Red Wings: Future Numbers Among the Rafters

Detroit Red Wings, Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press, Lidstrom, Yzerman

Former Wings captain, Nicklas Lidstrom, will have his number raised next March. (Photo by Mandi Wright // Detroit Free Press)

There aren’t many numbers retired around the league – and only six that hang in the rafters of Joe Louis Arena. Steve Yzerman is the latest to have his number retired by the Detroit Red Wings – but should there be others? 

This coming March, former captain and Wings’ defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom will have his number five lifted to the rafters amongst other former greats – including Alex Delvecchio, Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel, and Terry Sawchuk.

With that event on the horizon – here’s a short list of some others who should be considered for the honour of having their number retired by the Red Wings.

Red Wings: Future Numbers Among the Rafters – Published on The Hockey Writers


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