Top 5 Detroit Red Wings goaltenders of all-time

We all know that throughout the history of the Detroit Red Wings, great men have worn the winged wheel between the pipes. Amazing saves have been made, and championships have been won with these goalies in the net for the Red Wings. These are the 5 greatest goaltenders in Red Wings history. #5 – Mike … Read more

1997 Conn Smythe Trophy winner Mike Vernon describes “Fight Night at the Joe” [VIDEO]

One of the legends of Detroit Red Wings folklore, goaltender Mike Vernon earned the 1997 Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Of course, he’ll forever also be known for the image of him brawling with Colorado Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy on March 26, 1997. He sat own virtually with … Read more

Ex-Red Wings GM Ken Holland reveals the one trade he wouldn’t have done today

Former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland was honored yesterday by being elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2020 for his numerous accomplishments during his time in the Motor City, having his name on the Stanley Cup a whopping four times, and three as GM. But prior to Steve Yzerman’s return … Read more

On This Day: ‘Sweet Revenge’ Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche ‘Brawl in Hockeytown’ [Video]

Happy Anniversary! We thought it would be fun to take look back 23 years to March 26, 1997, when the Detroit Red Wings and the Colorado Avalanche participated in what could be the most popular brawl in NHL history. For most, the most memorable part of the brawl is when Darren McCarty of the Red … 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

Mike Smith’s goalie mask honors Flames, Red Wings legend Mike Vernon

If you’re a Detroit Red Wings fan from the 1990’s, or a Calgary Flames fan from the 1980’s, you know who Mike Vernon is. Chances are you know who Mike Smith is too, just not as well, most likely. Mike Smith is known mainly for his time as the starting goaltender for the Arizona Coyotes. For … Read more

GOTTA SEE IT: USHL goalie scores goal and celebrates in style!

Hockey fans know that the goaltender scoring a goal is an extremely rare feat. Household NHL names like Martin Brodeur, Ron Hextall, Jose Theodore, and Detroit’s Chris Osgood were all able to accomplish that task during their careers. However, a USHL goaltender decided to get in on the fun and make a name for himself. … Read more

Top 15 Joe Louis Arena Moments of all-time

We’re back again with Part Three of our countdown of the Top 25 Red Wings moments at Joe Louis Arena. In case you missed them, be sure and look at Part 1 and Part 2. Let’s go ahead and count all the way down to number one. 1980 NHL ALL-STAR GAME The 1980 NHL All-Star Game was one of the first … Read more

Red Wings news: Newest jersey numbers are here!

The Detroit Red Wings announced the jersey numbers that their three off-season acquisitions will be wearing this season, as well as two players who decided to switch numbers from what they’d previously worn with the team. Check out the newest #RedWings' jersey numbers! #LGRW pic.twitter.com/x3laocN59F — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 31, 2016 Frans Nielsen … 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

Top 5 Red Wings/Avalanche rivalry moments (Videos)

During its heyday, the rivalry between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche was one of the fiercest and most bitter not only in hockey but in all of sports. Regular season games between the two always had playoff-like, atmosphere, and the two would battle in six playoff series between 1996 and 2008. Although it was nearly … Read more

Top 5 Red Wings goalie masks

In 1959, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante made hockey history by being the first to wear a mask. In the years since goalies everywhere have turned their masks into portraits of personal expression. The Detroit Red Wings have been fortunate to employ some of the game’s greatest ‘tenders, and the Winged Wheel has been the … Read more

16 Years Ago Today: Red Wings – Avalanche 1997 Brawl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kou0p5oI4Xk   This happened 16 years ago today. I still think it was the game that forever changed this franchise. It gave the Red Wings momentum to win their 1st cup after a 42 year drought. They would repeat as Cup champs the following year, still the last time to win back-to-back Stanley Cups. Go … Read more