Red Wings’ Brendan Shanahan brawls with former 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

Darren Helm leaves Detroit Red Wings for once-historic rival

It’s another end of an era for the Detroit Red Wings. Forward Darren Helm, who has been with the team since the 2007-08 season, has officially signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. Darren Helm signs 1 year, $1 million in Colorado. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 29, 2021 Helm is coming off a … Read more

Former rival Alex Tanguay ‘cant wait’ to get started with Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman has made another shrewd move, bringing aboard former rival forward Alex Tanguay as an assistant coach on Jeff Blashill‘s staff to replace Dan Bylsma, who was not retained. Of course, Tanguay was a key part in the legendary rivalry between the Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche. He also scored … Read more

Colorado Avalanche earn first playoff sweep in 20 years

If history repeats itself, the Colorado Avalanche could be enjoying another storybook ending. They completed the sweep of the St. Louis Blues this afternoon at Enterprise Center, winning by a 5-2 final score and completing their first playoff sweep in two decades and becoming the first team to advance in this year’s postseason. The @Avalanche … Read more

Top 10 NHL fights of all-time includes Chris Osgood vs. Patrick Roy [Video]

When it comes to the NHL, it never matters which teams are playing each other as there is always a chance of a great fight taking breaking out at any time. Of course, there do not seem to be as many fights as there used to be but that’s why we have YouTube! Let’s take … Read more

Detroit Red Wings trade Patrik Nemeth to Colorado Avalanche

According to the Detroit Red Wings, they have traded defenseman Patrik Nemeth to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Let the games begin! UPDATE: The #RedWings have acquired a fourth round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman … Read more

Top 10 Fights from the Red Wings vs. Avalanche Epic 1997 Bloodbath [Videos]

As I was browsing Twitter a while back I came across a piece in the Detroit Free Press titled, “March 26, 1997: All 9 fights between the Avalanche and Red Wings.” Even though I am not the biggest hockey fan in the world, I am most definitely a fan of a good hockey fight, especially … 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

Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche ‘Brawl in Hockeytown’ [Full Game]

Thanks to the Detroit Red Wings, we are FINALLY able to share with you “Fight Night at the Joe” in its entirety. The game between the Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche took place on March 26, 1997, and though it happened almost a quarter of a century ago (man I am old), it will always … Read more

Aaron Downey punishes Ian Laperrière for injuring Nicklas Lidstrom [VIDEO]

Former Colorado Avalanche forward Ian Laperrière found out the hard way what happens when you injure the legendary Nicklas Lidstrom. We’ll set the scene for you. It’s February 18, 2008 at Pepsi Center with the Detroit Red Wings in town. During the first period, Lidstrom was corralling the puck along the boards when he was … Read more

ESPN suggests Detroit Red Wings are about to turn the corner

The Detroit Red Wings hope that last season’s dead-last NHL record was the low point of their current rebuild. Are things finally looking up? With a new captain, new faces in the lineup, and another year of experience for the young players on the roster, one ESPN writer believes so. In fact, ESPN’s Emily Kaplan … 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

Most crushing losses by Detroit Red Wings in past 3 decades (VIDEO)

Throughout the near 95 year history of the Detroit Red Wings, generations of fans have been treated to some of the greatest moments and players in sports history. Detroit’s is among the most passionate fan bases in the country, and are the driving force behind the area affectionately being known as “Hockeytown”. And while we’ve … Read more