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Lidstrom to retire

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mjslovin91, May 30, 2012.

  1. mjslovin91

    mjslovin91 Guest

    This is certainly deserving of its own thread. Rumors are being substantiated in Detroit that Nick Lidstrom's storied NHL career will come to an end with a press conference in the morning. I'm young, but Lidstrom's the best defenseman I've gotten to see play and, without question, one of the best of all time.
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Seven Norris trophies, four Cups, a Conn Smythe and, oh yeah, the gold medal-winning goal for the Swedes in '06. Yeah, that's a decent career.
  3. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    A No. 5 banner is definitely headed to the crowded rafters at the Joe, likely during next season's home opener.

    I really thought he had a couple more years left in him. But, he's walking (or skating) away with his health and before his skills eroded.

    Truly one of the all-time great Red Wings, and that's saying something (the 1970s excluded). An amazing player and an even better person. He represented the team and the city with class.
  4. mjslovin91

    mjslovin91 Guest

    He made the playoffs every single season he played in the NHL. Very curious how many guys can say that, especially ones with his longevity.
  5. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    first European-born captain of a Stanley Cup champion.

    One of two Detroit athletes calling it quits this week. Magglio Ordonez will retire in a special ceremony at the CoPa on Sunday.
  6. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    But did they play 20 years?
  7. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Lidstrom then Borque as the best since Orr?
  8. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    No, but close enough to be in the discussion. 17 for Pippen, 16 for Horry.

    Edit to say Pippen is not in the discussion; the Bulls missed the playoffs his final season.
  9. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Denis Potvin?

    And he never gets this kind of mention because he's so hated and because he's never been on a powerhouse team, but I put Pronger up there too. Chris, not Sean.
  10. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    I agree with you on both of them.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Can't even enjoy relief on this as a Preds fan, because the Ryan Suter Sweepstakes just got even more expensive.
  12. mjslovin91

    mjslovin91 Guest

    Detroit media seems pretty confident he'll land there. Nobody could replace Lidstrom, but Wings fans would welcome Suter with open arms.
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