Detroit's Holmstrom makes retirement official

Updated: January 22, 2013, 6:22 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Tomas Holmstrom called it the best job in the world.

It just wasn't always glamorous.

"Some people may think I've been crazy all those years, taking thousands of cross-checkings to my neck, to my head, to my back," Holmstrom said. "Then having my teammates shooting hundred-mile-an-hour pucks at me."

Holmstrom made his retirement official Tuesday after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, announcing it at a news conference before the team's home opener against Dallas. ...

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