I was talking with a relatively newer hockey fan recently, and it became apparent that this person missed the majority of Nicklas Lidstrom’s career. I’m guessing this is the case for lots of newer Wings/hockey fans. I’ve decided to be an educator and do a post with all the amazing Nick moments possible. Okay enough of this, let’s all get our Lidstrom on!
First NHL Goal:
First NHL PLayoff Goal:
Get your popcorn ready: 1997, 1998, 2002, and 2008 playoff goals:
Not a play that will show up in the box score or the highlights, but the main reason I <3 Nick so much – the great little defensive plays that nobody else can make:
The goal was in a video above, but the pass….holy crap:
First two career points (assists vs Toronto):
TSN feature on Nick’s amazing everything:
I don’t even know how to describe this awesomeness:
BABY NICK! The best part is hearing him speak during his rookie year. He’s even perfect at (eventually) learning English:
Gold medal winning goal in the 2006 Olympics. That shot. Wow.
And he played goalie too! (yes I know the puck may not have gone in, but w/o the skills to get there, would have been a tap in):
Lidstrom being a badass (with bonus Lebda getting smacked!):
Because shooting the puck into an empty net is too easy for THP. Challenges!
He also could have been an all-star forward too! (with bonus slow mo and the end):
Remember when I said he was an awesome goalie:
All Nick’s goals in his last season :((((((((((((((((((((((((
Some history from CBC:
And finally, the 2008 Stanley Cup Presentation:
I’m aware I probably missed your favorite Nick video. If I have, please yell at me on the twitter (@KevinN37) and include the link and I will update this post. Trust me. Lidstrom forever.