HOTSPROTSTAKES Debate: Better NHL franchise since 1990, Detroit or Pittsburgh?

So with the Penguins passing Detroit in terms of Stanley Cups starting in 1990, it begs the question, have the Penguins actually been the best NHL franchise since 1990? Let’s debate! Continue reading HOTSPROTSTAKES Debate: Better NHL franchise since 1990, Detroit or Pittsburgh?

The Red Wings missing the playoffs is the best thing that could happen to them

It’s officially over.

The Detroit Red Wings, the one constant in playoff hockey for the last quarter century, were officially eliminated from the playoff race last night. It did not end with a bang or even ceremony, they were handily dumped by the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, in front of less than 10,000 people.

The streak lasted 26 years, 25 seasons, and more than 9,000 days.

It’s over, and it’s the best thing that could happen to the franchise.

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