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

OTD: Detroit Red Wings goaltender Dominik Hasek nearly fights Patrick Roy before officials intervene

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy fought (and lost) to two different Detroit Red Wings goaltenders in Mike Vernon and Chris Osgood in just over a year’s time, and we were nearly treated to the trifecta on this date in 2002. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be. During a wild third period at Pepsi Center on … Read more

WATCH: 2002 Red Wings Stanley Cup team honored Tuesday against Columbus

The Detroit Red Wings honored the 2002 Stanley Cup team Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena when they hosted the Columbus Blue Jackets. Tonight we honor the 2002 #RedWings Stanley Cup squad. #02Wings #LGRW #Farewell2TheJoe — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 7, 2017 The Wings’ own Darren McCarty and Jiri Fischer were in attendance … Read more

Chris Osgood belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. Last week, former Detroit Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood was named to … Read more

Detroit Red Wings/Colorado Avalanche: A Rivalry Reviewed (/w Videos)

If you’ve followed the Detroit Red Wings for any amount of time, then surely you’ve heard the stories about their rivalry with the Colorado Avalanche. During the late 90’s/early 2000’s, there probably was not a more intense hatred between two teams throughout the entire spectrum of professional sports. It all started on May 18, 1996. Claude Lemieux … Read more

Mrazek for Vezina? He should get consideration

The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the best goaltender in the NHL. Some of the all time greats to ever play in the NHL have been the recipients of this award; names like Martin Brodeur, Grant Fuhr, Patrick Roy, Dominik Hasek and Tony Esposito. To be an elite NHL goaltender, it takes a strong … Read more

Jimmy Howard’s new mask is intense

I have always been a fan of Jimmy Howard’s mask designs, especially since we were stuck with the ugly masks of Chris Osgood and Dominik Hasek for years (at least Dom had some sort of design on his).  Don’t get me wrong, it was definitely not a bad thing to have Hasek and Osgood as … Read more

Dominik “The Dominator” Hasek: A Retirement a Long Time in the Making

Date of Birth: 01/29/1965 (Age 49) Height: 5’10” Weight: 165 lbs Catches: Left Drafted: 199th overall – Chicago Blackhawks Career Stats (Regular Season): 735 GP, 389-223-82-32 (W-L-T-OT), 81 Shutouts, .922 SVP, 2.20 GAA Playoff Stats: 119 GP, 65-49, 14 Shutouts, .925 SVP, 2.02 GAA It’s difficult to talk about “elite” or “legendary” goaltenders without bringing up Dominik … Read more