Detroit Red Wings: Greatest Moments and Players

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Few teams in professional hockey have enjoyed more success than the Detroit Red Wings, one of the National Hockey League’s “Original Six.”

In the newly-revised “Detroit Red Wings: Greatest Moments and Players” edition (Sports Publishing/Skyhorse Publishing), Stan “the Hockey Maven” Fischler profiles more than 50 of the greatest characters from this unforgettable franchise.

Fans can read about everyone from the legendary Gordie Howe (who was almost killed by a body-check that fractured his skull before he went on to become known as “Mr. Hockey”) to Nicklas Lidström (who became the first European to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2002).

With a deft pen, Fischler describes the Red Wings’ greatest accomplishments from his front-row seat in the press box. Beyond the stats and facts, this veteran sportswriter brings fans off the ice and into the locker room to share a treasure trove of stories and anecdotes from this legendary franchise.

Within these pages, fans will taste the adrenaline as the Red Wings rack up 11 Stanley Cup Championships and cheer with the crowd as Pete and Jerry Cusimano toss the first “good luck” octopus onto the ice.

Without a doubt, “Detroit Red Wings: Greatest Moments and Players” is a must-have for any Red Wings fan.