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Flashback to 1997: Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche ‘Brawl in Hockeytown’ [Video]

We thought it would be fun to take look back 22 years to March 26, 1997, when the Detroit Red Wings and the Colorado Avalanche participated in what could be the most popular brawl in NHL history.

“What I did wasn’t just for me,” McCarty said afterwards. “It came from everyone on the team.” The jubilant Wings stayed up into the wee hours, drinking beer and replaying a tape of the telecast over and over. A few weeks later, they beat Colorado in a bitterly fought six-game series to move into the Cup Finals against Philadelphia. Draper refused the traditional post-series handshake with Lemieux, who in turn ignored McCarty’s outstretched hand.

Via Detroit Athletic


The Infamous Brawl of 97' with the Avs

I can watch this fight 100 times a day and never get sick of it – It gets me pumped up every time!!! SOMEBODY HIT SOMEONE! GO WINGS! For more Vids become a fan – http://facebook.com/detroitsportsnation

Posted by Detroit Sports Nation on Saturday, April 17, 2010


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