Niklas Lidstrom. The great 20 year d-man for the Red Wings. I suspect he might take one year off to be with family, friends, tour Sweden, etc. On the other hand the Wings are very good at developing coaches and managers from their top player ranks - so Kenny Holland (GM) will probably slot Nik in as a player development guy (scout, work with younger d-men). Perhaps, aiming to make him a full-time assistant coach in a year or two, perhaps a short stint as head coach of their AHL farm team before taking over from current head coach Babcock in two or three years. Don't know if the Wings want Lidstrom leaking out his services to other NHL teams - especially woefuls like Montreal, Calgary, Toronto, Winnipeg, Minneapolis, etc.