The Detroit Red Wings have retired Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 jersey.
Olympic gold medalists Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom, both Stanley Cup-winning captains for the Detroit Red Wings, will enter the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.
Brian Rafalski chose quality time with his wife and three kids over making $6 million next season with the Detroit Red Wings.
Two Ducks and one Kings player were chosen to the NHL All-Star Game.
The Devils only have one All-Star, while the Rangers send two and the Islanders have only one in the skills competition.
E.J. Hradek ranks the top 10 defensemen in the NHL this season, noting the his No. 1 choice might even be underrated.
The Wings have the experience, they are still the defending champs, they are still the NHL's modern-day dynasty, but they have no more Game 7 experience in the Cup finals than the Pens.
Who is the next Nicklas Lidstrom? David Amber finds out that it might be fellow Detroit D-man Niklas Kronwall.
Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom is too rusty to play in the upcoming World Championships because he hasn't spent enough time on the ice in the wake of the NHL lockout.