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The Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings are the city's hockey team. They've been in eastern Michigan since 1926, although they used to go by a different name–The Detroit Cougars. In 1930, they changed their name to the Falcons, then changed the name again to the Red Wings in 1932. The Red Wings were one of the original six teams in the NHL. As of 2019, the Red Wings have won the most Stanley Cup championships, of any team in the NHL, and are third in the overall champs worldwide behind the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. After playing for 52 years in the Olympia Stadium, the Red Wings move to a new home. They played at the Joe Louis Arena from 1979 until 2017 when they moved to the new Little Caesars Arena for the 2017-2018 season.

The Red Wings are one of the most successful and biggest fan-favorite teams in the NHL. Sports commentators often refer to Detroit as "Hockeytown" because of it. This fits so well that the franchise registered the trademark on it in 1996. Throughout the history of the Red Wings, they've played in the playoffs 30 times in 32 seasons, including a straight run of 25 years from 1990/1991 to 2015/2016.

The Red Wings Records and Standings

STANLEY CUPS 1935–36, 1936–37, 1942–43, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2007–08 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2007–08, 2008–09 PRESIDENTS' TROPHIES 1994–95, 1995–96, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2007–08 DIVISIONF CHAMPIONSHIPS 1933–34, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11

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