Nicklas Lidstrom Hockey Rumours

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Rumors continue to surround the Detroit Red Wings and Nicklas Lidstrom.

Lidstrom is one of the NHL's oldest defensemen at age 40. Last year, his production dropped. For this reason I do not think the Red Wings can afford to sign him again for $7.35 million. Management will offer him less, probably around $5 million. Lidstrom will take the pay-cut if it means finishing off his great NHL career in Detroit. Lidstrom told general manager Ken Holland he will decide well before July 1, the start of free agency. I would not pick him in my hockey pool next year, but he is still a decent defenseman even if he can't put up the big numbers anymore.

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