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In Red Wings Land

Red Wings 1960s all-decade team: Many good seasons ending in disappointment - MLive

The Red Wings reached the Finals four times in a span of six seasons from 1961-66, losing each time.

The NHL expanded from six to 12 teams in 1967, which marked the start of a prolonged downturn for the Red Wings.

As we continue to break down the Red Wings’ all-decade teams, here is a look at the 1960s:

There was still a lot of talent on those teams, but they just couldn’t finish the run. A decent run of individual awards for the club. Nobody won the Jack Adams award, but Jack Adams won the Lester Pearson in that decade.

Around the NHL

How NHL fans can be part of a Hockey Night in Canada opening montage - Sportsnet

As the NHL’s return to the ice nears, Sportsnet is asking fans across the country to submit videos for a chance to be part of a Hockey Night in Canada opening montage.

I don’t think they’re looking for Red Wings fans from Kansas so I think I’ll pass on this.