25 memories of Red Wings-Avalanche fight night 25 years later
The events of March 26, 1997, won’t soon fade from the minds of Detroit Red Wings fans. Draper sustained numerous facial injuries and the Red Wings, after winning an NHL-record 62 games, were eliminated following a 4-1 loss. The Red Wings surely regretted not retaliating against him during that series. The big defenseman Krupp joined the Red Wings 16 months later in what would be one of their worst free-agent signings. The Red Wings three months earlier signed Joe Kocur as a free agent, realizing they needed more toughness.mlive.com
Red Wings roundup: Seider’s fall, NHL season status, Roy chased 25 years ago, Yzerman’s offseason grade
As Red Wings fans, we miss Mickey and Ken. The Red Wings have players and prospects participating in several different leagues, working to stay in shape for when the NHL returns (more on that below). The NHL season start status 🕰️And that brings us to the important question of: When will the NHL even return to play? He ended up beating the Red Wings in the conference final that year (yes, the 62-win Red Wings) en route to his third Stanley Cup. The Red Wings eventually got back at Roy, as we know -- several times, in fact.
Vote in round 2: Who did Detroit Red Wings fans despise the most?
Who did Detroit Red Wings fans despise the most? The NHL region of the bracket is loaded, thanks mostly to the long run of success for the Red Wings between 1995 and 2009. The top seeds won't shock anyone: Claude Lemieux and Patrick Roy. These two battled and brawled with the Red Wings for years, including the legendary "Brawl in Hockeytown" in 1997. Read more: View the full bracket and how it worksVote in the second round of the NHL region below:Vote in each of the other regions below: