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At 41 years old, Nicklas Lidstrom prepares for another NHL season.
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It's not often -- an athlete as accomplished as nick Lidstrom still has something to do. Well last season the Red Wings captain wanted to prove to himself. That He was still one of the best defense in the NHL. Michigan Buckhalter. Noticed too. Because let's -- Lidstrom not only proved he's still one of the best. He proved he's still the best. It meant a lot especially. Being left at this age that I had or another stage of my career if it meant a lot. They'll be in a couple of times and -- again we're so spoiled. We don't see him -- 41 arm and not now we're just used to him being out there and be in the best player in the whole league and we're just. Some nights I think a lot of us take for granted. One thing Lidstrom doesn't take for granted is all the work that goes into getting himself ready for each season. It was a major factor when deciding whether He would return for a twentieth season with the wings. I wanted to stay the same level finally have put the work and and it and it's hard work you have to go through attendance it's a -- you know -- let's say you do tend to stay in shape and and be free wanna be. You may have to work harder now to stay in shape but his hockey IQ is as high as ever. If the reason he's the envy of every defensemen in the league even the ones on his own team -- little. Things and makes for some reason these conditions. He's mistake. Who He moves the puck so we used to park here at the net all those things. He makes look so easy I know are are not easy it. It picks up where you left off last season. -- just might find himself but He gave Norris trophy. Which we tied Bobby or for the most all time it would also serve as further proof. That age is nothing more than the number He had comparable nick Lidstrom. I worked out the same way I did ten years ago I I feel the way I did a few years ago so nothing must has has changed. You know besides my age I thought I hit my approach to game the same way as I did in the past.