Nicklas Lidstrom congratulates new Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin

History was made this morning by the Detroit Red Wings with the announcement that Waterford, MI native Dylan Larkin will be the 37th captain of the 95 year old franchise. Of course, the young captain has massive shoes to fill, as he’s following in the footsteps of past team legends Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom and … Read more

8 Most Beloved Figures in Detroit Sports History

Throughout the history of Detroit sports, there have been plenty of figures who have become loved by the fans. Here is a list of the top 8 most beloved figures in Detroit sports history. Nicklas Lidstrom Nicklas Lidstrom played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League, all of them with the Detroit Red Wings. He was … Read more

Nicklas Lidstrom records only career hat trick with Detroit Red Wings (VIDEO)

Known affectionately as “The Perfect Human”, former Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom accomplished just about everything possible during his legendary NHL career. But the only thing missing from his resume was scoring three goals in a game, which he accomplished in his 19th season on December 15, 2010 against the St. Louis Blues. Re-live … Read more

William Wallinder discusses joining Detroit Red Wings, talks Nicklas Lidstrom

The Detroit Red Wings know a thing or two about having some great Swedish players don the Winged Wheel. Naturally, they added to their rich Swedish heritage with their first two selections in the 2020 NHL Draft, taking Swedes Lucas Raymond and William Wallinder with the 4th and 32nd overall picks, respectively. After it was … Read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers introduce Red Wings legend Nicklas Lidstrom at concert at Joe Louis Arena (VIDEO)

It goes without saying that former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom is one of the premier sports icons not only in the city of Detroit, but in the history of hockey. And his nickname of “The Perfect Human” is well deserved, considering the almost endless list of accolades he earned during his legendary career. … Read more

Game of the Day: Red Wings defeat Capitals in Game 1 of 1998 Stanley Cup Finals (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings entered the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals against the Washington Capitals heavily favored to repeat as champions. And while Game 1 of the series wasn’t exactly the greatest game from either team, Detroit was able to squeeze out a narrowly fought 2-1 win thanks to goals from Joe Kocur and Nicklas Lidstrom.

Nicklas Lidstrom’s father reveals his son was a young thief during his childhood

Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom simply was the greatest player at his position in NHL history, and there’s plenty of evidence to support that argument. With seven Norris Trophy wins as the NHL’s top defenseman as well as four Stanley Cup wins, a Conn Smythe Trophy win as playoff MVP as well as … Read more

Teammates of Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom describe his greatness (VIDEO)

There’s really no debate – former Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom is the greatest defenseman in National Hockey League history. Among his numerous accolades was winning the 2002 Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Let’s take a look back at what his teammates had to say about him following the legendary playoff run: The … Read more

On This Date: Red Wings’ Igor Larionov sets playoff record

The Detroit Red Wings suffered a scare in their 2002 first round playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks, falling behind two games to none. However, thanks to a fortunate goal from Nicklas Lidstrom in Game 3, Detroit regained momentum and were able to sweep the next four games en route to the series win. The … Read more

On This Date: Red Wings annihilate Coyotes in Game 7 (VIDEO)

It was ten years ago today that we were treated to one of the classic games in Detroit Red Wings playoff history – a total and complete destruction of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 7 of the 2010 Western Conference Quarter Finals. While the first period remained scoreless, forward Pavel Datsyuk scored two quick goals … Read more

On This Date: Nicklas Lidstrom scores from center ice (VIDEO)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom scored one of the most important goals in team history on this date during the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs, a tally that had the effect of completely changing around a playoff series en route to the team’s 10th championship. With the upstart Vancouver Canucks off to a shocking 2-0 … Read more

On This Date: Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom plays final NHL game (VIDEO)

Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom carved out a Hall of Fame career in the Motor City, during which he became known as arguably the greatest defenseman in NHL history. Embed from Getty Images But as it must for all of the greats, his career had to come to an end sometime. And unfortunately … Read more

Former Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom describes 1997 Stanley Cup win (VIDEO)

Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom carved out one of the greatest careers in NHL history, and helped his team to four Stanley Cup titles while also being regarded as hockey’s best blueliner. He sat down for a FaceTime interview with Little Caesars Arena in-game hostess Daniella Bruce to reminisce about the legendary 1997 … Read more

Ken Holland reveals Red Wings nearly drafted Russian superstar Pavel Bure

Former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland carved out an impressive resume during his time in the Motor City, having been part of four Stanley Cup-winning squads (three of which as GM) and gaining a reputation as one of the top executives in the game. During the 1989 NHL Draft, Holland worked for Detroit … Read more