Nicklas Lidstrom has retired. His hockey career is over, and he's adamant about it -- no Brett Favre-like comeback scenarios here. But of course, that begs the question: What will Lidstrom do with his time now that his career is over? A player of his caliber almost certainly wants to remain in the game in some way, right?
Yes. Lidstrom wants to stay in the game, but will he take a job with the Red Wings right away? He talked about that a bit at his press conference on Thursday.
"As far as the next career move, [Red Wings general manager Ken Holland] and I have had some discussions about the future, and I've told him that I'd like to remain with the organization somehow, but we haven't really talked much past that. That might be a question for Kenny, but it's been brought up in our discussions."
Lidstrom also revealed that he'll be moving his family back to Sweden. He's made Detroit his second home over the last two decades, but with the rest of his extended family still back in Sweden, it's important to him that they live across the Atlantic near those loved ones.