Officials mistake players numbers all the time it happens in every sport. It is one thing if that number is on the ice. It's another when it is the number of one of the greatest players in the history of the sport.
Since Henrik Zetterberg announced the end of his playing career for the Detroit Red Wings fans were wondering who would replace him. For now it looks like the team will wait another year and go with alternate captains.
June 7th, 1997. I'm pretty sure any Red Wings die-hard remembers that date like it was yesterday. It was the night the Red Wings finally won the Stanley Cup, after a 42 year drought of, at times, epic proportion.