When you think about the Detroit Red Wings these days, you are more than likely going to stop and think about Nicklas Lidstrom (Benson) as your marquee guy on the team. Well, that's what the management for the team thought as well.
Lidstrom was due to be an Unrestricted Free Agent this summer and there was little doubt that the Red Wings were going to re-sign him before then. I don't think anyone could imagine Lidstrom in any other jersey in his career.
On Boxing Day, the Red Wings announced that Lidstrom signed a 2-year contract extension that would have him in the Motor City through the 2009-10 season. The news did not state what he would be making on a salary basis, but if his $7+ million contract that he's currently on should be a good idea of what he'll earn in the coming seasons.
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