Nicklas Lidstrom press conference is at 11:00 am this morning
- Josh Cooper via twitter: “In regards to Lidstrom and Suter, if Parise doesn’t also go to Detroit, don’t see how Suter would do it. Unless they pay him a ton up front.”
- Adrian Dater via twitter: “If you’re Ryan Suter, do you want to be the one to have to follow up a legend, to make fans forget him?”
- Jason Gregor via twitter: “Wings could lose Lidstrom and Stuart this summer. If Suter stays in NSH he’d have to like his chances against DET now more than ever.”
- Helene St. James via twitter: With Lidstrom retiring, it’s likely that Tomas Holmstrom could be next.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings may be even more interested in possible UFA defenseman Justin Schultz now. Schultz could be the #3 free agent behind Ryan Suter and Zach Parise. The Preds and Suter are expected to meet soon. The Ducks could trade Schultz’s rights if they don’t think they can get him signed.