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08:33 AM ET 09.28 | Up until the end of this summer, Nicklas Lidstrom's life had been as it has for years -- then he returned to Detroit to retire. Has it been easy? For now, yes -- but Lidstrom knows that when the NHL starts playing again, reality will hit him square in the face like an errant puck. Is he worried about second-guessing himself when that happens? Not one bit. "I am clear with my decision to retire," Lidstrom, who leaves the ice as a four-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy winner, told NHL.com. "I was very comfortable once we got home to Sweden. A few weeks went by and I didn't have the urge to get back to skating again, being a part of a team, preparing for another season. I am very comfortable with my decision."

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September 28, 2012  08:36 AM ET

You Were Done A While Ago, Bro.

September 28, 2012  08:37 AM ET

The real winner here is Dan Cloutier as he's back with the Canucks as a goaltender advisor but he had to wait for Nik to retire just to be safe.

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September 28, 2012  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You Were Done A While Ago, Bro.

back to the NBA threads bro'

September 28, 2012  09:01 AM ET
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He retired cause he's washed up and nobody wanted him........is it a coincidence that he won his first Norris trophy in Bourques last season ?? I THINK NOT.

Bourque > Lidstrom

It's nice to see someone supporting the liquor indistry so early in the morning.

September 28, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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It's nice to see someone supporting the liquor indistry so early in the morning.

really. Borque is what he is...but what he isn't, or wasn't is better than this guy

September 28, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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is it a coincidence that he won his first Norris trophy in Bourques last season ?? I THINK NOT

and Borques is 10 year older...maybe the age goes in there too?

September 28, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Whoa, whoa...one crazy person at a time guys. Crazy sure does wake up early around here.

September 28, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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Whoa, whoa...one crazy person at a time guys. Crazy sure does wake up early around here.

Some people find it hard to sleep with all the voices in their head.

September 28, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Let's blow the Lid off this rumor right now.

September 28, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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Let's blow the Lid off this rumor right now.

Let's hope no one gets Niked in the process, tho.

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September 28, 2012  10:20 AM ET
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I like Lidstrom and his game, but I think we could all agree that his last Norris Trophy was as big a joke as the kid from Ottawa who can barely skate backwards winning it last year. Jeez, he couldn't even muster up a + rating.

It was a make up for the delay in giving Nick his first one, when they foolishly gave it to McInnis and Pronger instead.

September 28, 2012  10:26 AM ET
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Actually, he was better than Lidstrom. Not by much, but by virtue of Bourques physical play (something Micholas wasn't into) and statistical advantages almost across the board, he was. The Bruins haters will never admit it, but no sweat.

I almost agree with this.

I would be hard pressed to decide between the two if given a choice and ages were equal.

September 28, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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It was a make up for the delay in giving Nick his first one, when they foolishly gave it to McInnis and Pronger instead.

Good call. :-)

I stopped paying attention when they gave it to Randy Carlyle in 1981.

September 28, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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Actually, he was better than Lidstrom. Not by much, but by virtue of Bourques physical play (something Micholas wasn't into) and statistical advantages almost across the board, he was. The Bruins haters will never admit it, but no sweat.

Oh go have a TD and argue it over there

September 28, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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.I would be hard pressed to decide between the two if given a choice and ages were equal.

I almost agree with this

 
September 28, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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I almost agree with this

me too

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