The Detroit Red Wings are one of the NHL’s strongest and most popular hockey clubs. The Red Wings missed the NHL Playoff’s in the 2016-17 NHL season. The Red Wings finished the season with a 33-36-13 and a 7th place finish in the Atlantic Division. The Red Wings are looking to improve on that record in the 2017-18 NHL season and get back to the NHL Playoffs.
Founded in 1925, the Detroit Red Wings are one of the most successful teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). The franchise started off with the names Detroit Cougars, Detroit Falcons, and in 1932 was named the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings logo honors Detroit “Motor City”.
They have won the coveted Stanley Cup more times (11) than any other United States NHL team (1935–36, 1936–37, 1942–43, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2007–08) behind the Montreal Canadiens (24) and Toronto Maple Leafs (13). The Red Wings play their home games at the storied Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit, MI. Because of the success of the team and the passionate hockey fans living in Detroit, Red Wings tickets are hard to come by most years. Even the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Games and Preseason games sell out year after year!
Little Caesars Arena sits around 20,000 hockey fans per game. The arena also has its different superstitions or traditions. One of the traditions is called “The Legend of the Octopus,” where during home playoff games at Little Caesars Arena, an octopus is thrown onto the ice for good luck. The fans go to extreme lengths to sneak octopuses into Joe Louis Arena and throw them onto the ice.
You don’t want to miss seeing the Red Wings hit the ice this season at Little Caesars Arena!