Publish date:

Red Wings send 11th championship banner to rafters at Joe Louis Arena

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

DETROIT - An 11th Stanley Cup banner has found a home at Joe Louis Arena.

The Detroit Red Wings celebrated their 2008 championship on Thursday night with a banner-raising ceremony that paid tribute to the rich history of the franchise. Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Alex Delvecchio were among the 100 people that helped carry the giant red and white banner to the ice surface.

It was then raised to the rafters as flashbulbs went off around the arena in a ceremony prior to the season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The team also displayed seven individual trophies on podiums around centre ice that were won by its players last season. Lidstrom later delivered the eighth - the Stanley Cup - to another podium as the sellout crowd cheered loudly.

Detroit's Stanley Cup victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in June was the fourth for the franchise since 1997 and the 11th overall.

It was a somewhat awkward ceremony for two of the newest Red Wings. Winger Marian Hossa and backup goalie Ty Conklin were each part of the Penguins team that was beaten in the final by Detroit.


Charlie McAvoy

Bruins, McAvoy Agree to Eight-Year Extension

The Boston Bruins solidified their blueline for the next decade, signing Charlie McAvoy to an eight-year contract extension.

NHL 22 Screenshot (4)

NHL 22 Review: A New, But Familiar Experience

The latest hockey game from EA Sports gets a nice upgrade in the visual department and solid quality of life changes. While it's not a huge advancement, it's still something fans of the series will enjoy.


Maple Leafs’ Mrazek Injures Groin in Debut Loss to Senators

Petr Mrazek made 23 saves on 26 shots in his debut start for the Maple Leafs, but his last stop resulted in a groin injury, leaving his status in doubt.