All Access: Nick Lidstrom

lidstrom15Ever want to know more about hockey’s quietest superstar, Nick Lidstrom?  Of course you do.  We already know he’s perfect in every way.  But now, thanks to Gary’s new series NHL 36 (anyone know why it’s called that?) TPH will be the next player profiled: 

Hit the jump for the details

The NHL and NHL Original Productions announced Monday that Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom will be the next player to be profiled in the all-access series NHL 36. The Red Wings icon, who has spent his entire career with the Detroit organization, is revered by teammates and management for his consistency, his preparation and his leadership.  

NHL Original Productions cameras joined the Red Wings captain Monday and will follow him for 36 straight hours as Lidstrom prepares for and leads his team in back-to-back games: against theBuffalo Sabres at home Monday night (7:30 p.m. ET, MSG-B, FS-D), followed by a trip to Dallas to take on the Stars on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET, FS-D,FS-SW). Viewers will follow along as the seven-time Norris Trophy winner travels to and from the rink, takes part in team meetings and enjoys downtime in between.  

NHL 36: Nicklas Lidstrom will air Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. The show will be followed on NBC Sports Network by NHL LIVE at 7 p.m. ET, and the Red Wings’ game in Montreal against the Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. Narration is provided by actor and Emmy Award winner Peter Coyote. The original score is the creation of accomplished composer Ferdinand J. Smith. 

So basically a 24/7, except no swearing and only on one person.  Sounds great to me. 

NHL 36: Lidstrom will re-air on the NBC Sports Network multiple times including Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. It also will air in the United States and Canada on NHL Network™ on Friday, Jan. 27 at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. All times are ET. 

 Great stuff.  Good to see the Wings are being more open to showing their fans a little more about their players.  Oh what I would have paid to have seen a 24/7 during a Colorado series back in the 90’s.