if you missed it, Nicklas Lidstrom, one of the best defensive players of all-time, had his jersey number 5 retired on Thursday, March 6.
Lidstrom's list of accomplishments is long and distinguished — [insert Top Gun quote here].
He's NICKnamed 'the Perfect Human' because, in addition to being one of the best hockey players, he's an even better person. Oh he's such a good person gets tossed around lightly with athletes, and it's hard to really know for most, but by every single account, Lidstrom lives up to the oft-reported reputation. You'll pick up on how highly his peers thought of him in the speeches and cheers in the video below.