It's a day to look back and remember the Hall of Fame career of Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom. The 20-year NHL veteran retired from hockey on Thursday with a proper sendoff on his own terms. Lidstrom said he's no longer able to play at a peak level and he no longer has the motivation to do so. Seems as good a time as any to hang up the skates.
Dirk Hoag of SB Nation and On The Forecheck sat down to discuss Lidstrom's career -- his legacy, how he rose to become one of the league's all-time greatest defensemen, and where the Detroit Red Wings turn now that their captain is riding off into the sunset.