I was thinking on Tuesday of all the NHL teams and who had never gotten a Foxy Friday (yes, this is what I think about). Your suggestions are spot on – we’ve never featured a Senator, Star, anyone from the Blues or the Wild. Or… drum roll… the Red Wings. (I’m not counting Mike Modano.) Plus it’s been Swedish Takeover here lately.
So it’s time for Nicklas Lidstrom.
Understand the I dislike the Red Wings with intensity. Always have. But no one, not even I, dislikes Nicklas Lidstrom. He is classy, cool and endlessly well-respected. That is Foxy.
We’re not talking 20-years ago Nicklas Lidstrom either:
Okay, then too.
We prefer recent-to-current, distinguished gentleman Lidstrom, bathed in the amber glow of 20 years as the NHL’s top defenseman.
At 41-years old, Lidstrom has won 4 Stanley Cups and 7 Norris trophies (including last year). He’s been selected 12 times for the All-Star Game. In ’02 he won the Conn Symthe and in ’06 won Olympic Gold. He’s played for the Red Wings (and only them) longer than Tyler Seguin has been alive (19 seasons). Lidstrom reached the 1500-game mark in October 2011, Gator and I were there to see it. (Has she mentioned she’s from Detroit? Reminds me every day.)
Bonus: Norris Trophy presented by my stunt double, Robin Sparkles.
Foxy Friday was pretty much the only award Lidstrom didn’t have. Surely now all his dreams have come true.
In his career, he has 1,139 regular season + 189 playoff points. Lidstrom scored his first (and only) hat trick at 40 years old. He has 4 kids who are undoubtedly the coolest kids at school. The list goes on and on [link].
Perfect family is perfect.
Nicklas Lidstrom likes to keep everyone guessing. In ’06 and ’08 he signed two-year contracts, as if he might retire after each. In ’10 and again in ’11, Lidstrom took one year deals with the Red Wings. Will he retire at the end of this season? Probably not. But just in case, Happy Foxy Friday.
Wait, what? Oh all right. Fine.
We can’t take you guys anywhere.
[Seriously Sweden, what is in your water?!]
I get a kick out of this commercial every time… and @rebelheart87 and I share a confessed thing for Corey Perry too. Where are they supposed to be going? For some reason I think it’s IHOP, because I would go for a post-game waffles & eggs with them.