May 31st, 2012

winged wheel

Fair Thee Well, My Captain.

Today is a sad, sad day in Red Wings Nation.

After 20 years of wearing the Winged Wheel, Captain Nicklas Lidstrom has announced his retirement.

We all knew this day would arrive, but I know I'm not the only one that kept wishing and hoping that it never would.

Thank you, Captain.  Thank you for all your hard work.  Thank you for your leadership.  Thank you for being The Best.

You are the Perfect example of what True Class is...on and off the ice.

You've been Ours for your entire career.  You will always be Ours.  We're going to miss you.