Detroit Red Wings ‘Russian Five’ get into line brawl with New York Rangers [Video]

Let’s flashback to 1995 when the Detroit Red Wings ‘Russian Five’ got into a line brawl with the New York Rangers. I would pay top dollar to go back in time to see Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Slava Kozlov, Igor Larionov and Vladimir Konstantinov playing together in their prime just one more time. Enjoy the rumble! (Please click here if … Read more

Detroit Red Wings legend Igor Larionov lands new head coaching gig

According to a press release from Russia Hockey, former Detroit Wing Igor Larionov has been named head coach of the Russian Olympic team, which is the reserve team of the senior national team. “The management group of the Russian national team has taken the decision to appoint Igor Larionov as the head coach of the … Read more

Nikita Kucherov FaceTiming former Detroit Red Wing Igor Larionov with Stanley Cup is legendary

On Wednesday night, Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched their second-straight Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens. Following the game, according to Igor Larionov II, Kucherov FaceTimed former Detroit Red Wings star Igor Larionov and it was pretty epic. Here is how the younger Larionov said the conversation played out. The student … Read more

Igor Larionov’s son channels inner Star Wars fan during TV interview

Igor Larionov is a legendary former member of the Detroit Red Wings’ “Russian 5” was one of the smartest players to have ever laced up a pair of skates in the NHL. The 3-time Stanley Cup winner is currently serving as head coach for Team Russia during the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, and conducted … 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

Ex-Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland’s Best Trades: No. 2

We’re now into our countdown of former Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland‘s best trades during his time in the Motor City. For those of you who missed number five on the list, check out the details of the first three moves on the list: No. 5: Acquiring 2nd round pick from Carolina (Jiri Hudler) … Read more

On This Date: Red Wings’ Igor Larionov sets playoff record

The Detroit Red Wings suffered a scare in their 2002 first round playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks, falling behind two games to none. However, thanks to a fortunate goal from Nicklas Lidstrom in Game 3, Detroit regained momentum and were able to sweep the next four games en route to the series win. The … Read more

Igor Larionov II gives shoutout to his father for legendary triple-overtime goal

Former Detroit Red Wings forward Igor Larionov was affectionately known as “The Professor” to teammates and fans alike with his masterful play on the ice. The biggest goal of his career came in the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals, where he ended a marathon triple-overtime Game 3 against the Carolina Hurricanes to give the Red Wings … Read more

Game of the Day: Red Wings blast Avalanche 6-0 in Game 4 of the 1997 Western Conference Finals

Our Game of the Day series continues, and we’re throwing it back to the magical 1996-97 Detroit Red Wings season for this one. The legendary rivalry between Detroit and the Colorado Avalanche continued with a playoff matchup one year after their initial postseason battle ended with an Avalanche trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, and … Read more

The Russian Five debuted 24 years ago today in 1995

Hockey was forever changed on October 27, 1995, during a tilt between the Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames. It was the night that Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman sent five former Soviet Red Army players onto the ice in Calgary, and into history. Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Igor Larionov, Vladimir Konstantinov, and Slava … Read more

Throwback Thursday: Igor Larionov’s 3OT game-winning goal

We were graced with some of the greatest players in hockey history in Detroit, but perhaps the smartest of them all was the mild-mannered Russian nicknamed, “The Professor”. Embed from Getty Images The Detroit Red Wings acquired forward Igor Larionov from the San Jose Sharks on this date in 1995 in exchange for Ray Sheppard, … Read more

Does The Russian Five Score?

Federov. Kozlov. Konstantinov. Fetisov. Larionov. For some, this is just a group of names that end in “-ov”. But for others, these names changed hockey forever. Joshua Riehl, Keith Gave, and Jason Wehling do an excellent job in their documentary titled “The Russian Five”, explaining how these five names transformed the Detroit Red Wings, and … Read more

WATCH: New ‘The Russian Five’ documentary trailer

After making its debut last year at the 2018 Freep Film Festival, “The Russian Five” documentary released a new trailer on Sunday and announced several showings will be held in various movie theatres across Michigan starting on March 22nd. The Russian Five will initially hit 25 theaters (mostly in Michigan) on March 22nd. According to the film’s producer, … Read more

WATCH: Steve Yzerman earns 1,000th assist on January 20, 2002

The 2001-02 edition of the Detroit Red Wings was nothing short of legendary. With several future Hall-of-Famers led by the winningest NHL head coach, they’d win the President’s Trophy as the NHL’s top regular season team and would go on to eventually win their 10th Stanley Cup title in June over the Carolina Hurricanes. Among … Read more

Russian Five debuted 22 years ago today

Hockey was forever changed on October 27, 1995, during a tilt between the Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames. It was the night that Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman sent five former Soviet Red Army players onto the ice in Calgary, and into history. Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Igor Larionov, Vladimir Konstantinov, and Slava Kozlov … Read more

On This Date: Igor Larionov scores triple overtime game winner in game three of 2002 Stanley Cup Finals

A storied franchise with a vast array of memorable moments, the Detroit Red Wings keep us busy in the “on this date” department. For this installment, let’s look back to game three of the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals, when Detroit was up against the Carolina Hurricanes. The series was tied at a game apiece, and when Igor … Read more