Mike Ilitch and the Rise of the Detroit Red Wings


How a study of the Red Wings’ gradual ascent may hold the key for success in Winnipeg

After 20 consecutive playoff appearances, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when the Detroit Red Wings weren’t a winner. So it may come as a shock to hear that in the 16 years from 1966-1982, the Red Wings made the playoffs only twice, earning the nickname the “Dead Wings”. And then suddenly, everything changed. Continue reading