"We were on our way to a game and were about to turn on a road here nearby. I asked him if it was green on his side. ‘Yes’ he said happily and we went straight into another car. Luckily we weren’t going very fast and Homer managed to avoid spilling the coffee he had in one hand and neither dropping the donut he had in the other. I guess that’s what’s important. We were late for the game and well, I was a bit upset."- Lidström on the only time he’s ever lost his cool
"When we fly to away games they always put a tray with snacks in the front of the plane and if you want something from it you have to make sure you get there before Frasse, otherwise you won’t get anything. It usually ends up with him having that tray with him in his seat."- Lidström on Franzen and his constant eating
Here you go.
#1. Nicklas Lidström. 20yrs in the NHL. The iron man collects power for new victories.
#2. Sits safe. Lidas being photographed for Café in Red Wings’ arena. Before the team’s camp GM Ken Holland says that only one player’s spot on the team is safe: the Swedish captain’s. Everyone else has to fight for theirs.
#3. Comfortable in the spotlight. 7 times have Detroit’s captain been voted the league’s best defense man. He made his NHL debut in 1991. Jeff Skinner, who got Rookie of the Year last season, was born in 1992.
#4. Born to win. Nicklas Lidström at home with a miniature version of the Stanley Cup. He has a total of four cups (I can’t figure out the exact translation).
#5. Man of the house. Lidström with one of his four sons, Adam. The family lives in an enormous home in Novi.
#6. Improving the shape (not exact translation, but best I could think of). Workout in the backyard. Lidström’s unique physique and game/play sense are the keys to how he’s a part of the top elite even in 2011. “Him not having any chronicle injuries is an important detail” says Leif Boork.
#8. Hard working (not exact translation). Lidström used to play about 30mins each game. That number has sunk somewhat now, but is still pretty high.
I’m planning on translating the whole interview but it’s gonna take some time.
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