Other folks have great written write-ups giving Nick his due. Twig’s thoughts, right below this post, is an epic write up that shares his feelings on what Nick has given him. It’s awesome. Plus, there’s going to be a million others that do a better job at it than I could ever dream of.
But I had this vision for a tribute this morning, a different style one that fit with NOHS’ theme. I contacted NOHS' Art Department, aka Josh Howard, to see what he could do with it. And as usual, he came through with flying colors. He put together exactly what I had in mind. And I think it’s perfect.
Hit the jump to see how we wanted to honor #5. It’s worth it:
I think this truly is a great tribute to the man that gave us fans everything he had for the past 21 years.
A stairway to hockey heaven, the rafters of Joe Louis Arena.
Thanks for setting the bar higher than anyone else could ever dream. As a fan, I just have to say thanks for everything Nick.
Follow Chris on Twitter and NOHS on Facebook.
If so I'm getting one http://m.facebook.com/DatsyuksDekesAndDangles?refid=7&ref=pymk&_ft_=qid.5727292443868558042%3Amf_story_key.1732961009924452101 Datsyuk for the Selke
This picture got you guys like 200 likes on your page lol. Deff your best work by far Josh this is just brilliant. You all are gonna make it far it writing and art for hockey I think your all so talented. This is just incredible though and the perfect idea for the perfect man himself
Thanks for the love on the poster. Nick Lidstrom deserves all the credit as inspiration and Chris deserves all the credit for the original thought on the poster. Thank you all. -Josh Howard
Really great poster. Congrats on getting it posted by the wings official page!
Going to be sad not having #5 next year, but its good that he could leave on his own terms without regret! Cheers Lidstrom!
I was just going to say its on Red Wings Facebook! I think if I made the money the captain did, I would go back to Detroit and a round of drinks for everyone! Great job on the poster!
Just to let you know just in case you haven't seen this picture has been posted on the official red wings site and showing up everywhere now and most don't know who to give credit to. By the way this is the most amazing picture, perfect for the perfect human
Awesome poster! That is as fitting tribute as you can get about the great one! Would like to say via this site a massive "THANK YOU" to the man who has so loyally and consistently served this team - you will be missed!
Incredible, love it. Gonna be difficult to walk up all those steps in skates, but greatness isn't easy!
@JHowardDesign. Wow, that's breathtakingly beautiful. Just amazing. But why did you send so much dust with it? It's in my eyes again.
@CalumB It's all over facebook, reddit, etc.