The NHL lost a generational talent and one of the best defensemen ever to live last week.
The old Swede finally decided to retire a year after winning his last Norris trophy while still remaining one of the best defensemen in the league.
After taking over for Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom led the Red Wings to two more Stanley Cup Final appearances, winning one of them.
With the vacancy left at captain, whoever gets the position has huge shoes to fill. Being captain of the Detroit Red Wings is no small feat. Things are expected of you, like championships.
Here are the top-three candidates that should replace Lidstrom.