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What will the Red Wings look like in Post-Lidstrom Era?

Updated: May 26, 2009, 12:45 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

DETROIT -- I'm back in Hockeytown, where, for two decades, fans have been spoiled with the play of Nicklas Lidstrom.

It got me thinking Sunday when Lidstrom missed Game 4 of the Western Conference finals with a lower-body injury: We got a glimpse of the future for the Red Wings, otherwise known as the PL Era (post-Lidstrom).

"I won't be managing then," Wings GM Ken Holland jokingly (we think) told ESPN.com.

Perhaps that future isn't so scary. Rookie Jonathan ...

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