I wish I didn’t feel the need to post this, but in the event that tonight ends up being Captain Nick’s last game.. He’s a master of the game, he plays it with such skill and dignity and professionalism it makes me wonder who could ever replace the role he’s played for over 20 years not just in Hockeytown, but the NHL. Though it’ll be sad to see him go I know the day will come sooner rather than later we’ll be watching him inducted into the Hall of Fame, at it will be an honor. An honor to see the man that stood behind our team at the blue line for over 1,000 games, an honor to see yet another Detroit captain claim a spot in the Hall of Fame, an honor to know that he will never be forgotten and it’s been an honor to call him my Captain. See Nick what he does for the fans of this Detroit team, it continues well off the ice, he’s won our hearts with his own kind being and he’s as genuine as we should all aspire to be. This man is infinite and he will always have the love and respect of a city he’s helped build. I hope today will not be his last, but I know one day it will come and I will never be ready for it, nothing can prepare me for the day this Perfect Human Being retires. I am so thankful to have learned from him, there’s been so much to learn from watching him play to watching his spirit off the ice. He’s made me a better person, given me patience and perseverance, when I feel like the fight is over he’s given me the strength to fight on, he’s let me know I can be a leader even on my weakest day. So thank you St. Nick, for all you’ve done for me and this great city, how Swede it’s been to have you on this team for 20 seasons (and counting?). Congrats on the Norris trophies, Olympic medals, Stanley Cups, Con Smythe, World Championships, your Triple Gold Club status and the hearts of thousands. We love you, and we could not ask for a better captain so play well tonight. Lead us to a victory and let’s win it in 7 because we know nothing is impossible, we believe in you and we know you believe in our team so lead them right tonight because we don’t want it to be your last.
GAHHHH I’m so emotional now.
My emotions have been a mess today for this reason right here.
I’m tearing up right now, omg.