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Hockeytown fans will be able to sleep easier now; captain Nicklas Lidstrom will be back next year. The Wings’ leader on the blue line has agreed to a one-year deal to remain with the only NHL club he has ever skated for. Here’s a look around the Web to see what people are saying about Lidstrom’s return, and some other Red Wings news:
- The Red Wings’ official website reports on Lidstrom’s new contract.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press says the decision wasn’t difficult for the Wings’ captain.
- The Detroit News’ Chris McCosky points out that Lidstrom’s signing will allow the Wings some flexibility for their roster.
- MLive’s Ansar Khan says it was the Wings’ commitment to winning that convinced Lidstrom to come back next year.
- Tampa Bay Online reports that Yzerman may try to lure Ryan Martin away from the Wings.
- The Free Press’ Helene St. James also says Ken Holland will be lobbying for changes to the NHL OT format.
- The Wings’ official site also reports that former Wing Brendan Shanahan will be heading up a R&D camp for the NHL in Toronto, and that the Wings get a clothing shout-out in Mike Posner’s music video.