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05-30-2012, 02:21 PM
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Nicklas Lidstrom officially retires

http://redwings.nhl.com/club/news.ht...id=DL|DET|home

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The Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a press conference for Thursday, May 31, 2012, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET in the C.C. Olympia Club at Joe Louis Arena. Participants at tomorrow’s press conference will include Red Wings Executive Vice President & General Manager Ken Holland and team captain Nicklas Lidstrom.
Is he returning? Retiring? Is it to annonce a new captaincy? So many questions !

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When he announced he was returning in previous years did they do a press conference?

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When he announced he was returning in previous years did they do a press conference?
I was just wondering the same thing, I don't think so.

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With the Winter Classic, the departure of Brad Stuart, us still being a very good team with a shot to acquire some great players and the fact it's not even June 1st yet, I couldn't see him retiring. It just seems way too quick to make that decision especially after it was said he was going to wait until after team meetings. Although if he's coming back I doubt they'd mind the haste in that decision. Maybe a new contract?

New arena? Announcing that Lidstrom will be cloned? Who knows.

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I think he's going to retire.

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When he announced he was returning in previous years did they do a press conference?
Just asked Greg Wyshynski the same question on Twitter. This was his response:

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@radiocodex They did not. Conference call.

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My guess would be that he annonces that he's coming one last year, at 4M and Holmstrom is retiring.

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...an announcement for acquiring the rights to Suter?

In all seriousness, I think he's calling it a career. Damn.

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Just asked Greg Wyshynski the same question on Twitter. This was his response:
Thanks.

Seems the writing is on the wall then.

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Looks like the end for #5. That's too bad, but it was a wonderful ride for 20 seasons.

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It's over...

Suter is now a MUST.

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CBJ fan here in peace. If he is indeed retiring he's going out as one of the best defenseman ever and a true class act. Will miss watching him as I respect him greatly.

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I hope he has a change of heart over night

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If this is the case, I'm really surprised he's announcing it this early.

I would have figured he'd at least wait until after the draft. When did they make the announcement last year that he was coming back? I can't seem to recall for some reason.

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If this is the case, I'm really surprised he's announcing it this early.

I would have figured he'd at least wait until after the draft. When did they make the announcement last year that he was coming back? I can't seem to recall for some reason.
All he wanted was to get totally away from hockey for a couple of weeks. Last year he signed on June 20th. 2010 he signed on June 1st.

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If this is the case, I'm really surprised he's announcing it this early.

I would have figured he'd at least wait until after the draft. When did they make the announcement last year that he was coming back? I can't seem to recall for some reason.
or after the Stanley Cup finals...

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almost positive he had a mini presser last year

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I am so worried...

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I'm telling you that deep bone bruise to the ankle is what did him in. I had one of those (not to the ankle) and it lingered, what would seem like, for ever. It even hurts from time to time now, if I tweak it the wrong way.

Being his age, and a hockey player? That was his retirement right there. If he does come back, it will nag him all season long. I think he knows this...

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I think this is it, guys

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They're announcing that the "perfect human" is infact a cyborg. That Holmstrom was the first attempt at the Skynet Cyborg...


... or hes retiring while hockey is still relevant in the news. Plus send out a "hey guess what.. Detroit has a **** ton of money Suter and Parise".

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Different possibility; he announces he's coming back, but this (2012-2013) will be his last season.

Not likely, but I suppose there's a chance.

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Is he returning? Retiring? Is it to annonce a new captaincy? So many questions !
I would expect Ilitch to be in attendance if Lidstrom was calling it a career. Maybe he will be, and if so it was absolutely great seeing the 2nd best D-man ever to play all these year. Nothing but the best for him and his family always, hoping we get one last year.

Also anybody curious but don't most big stars retire after the season, not during the middle of the Finals. My guess is the NHL brass won't be happy if this is when the Wings and Lidstrom choose to make this announcement if it is a retirement.

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Uh oh. If he retires the Wings better sign/trade for two top pair caliber D-men, two top 6 forwards and a solid 4th liner.

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