Quick Hits: Red Wings Retire Nick Lidström's #5

Leon Halip

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Red Wings retire Lidstrom's No. 5 - Detroit Red Wings
What can I say, last night was amazing. And I can only imagine how amazing it must have been to be there in person. Nicklas Lidström is hands down my favorite Red Wing of all time, and retiring his number was a no-brainer. But, a lingering question does remain, when can we draft his sons?

Red Wings honor Nicklas Lidstrom, 'simply the best' | The Detroit News

You're simply the best, better than all the rest.

Lidstrom thanked many in heartfelt speech - Detroit Red Wings - News

A great and classy speech by a great and classy guy.

Lidstrom receives a gift from his teammates Video - Detroit Red Wings

Lidström should be able to take his new Ram truck with him while his is on his African safari.

Nicklas Lidstrom originally wanted No. 9 when he arrived in Detroit - SBNation.com
This was just one of the many great things that were said yesterday.

On Legwand, Jarnkrok and Hope — On the Wings
Some thoughts and opinions regarding the David Legwand trade.

You Can’t Blame Holland for Datsyuk and Zetterberg Being Out [BLOG] " CBS Detroit

This is very true. Injuries happen, and they are not Holland's fault.

NHL News

Dealing with the Devils: NHL reverses Kovalchuk punishment | ProHockeyTalk
The Devils will receive the 30th pick in this year's draft.

Garth Snow and the Thomas Vanek disaster | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Calling this situation a disaster may be an understatement.

Kings GM: Canadian dollar will keep salary cap below initial projection - CBSSports.com
Real world events are affecting the NHL.

Dominik Hasek named to Sabres Hall of Fame | ProHockeyTalk
Another legendary hockey player was honored yesterday.

Brodeur glad to stick in goal with NJ Devils | USA Today
I think that Brodeur sticking with the Devils was the best for both him and for Devils fans.

Steven Stamkos named captain of Lightning - SBNation.com
Steven Stamkos is the new captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Next face of franchise for Stars will skate under shadow of Modano's soon-to-be retired No. 9 - The Hockey News
The Stars will retire Modano's #9 on Saturday night.

Thomas ‘upset’ about Dallas deal, but could he challenge Lehtonen? | ProHockeyTalk
Arguably, the biggest loser in the Roberto Luongo deal was Tim Thomas.

Bruins D McQuaid out another 2-3 weeks with quad injury | TSN
McQuaid has missed 31 games so far this season for Boston.

NHL 2014 Trade Deadline Report Card: Puck Daddy grades all 30 teams | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Puck Daddy gave the Wings a "B+". I agree with that grade.

Grading how each NHL team fared at the deadline - Sportsnet.ca
Sportsnet was less favorable of the Wings trade deadline move, giving them a "C+".

NHL team trade grades: Goalies, disgruntled players winners too - CBSSports.com
CBSSports was even more negative towards the Wings' move, giving them a "C".

Kuznetsov is coming to Washington, per Facebook | ProHockeyTalk
Kuznetsov was the MVP of the 2012 World Juniors.

Capitals, Flyers involved in another line brawl - SBNation.com
The Caps and Flyers must really like each other.

WATCH: A video tribute to the Jaroslav Halak era in Buffalo - CBSSports.com
The Sabres will always remember Jaroslav Halak. He left a great legacy behind him in Buffalo.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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