The Detroit Red Wings are one of the premier teams in the NHL. The team has been around
since 1926, when they were called the Detroit Cougars. Since then they have been renamed
the Detroit Falcons and finally the Detroit Red Wings. Fans have always bought Detroit Red
Wings tickets in high numbers. Throughout this time, the one thing that has never wavered
in their history has been success. The team has won eleven Stanley Cups, six division titles,
six Presidents trophies, and 19 division championships. That is a record that only a few
teams can better and those who buy Detroit Red Wings tickets on a yearly basis are
generally treated to some terrific hockey.
The greatest time period for Detroit Red Wings tickets holders and supporters was the 1996-
2002 era where they claimed three Stanley Cups, three Conference Championships, two
Presidents trophies, and four Division titles. The team was spearheaded by some fantastic
players in this era. The likes of Vladimir Konstantinov, Slava Fetisov, Chris Chelios, Igor
Larionov, and Mike Vernon were some of the main players that Detroit Red Wings tickets
holders got to see.
Nick Lidstrom lead the team to Stanley Cup success in 2007-2008, their most recent triumph.
This was the first time a non-North American captained an NHL team to the Stanley Cup. The
team defeated the Nashville Predators and Pittsburg Penguins on the way to their success.
The Red Wings are one of the most successful and popular franchises in the entire NHL. The
city of Detroit is often referred to as "Hockey-town" by pundits and fans all over the country.
The Red Wings have made the Joe Louis Arena their home. The arena was opened in 1979
and has a capacity of 20,066 for hockey games. This capacity has steadily increased over the
years, yet Detroit Red Wings tickets are always sell outs. There are often fans that cannot
get Detroit Red Wings tickets, such is the demand to see games in person. The stadium is
also home to basketball and professional wrestling events, making it a great all-purpose
Detroit Red Wings fans are some of the most unique and passionate in the entire United
States. There are so many Detroit Red Wings tickets holders who have season passes, such is
their dedication to seeing the team in person. The fans are also extremely demanding,
having gotten used to unprecedented success. Any season that does not result in the
playoffs is a failure, and nothing short of Stanley Cup success can be classified as a
The great thing about the Red Wings is how much they have influenced the area around
them. There is a reason Detroit is referred to as Hockeytown. Even when the economy was
bad and Detroit was a struggling city, fans would still buy Detroit Red Wings tickets in high
numbers. Their commitment to the team never wavered and hockey was always a release
for people, even if things in their own lives were not going perfectly. Red Wings fans expect
plenty more successful seasons for their franchise in the future.
12-2-13: Detroit has suffered through some tough times this season, including a seven-game losing streak in the middle of November, but the Wings have bounced back with five wins in their last six games. Detroit outscored its opponents by a combined 15-3 margin this past week and earned all six available points. Darren Helm, who played only one game last season due to injury, is having a nice bounce back year. In 14 games, Helm has seven goals and 10 points.
11-25-13: The Red Wings record is not indicative to what kind of team Ken Holland has assembled in Detroit. Make no mistake; the Wings are still a darn good hockey team. Detroit went 2-2 last week and capped it off by beating Buffalo 3-1 on Sunday. Stephen Weiss was brought in from Florida in the offseason to provide more scoring. So far, that hasn’t worked out according to plan. Weiss has only one goal and two assists on the season.
11-18-13: The Wings have lost six straight games but have five points during that span. The Wings outshot the Jets and lost in the shootout. They played well against Washington but lost in the shootout again. They got outplayed by the Islanders and suffered the same result; another shootout loss. Over the years, Detroit has been an excellent team at even strength. This year the Wings are a middle of the pack team with a 50.2 percent Corsi rating at even-strength.
11-12-13: Despite losing all three games they played this week, the Detroit Red Wings managed to salvage two points in two overtime losses. If you recall, Niklas Kronwall was hit by Colorado’s Cody McLeod a few week’s back and at the time it looked serious. Fortunately, for the Wings Kronwall wasn’t severely hurt and since that hit he has four points and is a plus-4 in eight games played. The Wings record is not indicative to what kind of team they have.
11-5-13: The Wings had an impressive Western Canadian road swing this past week finishing 3-0. They beat Vancouver and Calgary in a pair one-goal games and then throttled the lowly Oilers 5-0 in Edmonton. Daniel Alfredsson is on pace to eclipse his 26-point season last year in Ottawa. Through 15 games he has 13 points. It looks like Detroit is finally getting used to life in the Eastern Conference. Quietly, they are near the top of the NHL standings.
10-29-13: The Wings started off the week strong losing 1-0 to high-powered San Jose Sharks. They followed that up by getting crushed 6-1 by the Ottawa Senators where goalie Jimmy Howard was yanked from the game. Despite their recent struggles, the Wings remain near the top of the Eastern conference. Pavel Datsyuk’s 22 takeaways lead the NHL this season. Can the Wings continue to be successful will remain to be seen? Life in the Eastern Conference has potential to be wonderful for Detroit; so far they’re not taking advantage of it.
10-21-13: The Wings had their four-game winning streak snapped in Detroit Saturday by the Phoenix Coyotes but the biggest concern in the injury to star player Niklas Kronwall. He will be out indefinitely after sustaining a concussion following a dirty hit by Colorado’s Cody McLeod last week. This could spell trouble for Mike Babcock and the Wings. No one can replace what Kronwall brings to the Wings on the blueline. How Detroit goes on without him will be interesting to watch?
10-14-13: Detroit has six out of a possible 10 points in their first five games played this season. The Wings are on pace for a 98 point season, which would put them in the postseason. Henrik Zetterberg leads the team with six points, and Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall aren’t too far behind with 5 points each. It’s only five games in but there are some concerns in the Motor City. The Wings have lacked secondary scoring from Daniel Alfredsson, Johan Franzen, and Daniel Cleary thus far.
10-7-13: They probably should have lost to Carolina, but despite that the Wings have looked good early on. They are still getting used to their new conference rivals, but expect them to be up near the top of the standings the whole season.
8-22-13: No team is more affected by the NHL realignment than the Detroit Red Wings. Since 1981, the Red Wings have called the Western Conference home, but that all changes this year as they move into the east. GM Ken Holland made two significant moves in free agency signing center Stephen Weiss and longtime Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson. Alfredsson will return to Ottawa on Dec. 1 in what promises to be an emotional night in Canada’s capital. Detroit will host the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2014 Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
8-21-13: The Red Wings have re-signed center Gustav Nyquist to a two-year deal. Last year, the 23-year-old appeared in 22 games and scored three goals and picked up three assists. He had two goals and three assists during the Stanley Cup playoffs.
8-3-13: Next season, the Red Wings will retire former Red Wings star Nicklas Lidstrom's number 5.
7-22-13: The Red Wings have agreed to a two-year deal with 24-year-old defenseman Brendan Smith.
Red Wings 2013 NHL Draft Summary
Pick #20: Anthony Mantha, RW
Pick #48: Zach Nastasiuk, RW
Pick #58: Tyler Bertuzzi, LW
Pick #79: Mattias Janmark-Nylen, C
Pick #109: David Pope, LW
Pick #139: Mitchell Wheaton, D
Pick #169: Marc McNulty, D
Pick #199: Hampus Melen, RW