Red Wings raise 2007-08 Stanley Cup Champions banner before home opener
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.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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