The Russian Five debuted 24 years ago today in 1995

Hockey was forever changed on October 27, 1995, during a tilt between the Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames. It was the night that Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman sent five former Soviet Red Army players onto the ice in Calgary, and into history. Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Igor Larionov, Vladimir Konstantinov, and Slava … Read more

WATCH: New ‘The Russian Five’ documentary trailer

After making its debut last year at the 2018 Freep Film Festival, “The Russian Five” documentary released a new trailer on Sunday and announced several showings will be held in various movie theatres across Michigan starting on March 22nd. The Russian Five will initially hit 25 theaters (mostly in Michigan) on March 22nd. According to the film’s producer, … Read more

LOOK: Red Wings to honor 1998 Stanley Cup team tonight vs. Bruins

The Detroit Red Wings will honor the 1998 Stanley Cup team tonight as they face-off against the Boston Bruins in a Wednesday night rivalry match-up. Tonight we celebrate and honor the 1998 #StanleyCup Team. #LGRW #Believe — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 18, 2017 A year after the Wings won the Stanley Cup for … Read more

On This Day: The ‘Russian Five’ make debut with Red Wings

When you look back on Detroit Red Wings hockey from the 1990’s, generally one era of players that comes to mind. We’re talking, of course, about the Russian Five. (Okay, maybe the Grind Line as well). These five Russian-born Red Wings players, less-commonly known as “The Wizards of Ov”, brought together a combination of speed and … Read more