Nick Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings captain and the best defenseman ever to play the game (no matter what the Bobby Orr partisans tell you), has retired today after 21 years in the NHL. He has a list of accomplishments as long as your arm (four Stanley Cups, seven Norris Trophies, the first European to win the Conn Smythe MVP trophy, the first European Captain to win the Stanley Cup, world champion, Olympic gold medalist). He also is the classiest individual I have ever seen in connection with sports. He leaves us with the best retirement quote of all time: "Retiring today allows me to walk away from the game with pride, rather than have the game walk away from me." He left on his own terms.He was The Perfect Human, and he will be missed.
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Guys, what the actual fuck? The Blue Jackets? Really?Conklin, you had better shape up!
I thought this was too cool not to share:Hockey Primer. I don't think I have the patience or organization to make something like this. Well, maybe not organization as much as being able to figure out what to put where. I always change my mind like 10 times when organizing lists and what not.(Ahem, the person who made it is a Caps fan, but I thought the info in it was really good.)
Anaheim Ducks x2Boston Bruins x11 (1 is actually generic)Buffalo Sabres x2Calgary Flames x2Carolina Hurricanes x2Chicago Blackhawks x10Colorado Avalanche x2Columbus Blue Jackets x2Dallas Stars x2Detroit Red Wings x11Edmonton Oilers x2Florida Panthers x1Hartford Whalers x1Los Angeles Kings x2Minnesota Wild x3Montreal Canadiens x3Nashville Predators x2New Jersey Devils x4New York Islanders x2New York Rangers x8Ottawa Senators x2Philadelphia Flyers x9Phoenix Coyotes x2Pittsburgh Penguins x11Quebec Nordiques x1San Jose Sharks x4St. Louis Blues x2Tampa Bay Lightning x2Toronto Maple Leafs x3Vancouver Canucks x3Washington Capitals x11Winnipeg Jets x2Teasers: All 126 icons over at my journalx-posted
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When I got home from class today, my dad greeted me with this info:For the fourth time in the 2011 offseason, the NHL community reacts to tragedy. Some of the initial response via Twitter and other sources to the plane crash that killed at least 43 people, including members of the KHL team Yaroslavl Lokomotiv.
Teasers: 68 hodge podge (though mainly Darren McCarty) hockey icons
Hi ladies,I've gotten a few requests to set up our annual redwingwomen fantasy league again. I'd like to pass the torch on to someone else to be our commissioner, because I am not going to have time to play this year. If you're willing to take over, email me at muhshel [at] gmail dot com and I'll fill you in on how it works and transfer ownership of the league.Thanks!shel :)ps. my 5-month-old, aka the reason I'm not playing fantasy hockey this year, is ALMOST big enough to wear the little wings jersey his grandpa bought him without being totally lost in it...I'll post pics when I can :)EDIT: Thanks to polishblonde who has volunteered to take over! Those of you who played last year should be getting an email inviting you to sign up again. I'll let the new commish take over the marketing from here!
Manny Legace video from Red Wings TV