As an original six team, the Detroit Red Wings have appeared in the Stanley Cup 24 times, behind only the Montreal Canadians. The Red Wings have won 11 of those series, placing them third behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the most Stanley Cup wins. Although the team suffered through a long drought, the Detroit Red Wings lines have reflected them as a favourite since the mid 1990s, when team management stepped up and stabilized the franchise.
Detroit Red Wings Next Game
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Detroit Red Wings Score
Over the 82 game schedule, you’ll get a good idea of which teams play well against each other. Since the Detroit Red Wings score section updates after each game, you can compare moneylines with how the Red Wings fared after the final horn sounds.
Detroit Red Wings Standings
When you want to learn more about how the Wings opponents stack up, it’s a good idea to check how well they’ve been performing during the regular season. This Detroit Red Wings standings widget supplies you with the positional information you need.
Detroit Red Wings Record
The first Stanley Cup win for the Detroit Red Wings took place during the 1935-36 season, with the team finding success during the 1940s and 1950s as well. A horrendous championship drought then took place, reaching a nadir during the mid-1980s. By the time Steve Yzerman and the mid-1990s rolled around, the team turned its fortunes around, becoming one of the most consistent franchises in the NHL. They ended the Stanley Cup drought during the 1996-97 season, also winning in 2001-02 and 2007-08.
The team was so dominant in the western conference that when the league realigned and the Wings landed in the eastern conference, other eastern powers immediately became concerned about the new balance of power. Although the Wings aren’t as strong as they were since the departure of Nicklas Lidstrom, the team continues their streak of playoff appearances, which remains unbroken since 1991, making them one of the most successful franchises in North American sports, along with the San Antonio Spurs.
The main strength of the Detroit Red Wings has been their ability to find and develop incredible forwards drafted deep in the draft, resulting in the discovery of players such as Pavel Datsyuk, Gustav Nyquist and Henrik Zetterberg. This dedication to two-way play trickles down throughout the lineup, resulting in a team with very few weaknesses. Historically, the only weakness of the Wings over the past few decades was the absence of a top-tier goalie, even through they typically get solid play from that position as well.
Due to the consistency of the Red Wings, they’ve been considered threats to go deep in the Stanley Cup playoffs for nearly three decades because of their ability to maintain the quality of their lineup without any high placing draft picks. Look for this to continue, even after the Mike Babcock era came to a close.