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Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons


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#241 ogreslayer

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:36 AM

[quote name='Jeff6851' timestamp='1338478403' post='2304236']
He should be a special guest there [b]to speak for Lids[/b]. Damn the Lightning fans that get upset
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Personally, I think Nick is doing well enough speaking for himself.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:40 AM

I feel so sad. This is truly the end of an era. I'm not gonna go all doom and gloom, because I think this team WILL survive without Lids. However, I would not be shocked to see our playoff streak finally come to an end soon. He's been more than just a player, he's been the example that everyone's followed, the glue holding everything together. There is a risk that things start to slide, just a bit, without him.

I wish Lidstrom all the best. We should all feel lucky to have had the chance to see him night in and night out for so long. Of course I was hoping he'd keep going, but you can't fault a guy for calling it quits when he's not 100% motivated anymore. He didn't want to play half-assed, not being at his best. And that's another reason to love the guy. What an amazing athlete and person.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:41 AM

He just mentioned Filppula as one of the three captain candidates. Shudder.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:41 AM

[quote name='ogreslayer' timestamp='1338478609' post='2304239']
Personally, I think Nick is doing well enough speaking for himself.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:41 AM

and there you have it. Thanks for twenty years Nick.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:41 AM

[quote name='VM1138' timestamp='1338478863' post='2304242']
He just mentioned Filppula as one of the three captain candidates. Shudder.
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He just bein classy
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:43 AM

It's over just like that. :(

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:43 AM

"After wearing that C forever"

Dumb *****
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

[quote name='Jeff6851' timestamp='1338479017' post='2304247']
"After wearing that C forever"

Dumb *****
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Yeah, neither of them are long-time hockey fans...when in the next few seconds I hear them talking about Shaq :lol:

Wish we got to see some TSN coverage instead.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

Thanks for everything Nick! You were amazing for the organization...as a player, mentor and Captian. I hope you stay with the organization...but I also hope you enjoy some downtime with your family and boys! Congrats on a Hall of Fame career...it was awesome to watch you play it!
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

[quote name='VM1138' timestamp='1338478863' post='2304242']
He just mentioned Filppula as one of the three captain candidates. Shudder.
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Yeah because obviously you know more than Nick about who's a leader in the locker room. If he mentioned Filppula, there's a reason for that. Don't be petty.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

[quote name='evilmrt' timestamp='1338479309' post='2304249']
Yeah, neither of them are long-time hockey fans...when in the next few seconds I hear them talking about Shaq :lol:

Wish we got to see some TSN coverage instead.
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You mean espn has actually heard of Nicklas Lidstrom?
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

Saddened but like Nick I kept it together *sigh*. Well it's been a fantastic 20 years. :clap:

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:50 AM

I really wish Kenny or Mr. I would have immediately announced the retirement of his jersey. My only gripe about this presser.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:50 AM

You should put "1 Olympic Gold medal" in the byline under the thread's title. It's not an NHL accomplishment, but it's still a damn impressive feat to have won during his career.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:50 AM

I feel like he and his family probably walked out to the parking lot, got in a spaceship and flew home to whatever hockey god planet he came from.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:51 AM

[quote name='kipwinger' timestamp='1338479340' post='2304251']
Yeah because obviously you know more than Nick about who's a leader in the locker room. If he mentioned Filppula, there's a reason for that. Don't be petty.
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Definitely. He even said that media/fans don't see what goes on in the lockerroom, when talking about Kronwall.

Little surprised he didn't mention Datsyuk as a candidate. But I feel it's all but certain that Zetterberg will get it. He has all the qualities required and I think it will be good for him to get that sort of recognition and responsibility.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:52 AM

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#259 Jersey Wing

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:52 AM

Kevin Weekes on NHL Network on why picking the right captain in Detroit matters so much. "The Red Wings are a proud franchise, an Original Six team, I consider the Red Wings the Harvard of the NHL."

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:54 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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I thought the same thing when I heard that.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 





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