Hello, my name is Brenda Porter and I am the owner of this
very big page saluting the Detroit Red Wings, their spirit
and hockey in general. I am now aware that alot of people who
visit this page are not familiar with our team here in
Hockeytown and their history . I also decided ttoday to go one
step further and show on this page not only their history as
much as I know. (which isn't alot sorry) but just how important
this team is to this community and also how big hockey is.

How big IS hockey in Detroit? Well just down the street
from me in Detroit is a store which calls itself HockeyTown
Convenience Store and has been up LONGER than 3 years. (last Cup
win here so that is not why it was named it) . There are hockey
teams literally scattered all over Detroit. There is an NHL team
our Wings and there is an IHL team Detroit Vipers. There are
also various smaller hockey promotions about the area and to
name them would take this entire page.
We even named a cafe here HockeyTown!



The importance of The Red Wings here are very evident. There
is alot of passion here for the team . Practically most homes
in Detroit fly Red Wing banners on their stoops.
The programs offered here to train youngsters to play hockey
sponsored by the Wings are often full in no time!
One former Wing Igor Larionov before recently leaving
for Florida Panthers (he now plays for ) spoke of being
amazed by the support fans and team have for each other here
in The Motor City! Or should I say what we rightfully are...

HOCKEYTOWN


Just take a second to stop off by this site above to see
all the work the Wings are involved in in the community here.
Some of which is Partnership For A Drug Free America and
they also have a Wish Campaign that is very popular. Last season
The Red Wings through appearances, charity events and personal
stuff raised over a million dollars for the community of
Detroit and surrounding areas.



They also do not forget former comrades.
Vladimir Konstantinov was injured rather seriously in a limo
crash in 1997 just days after the Cup win. They still
keep his locker there.



Plus evident is this recent pic taken at a local
event here with Wings Captain Steve Yzerman. Vladdie
is still very much a Wing! Most teams would probably do
a token year or two to remember their fallen . Ours keeps
him closer to our hearts and the community.

Plus we never can forget where we come from.

Above are former greats Marcel Dionne and Johnny Wilson at
a recent golfing charity event.


My fave Wing! Graphic by Bren's Graphics





Detroit Red Wings
Team Founded: 1926
Team History: 1926-30 - Detroit Cougars
1930-32- Detroit Falcons
1932-Present - Detroit Red Wings
Team Colors: Red & White
Arena Address: Joe Louis Arena
600 Civic Center Drive
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) - 396-7544
Opened: December 12, 1979
First Official Game: December 27, 1979, 3-2 loss to St. Louis Blues
Arena Capacity: 19,983
Owner/President: Michael Illitch
Owner & Secretary/Treasurer: Marian Illitch
Senior Vice President: Jim Devellano
General Manager: Ken Holland
Director of Player Personel/Head Coach: Scotty Bowman


PAST COACHES
1926-27 Art Duncan 20-21-2
(Replaced after 33 Games in 1926-27 Season)
Duke Keats 2- 7- 2
(Interim Head Coach for 11 Games in 1926-27 Season)
1927-47 Jack Adams 413-390-161 52-52
1947-54 Tommy Ivan 262-118- 90 34-31
1954-58 Jimmy Skinner 123- 79- 46 14-12
(Replaced after 38 Games in 1957-58 Season)
1958 Sid Abel 16- 11- 5 0- 4
1958-68 Sid Abel 286-306-112 29 32
1968-70 Bill Gadsby 35- 31- 12
(Replaced after 2 Games in 1969-70 Season)
1970 Sid Abel 38- 21- 15 0- 4
1970-71 Ned Harkness 12- 22- 4
(Replaced after 38 Games in 1970-71 Season)
1970-1971 Doug Barkley 10- 23- 7
1971-72 Doug Barkley 3- 8- 0
(Replaced after 11 Games in 1971-72 Season)
Johnny Wilson 30- 27- 10
1972-73 Johnny Wilson 37- 29- 12
1973-74 Ted Garvin 2- 8- 1
(Replaced after 11 Games in 1973-74 Season)
Alex Delvecchio 27- 31- 9
1974-75 Alex Delvecchio 23- 45- 12
1975-76 Doug Barkley 7- 15- 4
(Replaced after 26 Games in 1975-76 Season)Alex Delvecchio/Bill Dea 19- 29- 6
Delvecchio was officially the Head Coach, but Dea worked
behind the bench.
1976-77 Alex Delvecchio/Billy Dea 13- 26-
(Replaced after 44 Games in 1976-77 Season - Delvecchio
was officially the Head Coach,
but Dea worked behind the bench).
Larry Wilson 3- 29- 4
(Interim Head Coach for 36 Games in 1976-77 Season)
1977-80 Bobby Kromm 79-111- 41 3- 4
(Replaced after 71 Games in 1979-80 Season)
Ted Lindsay 2- 7- 0
Ted Lindsay officially was Head Coach but Marcel
Pronovost worked behind the bench
1980-81 Ted Lindsay 3- 14- 3
(Replaced after 20 Games in 1980-81 Season)
Wayne Maxner 16- 29- 15
1981-82 Wayne Maxner 18- 39- 12
(Replaced after 69 Games in 1981-82 Season)
Billy Dea 3- 8-
(Interim Head Coach for 11 Games in 1981-82 Season)
1982-85 Nick Polano 79-127- 34 1- 6
1985-86 Harry Neale 8- 23- 4
(Replaced after 35 Games in 1985-86 Season)
Brad Park 9- 36- 2
1986-90 Jacques Demers 137-136- 47 20-18
1990-93 Bryan Murray 125- 95- 29 10-15
1993-Present Scotty Bowman 266-135- 65 63-36
RETIRED NUMBERS
1 - Terry Sawchuck
.CM6 - Larry Aurie
7 - Ted Lindsay
9 - Gordie Howe
10 - Alex Delvecchio
12 - Sid Abel
RED WINGS IN THE HALL OF FAME
Red Wings in the Hall of Fame: 1958 - Alex Connell, Frank Foyston, Frank Frederickson, George Hay, Duke Keats,James Norris, Sr.
1959 - Jack Adams, Cecil "Tiny" Thompson
1960 - Jack Walker
1961 - Charlie Conacher
1962 - James D. Norris
1963 - Ebbie Goodfellow, Earl Seibert
1964 - Jack Stewart
1965 - Syd Howe, Marty Barry
1966 - Ted Lindsay
1969 - Sid Abel, Red Kelly, Bruce A. Norris
1970 - Bill Gadsby
1971 - Terry Sawchuk, Cooney Weiland
1972 - Hap Holmes, Gordie Howe
1973 - Doug Harvey
1974 - Tommy Ivan, Carl Voss
1975 - Glenn Hall
1976 - Bill Quackenbush
1977 - Alex Delvecchio
1978 - Andy Bathgate, Marcel Pronovost
1980 - Harry Lumley
1981 - Frank Mahovlich, John Bucyk
1982 - Norm Ullman
1985 - Budd Lynch
1986 - Leo Boivin
1987 - Eddie Giacomin, John A. Ziegler Jr.
1988 - Brad Park
1989 - Herbie Lewis, Darryl Sittler
1991 - Bruce Martyn, Marcel Dionne






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