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How has the world changed since last time Red Wings missed playoffs?

August 24, 2019


NEW UNIFORMS AND HAVE GOTTEN GREET FEEDBACK.>>Devin: AFTER 25 STRAIGHT SEASONS OF PLAYOFF HOCKEY, THE WINGS AND THEIR FANS WILL BE WATCHING THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FROM HOME. THE LAST TIME THEY WEREN’T PLAYOFF BOUND, STEVE YZERMAN WAS 25. AND IT WASN’T LONG BEFORE THEY WERE DOMINATING THE LEAGUE. THAT WAS THEN. AS JASON COLTHORP REPORTS, A LOT HAS CHANGED.>>Jason: IT HAS BEEN A YEAR OF MILESTONES FOR THE WINGS. WE’RE ABOUT TO SAY GOOD-BYE TO THE JOE AND NOW THE PLAYOFF STREAK, 25 YEARS. AND IT ALL HAPPENED RIGHT HERE. MAYBE THEY CAN START A NEW STREAK HERE AT THE NEW DIGS. AND YOU KNOW, COME TO THINK OF IT, BOY, A LOT HAS CHANGED SINCE THE LAST TIME THE WINGS MISSED THE PLAYOFF. MADONNA WAS VOGUING AND MILL VANILLY WAS BLAMING IT ON THE RAIN. AND THE INTERNET SOUNDED LIKE THIS. JULIA ROBERTS WAS JUST BECOMING A STAR. BUT THE WINGS WERE ABOUT TO CORRECT THEIR MISTAKES BAN TO CREATE 2 1/2 DECADES OF AMAZING MEMORIES.>>THE FIRST TIME THEY WON IT, I REMEMBER MY KIDS BEING LITTLE AND THEM STAYING UP AND WATCHING IT WITH US.>>TALKING ABOUT IT ACROSS THE RINK AND I CAME TOGETHER. [LAUGHTER]>>Jason: IN THAT MORE THAN A QUARTE CENTURY, WE’VE HAD FIVE PRESIDENTS, DETROIT HAS HAD SIX MAYORS, AND CALLEY WAS BORN.>>THAT IS FREAKY!>>Jason: SHE IS 6 YEARS YOUNGER THAN THE WIN PLAYOFF STREAK.>>IN 2001 WHEN THEY WON, I LIVED IN GARDEN CITY, AND WE WALKED TO FORD ROAD AND EVERYONE DECORATED THEIR CAR AND STUFF.>>MR. I PASSED AWAY, AND IT’S FITTING THAT THE STREAK DIES WITH HIM AS WELL.>>Jason: A LOT OF THINGS ENDING. THE PLAYOFFS STREAK. WE LOST MR. ILITCH AND BEFORE THIS SEASON GORDIE HOWE. AND BACK IN 1990, I THINK I WAS LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE, WE DROWNED OUR SORROWS FROM THE WINGS BY WATCHING THE PISTONS GET THE SECOND CHAMPIONSHIP THANKS TO VINNY JOHNSON.>>Devin: SO MUCH TO TAKE IN. LAST WEEKEND, WE HAD THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF FIGHT NIGHT AT THE JOE. AND THAT WAS THE BEST RIVALRY IN

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  • Reply Natt John May 25, 2019 at 4:28 am

    First!!

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