The Hall of Fame career of Nicklas Lidstrom is exhausting to comprehend. His accomplishments are so numerous that his Wikipedia page locks up my laptop computer. His perfection on the ice is surpassed only by his classiness off of it.
In a time when league parity reigned and dynasties were all but killed off, Lidstrom was an anchor for the most consistent team in pro sports.
Now at the age of 41, he is in the twilight of his career. While his play hasn't faltered much because of age, one has to believe that he's almost ready to hang up the skates and spend time with his family—much like former defensive partner Brian Rafalski.
Once he does step off of the ice for the last time, he will be leaving behind a legacy arguably greater than any other defenseman in league history. He's certainly a generational talent whose career achievements are remarkable.
Here are some of his best moments.