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They threw a party at Joe Louis Arena on January 2, 2007. The guest list was A+. Alex Delvecchio. Gordie Howe. Ted Lindsay. They brought Sid Abel’s ghost in, too. It didn’t stop there. Dino Ciccarelli. Brett Hull. Luc Robitaille. Scotty Bowman. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. And on and on. Dozens of Red Wings players, coaches, and management types—past and present. All the former players wore Red Wings jerseys with their name and number sewn on the back. The occasion was the retirement of Steve Yzerman’s No. 19, which was raised to the rafters that evening, prior to a match against the Anaheim Ducks. As each of the stars was introduced, and as they made their way from the Zamboni entrance to the dais, the ovation was of the deafening variety. These were the Who&rsqu ...

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