10 events that happened the last time the Red Wings missed the Playoffs



The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs are about to begin and guess what Hockeytown, the Detroit Red Wings will be making their 25th consecutive appearance. It may have come down to the wire, but when all was said and done, the Wings managed to squeeze in and will now have a chance at winning their 12th Stanley Cup.

It’s pretty obvious to any sports fan that qualifying for the playoffs 25 consecutive seasons is nothing short of amazing, but when we think back to some of the things going on in the world the last time the Wings did not qualify, it really puts things into perspective.

Here is a list of 10 things that were going on in our world following the 1989-1990 NHL season, the last time the Red Wings failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs.



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Home Alone

1990 was a pretty good year for the movie industry. Some popular films that were released the last time the Red Wings failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs include Home Alone, Ghost, Pretty Woman, Dances With Wolves, The Hunt for Red October, and Die Hard 2.

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