Nicklas Lidstrom’s son, Adam, is now 25 and a spitting image of his father (with a mustache)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JUNE 14: Niklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a Stanley Cup victory with his son and the Conn Smythe Trophy on June 14, 2002 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)Adam Lidstrom is clearly Nicklas Lidstrom’s son -- there is no doubt about it. Adam, now 25 years old, posted a new photo to Instagram this week -- wow:Uncanny! Adam is playing hockey with Enköpings SK in Sweden. He has 13 points in 28 games this season.
Detroit Red Wings officially name Dylan Larkin captain
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JANUARY 14: Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the New York Islanders at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on January 14, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)DETROIT – It’s official: Dylan Larkin is the captain of the Detroit Red Wings. Larkin, 24, becomes the 37th captain in Red Wings franchise history. Dylan Larkin has been named the 37th captain in Detroit Red Wings franchise history. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/l05lknUP6B — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 13, 2021Read more: Red Wings release 2020-21 roster; 6 players on taxi squad
Kronwall is done -- the real end of an era
While many Red Wings fans won't be surprised, and perhaps even relieved by Kronwall's decision to retire, let's not forget he was a huge part of a very good Red Wings team between 2006 and 2012. Without Kronwall, the Red Wings probably don't have the depth to go to back-to-back Stanley Cup finals in 2008-09. Kronwall was the ultimate Red Wings' sleeper draft pick out of Sweden. He played a total 953 career NHL games (83 goals, 349 assists) and another 109 playoff games (5 goals, 42 assists). So if Zetterberg's retirement felt like the end to that team, well then here's the real, official, end.