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

6 Most hated Red Wings villains of all-time

There is no question about it that the Detroit Red Wings have had one of the most storied histories in NHL history. Not only have they won 11 Stanley Cups but they have been in the playoffs in over 70% of their seasons. During that time, the Red Wings have also run into some villains … Read more

Wings score 9 on Patrick Roy in his finale with Canadiens [Video]

We all know that Patrick Roy played a big part in the Detroit Red Wings / Colorado Avalanche rivalry, but it was a regular-season game against the Montreal Canadiens on December 2nd, 1995 that would become the first significant moment that fueled many historic matchups between the two aforementioned teams. The Red Wings laid a beating … Read more

Top 10 NHL fights of all-time includes Chris Osgood vs. Patrick Roy [Video]

When it comes to the NHL, it never matters which teams are playing each other as there is always a chance of a great fight taking breaking out at any time. Of course, there do not seem to be as many fights as there used to be but that’s why we have YouTube! Let’s take … Read more

Young Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg embarrass Patrick Roy (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings featured some of the best young talent in the NHL during the 2002-03 season when rookie Henrik Zetterberg burst onto the scene to team up with second-year forward Pavel Datsyuk. Both Datsyuk and Zetterberg, who would later help Detroit to their 11th Stanley Cup in 2008, gave the NHL a prompt … Read more

Red Wings’ Sergei Fedorov embarrasses Patrick Roy with deke (VIDEO)

There were few hockey players in National Hockey League history more dynamic and exciting to watch than former Detroit Red Wings forward Sergei Fedorov, who was instrumental in three of the team’s Stanley Cup championships as well as providing some of the most dazzling highlights in history. Let’s throw it back to the start of … Read more

Avalanche fan creates beautiful Red Wings sign with evil intentions (VIDEO)

As most of us are spending more time at home thanks to the spread of the novel coronavirus, we’re looking for ways to fill the time. One hockey fan came up with what started as a pretty cool idea – only to reveal their sinister intentions! An unidentified hockey fan who clearly appears to be … 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

Steve Yzerman’s Top 5 Games as a Detroit Red Wing

Long-time Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman has far too many memorable moments wearing the iconic Winged Wheel to be put into a single list, but we’ve narrowed down what we think are his top five games aside from the three Stanley Cup wins. Let’s re-live some Red Wings glory! Nation, do you agree with … 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