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#1 HockeytownRules19



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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:11 PM

What else needs to be said:

7-time Norris Trophy winner
4-time Cup Champ
Conn Smythe Trophy
12-time All Star
Gold Medal Winner

Thank you Nick for everything you have brought to this organization, this state and Detroit in general! You will always be a legend and you will definitely be missed... Love you #5! Good Luck in Retirement!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:14 PM

Thanks Nick for an amazing career and being a huge part of the Red Wings winning 4 Cups. You will be sorely missed and no one can replace you. Great player, great leader, great role model. The definition of class. It has been an absolute joy watching your entire hockey career. Here's to #5, one of the greatest dmen to ever play the game. :thumbup:

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:25 PM

I don't care what anyone says, you will always be the best defenseman ever. No one else has been able to play so well for so long. You managed to make the opposition look foolish night in and night out with ease. Thank you for being such an amazing player and outstanding role model. Personally have tried to emulate your leadership, class, humility, and poise. I've even asked myself WWND? I know I speak for all of Hockeytown when I say we love you very much and will greatly miss you. Some called you The Perfect Human, others called you Lidstrom, but to me you'll always just be Nick. Thank you for making the Red Wings the best organization there is. May God bless you and your family in the future.


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:36 PM

Every memory I have growing up as a kid watching hockey has Nick in it, he's been an inspiration and a hero to so many of us and we had the honor and pleasure to witness the development of who became one of the greatest Defensemen to ever play the game. He had heart, drive, and was a large part of all these cup victories we were able to witness. You will me missed SO much Nick, thanks for everything, all the sacrifices, and remaining one of the classiest and well respected players in the NHL.


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

Thanks for the memories Nick! It is truly an end of an era. It has been an honor and privilege watching you play.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:44 PM

I posted this in the presser thread so Im pating here too...

...."This is where I was the day I heard Lidstrom was retiring. Hats off to you Nick Lidstrom, you've been in my life since I was ten and will never forget what you brought to this organization. I love you." 13dangledangle
....Ladies and Gentlemen Jimmy "F%$*ing" Howard.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:51 PM

Hats off, what a Legend. Thank you for everything, Mr. Nicklas Lidström, the perfect human!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

"Thank you" seems trite, honestly. I feel like it doesn't quite express the full breadth of our gratitude. We need to come up with something else.


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:59 PM

Thank you Nick for everything you have done for the Wings organization and fans. You`ll always be my favorite Wing. We will miss you. GL to you and the family!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:14 PM

Always be thankful for such a player to have existed and not grief for his departure.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:19 PM

I have been a fan for each and every one of the seasons you played for our beloved wings. There will never be another #5. Thank you for every ounce of effort you gave every single shift. Enjoy your retirement ,you have more than earned it.Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

Hockey as a whole will suffer without you. You have been the backbone of the franchise for 20 years and it is impossible to replace your presence. I promise to regale the next generation with tales of the great Lidstrom who used to patrol our blueline and measure every future defenseman against your example. Best of luck in the future, I hope to see you behind the bench someday.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:32 PM

If he's British,he'd already have Sir title by his name for sure

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:18 PM

Thank you for the passion and the class. Thank you for the memories, and for being reliable when few in my life were. Thank you for sharing such an amazing career with the best fans hockey has to offer, and I will look up into the rafters with pride knowing that I was able to experience your gift to my favorite sport.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

Like I said in another thread, he's the best player of my generation.

I never got to watch Gretzky or Lemieux in their primes and it's doubtful whether I'll ever see anyone as good as Lidstrom.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

Sad news... I survived Yzerman retairement I should be "fine" with Lids. It sucks... :(
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:25 PM

Thanks #5!!!!!
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:27 PM

Thank you to Lids of course, but this news just ruined my year. He shouldn't have to go out losing in an enemy arena... :ranting: and I though he was going to beat Orr's Norris total too... :closedeyes:
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:36 PM

Thank you Nick. Please don't be a stranger. Maybe come back in a couple years with Hasak(again), Chelli, and Roest.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:37 PM

"Thank you" seems trite, honestly. I feel like it doesn't quite express the full breadth of our gratitude. We need to come up with something else.

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Red Kelly #4 and Larry Aurie #6 belong in the rafters!!!

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