Sports Illustrated's Adrian Dater asked Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk what it would be like to play without retired captain Nicklas Lidstrom. "It's been like a dream. A bad dream. A nightmare," he said. "I keep thinking I'll see him again soon in (training camp), just like always. I keep telling myself this, thinking it will come true. I can't believe this has happened." Datsyuk, who turns 34 on July 20, said Lidstrom still would've been one of the NHL's top defensemen if he played another year.
Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk: Playing without Nicklas Lidstrom a 'nightmare'
Detroit Free Press | Jun 21