It doesn't matter to me either way if Fedorov has his number retired. If he does, good for him, if not, it doesn't bother me. There isn't a timetable on it either. I think Lindsay and Delvecchio didn't have their numbers retired until the 1990's.
I guess if I had a criteria, it would be, if you have to ask and you have to debate it, then it's no. With Yzerman and Lidstrom, it wasn't if, it was when. I know other teams have things like a ring of honor or something similar. That might be something for the new arena, a way to honor the very talented, but not quite legendary Red Wings.
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