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  1. NHL -- Craig Custance: Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 retired by Detroi...

    Craig Custance

    Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 was raised to the Joe Louis Arena rafters, the number retirement ceremony a reminder of what this team, this city is missing, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  2. Detroit Red Wings to name Henrik Zetterberg new captain, source s...

    Craig Custance

    For only the second time since 1986, the Detroit Red Wings will have a new captain when the NHL returns to action later this month, as a source told ESPN they're expected to name Henrik Zetterberg captain.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  3. NHL - Best case, worst case for Detroit Red Wings D prospect Bren...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the ceiling and floor for Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith, who will be scrutinized in the wake of Nicklas Lidstrom's retirement.

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  4. There was no one better than Lidstrom

    Craig Custance

    DETROIT -- The first text came on Tuesday last week. Red Wings GM Ken Holland received word from his captain, Nicklas Lidstrom, that he wanted to sit down face-to-face Thursday at 9:30 a.m. ET. That's when the initial pang of concern hit Holland. ...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  5. Red Wings' post-Lidstrom options

    Craig Custance

    There was a stretch of games late in the Detroit Red Wings' season that Nicklas Lidstrom sat out because of an injured foot. He missed a good majority of March, not surprisingly a month in which the Red Wings struggled to string together wins. ...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  6. NHL - How Detroit Red Wings can replace Nicklas Lidstrom

    Craig Custance

    With Nicklas Lidstrom set to retire from the NHL Thursday, ESPN Insider's Craig Custance explores the Red Wings' options to replace their No. 1 defenseman.

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  7. Next steps for the Red Wings

    Craig Custance

    DETROIT -- In the handshake line minutes after the Nashville Predators ended the Detroit Red Wings' season, Nashville coach Barry Trotz extended his hand to Detroit captain Nicklas Lidstrom. With it came a message. "He said 'Please don&#03...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  8. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Red Wings could make some big moves t...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the Detroit Red Wings could go after big-name potential free agents Ryan Suter and Zach Parise this offseason, and also offers up some second-tier targets the team might pursue.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  9. Nicklas Lidstrom retirement talk begins

    Craig Custance

    NASHVILLE -- It was about as ideal a finish to an athletic career as anyone could dream up. Last spring, Bruins forward Mark Recchi raised the Stanley Cup in British Columbia, the province where he started playing hockey. He got to leave the game on ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  10. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - For Detroit Red Wings, Nicklas Lidstr...

    Craig Custance

    With the Red Wings facing elimination, the annual Nicklas Lidstrom retirement talk has begun. Just what will the defenseman do after this season? Plus, notes on Patrick Roy's future with the Canadiens and how Roberto Luongo is dealing with his demotion.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  11. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Rival coaches, players scout Detroit ...

    Craig Custance

    Heading into the playoffs, Craig Custance gets the lowdown on the Detroit Red Wings from rival players, coaches and scouts.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  12. Winter Classic's free-agent impact

    Craig Custance

    ANN ARBOR, MI -- Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom stood on the football field at Michigan Stadium and looked around at the massive empty stands around him. The Winter Classic will be at the Big House next year. That's been decided. ...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  13. Five stars who could join Wings, Leafs before next Winter Classic...

    Craig Custance

    The Winter Classic has become a big deal in the NHL, but will it carry weight with free agents? What about the retirement decision of Nicklas Lidstrom? Craig Custance chats with the GMs of the Leafs and the Wings to find out.

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  14. Nicklas Lidstrom, Tim Thomas among players most affected by a pot...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that a potential NHL lockout next season could have a particularly large impact on six players, all of whom may have their retirement decisions altered by an extended work stoppage.

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  15. NHL - After a subpar performance last season, the Red Wings recom...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the Detroit Red Wings' early-season success can be attributed to an organizational change in philosophy. Custance gives five reasons for Detroit's success, plus notes on Phil Kessel, the Columbus Blue Jackets and hybrid icing.

    Blog | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  16. The Detroit Red Wings' stealth rebuild

    Craig Custance

    It's going to happen eventually, maybe even next summer. Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom will retire. He's back this year to defend his Norris Trophy, which he won at 41 years old, but it's quite possible this could be it...

    Blog | September 12, 2011