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

Pavel Datsyuk helps Red Wings defeat Avalanche on New Years Eve (VIDEO)

While there’s no edition of the annual Detroit Red Wings New Years Eve matchup this season, we’ll always have fond memories of the annual tradition from years past. We’ll throw it back to the 2009-10 season – the Red Wings hosted their historic rival Colorado Avalanche at Joe Louis Arena and earned a 4-2 victory … 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

DSN’s countdown of the most random Detroit Red Wings: No. 4

The Detroit Red Wings have featured not only some of the National Hockey League’s greatest teams in history, but also some of the greatest players to ever lace up the skates. From Gordie Howe to Steve Yzerman, Ted Lindsay to Nicklas Lidstrom, Sid Abel to Sergei Fedorov, and plenty of others in between, Detroit’s is … Read more

Detroit’s Igor Larionov carves up Colorado’s defense and scores (VIDEO)

They called him “The Professor” for good reason. Simply put, former Detroit Red Wings forward Igor Larionov was one of the smartest hockey players every to lace up the skates. He had an integral role in Detroit’s Stanley Cup victories in 1997, 1998 and 2002. Let’s throw it back to January of 2002, when Larionov … 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 gang up to break Avalanche players stick [Video]

Though it has really toned down over the years, the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche once had one of the most heated rivalries in NHL history. Here is a great example of how much the Red Wings and Avalanche hated each other. Watch as Red Wings players Kris Draper, Doug Brown, and Keith Primeau … Read more

Young Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg embarrass Patrick Roy (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings featured some of the best young talent in the NHL during the 2002-03 season when rookie Henrik Zetterberg burst onto the scene to team up with second-year forward Pavel Datsyuk. Both Datsyuk and Zetterberg, who would later help Detroit to their 11th Stanley Cup in 2008, gave the NHL a prompt … Read more

DSN’s countdown of the most random Detroit Red Wings: No. 10

The Detroit Red Wings have featured not only some of the National Hockey League’s greatest teams in history, but also some of the greatest players to ever lace up the skates. From Gordie Howe to Steve Yzerman, Ted Lindsay to Nicklas Lidstrom, Sid Abel to Sergei Fedorov, and plenty of others in between, Detroit’s is … 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

Red Wings’ Sergei Fedorov embarrasses Patrick Roy with deke (VIDEO)

There were few hockey players in National Hockey League history more dynamic and exciting to watch than former Detroit Red Wings forward Sergei Fedorov, who was instrumental in three of the team’s Stanley Cup championships as well as providing some of the most dazzling highlights in history. Let’s throw it back to the start of … 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

Avalanche fan creates beautiful Red Wings sign with evil intentions (VIDEO)

As most of us are spending more time at home thanks to the spread of the novel coronavirus, we’re looking for ways to fill the time. One hockey fan came up with what started as a pretty cool idea – only to reveal their sinister intentions! An unidentified hockey fan who clearly appears to be … Read more

Flashback: Red Wings’ Johan Franzen scores playoff hat trick vs. Avalanche (VIDEO)

There were some legendary playoff battles between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche, but the most recent and final edition was no contest at all. Detroit swept Colorado en route to the Western Conference Finals and eventually, the 2008 Stanley Cup title. But what people will remember most about that series is the play … Read more