Alternate captains named for 2020-21 Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings officially announced that Dylan Larkin is now the 37th captain in franchise history, following in the footsteps of the likes of Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg. And now that we know who will be wearing the “C” on his jersey, we now know who will be donning the “A” … Read more

Brendan Shanahan brawls with future Red Wings teammate Derian Hatcher (VIDEO)

Not only was former Detroit Red Wings forward Brendan Shanahan one of the great goal scorers in team history, he was also one of the toughest. When he wasn’t terrorizing opposition goaltenders, he was throwing his weight around and demonstrating he wasn’t afraid to drop the gloves. In fact, he dropped the gloves 35 times … Read more

Flashback to when Brendan Shanahan described legendary Red Wings brawl vs. Avalanche [VIDEO]

Every Detroit Red Wings fan remembers the legendary “Fight Night at the Joe” on March 26, 1997, against the hated Colorado Avalanche. Detroit was still seething from the previous year’s playoff series, in particular at Avalanche forward Claude Lemieux for his dirty hit from behind that rearranged Kris Draper’s face. The Avalanche had defeated the … Read more

Brendan Shanahan’s hat trick sinks Sharks in 2001-02 season opener (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings regular season is just around the corner. And while this season will be a completely different experience for everyone involved, we’re looking forward to kicking off the 95th chapter of the historic franchise. Each day as the season draws closer, we’ll be posting a tribute piece to a player who wore … Read more

Brendan Shanahan drops his gloves, squares off against Bob Probert [Video]

Let’s take a walk down memory lane to December 12, 1996. On that day, the Detroit Red Wings took the ice against the hated Chicago Blackhawks and before all was said and done, it was former Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert who mixed it up against his old team. Watch as Brendan Shanahan holds his … Read more

Future teammates Martin Lapointe and Brendan Shanahan brawl at Joe Louis Arena (VIDEO)

Brendan Shanahan was a major part of the Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup winning squads of 1997, 1998 and 2002. During his time in the Motor City spanning nine years, he scored hundreds of goals, dropped the gloves plenty of times, and doled out some huge hits – one of the iconic power forwards in … Read more

Red Wings forward Bob Probert fights teammate Keith Primeau in practice (VIDEO)

Over the course of a hockey season, there are certainly intense moments both on and off the ice – even sometimes between teammates. Emotions can boil over in practice, which is what happened at Joe Louis Arena in January of 1994 between Detroit Red Wings teammates Bob Probert and Keith Primeau, which according to players … Read more

Game of the Day: Red Wings sweep Mighty Ducks in overtime (VIDEO)

The legendary Detroit Red Wings 1997 Stanley Cup run featured a second round matchup against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, during which three of the four games required extra time! Game 4 would prove to be the final game, as Detroit swept the Ducks out in four straight. Brendan Shanahan’s tally in overtime sent Detroit … Read more

Game of the Day: Red Wings take down Blues on Steve Yzerman’s birthday (VIDEO)

It’s Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman‘s birthday, so our Game of the Day series will continue with a matchup from the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs that also happened to be – of course – Yzerman’s birthday! The Red Wings were still smarting after a 6-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 … Read more

Brendan Shanahan hilariously trolls opposing female fan from penalty box (VIDEO)

Former Detroit Red Wings forward Brendan Shanahan was known for his goal scoring abilities and toughness, but he was also known as being one of the funniest guys in the dressing room. His humor could also be brutally honest, as a female fan of the Carolina Hurricanes found out during the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals. … Read more

Red Wings’ Brendan Shanahan smashes sense into Colorado’s Adam Foote (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche formed one of the greatest rivalries in the history of sports with their legendary battles on the ice. Following the 1996-97 season that saw Detroit extract revenge on Colorado during the infamous “Fight Night at the Joe” as well as a six-game playoff win, there was still plenty … Read more

Red Wings’ Brendan Shanahan destroys Calgary’s Jarome Iginla’s face (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames aren’t exactly historical rivals, but they both featured players who knew how to rough it up and drop the gloves! We’re throwing it back to January of 2001 at Calgary’s Penngrowth Saddledome, when Red Wings forward Brendan Shanahan threw down with Calgary future captain Jarome Iginla, who needed … Read more

Red Wings’ Brendan Shanahan brawls with former Michigan State Spartan Jim Cummins (VIDEO)

The notable rivalry between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche has enough material to fill several novels worth of reading! However, one figure that wasn’t prominently figured into the hatred between the two sides was Avalanche forward Jim Cummins, who hailed from Dearborn, MI. The hard nosed forward played college hockey at Michigan State … Read more

Game of the Day: Red Wings advance to Western Conference Finals with shutout win over Blues (VIDEO)

As we await the return of sports, we’re going to continue our Game of the Day series with a fun memory of the legendary 2001-02 Detroit Red Wings season! Embed from Getty Images They advanced to the Western Conference Finals with a 4-0 shutout victory over the St. Louis Blues, dispatching their Central Division rivals … Read more

Listen to former Detroit Red Wings forward Brendan Shanahan’s Irish Jig (VIDEO)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Embed from Getty Images Since we’re all feeling a little Irish today, let’s throw it back to the days when Detroit Red Wings forward Brendan Shanahan patrolled the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The clever DJ would play a classic Irish tune every time Shanny lit the lamp: You’ll hear the … Read more

Former Red Wing Martin Frk defies the laws of physics with his shot

Former Detroit Red Wings forward Martin Frk didn’t spend too much time in the Motor City after being drafted 49th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. But in his short time in Detroit, he quickly became known for his right-handed booming shot that would remind fans of past players such as Brett Hull and … Read more