5 Former Detroit Red Wings who should have their number retired

There is no question about it that the Detroit Red Wings have had a storied history which has included some great players. Of those players, only eight have had the honor of having their number retired. No. 1 – Terry Sawchuk No. 4 – Red Kelly No. 5 – Nicklas Lidstrom No. 7 – Ted … Read more

Vladimir Konstantinov punishes Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings regular season is just around the corner. And while this season will be a completely different experience for everyone involved, we’re looking forward to kicking off the 95th chapter of the historic franchise. Each day as the season draws closer, we’ll be posting a tribute piece to a player who wore … Read more

Detroit Red Wings ‘Russian Five’ get into line brawl with New York Rangers [Video]

Let’s flashback 25 years to 1995 when the Detroit Red Wings ‘Russian Five’ got into a line brawl with the New York Rangers. I would pay top dollar to go back in time to see Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Slava Kozlov, Igor Larionov and Vladimir Konstantinov playing together in their prime just one more time. Enjoy the rumble!

Ken Holland reveals Red Wings nearly drafted Russian superstar Pavel Bure

Former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland carved out an impressive resume during his time in the Motor City, having been part of four Stanley Cup-winning squads (three of which as GM) and gaining a reputation as one of the top executives in the game. During the 1989 NHL Draft, Holland worked for Detroit … Read more

Happy Birthday Vladimir Konstantinov! Hits, Skills, and Heart [Video]

In honor of former Detroit Red Wing Vladimir Konstantinov‘s 52nd Birthday, we take a look back at what made him such a great player. Enjoy! The Hits Vlad brought the pain, most delightfully when it was a certain member of the Colorado Avalanche on the other end. Vladdie’s skills went far beyond being an enforcer … Read more

Former Detroit Red Wing Vladimir Konstantinov gets loud ovation at Little Caesars Arena [Video]

Nearly 23 years ago, Vladimir Konstantinov had his career cut short just six days after winning the 1997 Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings. Embed from Getty Images On Tuesday night, Konstantinov was at Little Caesars Arena and when he was shown on the big screen, he received a loud ovation from the Red … Read more

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

BREAKING: Michigan Sports Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019

The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2019 and to say it is an accomplished group would be a severe understatement. The list of inductees include the following: Grant Hill Vladimir Konstantinov Morris Peterson Diane Dietz Allison Schmitt Charles Woodson Dan Fife Harry Atkins Mike O’Hara Tom Wilson Congratulations to the … Read more

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

The Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup winning teams 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

GoFundMe started for care of former Detroit Red Wing Vladimir Konstantinov

A GoFundMe page has been started for former Detroit Red Wing, Vladimir Konstantinov. Embed from Getty Images According to reports, the page was started by Vlady’s family to raise money for his medical care that has been needed since his tragic accident in 1997 that left him with a traumatic brain injury. From GoFundMe: On … 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

THROWBACK: Vladimir Konstantinov destroys Peter Forsberg [VIDEO]

One of the all-time best hitters, playing during arguably the best rivalry in all pro-sports. What could be better? The era of the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche rivalry defined an age of NHL hockey. It was hard to talk about anything hockey-related without it coming up. To this day it’s bred a generation … Read more

Russian Five debuted 22 years ago today

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 Kozlov … Read more

Top 5 Defensemen in Detroit Red Wings history

The Detroit Red Wings are known for having employed some of the greatest players in NHL history. Household names such as Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, Terry Sawchuck, and others are enshrined forever in Red Wings history with their numbers retired, and their multiple accolades are something to behold. But while those who are primarily known … 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

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 pic.twitter.com/EJugJHvRT1 — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 18, 2017 A year after the Wings won the Stanley Cup for … Read more