Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sources: Lidstrom to Announce Retirement Tomorrow

The Red Wings and captain Nick Lidstrom have scheduled a press conference for tomorrow at 11AM EST.  Sources all over Twitter such as Aaron Ward, Ansar Khan, and TSN are saying he will hang them up.  We had to see this coming if true.  Like the rest of you, I am praying he is announcing he is back for one last year.  Wishful thinking.

If tomorrow is indeed the day the Lidstrom Era ends, it is imperative that the Wings go extremely hard after BOTH Suter and Parise.  There will be no excuses now with the cap space they will have.  Suter is your defenseman of the future to replace (not really) Lidstrom.  Parise is your scorer for the future.  It has to happen.  Losing Nick is a gigantic blow and pieces need to be brought in if they wish to maintain their success.  The money is there.  Make things happen.  Be aggressive.  Be overly agressive if needed.  Prove to the world you are still the best franchise in all of sports.

We will see tomorrow.  If the rumors are true, let's just all remember and appreciate the fact that Red Wing fans have had the luxury of watching arguably the best defenseman in the history of the NHL.  Period.  He is a class act, an outstanding player, and will be impossible to replace.  We have been privileged to have him in the red and white.

All good things come to and end.  Tomorrow may be the perfect example if the "Perfect Human" hangs up his skates.


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    1. Yep most this is a sad day...better get Suter.

  2. Next time I watch the NHL 36 on our beloved captain, I may cry!

  3. I got choked up today during the is a sad day.