... for Wings fans.
(WJBK) - Fifteen years ago today, the Detroit Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-5 in what was one of the most memorable games in team history.
The fight between Darren McCarty and Claude Lemieux still fires up fans. It also helped the Red Wings turn the corner and launch their dynasty, winning the first of four Stanley Cups in 15 years.
The Red Wings of this season have struggled of late, but with some players back from injuries, they're hoping to change their fortunes.
I SO remember that game... and like the article sez, it marked the point where the current Wings dynasty began. That, and the fact that Darren McCarty kicked the hell outta Claude Lemieux. No one in hockey... at that time... deserved it more. Highlights:
That was the BEST gotdamned brawl of the modern era, bar none.