Rivalry Week, Part Two: Remember the Red Wings?

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Rivalry Week, Part Two: Remember the Red Wings?
Rivalry Week, Part Two: Remember the Red Wings?

When the NHL re-aligned the conferences to accommodate the Atlanta Thrashers' relocation to Winnipeg, they moved the Columbus Blue Jackets and Detroit Red Wings out of the Central Division and over to the Eastern Conference. It made sense, since both of those teams were in the Eastern Time Zone; West Coast road trips were particularly hellish for their fans. If the Blues were the Central's little brother to the Blackhawks, both teams were little bros to Detroit. The Wings held a 25 year streak of playoff appearances that wasn't broken until 2017. After losing in the final to the New Jersey Devils in 1995, they won back to back Stanley Cups, first on the strength of the Russian Five in 1997, and

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