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.

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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

Former Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom records message for fans

While most of us in Michigan are currently confined to the inside of our homes, it’s always helpful to receive a message of good wishes from someone – especially if that somebody just happens to be the greatest defenseman in National Hockey League history. Former Detroit Red Wings great Nicklas Lidstrom took to social media … Read more

On this date: Nicklas Lidstrom’s #5 raised to Joe Louis Arena rafters

He was known as “The Perfect Human”, and one look at his career accolades will certify that nickname. Embed from Getty Images In 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom won four Stanley Cup championships, seven Norris Memorial Trophies (awarded to the NHL’s top defenceman), one Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP … Read more

Former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom responds to allegations against Mike Babcock

Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman and captain Nicklas Lidstrom is regarded as one of the greatest – if not the greatest – blue liner of all time in the National Hockey League. A 12-time All-Star, seven-time Norris Trophy winner, Conn Smythe Trophy winner, and four-time Stanley Cup champion….does it get better than that? Lidstrom is … Read more

Nicklas Lidstrom discusses loss that “stings the most”

Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman and captain Nicklas Lidstrom joined the “Jamie and Stoney Show” on 97.1 The Ticket on Tuesday morning to discuss his legendary career, as well as the loss that still sticks out as being the most painful. No surprise that it was Game 7 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals, a … Read more