A Deeper Look At Nicklas Lidstrom's Hall Of Fame Career

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.

For more on Nicklas Lidstrom's retirement from the NHL, stick with our StoryStream. Get local reaction from Red Wings fans at Winging It In Motown and SB Nation Detroit.

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