Nicklas Lidstrom sets July 1 deadline
DETROIT -- Nicklas Lidstrom insisted he doesn't know whether he's returning to the Detroit Red Wings for a 20th season or retiring at the age of 41.
He has, however, set a deadline to give the Red Wings his decision.
"Before July 1," he said Saturday, two days after the San Jose Sharks eliminated Detroit in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinal.
Lidstrom's teammates and coaches obviously hope he returns.
"If I was Nick, I'd come back and I'd keep coming back," said ...
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