Flashback to when Brendan Shanahan described legendary Red Wings brawl vs. Avalanche [VIDEO]

Every Detroit Red Wings fan remembers the legendary “Fight Night at the Joe” on March 26, 1997, against the hated Colorado Avalanche. Detroit was still seething from the previous year’s playoff series, in particular at Avalanche forward Claude Lemieux for his dirty hit from behind that rearranged Kris Draper’s face. The Avalanche had defeated the … Read more

Game of the Day: Red Wings take down Avalanche in OT in Game 3 of 2002 Western Conference Finals

We continue our Game of the Day series with a classic Detroit Red Wings matchup from the legendary 2001-02 season! And since it’s not a school night, we’re sure you won’t mind if this one required some overtime! Red Wings defenseman Fredrik Olausson proved to be the hero, blasting the game winner past stunned Colorado … 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

Game of the Day: Chris Osgood takes down Patrick Roy and shuts out the Avalanche 2-0 on April Fools Day 1998

We continue our Game of the Day series with a classic matchup between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche that took place on April 1, 1998 at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit were the defending Stanley Cup champions, and the hatred that both sides felt for each other was definitely still in place. Not only … Read more

OTD: Red Wings put 7 through Patrick Roy in game 7 rout [Video]

It’s a moment almost all Detroit Red Wings fans remember, a moment as iconic as the Brawl in Hockeytown. The night Detroit embarrassed the Colorado Avalanche en route to the Stanley Cup Final. An already heated series by the most intense rivalry in professional sports made even more so by the skill level of both … Read more

Top 25 Joe Louis Arena Moments – Part 2

To celebrate the final season at Joe Louis Arena, we’re counting down the top 25 moments involving the Detroit Red Wings at the legendary old barn. You can view numbers 25-21 here. Let’s take a look at 20 through 16 in part two of our countdown. 20. 2009 WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIS, GAME 7   The Red Wings … Read more

Former UM goaltender Al Montoya torched for 10 goals [Video]

Former University of Michigan goaltender Al Montoya had an exceptionally rough Friday night. He and the Montreal Canadiens were soundly defeated by the Columbus Blue Jackets by a staggering 10-0 final. What’s worse is that Montoya surrendered all 10 goals. Montreal’s coaching staff elected to keep Montoya in the game rather than mercifully pulling him in … Read more

Patrick Roy resigns as Avalanche coach

Former Detroit Red Wings nemesis Patrick Roy has resigned as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, a position he had held since 2013. In addition, Roy is also resigning as vice president of hockey operations, effectively terminating his professional relationship with the Avalanche. Roy returned to Colorado to serve as vice president of hockey operations … Read more