Nicklas Lidstrom retires from Detroit Red Wings after 20 stellar seasons in NHL

Detroit Red Wings defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom is hanging up his skates, the Calgary Flames found their man behind the bench in Bob Hartley, the San Antonio Spurs' 20-game winning streak was snapped and Milos Raonic is sticking around a little longer at

Nicklas Lidstrom's press conference today will be available to watch online and on television.

NEWARK, NJ—The words to describe Nicklas Lidstrom's career cannot help but be insufficient. The numbers come closer to doing justice to the 42-year-old Swedish defenseman, who retired Thursday after winning seven Norris Trophies, four Stanley Cups and

DETROIT – Nicklas Lidstrom is so used to being great that the star defenseman refused to settle for just being good. Lidstrom retired after 20 quietly spectacular seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, leaving a legacy of greatness on and off the ice

Nicklas Lidstrom's retirement isn't just a loss for the Detroit Red Wings and their fans. It's a loss for the entire hockey world. Follow @SBNationNHL.

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