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Ken Holland: no news on Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom, but ‘snow showers’ might be penalized

No news is no news (?) Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom’s status according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, who spoke with Wings GM Ken Holland at the general managers’ meetings in Boston:

The Red Wings still await word from veteran defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom on his playing future.

“I haven’t talked to Nick in about 10 days,” Holland told us. “I know he went on a family vacation and he just got back. I’m hoping no news is good news, that’s what I’m hoping.”

This is a bit of a surprise…

There were potential rule changes discussed, but only one got any traction. The GMs like the idea of enforcing an unsportsmanlike penalty for players delivering snow showers on goalies, which was an issue in the Detroit-San Jose series.

“I wasn’t the first to bring it up, but somebody else did and I agree with it,’’ Wings GM Ken Holland told ESPN.com. “I think in a playoff series, it can be a bit of a tactic that, if another team has a good goalie, to do it and try to get him off his groove. When it’s pretty obvious, it’s a tactic. We want to nip it.”

Continued with tons and tons of GM’s meetings-related stuff and scuttlebutt from LeBrun, and, via RedWingsFeed, Holland, Brian Burke and George McPhee spoke to the NHL Network after the meetings…

And if you missed the Kris Draper workout with the Lions, that post now contains six updates and two videos.

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