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Exit interview with legendary Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:01 AM

Enjoy, I rarely read a whole lot of articles about anything in-depth these days but this is one is worth taking 10 minutes to look at.


#2 evilzyme


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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:16 AM

Really good interview. Loved the part when he was sick and Scotty had him running 25 mins that night. Oh acotty.Scotty

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:54 AM

"He came. He played. He conquered."

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:05 PM

Wow this is amazing, thanks.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:23 PM

No one could have done this as well as Mr. Albom did; no one.

"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".

- Harry James Benson, CBE.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:30 PM

That was an excellent read. This world needs more people like Nick Lidstrom.

Still hard to believe he is actually retired.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

Thanks for sharing this. Well worth the time to read through it. Nick is simply a class act!

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:01 PM

Thanks for posting! Bought a poster as soon as I saw it, too.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:25 AM

I love how 19 years after it happened, it still eats at him that he felt he was responsible for the Leafs game 7 OT winner in '93. Explains a lot about the man. Great interview.
"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:56 AM

I'm going to miss Lids so much. So many players (and people in general) could learn a thing or two from the way he speaks. When you're being interviewed about how great you are and you can acknowledge your talent without sounding arrogant, that's pretty great.

"Everything he does is exciting to watch.” -Holmstrom describes Datsyuk

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:28 AM

Here you are sitting with a guy worth 7 Norris Trophies, 12 Times All Star, 4 Stanley Cups and a in my mind top 3 All Time defenseman and he wants the Wikipedia page containing at first his work ethic including how he came ready to play every game - you can't get more humble than that. I gonna miss this player so much, just pure class...a perfect human.

Will have a hard time not chocking when they raise his number.

I want to do something special with my Lidström jersey any ideas? Thought about buying a glossy red-white border and a nice swedish flag as a background?

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:40 PM

Awesome. Thanks for the link :)


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:23 PM

Excellent read. Thanks for the link Jack!

#14 Electrophile


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:43 PM

Thanks for sharing that, Jack. It was a great read. It's not hard to understand why we as fans are so spoiled when it comes to the players who've donned our sweater over the years. We've had our fair share of bad boys yes, but on the whole.....we've had decent, humble, incredibly awesome guys play their asses off for us 82 games a year.


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:08 AM

I "bumped" because more people should take the time and read this article; I found the section with the heading "Friends and the Locker Room" to be very enlightening.

"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".

- Harry James Benson, CBE.

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