|Red Wings put 11th Stanley Cup banner in rafters|
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|Thursday, 09 October 2008 14:13|
Gordie Howe and other former Red Wings passed the white banner with red stitching to current standouts such as Nicklas Lidstrom on the ice in a pregame ceremony.
The Stanley Cup was on display, atop a puck-shaped pedestal, along with six other trophies Detroit won last season.
A sold-out crowd cheered the loudest for vice president Steve Yzerman - who helped the Red Wings win three Cups - general manager Ken Holland, coach Mike Babcock, goaltender Chris Osgood and Lidstrom.
Detroit is on a quest to be the first to repeat as Stanley Cup champions since doing it in 1998.