Wednesday, March 29, 2017

An End of an Era

             The Detroit Red Wings were eliminated from playoff contention on Tuesday, losing to the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1. This marks the end of a 25-season run of playoff appearances. The Wings won four Stanley Cups and made six Stanley Cup Finals appearances during their unprecedented run. What was going on during the 1991 year?

  • George H.W. Bush (The first Bush) was in the Oval Office.
  • The original "Beauty and the Beast" was in theaters.
  • "Love Will Never Do" by Janet Jackson was topping the charts.
  • The SNES was being released to the general public (SIX Nintendo consoles were released during this run, including the Switch).
  • The Detroit Lions made their only NFC Championship appearance, getting thwomped by the Washington Redskins, 41-10. This was also the last season the Lions won a playoff game (Cowboys by a score of 38-6).
  • The Gulf War was coming to an end.
            A lot has happened since the Red Wings last missed the postseason, as you can tell.

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