Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Detroit Wings.
An Original Six franchise, the Detroit Red Wings have been a “streaky” team as they have had periods of either feast or famine.
Beginning in 1926 as the Cougars, the team was renamed the Falcons before adopting the Red Wings moniker in 1932. Detroit would win two Stanley Cups that decade (1936 & 1937), with another in 1943, then after a drop, would rebound in the 1950s led by Gordie Howe. The Red Wings won Cups in 1950, 1952, 1954 & 1955, and were arguably a league-dynasty.
After years of heartache, it was not until the arrival of Steve Yzerman, Niklas Lidstrom and the “Russian Five” where their fortunes turned. They won Cups 8 through 11 in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008.
Our Top 50 lists in baseball look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National Hockey League.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.
This list is updated up until the end of the 2019/20 Season.
The complete list can be found here,but as always, we announce our top five in this article. They are:
1. Gordie Howe
5. Ted Lindsay
We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.
Look for our more material coming soon!
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