The Hero Hockeytown Deserved: Nicklas Lidstrom

31 May

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He officially retired after 20 seasons in the NHL. 1,564 games played, 264 goals scored, 878 assists. He’s been one of the best defensemen in the league. He’s been the captain of Detroit since the 2006-2007. He’s helped Detroit win 4 Stanley Cup’s. He, himself, has earned 7 James Norris trophies and 1 Conn Smythe. He’s been in 12 All Star Games. He’s won Olympic gold. This guy’s in the Triple Gold Club. My hat’s off to this legend. He was the hero Hockeytown deserved. He’ll never be forgotten.

 

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One Response to “The Hero Hockeytown Deserved: Nicklas Lidstrom”

  1. Chris Ross June 1, 2012 at 3:16 am #

    The Red Wings have gotten such great value out of a player not even picked out of the top-15 it’s amazing. But it’s even more amazing that he was still playing major, top defenseman minutes on the wrong side of 40 last year. He is obviously a first ballot hall of famer and almost definitely a top-5 defenceman of all-time. I didn’t love the guy personally but it is no doubt the last we’ll see of one of the true class acts in NHL history. Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I’d love to hear what you have to say http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/put-your-tears-away/

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