Nicklas Lidström, King of Hockeytown
Most of you know that David and I are both Blackhawks fans over here, but the greatness of Nicklas Lidström is undeniable. He’s been a top-notch defensemen in the NHL for almost as long as I’ve been alive. Four Stanley Cups, seven Norris trophies, a Conn Smythe trophy, voted into twelve All-Star games, a World Championship title, an Olympic gold medal and a member of the Triple Gold Club. Not to mention Lids has never missed the playoffs and captained the Red Wings for the last six seasons. His nickname, The Perfect Human, is well-earned, and I will miss him greatly next season, although maybe not as much when the Blackhawks play the Wings.
Nicklas Lidström, you have set the standard for this generation of hockey players and are the uncontested King of Hockeytown. Thank you for twenty years of devotion, heart and excellency.