The Detroit Red Wings have ruled defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom out for their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Thursday afternoon was a big day for news as far as the Detroit Red Wings are concerned.
Wings fans should consider themselves lucky, because for the first time in a long time they get to enjoy the regular season — that is before the real fun in April begins.
It’s youth vs. experience, skill vs. grit in the Red Wings’ battle for the sixth spot on defense.
Nicklas Lidstrom’s consecutive-games streak ended at 213 on Wednesday night when the Detroit Red Wings captain sat out against the Montreal Canadiens because of the flu.
In honor of getting less gifts during these 8 crazy nights but appreciating other things more, I have decided to list my top 8 most intriguing sports storylines in over the last year.
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock called Nicklas Lidstrom a once-in-a-generation player.
It didn’t necessarily increase their offensive ability, but it may have saved a few unnecessary hits, which is always a good thing for players in their mid-late 30′s and early 40′s.
The Detroit Red Wings start the regular season Friday night at the Joe against the Ottawa Senators and both teams seem ecstatic about it.
Lidstrom remains a top shutdown defender and one of the NHL’s biggest offensive threats from the blue line.