Monday, March 26, 2012

15 Year Anniversary

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Yes, it has been 15 years today since the Detroit Red Wings avenged the previous season Western Conference Finals loss and a cheap shot blow by Claude Lemieux on Kris Draper at Joe Louis Arena. The fight helped bring the Wings together and cemented their toughness as they went on to win the Stanley Cup that spring for the first time since 1955.

The Wings have won the Stanley Cup four times since the fight (1997, 1998, 2002, 2008). Hopefully the Wings can get healthy and hoist the Cup again this year.

If nothing else, it's an excuse to re-visit the brawl. This is my favorite clip of the fight on YouTube largely because it is edited to Filter's "Hey Man, Nice Shot" which fits perfectly. I know I can always watch this clip and be pumped up five minutes later. Enjoy. Lets Go Red Wings!

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