Lidstrom

(My Lidstrom Slideshow) Those who played with Nicklas Lidstrom still say he’s the best defensemen they ever played with. Those who played against him say he’s the best defensemen they ever played against.  The Red Wings never missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Lidstrom’s 20 seasons.  He won four Stanley Cups wearing the red sweater.  […]

Chelios

My portrait of Hockey Hall of Fame 2013 inductee Chris Chelios.  Cheli is one of hockey’s top 10 defensemen ever (best among U.S.-born players) and won two Stanley Cups while playing for the Detroit Red Wings. And he is the only player to have ever taken a hockey stick to my camera after a frustratingly-close […]