"The city isn't perfect, the arena isn't either. Detroiters admit to that much. But every spring crowds of more than 20,000 fill the Joe Louis Arena, and when the puck drops on the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Winged Wheel is there."
Despite backing into the playoffs, today, we celebrate 25 years of making the NHL Playoffs.
It's been a frustrating year starting all the way back to the offseason when Mike Babcock left Detroit to take on the big task of rebuilding the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jon Morosi narrated a fantastic video for the Detroit Red Wings historic playoff streak. 25 years in which we have seen four Stanley Cups lifted, and multiple Hall of Fame players inducted into hockey history. It doesn't matter how they make it into the big show, what matters is that they did. Today, we celebrate 25 years of absolute excellence (or whatever you want to call it), for one of the greatest teams in professional sports.