Lidstrom, 40, to return to Red Wings

Discussion in 'Hockey' started by Konshentz, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Konshentz

    Konshentz Konshentz

    Detroit Red Wings' Nicklas Lidstrom returning to team - ESPN

    This is definitely good news for Wings' fans. You don't want to lose a guy like him.

  2. BigBob

    BigBob Registered Member

    I didn't expect him to retire. I expect two more seasons out of him. Hudler coming back is also huge for us.
  3. Th3Pr3Tz3l

    Th3Pr3Tz3l Registered Member

    This is very interesting. He's still got a lot of GOOD play in him although he isn't where he once was. I do think $6.2 million is a lot for a 40 year old, it should be reduced even if just for the RISK of his play dropping off alone. He's treading waters not many players have treaded before.
  4. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    This guy can play till he's 45 years old if he wants. He's in tremendous shape and he still plays like he's a 30 year old. This would be a huge loss to the Red Wings if he retired. Not only does he help you on the defensive side of the puck, but he's a good on the power play and he's a great leader. All things that are very important.
  5. Michigan

    Michigan Registered Member

    I am glad he is staying because he can share his wisdom with Doug Janik and Brendan Smith, just like Osgood did with Howard. The wings will be a strong team again next year.

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