DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Considered one of the greatest hockey players of all time, Nicklas Lidstrom visited 97.1 The Ticket’s SportsFest Saturday to talk about life post-Red Wings.
How is the man dubbed ‘The Perfect Human’ doing in retirement? Is it all about the La-Z-Boy and remote control?
No, it’s still about hockey.
Lidstrom said he’s coaching his son’s hockey team and just enjoying life back in Sweden.
“It’s been good … Just enjoying your time, enjoying being with the family a lot more,” Lidstrom said about how he’s spending time these days, adding he doing a bit of scouting for the Wings. “Most of the time, I’ve been helping out with my son’s hockey team.”
Lidstrom retired in May, at 42 years old, after 20 years with the Wings.
He played 1,564 regular-season games, won four Stanley Cups and eight Norris trophies, was a 12-time all-star and seven times was named the league’s top defenseman.
So, how does he feel about the team’s prospects right now? “They’re off to a good start now, with all of the injuries it’s a hard battle and you have to show up every game. I hope they can hang in there, tear them up a little bit, and get some healthy bodies back,” Lidstrom said.