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|Stadium:||Little Caesars Arena|
|Colors:||Red & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Sid Abel, Al Arbour, Marty Barry, Andy Bathgate, Leo Boivin, John Bucyk, Chris Chelios, Dino Ciccarelli, Paul Coffey, Charlie Conacher, Roy Conacher, Alec Connell, Alex Delvecchio, Marcel Dionne, Bernie Federko, Sergei Fedorov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Frank Foyston, Frank Fredrickson, Bill Gadsby, Eddie Giacomin, Ebbie Goodfellow , Glenn Hall, Doug Harvey, Dominik Hasek, George Hay, Hap Holmes, Marian Hossa, Gordie Howe, Mark Howe, Syd Howe, Brett Hull, Duke Keats, Red Kelly, Brian Kilrea, Igor Larionov, Herbie Lewis, Nicklas Lidstrom, Ted Lindsay, Harry Lumley, Frank Mahovlich, Mike Modano, Larry Murphy, Vaclav Nedomansky, Reg Noble, Adam Oates, Brad Park, Bud Poile, Marcel Pronovost, Bill Quackenbush, Luc Robitaille, Borje Salming,Terry Sawchuk, Earl Siebert, Brendan Shanahan, Darryl Sittler, Jack Stewart, Tiny Thompson, Norm Ullman, Rogie Vachon, Carl Voss, Jack Walker, Harry Watson, Cooney Weiland & Steve Yzerman|
|Hall of Fame Builders:||Jack Adams, Keith Allen, Scotty Bowman, Murray Costello, Jim Devellano, Ken Holland, Mike Ilitch, Tommy Ivan, Bruce Norris, James D. Norris, James E. Norris & John Ziegler Jr.|
|Rivals:||Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues & Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Legends:||Hall Of Famers + Kirk Maltby, Chris Osgood, Johan Franzen, Joey Kocur, Tomas Holmstrom, Kris Draper, Pavel Datsyuk, Vladimir Konstantinov, Bob Probert, Darren McCarty & Mickey Redmond|
|Retired Numbers:||1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12 &19|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||11 (1935–36, 1936–37, 1942–43, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02 & 2007–08)|
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The Detroit Red Wings are one of the oldest and most successful clubs in the NHL, founded in 1926 as one of the original 6 teams, originally starting as the Cougars, which had carried over when the British Columbia Cougars were sold to Detroit.
The iconic Red Wings’ name came about in the 1930’s, drawing inspiration from the winged wheel of Triptolemus, the ancient Greek figure. Jack Adams and James Norris Snr chose the name, believing that it would fit the club perfectly given the history of Detroit, commonly referred to as Motor City.
They would have much success in the years that followed, consistently making the playoffs throughout the 30’s, even winning their first ever Stanley Cup in 1935-36, and backing it up the next year with another win in 1936-37.
They remained a powerhouse force during the next decade, qualifying for the Final a whopping 7 times, however, only winning on 2 occasions. The 1940s is also remembered for being the decade that they signed one of the sports greatest ever talents, Hall of Famer, Gordie Howe.
Howe, or more affectionately known as ‘Mr Hockey’, would go on to dominate the sport over a 26 year tenure in the NHL, with 25 of those spent at the Red Wings. Mr Hockey played 1,767 games over this time, scoring a ridiculous 1,850 points, and ranking 2nd to Wayne Gretzky for total NHL goals with 801.
Having won 2 Stanley Cups in both the 30’s and 40’s, the 1950’s would become, and still remains, their most successful decade, winning the Cup in 3 of 4 seasons from 1951-1955.
After this period the Red Wings would come close, but ultimately fail to recapture that glory, making the final 6 times over a 40 year period, losing each time, and only taking it to game 7 on one occasion.
The late 1960s to early 1980s were a largely forgettable period for the Red Wings, but everything began to change when they signed a young Steve Yzerman in 1983.
Reminiscent of the signing of Gordie Howe all those years earlier, Yzerman lifted the whole team up, only, unlike with Howe, Yzermans’ impact would be instantaneous. He would go on to lead the team in scoring in his first season in the NHL, and the Red Wings qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 5 seasons.
By 1986 Yzerman was named captain of the Red Wings, a position he would hold right up until his retirement in 2006. Under his captaincy the Red Wings would qualify for the playoffs in all but one season, and won the Stanley Cup in 3 of 4 appearances.
One of the more memorable seasons over this tenure is the 1995-96 campaign, heralded as the most dominant regular season in the history of the NHL, the star studded team went 62-13-7 for the year, setting a still standing record for wins in regular season. While they ultimately lost the Stanley Cup that year, the Red Wings would go on to win the next 2 years in a row.
They remained consistent for the years which followed, picking up 2 more Stanley Cup wins, the most recent of which was in 2007-08, the 11th of the near century old club.
The Red Wings remained amongst the best for the majority of their life in the NHL, however, they have declined in recent years. The 2016-17 campaign marked the first time since the end of the 1980s that the Red Wings would not qualify for the playoffs.
The years since have not been kind to them either, failing to make playoffs year after year, even recording one of their worst ever campaigns in the 2019-20 season, going 17-49-5 during the COVID-19 shortened season.
The Red Wings experienced a slight improvement in the 2020-21 season, finishing the year with a 19-27-10 record for a 7th place finish above the Columbus Blue Jackets. While they weren’t the worst defensively, the Red Wings finished the campaign with the worst offensive record, averaging a measly 2.16 goals per game and were kept to a goal or less on 22 occasions.
If you are a fan of the Detroit Red Wings, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Detroit Red Wings have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and finals in 2021?
We will bring you our preview on the Detroit Red Wings’ Head Coach and 2 Key Players closer to the start of the 2021-22 season.
Following their 48 point, 19 win, 27 loss, 10 overtime loss 2020-21 season, the Detroit Red Wings finished second last in the Central Division and 27th in the NHL overall. After the calamitous campaign that was 2019-20, the Red Wings at least managed to improve, claiming 9 additional points from 15 less games.
Coming in as+25000 underdogs to win the Stanley Cup, not much was expected of the Red Wings last season. They made some positive steps forward though, with goaltending seeing a big improvement from the Jimmy Howard 4.2 G/A per game era.
Offensively they were poor, with the regression of Dylan Larkin less than ideal, but trades such as the Anthony Mantha, Jakub Vrana swap seem positive, with Vrana even bagging 4 goals against the Stars early in his Red Wings career.
Steve Yzerman has a monster job ahead of him during this offseason, and which ever way he decides to go about it, with some good business this team is more than capable of competing given the amount of promising young talent there is amongst the roster.
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Where do the Detroit Red Wings play?
The Detroit Red Wings play their home games at Little Caesars Arena.
Who owns the Detroit Red Wings?
The Detroit Red Wings are owned by Ilitch Holdings.
Have the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup?
The Detroit Red Wings have won 11 Stanley Cup titles.
Who is the Detroit Red Wings general manager?
Steve Yzerman is the general manager of the Detroit Red Wings.
Do the Detroit Red Wings play tonight?
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What is the Detroit Red Wings record?
The Detroit Red Wings had a 19-27-10 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2020-21 NHL season.
Did the Detroit Red Wings win last night?
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How much are the Detroit Red Wings worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Detroit Red Wings are worth $775 million.
Who do the Detroit Red Wings play tonight?
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How to watch the Detroit Red Wings?
You can watch the Detroit Red Wings games on TV channels like Fox Sports East and the NHL Network such as NHL.TV.
Will the Detroit Red Wings make the playoffs this year?
It is not known if the Detroit Red Wings will make the playoffs this year, however, last year they finished second last in the Central Division and 27th in the NHL overall.
Will the Detroit Red Wings get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The order of the draft will be finalised at the end of the 2020-21 season, however, the Red Wings will have the 6th overall pick in round 1.
When do the Detroit Red Wings play?
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Where did the Detroit Red Wings finish this season?
In the 2020-21 NHL season, the Detroit Red Wings finished 7th in the Central Division and 27th in the NHL overall.
How many games did the Detroit Red Wings win?
The Detroit Red Wings won 19 games in the 2020-21 NHL season.
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