Top 5 ‘tough guys’ in Detroit sports history

Throughout the history of Detroit sports, we have had some great teams and on those teams, we have had some great players, there is no question about that. But some of the players who often do not get the respect they deserve are the “tough guys.” In my opinion, the Top 5 ‘Tough Guys’ in … Read more

12 Former Detroit Red Wings included on ‘The best players to wear every jersey No. in NHL history’ list

The Detroit Red Wings may be the worst team in the NHL at the moment, but as you know, they have been one of the best franchises in the history of the league. The reason for that is because of the great players who have worn the Red Wings sweater over the years. The Athletic … Read more

Gordie Howe’s family presents Patrick Marleau with special gift

San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau passed the legendary Gordie Howe in the NHL record books earlier this season, overtaking Howe for the most games played in NHL history. Marleau now has skated in 1,779 NHL games, compared to Howe’s 1,767. And to commemorate history being made, the Howe family presented Marleau with a special … Read more

8 Most Beloved Figures in Detroit Sports History

Throughout the history of Detroit sports, there have been plenty of figures who have become loved by the fans. Here is a list of the top 8 most beloved figures in Detroit sports history. Nicklas Lidstrom Nicklas Lidstrom played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League, all of them with the Detroit Red Wings. He was … Read more

Patrick Marleau on verge of breaking Gordie Howe’s games played record

One of the greatest to ever lace up the skates, Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe set multiple NHL records over the course of his legendary career. And as of right now, one of those records still stands – the most games played. However, that record is in serious danger of being broken by San … Read more

Gordie Howe interviewed during Detroit Red Wings 1997 Stanley Cup celebration (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

Red Wings’ Gordie Howe vs. Canadiens’ Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard [Video]

Let’s take a trip down memory lane (for those of you who are at least 60 years old) and watch some footage of when the Detroit Red Wings took on the Montreal Canadiens all the way back in 1960. Keep an eye out for legends Gordie Howe and Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard mixing it up a … Read more

Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockey! Gordie Howe Legends of Hockey [Video]

Detroit Sports Nation would like to extend it’s warmest Angel birthday wishes to Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe. Howe, who would have been 92-years-old today, will forever be known as one of the greatest hockey players of all-time. Enjoy this video that documents the career of Gordie Howe as a tribute to his greatness and to … Read more

Red Wings fans sing Happy Birthday to Gordie Howe (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings have been fortunate to have some of the greatest players in National Hockey League history suit up for them over the years – perhaps none greater than Mr. Hockey himself, Gordie Howe. Howe would make what would turn out to be his final appearance at Joe Louis Arena on March 28, … Read more

Dylan Larkin now has 6th most points in Red Wings history for players 23 or younger

Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin has endeared himself to Red Wings fans from Day 1. The Waterford, Mich. native has quickly climbed the ranks on the team and is presumed by many to be the obvious choice to don the “C” when a new captain is officially named. Embed from Getty Images And on … Read more

Lions’ Justin Coleman proudly wears a Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe jersey

Detroit Lions cornerback Justin Coleman just happened to pick up a Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe jersey from a sporting goods store in Seattle while he was playing for the Seahawks. Embed from Getty Images Having grown up in Georgia and then playing in Seattle, Coleman wasn’t much of a hockey fan. But he liked … Read more