Flashback: New Jersey Devils assistant Robbie Ftorek throws bench onto ice at Joe Louis Arena (VIDEO)

There are times in the course of a season when a coach will get extremely frustrated and angry, and then there are times like this. The New Jersey Devils paid a visit to Joe Louis Arena on January 29, 2000 and Devils assistant coach Robbie Ftorek absolutely lost it following what he thought was a … Read more

Red Wings forward Kirk Maltby discusses partying with Kid Rock and Chris Chelios (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings powered their way to the 2002 Stanley Cup championship with arguably the greatest collection of talent that one team has ever featured. Of course, one of the mainstays on that legendary team was grinding forward Kirk Maltby, a member of Detroit’s famous “Grind Line”. Maltby himself scored twice in the Finals … Read more

Red Wings’ Kirk Maltby’s reaction to Sidney Crosby dive is priceless (VIDEO)

By the time the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals rolled around and the Detroit Red Wings found themselves in a second straight matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, star forward Sidney Crosby had gained a reputation for being a bit of a whiner as well as having a tendency to try and draw penalties. That act was … 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

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

DSN’s interview with 4-time Stanley Cup champion Kirk Maltby

The Stanley Cup winning Detroit Red Wings squads of 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008 were known for embodying the working class spirit of the Motor City. Perhaps no other lime combination that donned the Winged Wheel exemplified the blue collar attitude of Detroit than the group known as “The Grind Line”. Embed from Getty Images … Read more

Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby fondly remember Mike Ilitch

Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby were integral members of Detroit’s famous “Grind Line,” and both have their name on the Stanley Cup four times each. Mike Ilitch passed away Friday at the age of 87, and both former Red Wings forwards reminisced about the man they worked for, with nothing but cherished memories to share. … 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

Home and Home with Boston Could Prove Pivotal

Every year, teams have defining moments, or games that, in hindsight, were a turning point in the season. I think that this weekend’s two game set with the Boston Bruins could prove to be that defining moment for our beloved Red Wings. Join me after the jump and I’ll let you know why.

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