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Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg smiles during an NHL hockey news conference announcing his appointment as team captain at Compuware Arena in Plymouth, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Zetterberg replaces retired defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Guralnick)
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Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg smiles during an NHL hockey news conference announcing his appointment as team captain at Compuware Arena in Plymouth, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Zetterberg replaces retired defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Guralnick)

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