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Wings retire Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5

Updated: March 7, 2014, 2:22 AM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Nicklas Lidstrom was the last person to speak at his Detroit Red Wings jersey-retirement ceremony.

He might have spoken the least while saying the most, fitting for a player who was subtly spectacular on the ice.

Lidstrom was honored Thursday night before Detroit lost to the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in OT. A red banner -- with his last name and No. 5 in white -- was raised to the rafters.

"It's not like winning a trophy for a successful season or playoff; ...

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