"I wanted to walk away from the game, I didn't want the game to walk away from me."Said in a perfect, midwestern accent. A perfect farwell speech from the perfect human.
Here's to the greatest who ever manned the blueline. Enjoy your time off Nick, you deserved it.
You'll be greatly missed Nick. Clearly a firm believer in the phrase, "always leave them wanting more".
Lidstrom: See "The Perfect Human"
Was I the only one who thought he looked 25 during that press conference?
When Yzerman retired, I remember wondering if Nick was going to be able to fill Yzerman's shoes. Six years later, I think we can all agree that Lidstrom filled the role of captain as well as, and in some ways better, than Stevie Y.
Congrats on a wonderful career. I hope you had as much fun playing as we all watching.
Congrats, Lidstrom. You gave everyone your best, and that was beyond anything anyone could ask for. You are a legend and forever shall be. Thank you for being you.
Time to build on the legacy that Lidstrom has left behind and create a team he would be proud of.
Nick Lidstrom started playing for the Wings when I was 6 years old. Today he leaves the game and I am 26. It wont be the same not seeng number 5 on the blueline. The only comforting thing is knowing that I will be able to tell people 20 years from now that I got to watch all 20 glorious years of Lidstrom's career. Not "one of" the greatest defensemen to ever play; in my opinion he was THE greatest defensemen to ever play.
Congrats on a HoF career.
The only thing left to do is not hang on to what could have been. Time to look forward.
Who is the next Wing's Captain?
@ThroatShot He did look really young. Hope I look that good at 42!
We'll get to that...let's at least give Lidstrom his day today. @magnum9
@NOHS Drew His day is the day we see number 5 going to the rafters.Not trying to downplay what he has done... no way you could do that anyway.
I am sure he wants everyone to focus on getting the team back to the top. Picking a new C is the start of that process.