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Lidstrom Playing 1,500th Game Tomorrow

From Brian Hedger at NHL.com:

You really have to look closely at Lidstrom these days to tell that he’s aging—and even then you aren’t entirely sure that he isn’t some sort of Swedish-engineered robot the Red Wings just recharge every night before storing in a crate for safekeeping.

He’s not, by the way, but it sometimes feels that way.

“Obviously, he was touched by a wand by God,” said Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, who somehow finds new ways to say the same things about Lidstrom that have already been said a thousand times. “He’s beyond gifted mentally and physically, but the thing I think is very neat about Nick is that he’s embraced doing the same, simple things every day. That’s what a pro does. You come in and do the same monotonous things every day and you love doing it.”

The same could be said for the robot, of course—only Lidstrom isn’t programmed to do it.

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Lidstrom will be just the 14th player in NHL history to reach 1,500 games.

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