DETROIT (AP) -- Dallas Drake waited 14 seasons to win the Stanley Cup.
After raising the hallowed trophy two days earlier, the veteran forward took in a few more of the spoils on today.
He rode in the back of a pickup truck as thousands of crazed Red Wings fans celebrated the franchise's latest NHL title with a parade through downtown.
For the third time this century, Detroit sports fans converged on the city's center to celebrate a major sports championship.
Thousands of red-and-white-clad Wing nuts jammed Woodward Avenue for the chance to see members of the team that brought the Cup back to Hockeytown. It was ending with a rally at Hart Plaza on the city's riverfront
Goalie Chris Osgood says he hadn't been that emotional about the Cup win until the parade.
The last vehicle in the parade carried captain Nicklas Lidstrom, who proudly held the Cup aloft to the delight of the crowd.