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Nick Lidstrom's decision about whether to return for a final decision could have a major impact on the future of Ryan Suter.

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JAMES — Detroit Free Press After 20 seasons, the Nicklas Lidstrom era is coming to an end for the Red Wings. Lidstrom will announce his retirement at a news conference on Thursday morning, a source has confirmed to the Free Press.

This by no means meant as disrespect for Gordie Howe, who many feel is the greatest hockey player of all time.

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