Update (4:22 PM): Garth’s got a much better explanation for Lidstrom’s spot on Team Toews. – Matt
I think a lot of people know this already, but just in case, I want to point out that the fact that Zetterberg isn’t going to the All Start Game isn’t a snub. Apparently, the League asked him if he wanted to go, but he opted out due to bumps and bruises. That the NHL’s letting him stay home is a great thing for the Wings and a good instance of the League doing the right thing (for once). I just wish they’d done this two years ago with Pavel and Nick.
Also, makes you wonder why Lidstrom opted to go, because he’s surely got bumps/bruises and a need for rest, too. Just throwing it out there, but my pessimistic snap judgement is maybe he’s already in a “farewell tour” mindset.