Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/21/11 at 01:01 PM ET
from Justin Bourne at The Hockey News,
The professional hockey god that is Nicklas Lidstrom, at age 41, has decided to come back for one more year. He’ll once again cash a nice paycheck and have another run at the Cup with the perennially solid Detroit Red Wings. With his career and his legacy, he’s earned the right to come back if he wants to.
I just wish he wouldn’t.
It’s not that he’s going to enter the sad ‘MJ’ or Jeter or Chelios phase - he plays a smart game and he’s hardly shown much decline at this point. After all, he’s the favorite to win the Norris Trophy in a couple days for the seventh time in his career.
It’s just that at some point, everyone gets slightly worse. Not “bad”…just worse.
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