So the Flyers upped the ante; losing in the first round wasn’t good enough for Boston; Vegas is making yet another move for a (slightly tarnished) new toy behind the bench; Winnipeg (among others) is waiting on Barry Trotz; the Islanders have made their move; Dallas is searching for a coach; Steve Yzerman is on the lookout in Detroit; there is an unusually large pool of available coaching candidates, but nope, the Devils are good, they’ll just stand pat with Lindy Ruff after another disastrous season on the ice. Nine playoff misses in the last 10 years for an organization that...
If you never got a chance to see the Detroit Red Wings’ famous brawl with the Colorado Avalanche in 1997, or you just want to relive all the gory glory, you’ll get your chance Saturday on the 25th anniversary of “Fight Night at the Joe” with two of the main participants.
Former rivals Darren McCarty and Claude Lemieux will relive their infamous 1997 fight at a Royal Oak watch party
For hockey fans, March 26, 1997 is a date that will live in infamy. That's the day Red Wings player Darren McCarty got his revenge on Colorado Avalanche player Claude Lemieux for maiming fellow Wing Kris Draper in an earlier game — and ignited a massive, multi-player brawl that is still talked about to this day.