Quick Hits: Nicklas Lidström Edition

Christian Petersen

Red Wings News

Wings to retire Lidstrom’s number on March 6, 2014 | ProHockeyTalk
So... who wants to get me a ticket?

Red Wings to retire Lidstrom's jersey on March 6 | TSN
How fitting is it that it will take place against the Avalanche. I know Roy is their coach right now but I can't guarantee that he will be there come March.

Wings figure to benefit from Eastern Conference move | ProHockeyTalk
Especially come playoff time.

Todd Bertuzzi: Is There Anything Left In The Tank? - Octopus Thrower
Is there anything left in the tank? Yes. But not much.

Poll: Is Jimmy Howard an elite goalie? | ProHockeyTalk

Todd Bertuzzi vs Justin Abdelkader - Octopus Thrower
I view Abdelkader as the better player right now but I think that Bert has way more (no pun intended) skill.

Detroit Red Wings will retire Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 in March | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

There is a reason that he is called "The Perfect Human".

Detroit pro teams set out to resurrect City of Champions mantra | The Detroit News

This upcoming year could be really good for all Detroit sports teams. A superbowl, a Stanley Cup, a World Series and a playoff berth for the Pistons.

To Franzen or not To Franzen? | Hangin' In Hockey Town

To Franzen.

If Darren Helm is healthy, Red Wings' Cory Emmerton could be odd man out | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Sadly, this may be the case.

NHL News

Anaheim Ducks: National Hockey League of Nations | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
When Ilya Bryzgalov is your best Russian then you know you have some issues.

Blues re-sign Bouwmeester: five years, $27 million | ProHockeyTalk
Lots of money for the defenseman.

NHL can show goodwill to Canada through expansion - The Hockey News
I'm still baffled that Quebec doesn't have a team.

After Kovalchuk retirement, Malkin calls NHL ‘my priority’ | ProHockeyTalk
For the next two years, but then it's time to head back to mother Russia.

Are the Edmonton Oilers Finally a Playoff Contender? | The Hockey Writers

They should be. Defense and goaltending are still shaky but that offense is one of the best in the league.

Report: Lydman may retire | ProHockeyTalk
A veteran of 847 NHL games.

Nikolai Zherdev crashes car, gets in hotel fight, has pretty much worst week ever | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
It was all organized by the mafia.

Messier admits to being stunned by hockey survey results | TSN

" approximately 90 per cent of Canadian families choose to not have their kids play hockey" - What is this crap?

Required Reading

Ilitch Celebrates Yzerman, Desecrates Aurie | Kukla's Korner Hockey
Phenomenal article that I found yesterday. It's from 2007 and talks about the Illitch's decision to not honor Larry Aurie.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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