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I miss him already (Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE).
I miss him already (Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE).

Hockeytown, No Limits

The Triple Deke: Top 10 Plays of Nick Lidstrom's Career
Every play is Perfect.

Nicholas J. Cotsonika: A toast to Nicklas Lidstrom's classy consistency over flash | Detroit Free Press |
"Too often, Lidstrom was taken for granted. His excellence was like a plane landing safely. Amazing when you stop to think about it, but routine day to day. Not news." I loved this line from the article.

Jason La Canfora: Nicklas Lidstrom's contract talks terrified teammates | Detroit Free Press |
Crazy. I had no idea Jason La Canfora covered the Wings. He was on NFL Network all the time. Nice write up here too.

The Octopi Garden: The Perfect Human by the numbers: Nicklas Lidstrom statistics and facts
Those are a lot of (good) numbers.

Waiting For The Other Shoe (Skate) To Drop " Off The Dasher
Lidstrom is skating into the sunset...who's next?

Around the NHL

Scotty Bowman doesn’t much care for how the game is played now | ProHockeyTalk
If Bowman doesn't care for it, than I don't either. He's a hockey genius so what he says must be right.

TRH Stanley Cup Final Gameday 3 - New Jersey Devils: Against the Curve | June
Your Stanley Cup Final game 3 preview from The Royal Half.

Thomas: Sitting out for 'friends, family, faith,' plus a free endorsement plug | June
It's so crazy how far Tim Thomas has fallen in less than a year. He was the king of Boston sports and now he's gone off the deep end it seems. Maybe there is more to the story that we don't know, but on the surface he looks pretty crazy. Also, anyone think it's interesting that friends comes before family in the three F's?

Let's Go Red Wings.