DETROIT — In case you haven’t seen it, Nicklas Lidstrom and Anaheim’s Corey Perry are in a Honda television commercial together.
“I was asked about it during training camp by my agent,” Lidstrom said. “I didn’t know the extent of it, but, sure, it sounded like a fun thing to do. And when they explained briefly what it was that we would be doing I thought it was a fun thing to try out.”
The commercial shows Lidstrom and Perry walking out of a hockey arena and then has the Wings’ captain telling Perry to ‘aim for the net next time.’ Perry responds, ‘do you want to take a cab?’
After getting in the car, hats start hitting it and both players ask each other if they had a hat trick and ends with a octopus hitting the windshield of the car.
“It took a whole night, it was a lot of shooting,” Lidstrom said. “You think it would be quicker, but everything from lighting to being in the right spots to saying the right things and walking the right steps, everything. It took a lot longer than I anticipated.
“That (the octopus hitting the car) in itself took probably an hour just to make sure it got to the right spot and was sliding down slowly,” Lidstrom added. “I believe they only used the one, but I think they were toying around with it to make it slide down and stick on the windshield.”