This by no means meant as disrespect for Gordie Howe, who many feel is the greatest hockey player of all time
Nicklas Lidstrom is confident in his ability to continue playing at a high level.
Nicklas Lidstrom expects his next game-day trip to Joe Louis Arena to be like any other — even though it might be his last.
Nicklas Lidstrom played in his 1,550th game, moving past Alex Delvecchio into second place on the Wings’ all-time list.
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.
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.
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.
Nicklas Lidstrom said he will take his time to decide whether to return next season or retire.
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).
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.