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Lidstrom strong favorite to headline 2015 Hockey Hall class (The Associated Press)

Nicklas Lidstrom cherished just being on the ice. The seven Norris Trophies as the best defenseman of his era and four Stanley Cups as a cornerstone of the Detroit Red Wings make him a strong favorite to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday in his first year of eligibility. ”People are asking you how many games you played and how many you missed, and that’s something I’m very proud of that I played in so many games,” Lidstrom said.