Posted: Monday April 16, 2012 6:00 PM

Lidstrom insists he doesn't wonder if this is it

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DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom insists he hasn't thought about whether this is his last season.

The four-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy winner jokes he's gotten good at waiting until after each season is over to make a decision.

A week away from his 42nd birthday, Lidstrom looks as if he could keep playing for years if he chose to continue his stellar career.

Nashville star defenseman Shea Weber marvels at how the smooth-skating Swede with a great shot still does it.

Predators general manager David Poile says Lidstrom is the most efficient player at any position in NHL history and possibly the best defenseman ever.

Nashville could push Lidstrom one game closer to retirement if it wins Game 4 Tuesday night.
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