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Farewell, Joe Louis Arena: The top moments, memories, photos and more

It’s time to say goodbye to Joe Louis Arena. The Detroit Red Wings play their final game there Sunday against the New Jersey Devils, a day that’s sure to be emotional for everyone involved, from the organization to the players, from the arena workers to the fans. Here at the Free Press, we’re trying to… Read more »

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20 years later: Red Wings vs. Avalanche fight night is still the best

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the game played on March 26, 1997, between the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche and the Red Wings — a game fittingly played at a hockey arena named after a boxing champion. This was one of the most intense and fierce rivalries in the NHL at the time…. Read more »

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Mr. Hockey

Gordie Howe, more commonly referred to as “Mr. Hockey” passed away at the age of 88. He played for the Detroit Red Wings for twenty-five seasons during a time when the National Hockey League had six teams, however, his fame extended well beyond Detroit. He is the Red Wings career leader in goals, points, games… Read more »