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Red Wings skate into a new era without Lidstrom

Updated: January 18, 2013, 2:29 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings started practicing for this lockout-delayed season without numbers or names on their jerseys.

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland heard someone joke that the move was made to make it less obvious there was no No. 5 or Lidstrom out there in a winged-wheel sweater for the first time since the 1990-91 season.

Holland smiled, but didn't laugh. He isn't sure what the new era will be like on the ice in Detroit.

The Red Wings will open the season ...

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