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#381 puckloo39

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:26 PM

[quote name='Electrophile' timestamp='1338666487' post='2304833']
Nick got pulled on stage.....at Joe Louis.....at the RHCP concert. Dude's a rock star.
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that may be one of the most awesome clips I've ever seen. Rock on, Captain!! :thumbup:

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#382 irishock

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:07 PM

Nick's prime ranges from 1998-2011.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:04 PM

Still can't bring myself to watch the conference.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:12 PM

[quote name='irishock' timestamp='1338682062' post='2304858']
Nick's prime ranges from 1998-2011.
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I'd say '96 is when he really started to emerge... He got a fair amount of Norris votes that year too. In '97 I think Vladdie was runner-up for the Norris and Lidstrom was 4th. I bet he still finishes Top 6 this year too.... so that's 16 years where he was amongst the top handful of players at his position in the league. There are only 3 other players that can say that - Gordie Howe, Ray Bourque and Wayne Gretzky.
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:30 PM

Jim Rome would take Nick over Orr.


Not that the guy knows anything about hockey (or any other ESPN analyst), but just throwin' it out there. For some reason ESPN's always had our back, dating back to the Thorne days when the entire broadcast was centered around us.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:33 PM

[quote name='ogreslayer' timestamp='1338638763' post='2304764']
YouTube?

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr0QbxjpI9s[/video]

And from a different angle...

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRQPWfl5fHs[/video]
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Nicklas, Motherf***ing Lidstrom!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:35 AM

Wow, that was awesome.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:34 AM

A part of me is still in some fairly serious denial. "He's not retired yet. I'm just in a nightmare that I can't get out of or he has the whole city of Detroit on Punk'd."

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:37 AM

So how do I upload a hi-res photo on here that I photoshopped with Lids?
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

From Detroit Free Press:

[img]http://gfx2.aftonbladet-cdn.se/image/14924389/480/normal/a2bc1b3963781/LIDSTROM_AD.gif[/img]

Source: Aftonbladet http://www.aftonblad...icle14924413.ab

Edited by Jocke, 03 June 2012 - 03:12 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:40 PM

So I came across this gif...can someone verify the accuracy of the subtitles? I just can't believe the Perfect Human would say such thing?!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:00 PM

[quote name='wingnut40' timestamp='1338763234' post='2305021']
So I came across this gif...can someone verify the accuracy of the subtitles? I just can't believe the Perfect Human would say such thing?!

[img]http://i404.photobucket.com/albums/pp121/Wolverhugh/tumblr_m4up0tX53R1r7ry8x.gif[/img]
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I'm no lip reader... But I am pretty sure that is 100% accurate.

Awesome Guy... I look forward to seeing his number in the rafters

#393 frankgrimes

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:33 PM

Can't wait to see his number hanging alongside Yzerman, Howe, Abdel. Lindsay and Delvecchio I really hope Brodeur doesn't retire soon so nick will be a first ballot HHOFer

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

[quote name='frankgrimes' timestamp='1338770026' post='2305041']
Can't wait to see his number hanging alongside Yzerman, Howe, Abdel. Lindsay and Delvecchio I really hope Brodeur doesn't retire soon so nick will be a first ballot HHOFer
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Brodeur retiring will not impact Nick being a first ballot HHOFer at all. Nick was the best player in all of hockey the past 20 seasons and while Marty was outstanding, most people in the hockey world would agree that Nick has been the best player the past 20 years, with Marty being not too far behind.

Now I gotta make sure I get tickets to the Alumni game at the Winter Classic because I am looking very much more forward to that for the possibility of Nick Lidstrom to play one last time in front of my eyes.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:16 PM

[quote name='wingnut40' timestamp='1338763234' post='2305021']
So I came across this gif...can someone verify the accuracy of the subtitles? I just can't believe the Perfect Human would say such thing?!

[IMG]http://i404.photobucket.com/albums/pp121/Wolverhugh/tumblr_m4up0tX53R1r7ry8x.gif[/IMG]
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That may be the first time I've ever seen Nick use anything but kind, polite words on the ice :lol:

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:58 PM

I will GUARANTEE YOU THIS.


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:16 AM

[quote name='Jocke' timestamp='1338752277' post='2304988']
From Detroit Free Press:

[img]http://gfx2.aftonbladet-cdn.se/image/14924389/480/normal/a2bc1b3963781/LIDSTROM_AD.gif[/img]

Source: Aftonbladet http://www.aftonblad...icle14924413.ab
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Wow! Can't recall ever seeing something like this from a retiring athlete. Choked me up worse than the presser.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:44 AM

[url="http://www.downgoesb...html#more"]Nice article[/url] from DownGoesBrown

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:32 AM

[quote name='ogreslayer' timestamp='1338638763' post='2304764']
YouTube?

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr0QbxjpI9s[/video]

And from a different angle...

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRQPWfl5fHs[/video]
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F*** yeah!! What an awesome sendoff by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the people of Detroit! :clap:

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:37 AM

Nick Lidstrom simply reeks of class and decency. We were extremely fortunate to have him on this team for two decades. Best of everything, Captain. You really were perfect. :wub:

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