So will Brad Richards wear No. 91 with his new team, the Detroit Red Wings?
We only ask because, technically, it’s available. Sergei Fedorov, the only player to have worn it, doesn’t have it retired despite 908 games and 954 points and three Stanley Cups with Detroit.
Why? Well, there was that holdout in 1997-98 that resulted in his signing an offer sheet with owner Mike Ilitch’s mortal enemy Peter Karmanos, Jr. and the Carolina Hurricanes. And there was that bitter split in 2003, when Fedorov signed a 5-year, $40-million deal with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, spurning an offer from DetroitRead More »from Red Wings warming to Sergei Fedorov’s number retirement?