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#2304225 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 31 May 2012 - 10:19 AM

Ilitch says, Lids "doesn't do things that hurt his reputation or that of the team". Here's looking at you Patrick Kane.


#2303914 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by Matt on 30 May 2012 - 04:23 PM

:bye2:


#2303886 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by fixxxer on 30 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

Here's my uneducated guess.

I imagine Kenny and Lids had a discussion like this.

Kenny: Hey Nick, I've been looking at our payroll and I'm confident that we can retain all of our FA this year. I think this is an wonderful opportunity to for our veterans to continue the path that they are on. I will "save" our money for the trade deadline and "go all out" and see what happens. I really like where our team is at right now.

Liddy: Oh great! I have wonderful news as well! Kenny call in the reports and set the press conference for tomorrow afternoon.

Kenny: Oh this is great news you'll be staying another year!?

Liddy: f*** no, If****** quit.

Kenny's dream summer acquisitions will stat with the fall of Lidstrom retiring and continue without signing anyone of importance or players that are over the age of 35.


#2303880 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 30 May 2012 - 03:37 PM

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#2303876 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by InKennyWeTrust on 30 May 2012 - 03:31 PM

The hell with it, this isn't a funeral. This is a celebration of one of the best players to ever play the game. I feel so incredibly lucky to have seen this man lift the Stanley Cup four times. No other player exemplifies the game of hockey the way Lidstrom does.

Yzerman will always be the Wing's captain, but there will never be a better Red Wing than Nick.


#2303859 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by ozone923 on 30 May 2012 - 03:19 PM

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


#2303854 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by 55fan on 30 May 2012 - 03:11 PM

wheres that list of free agent d-men again?..

I may have to update this tomorrow, but as it stands:

Free agent defensemen:

1) Nicklas Lidstrom
2) Not Nicklas Lidstrom


I just poured a drink. I don't care if I have to work tonight. It's a small one.


#2303826 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 30 May 2012 - 02:50 PM

i may not be a red wings fan,but i am getting a sad feeling about the possibility of nick lidstrom retiring tomorrow,not only could the wings be losing their captain and best defenseman,but this leauge could be losing one of the best defenceman to play the game of hockey,nobody will be able to top the style of nick lidstrom


#2303824 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 May 2012 - 02:49 PM

I feel sick to my stomach.

I had a feeling Nick was done, but you never wanted to see the day actually arrive.


#2303502 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by Doc Holliday on 28 May 2012 - 11:00 AM

Sad.


The only thing sad is your consistent attempt to bring out the doom and gloom about this team on this board.


#2303477 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by centcougar07 on 28 May 2012 - 03:30 AM

1. The numbers: The numbers of all our 'core' or 'star' players (including Yzerman/Shanahan/Chelios/Hull/Hasek/ect.) are and have been falling in past years save for Zetterberg.
2. IMO, there are no prospects with real star potential to replace these guys that are getting older and watching their production fall. I think Datsyuk is the closest thing to that and even he could be a bust. And even if he makes something of himself, is it going to be Sergei Fedorov something? Not likely.
3. It all starts and stops with Yzerman for me. I think his retirement (be it this year or the next) is going to be the beginning of the end of our ten year run. It always seems to me that when Stevie goes, we go. He's the leader of this team without question and it's going to be hard to compensate for the loss of him.


Sad.


#2303457 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by number9 on 27 May 2012 - 04:23 PM

First of all I think the long-term outlook of a team always matters to potential FA's. Second, there is reason to think it might be now.

1. The numbers: The numbers of all our 'core' or 'star' players are and have been falling in past years save for Filpulla.
2. IMO, there are no prospects with real star potential to replace these guys that are getting older and watching their production fall. I think Smith is the closest thing to that and even he could be a bust. And even if he makes something of himself, is it going to be Nik Lidstrom something? Not likely.
3. It all starts and stops with Lidstrom for me. I think his retirement (be it this year or the next) is going to be the beginning of the end of our twenty year run. It always seems to me that when Nik goes, we go. He's the leader of this team without question and it's going to be hard to compensate for the loss of him.


1. The numbers: The numbers of all our 'core' or 'star' players (including Yzerman/Shanahan/Chelios/Hull/Hasek/ect.) are and have been falling in past years save for Zetterberg.
2. IMO, there are no prospects with real star potential to replace these guys that are getting older and watching their production fall. I think Datsyuk is the closest thing to that and even he could be a bust. And even if he makes something of himself, is it going to be Sergei Fedorov something? Not likely.
3. It all starts and stops with Yzerman for me. I think his retirement (be it this year or the next) is going to be the beginning of the end of our ten year run. It always seems to me that when Stevie goes, we go. He's the leader of this team without question and it's going to be hard to compensate for the loss of him.


#2303236 If you could pick any 23 players in the NHL to start a franchise with

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 25 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

Datsyuk x23


#2303024 If you could pick any 23 players in the NHL to start a franchise with

Posted by Bannedforlife on 24 May 2012 - 01:36 PM

lol, come on. lot of size on that team. 4th line of lucic-getzlaf-perry is big and mean. all the wingers, aside from giroux, are big (malkin's the next smallest at 6-3 205). weber, suter, doughty, keith and even letang are all gritty on defense too.

I know its fun to imagine a team full of superstars, but can you imagine the egos in that dressing room?


#2303320 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by Doc Holliday on 26 May 2012 - 12:52 AM

Gonna be honest I hate how he says "It's never about the money" and he still hasn't gone down to4-5 million. Or even 3. One of my favourite players ever, but for FCKS sakes, what the organization has done for you... take much less and win one more.


What makes you think he deserves to be low balled?

For f***s sake, the guy has earned twice his salary over his career. Don't get on him for not taking a ridiculous pay cut just because you want it.