Nicklas Lidstrom

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07:  Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings is is introduced prior to playing the Ottawa Senators at Joe Louis Arena on October 7, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 5-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Nicklas Lidstrom Is The Greatest Red Wings Player All Time

This by no means meant as disrespect for Gordie Howe, who many feel is the greatest hockey player of all time

97.1 The Ticket–05/31/2012

Nicklas Lidstrom

Lidstrom’s Return In Question

Nicklas Lidstrom is confident in his ability to continue playing at a high level.

97.1 The Ticket–05/16/2012

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Lidstrom Insists He Doesn’t Wonder If This Is It

Nicklas Lidstrom expects his next game-day trip to Joe Louis Arena to be like any other — even though it might be his last.

97.1 The Ticket–04/17/2012

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Detroit Red Wings Roster Report 2-14-12

Nicklas Lidstrom played in his 1,550th game, moving past Alex Delvecchio into second place on the Wings’ all-time list.

97.1 The Ticket–02/14/2012

Nicklas Lidstrom

Wings Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom Marks 1,550th Game

Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has played in his 1,550th game, the most by an NHL player who spent his entire career with one team.

97.1 The Ticket–02/13/2012

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Red Wings Release Statement On Lidstrom’s Return

Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom on a one-year contract.

97.1 The Ticket–06/20/2011

Head Coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings. (File Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Detroit Red Wings Notes And Quotes 5-19-11

Wings coach Mike Babcock made a major recruiting pitch to persuade Nicklas Lidstrom to return next season, telling him he will be playing for a competitive club that will remain a Stanley Cup contender after making a few offseason changes.

97.1 The Ticket–05/19/2011

DETROIT - MAY 10: Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for position with Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 10, 2011 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Detroit Red Wings Notes And Quotes 5-13-11

Nicklas Lidstrom said he will take his time to decide whether to return next season or retire.

97.1 The Ticket–05/13/2011

Nicklas Lidstrom. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Detroit Red Wings Roster Report

Nicklas Lidstrom had a plus-2 rating, moving him past former Colorado Avalanche C Peter Forsberg into first place on the NHL’s career postseason plus-minus rankings (plus-55).

97.1 The Ticket–04/17/2011

Montreal Canadiens v Detroit Red Wings

Red Wings Report: Notes, Quotes

Michal Handzus high-sticked Nicklas Lidstrom along the boards late in the second period, opening a cut on the Detroit captain’s lower lip that required stitches after the game.

97.1 The Ticket–03/10/2011