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Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons


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#41 Richdg

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

Sad? hell no. I have 20 years of great memories and 4 cups because of nick. he is one of the best ever to play the game. It is time to say THANK YOU! as loud as we can, and look forward to the next chapter. can we get a waiver and hang Nick's jersey in the HOF on Friday?



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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

Plan on wearing my Lids Winter Classic jersey tomorrow and cross my fingers this isn't what it sounds like..

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

Keep getting tweets saying Nick is retiring. Arguably the greatest defenseman to ever lace them up. Love you Nick you will be forever remembered. : )

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:02 PM

[quote name='Din758' timestamp='1338408095' post='2303835']
wheres that list of free agent d-men again?..
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Ryan Suter

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:02 PM

Going to be a sad day for sure, My 1st year as a Wing's fan was Lidstrom's 1st year in the league so I feel like I've grown up with this guy.

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#46 InKennyWeTrust

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:03 PM

It's liquor night. I don't want to be sober tomorrow.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:03 PM

maybe he is not hanging them up, he may be leaving the Wings but he may wish to end his career where it all started in Västerås. Would sure help the Swedish side out who are now in the 2nd tier. :ph34r:

well if it is to be our worst fears then thanks for everything Nic, sheer class act and a great player.

kenny just got another $6m+ to play with then.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

[quote name='Andrew' timestamp='1338408151' post='2303839']
Ryan Suter
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Hopefully the first thing out of Kenny's mouth after Nick speaks is that he's traded for Suter's rights from Nashville & is pleased to announce a signing. Too much to ask?

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

[quote name='Shoreline' timestamp='1338408119' post='2303837']
Plan on wearing my Lids Winter Classic jersey tomorrow and cross my fingers this isn't what it sounds like..
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I guess we can hope that the reason for the presser is that he is announcing that this is his final season coming up..one can only hope but according the media he is hangin em up.

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#50 InKennyWeTrust

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:05 PM

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It's lengthy, but it's never been more appropriate.

#51 Jersey Wing

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:05 PM

A tip of the cap the to the greatest Red Wing ever (IMHO) which now reminds me, I have to go get a Zetterberg sweater with a 'C' on it

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:05 PM

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#53 Shoreline

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:06 PM

Even though odds aren't in my favour I hope at least it's a "final year" announcement where he retires at the end of next season if that's what he's doing. He never got a proper farewell. :(

Edited by Shoreline, 30 May 2012 - 03:06 PM.


#54 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:07 PM

[quote name='Richdg' timestamp='1338408108' post='2303836']
Sad? hell no. I have 20 years of great memories and 4 cups because of nick. he is one of the best ever to play the game. It is time to say THANK YOU! as loud as we can, and look forward to the next chapter. can we get a waiver and hang Nick's jersey in the HOF on Friday?



Thanks Nick for all the time, effort and memories!
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Great post.

I've been watching the Wings long enough to remember when #5 was Darren Veitch, but it's still going to be so strange not to see Lidstrom on the Wings blueline.

Whenever some great player comes charging into the Wing's zone, there won't be any sigh of relief when you realize Lidstrom is the defenseman they have to get past.

#55 Shoreline

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:09 PM

[quote name='puckbags' timestamp='1338408277' post='2303845']
I guess we can hope that the reason for the presser is that he is announcing that this is his final season coming up..one can only hope but according the media he is hangin em up.
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Holy s*** we were thinking the same thing.

#56 ogreslayer

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:10 PM

[quote name='puckbags' timestamp='1338408277' post='2303845']
I guess we can hope that the reason for the presser is that he is announcing that this is his final season coming up..one can only hope but according the media he is hangin em up.
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Can't see that being the case. I'm sure the last thing Nick would want is a season long farewell tour.

#57 55fan

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:11 PM

[quote name='Din758' timestamp='1338408095' post='2303835']
wheres that list of free agent d-men again?..
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I may have to update this tomorrow, but as it stands:

Free agent defensemen:

1) Nicklas Lidstrom
2) Not Nicklas Lidstrom


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#58 Detroit # 1 Fan

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:15 PM

Twitter is flooded now, seems as though it's as official as we'll get until it comes out of Nicks mouth tomorrow. Congrats on a fantastic career, the 2nd best defenseman to ever play the game wore #5, and he wore the Winged Wheel and I'll never forget it :thumbup:

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#59 Jersey Wing

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:15 PM

I should also imagine if St. Nick retires (And then quite possibly Homer after him) the Wings will be ferocious shoppers and that includes kicking the tires again on Nash whom Columbus is still trying to move

Edited by Jersey Wing, 30 May 2012 - 03:16 PM.

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#60 Tim.D

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:16 PM

Hakan Andersson confirms Nick is retiring.




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