#sidelines: NHLers react to Nick Lidstrom's retirement

One of the greatest defencemen of all-time has decided it's time to hang up his skates. Detroit Red Wings' Nicklas Lidstrom was widely respected by fans and peers alike. Here's what some NHL players had to say about the legend on Twitter.
Following the announcement of Nicklas Lidstrom's retirement from hockey, players from around the NHL took to Twitter to express their respect and gratitude. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)