac25' timestamp='1338477590' post='2304225']
Ilitch says, Lids "doesn't do things that hurt his reputation or that of the team". Here's looking at you Patrick Kane.
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One thing you can say about the Wings; yes, we've had our fair share of dipsticks over the years who've done dumb s***, but above all else, they represent our team with the utmost class.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:24 AM

[quote name='NeverForgetMac25' timestamp='1338477590' post='2304225']
Ilitch says, Lids "doesn't do things that hurt his reputation or that of the team". Here's looking at you Patrick Kane.
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Indeed. He brought a huge amount of professionalism and class to the Wings organization, especially after the Yzerman years. I wonder if we'll start to lose some of that in the coming seasons...and start to resemble some of the more unprofessional teams that seem to be more and more common these days.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

[quote name='NeverForgetMac25' timestamp='1338477590' post='2304225']
Ilitch says, Lids "doesn't do things that hurt his reputation or that of the team". Here's looking at you Patrick Kane.
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Its sad that players like Kris Draper and Maltby, who didn't have any issues with acting like a public idiot, get no press while an asshat like Kane gets drunk and he gets on the front page. I guess idiocy sells. :(

At least Lidstrom is widely known as one of the most respected players.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:26 AM

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#236 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:26 AM

Now that he's retired I feel like his accent has already gotten more Swedish. :lol:

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:31 AM

This sucks 99.99% as much as Stevie's retirement. Wings aren't going to be the same. Ever.
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#238 Electrophile

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:31 AM

Didn't Kenny Holland say he'd retire when Nick did? How soon can we get Yzerman on a plane?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:33 AM

[quote name='Electrophile' timestamp='1338478278' post='2304234']
Didn't Kenny Holland say he'd retire when Nick did? How soon can we get Yzerman on a plane?
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He should be a special guest there to speak for Lids. Damn the Lightning fans that get upset
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:36 AM

As much as it sucks that Lidstrom is retiring, I am getting the feeling that it might be what the Red Wings actually need. Maybe it is time to pass the torch, ala Yzerman and Shanahan leaving after 2006. After they left, the accountability of the team rested on a new generation, and I think those guys really stepped it up in '07, '08, and '09. Maybe the same thing will happen over the next few years...the fear of dropping out of Cup contention/dominance of the past may motivate this group to pick up their play.

I dunno, just trying to look on the bright side.
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