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Detroit Red Wings celebrate 25th Anniversary of 1997 Stanley Cup by handing Cup to Vladimir Konstantinov [Video]

Can you believe it has already been 25 years since the Detroit Red Wings won the 1997 Stanley Cup? Well, it has been that long and on Thursday night, the Red Wings celebrated their 25th anniversary at Little Caesars Arena. In 1997, the Red Wings defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in four games to win their first Stanley Cup since 1955. Toward the end of their celebration before tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals, the Cup was given to Vladimir Konstantinov and the crowd went bonkers.

Vladimir Konstantinov holds the Stanley Cup as he celebrates with his former Detroit Red Wings teammates

Vladimir Konstantinov Detroit Red Wings

Here is the moment the Stanley Cup was handed to Konstantinov.

Here are some of the other moments from tonight’s 25th-anniversary celebration at Little Caesars Arena. Nation, what is your favorite moment from the 1997 Stanley Cup celebration?

The 1997 team arrives at Little Caesars Arena earlier tonight.

The Professor has been spotted!

I’m not crying, you are!


Up goes the banner!

What a photo!

Then and now.

We will always have the memories!


Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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