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08:24 AM ET 10.16 | Once the lockout ends, Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 will be retired by the Detroit Red Wings, but that ceremony, obviously, has been placed on hold. Lidstrom has countless accolades, including seven Norris Trophies, tied for second with Doug Harvey, behind only Bobby Orr. These achievements will, without a doubt, land him in the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Regrettably, this NHL legend is being told to wait for his turn to be honoured by fans because of the current labour dispute. But when it's all said and done, the Wings will host a night in tribute. At that time, as [Mike Babcock] said, "Lidstrom will take his proper place in our rafters."

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October 16, 2012  08:35 AM ET

I love Nick but this is the least of our worries.

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October 16, 2012  08:42 AM ET
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And not the Swede Detroit should be concerned about at the moment...

We're not so worried about the Swede but the beating the twine is going to take if he plays. But what am I worried about? He was coached by by the "best coach on the planet."

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October 16, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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I've heard that coach is available...

I'm sure you're incorrect Danny. Why just a few short months ago your boy Burkie gave Francois the vote of confidence.

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October 16, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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Same one he gave the Rotten one?

HAHA - yeah that's the one.

October 16, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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I love Nick but this is the least of our worries.

Agree completely....get the damn work done and drop the &*()^(*^ puck

October 16, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I love Nick but this is the least of our worries.

+1

October 16, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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+1

+2

October 16, 2012  11:59 AM ET
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I love Nick but this is the least of our worries.

And his. With his attitude I don't think he worries about that as much as his wanting to see his old friends back to playing.

October 16, 2012  12:00 PM ET
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Agree completely....get the damn work done and drop the &*()^(*^ puck

Yes.

October 16, 2012  12:40 PM ET

If it were only possible to have someone with the qualities of Nick running either the NHL or the NHLPA, we wouldn't have these problems every 6 or 7 years.

 
October 16, 2012  07:31 PM ET
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If it were only possible to have someone with the qualities of Nick running either the NHL or the NHLPA, we wouldn't have these problems every 6 or 7 years.

Yzerman?

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