Ken Holland swiveled away from a visitor in his office at Joe Louis Arena, picked up a thick book and plopped it onto his desk. ''This collective bargaining agreement was put in place for parity and competitive balance,'' the Detroit Red Wings general manager said. The NHL's salary
It began on April 4, 1991, in St. Louis against the Detroit Red Wings’ Norris Division rival Blues. It was a victory, as so many playoff games over the next 25 seasons would be for Detroit. Steve Yzerman had a hat trick.