Red Wings terminate longtime zamboni driver Al Sobotka

This is something completely out of left field. The Detroit Red Wings and longtime building manager and zamboni driver Al Sobotka have officially parted ways after 51 years as part of the organization. Sobotka was known not only for driving the zamboni and his role as the building manager of Joe Louis Arena but for … Read more

Detroit’s Martin Lapointe lands several punches vs. Toronto’s Dave Manson [VIDEO]

Former Detroit Red Wings forward Martin Lapointe endeared himself to fans in the Motor City with his hard-nosed play, his knack for scoring key goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and his willingness to defend his teammates. Of course, he also was more than happy to drop the gloves when the occasion required, as Toronto’s … Read more

Red Wings enforcer Stu Grimson pummels Anaheim’s Todd Ewen [VIDEO]

Former Detroit Red Wings forward Stu Grimson was known by the nickname “The Grim Reaper”, and it certainly wasn’t hard to figure out why that was given his reputation as one of the NHL’s toughest players. We’ll throw it back to March 25, 1996 at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings were hosting the Mighty … Read more

1997 Stanley Cup Finals introductions from Budd Lynch at Joe Louis Arena [VIDEO]

The Detroit Red Wings had experienced 42 years of heartbreak since they had last carried the Stanley Cup in 1955. Decades of futility compiled with near misses equaled an ever growing feeling of hopelessness within the fan base, who had yearned to finally be on the winning side of things again. Thankfully, all of that … Read more

DSN’s Red Wings center ice concepts for Little Caesars Arena

The Detroit Red Wings made the choice to switch up the look that had been featured at center ice since the 1996-97 season (save for the special 75th anniversary season of 2000-01) at Joe Louis Arena and then the inaugural season at Little Caesars Arena. The iconic “Hockeytown” wordmark was removed, and a larger logo … 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

Joe Louis Arena hosts 1st Detroit Red Wings game OTD in 1979 (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings called Joe Louis Arena home for nearly four decades, during which they transformed from an afterthought to a a powerhouse. However, when the team moved from the historic Olympia Stadium to The Joe in 1979, they were still known as the “Dead Things”. And the first home game didn’t exactly go … Read more

Legendary Red Wings F Sergei Fedorov lights up the Penguins (VIDEO)

There were few players in NHL history as electric as former Detroit Red Wings forward Sergei Fedorov. Easily one of the greatest Russian players of all time, Fedorov defected to Detroit from the Soviet Union and carved out a memorable, Hall of Fame NHL career with three Stanley Cup titles as well as multiple personal … Read more

Flashback: Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman breaks Kings’ hearts with late goal (VIDEO)

Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman missed the majority of the 2002-03 season after undergoing major arthroscopic knee surgery, but was healthy and on the roster to start the following campaign. Embed from Getty Images And he sure made the most of Detroit’s home opener at Joe Louis Arena against the Los Angeles Kings. After … Read more

Flashback: Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall crushes Philadelphia’s Danny Briere with huge hit (VIDEO)

It was a year ago today that Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall announced his retirement from the NHL after 17 years – all spent wearing the Winged Wheel. During his career, he became known for being able to dish out some pretty serious body checks, perhaps none more well known than his absolute destruction … Read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers introduce Red Wings legend Nicklas Lidstrom at concert at Joe Louis Arena (VIDEO)

It goes without saying that former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom is one of the premier sports icons not only in the city of Detroit, but in the history of hockey. And his nickname of “The Perfect Human” is well deserved, considering the almost endless list of accolades he earned during his legendary career. … Read more

DSN’s countdown of the top celebrity Detroit Red Wings fans: No. 8 (VIDEO)

As one of the most popular and well known NHL franchises, it isn’t any surprise that the Detroit Red Wings have fans from every corner of the globe. And naturally, some of those fans are going to be celebrities. Let’s take a look at some of the well known figures in entertainment who are also … Read more

Red Wings fans chant “You Got Kron-walled!” during 2013 Playoffs (VIDEO)

Nobody could dish out hits quite like former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall! The Anaheim Ducks and forward Kyle Palmieri were the unfortunate recipients of that fact during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, a series that Detroit would prevail in a thrilling seven games. We’re throwing it back to Game 4 at Joe Louis … Read more

Flashback: Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard gives fan preparing for double-mastectomy surprise of a lifetime (VIDEO)

Goaltender Jimmy Howard‘s tenure with the Detroit Red Wings may be at an end, but there will be fans who will look back fondly at his career in the Motor City. Perhaps none more than Kelly Rothe, whom Howard surprised with a gift of flowers in the Red Wings locker room at Joe Louis Arena … Read more

The latest photo of Joe Louis Arena’s demolition will be difficult for Red Wings fans to see

The legendary venue that stood on the banks of the Detroit River and housed some of the greatest players and memories in National Hockey League history is no more. Joe Louis Arena, the home of the Detroit Red Wings from 1979 to 2017, has been demolished, with only a tiny portion of the structure still … Read more