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Yes, that's right. The greatest player in the history of the Detroit Red Wings is Nicklas Lidstrom.
I'm sure many would expect to see Gordie Howe, but we're really righting 1A vs. 1B here, and the way I see it, Gordie How is a top three forward of all time, while Lidstrom is top two on defense.
Regardless, both are great hockey players.
Lidstrom is perhaps known best for his seven Norris trophies as the league's best defender, and as long as his career continues, he'll be in contention to tie Bobby Orr's record of eight.
Lidstrom currently has an outstanding 1,127 points in 1,520 games, making him sixth all-time amongst NHL defensemen.
Lidstrom is also a plus 438 in his career, making him ninth all-time and best all-time among non-Canadians.
Simply put, Lidstrom is the best Red Wing of all time, and he's not even finished yet.