After 20 Hall of Fame worthy seasons, Nicklas Lidstrom has decided to call it a career. The Detroit Red Wings defenseman retires after making the playoffs in all 20 of his professional seasons, and four times he and his Detroit teammates hoisted Lord Stanley’s Cup. Dirk Hoag of SB Nation breaks down the surprising news with a look back at Lidstrom’s remarkable career, and by assessing what the Red Wings might do to replace to one-of-a-kind captain and player.
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