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Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons


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#301 Pucks

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:24 PM

There are no words....


Welcome to the playoffs....where the games get better and the officiating gets worse.


#302 SFwingsfan

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:26 PM

I knew this day was coming but it's just really really sad.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:30 PM

Time for a new era in Hockeytown.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:30 PM

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There are no words....
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I can think of a few, none of which would make my mom very happy...

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#305 Shoreline

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:39 PM

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Which I figured out a few years ago when he signed that "for-life" contract. The Red Wings have set the trend that the captain of the team is either a lifer, or someone who will play the majority of his career here. Which I have zero problem with - frankly, that's how it should be.
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I agree with you in principle, all the way.. that it's how it should be.

But.. in the sports entertainment world this was not a trend, nor is it even the case now. It just happens to be a recent thing with two captains on the Wings. The fact that the last damn near 30 years has seen two home grown world class captains back to back staying their career tenure with the same team and becoming amongst the all time greats in their respective league is nothing short of something to be highly appreciative of due to it's extreme scarcity. It may even continue with Z, but continue or not, I don't expect it to stay that way, it's incredibly difficult to maintain that, which is why I stress people enjoy what this team has now, and enjoy being able to witness such entertainment and great talent, because the odds of it continuing this way is slim as hell.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:59 PM

"Retiring today allows me to walk away with pride, rather than have the game walk away from me"

Watching sports all my life,but didn't hear anything better than this quote,way to say Mr.Nick

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:05 PM

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[b]"Retiring today allows me to walk away with pride, rather than have the game walk away from me"
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Watching sports all my life,but didn't hear anything better than this quote,way to say Mr.Nick
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Typical. Another brilliant statement from an even more brilliant man.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

Ugh still can't believe this day has happened. Sir Nick you were an amazing player and an even better man. Best of luck to you in your future endeavors! Here's to hoping you come back down the road and have a role within the wings organization!!!!

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:14 PM

Somehow it never fully registered on me that this day would eventually come.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:14 PM

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

PC was heartbreaking to watch. Great speech by Nick. He was so calm and composed through it all much like how he is on ice. Amazing. Sad, sad day but I wish him nothing but the best. Happy retirement, Nick!
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:31 PM

*stick taps* for Captain Nick

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#313 Jedi

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:41 PM

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If I could "+" this post more than once, I would.

This whole thing still seems so surreal. Lidstrom was supposed to play long enough to fuse his consciousness with cybernetics, thus creating a perfect hockey playing cyborg that would never retire, and win the Norris every year.

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#314 Z Winged Dangler

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:06 PM

today sucks balls, but all the best to Nick and his family. Hope to see his kid in a Wings jersey, it'll make Nick's retirement a little easier to choke down. just a sad day for hockey when a great like Lids hangs 'em up.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:15 PM

Gonna miss seeing #5 out there, it's been a good run. Good luck in retirement Nick :thumbup:, can't wait to see your number go into the rafters. As for now, time for the next great Red Wings era to begin.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:43 PM

It hasn't sunk in yet for me that Nick is done playing hockey for the Wings
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:12 PM

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If I could "+" this post more than once, I would.

This whole thing still seems so surreal. Lidstrom was supposed to play long enough to fuse his consciousness with cybernetics, thus creating a perfect hockey playing cyborg that would never retire, and win the Norris every year.
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Your a Jedi, posbang away.;)
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

Don't know if this has been posted, but it's been all over the web.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:00 PM

End of an era, maybe even more so than Yzerman. Just like Yzerman's retirement, words cannot express how much we appreciated what Lidstrom has done for the franchise.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:12 PM

Lidstrom's comments about his strength make me think his retirement had nothing to do with whether or not Kenny was willing to make the right moves. The man has simply had enough.




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