6 Most hated Detroit Red Wings villains of all time

There is no question about it that the Detroit Red Wings have had one of the most storied histories in NHL history. Not only have they won 11 Stanley Cups but they have been in the playoffs in over 70% of their seasons. During that time, the Red Wings have also run into some villains … Read more

Detroit Red Wings troll Claude Lemieux with epic video game-like video

24 years ago today, one of the most memorable games in NHL history took place when the Detroit Red Wings squared off against the Colorado Avalanche. On that day, which has since been called the Fight Night at the Joe, Red Wings forward Darren McCarty absolutely embarrassed Claude Lemieux, or should we say, “The Turtle.” … Read more

Darren McCarty breaks down the legendary “Fight Night at the Joe” [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

Former Red Wings enforcer Darren McCarty posts best Halloween decoration ever [Photo]

During his time with the Detroit Red Wings, Darren McCarty had plenty of memorable moments but none were bigger than when he beat the living hell out of Claude Lemieux of the Colorado Avalanche. Earlier today, McCarty took to Instagram to share a photo of what may be the best Halloween decorations of all-time if … Read more

1983 NHL Re-Draft would have had stunning change in future of Detroit Red Wings

The 1983 NHL Draft was one of the most fateful in hockey history for the Detroit Red Wings. Despite the fact that they originally had wanted to draft forward Pat Lafontaine, he was selected third overall by the New York Islanders. What followed next set the course of the franchise for the next two-plus decades … Read more

Kris Draper describes how he feels about Claude Lemieux (VIDEO)

One of the most infamous hits in hockey playoff history occurred in the 1996 Stanley Cup Playoffs when Detroit Red Wings forward Kris Draper had his face rearranged by Colorado Avalanche goon Claude Lemiuex. The subsequent events led to one of the great rivalries in sports history. Hear what Draper had to say about how … Read more

Former Detroit Red Wing Darren McCarty describes what it felt like to punch Claude Lemieux

By now, we have all seen it hundreds (if not thousands) of times. On March 26, 1997, the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche were involved with one of the most famous brawls in sports history. The most memorable moment of the brawl, in my opinion, was when Red Wings F Darren McCarty squared off … Read more

Brawl between the USA and Canada at 1996 World Cup (VIDEO)

International competition is supposed to all be about sportsmanship and good competition, but there was clearly no love lost between these two hockey rivals during the 1996 World Cup! During the opening game on August 31 at Philadelphia’s CoreStates Center, things got going early right after the opening face-off. U.S.A. forward Bill Guerin shoved Canada’s … Read more

Darren McCarty and Claude Lemieux interview together (VIDEO)

It may seem quite unusual to see Darren McCarty and Claude Lemieux together in the same room and being completely cordial with one another rather than trying to smash the other’s face in. However, that’s what hockey fans were treated to in 2010 when two of the central figures from the legendary Detroit Red Wings … Read more

On This Day: ‘Sweet Revenge’ Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche ‘Brawl in Hockeytown’ [Video]

Happy Anniversary! We thought it would be fun to take look back 23 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. For most, the most memorable part of the brawl is when Darren McCarty of the Red … Read more

Darren McCarty drops the gloves against Claude Lemieux (VIDEO)

The comeuppance that Colorado Avalanche forward Claude Lemieux had more than earned was delivered by Detroit Red Wings forward Darren McCarty during the legendary “Fight Night at the Joe” on March 26, 1997. But that didn’t mean that the fireworks were finished. During Colorado’s first regular season visit to Joe Louis Arena during the 1997-98 … Read more

Detroit Red Wings tweet out hilarious photo of Darren McCarty trolling Claude Lemieux

On Monday, the Detroit Red Wings hosted the Colorado Avalanche at Little Caesars Arena and a familiar face from the past was in the house. That familiar face was former Red Wing Darren McCarty, who was on hand to celebrate ’90s night. McCarty, of course, is most remembered for the beat down he put on … Read more

Former Red Wing Darren McCarty talks about first off-ice meeting with Claude Lemieux

March 26, 1997. Anyone who is a Detroit Red Wings‘ fan knows exactly what is significant about that date as it is the date of infamous Joe Louis Arena brawl with the Colorado Avalanche. During the Brawl, Red Wings’ enforcer Darren McCarty absolutely pummeled bad guy Claude Lemieux for what he had done to McCarty’s … Read more

MUST SEE: Rugby player reacts to The Brawl in Hockeytown

Jacob McDonald is back, and this time he’s looking back on a moment beloved to most Detroit Red Wings fans. After polling the comments on his YouTube channel, Jacob decides to watch a full video of The Brawl in Hockeytown from 1997. Also known to many Detroit fans affectionately as “The day Lemieux turtled”. Long … Read more

Training for Success: DSN’s exclusive interview with former Red Wings trainer John Wharton

The rise of the Detroit Red Wings to the top of the National Hockey League is a well-documented story of success. Some of the greatest players in hockey history donned the Winged Wheel, and they were led by the winningest coach in NHL history, Scotty Bowman.   Four Stanley Cup wins, several division titles, scoring records, … Read more