Originally posted on Detroit4lyfe  |  Last updated 3/26/13
It was 16 years ago today that the seemingly docile net protectors of the Red Wings and Avalanche squared off and beat the **** out of each other in the greatest collective fight in sports – neigh – mankind history. At least that’s how I pictured it in my head at the time. Bear in mind, I was a little gap-toothed fourth-grader rocking a hard bowl cut. My perception of goalies was solely based off what I had seen in The Mighty Ducks, so I assumed they were all schlubby wisecracking Jewish kids. The fight ended up becoming the rallying cry for the Red Wings that season, where they won their first of back-to-back Stanley Cups and solidified Detroit as “Hockeytown.” Oh, and those Roys? Yeah, they’re still a bunch of assholes. So go have a beer and celebrate this great day in Detroit history. Lord only knows how many Larry Murphy has had today – he’s got time. Too soon?
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