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#1 HankthaTank

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 04:40 PM

Was wondering this the other day which was the most enjoyable to watch and I know I will get killed for it by guys like Doc saying just enjoy the run for all. As I certainly enjoyed them all I was just interested to see which was LGW's favorite. Probably pretty obvious it would be all but 2002 was great as I was actually at the game. 97 ended the drought and got to see Stevie raise it for the first time. 98 was for Vladdy of course. 08 was just great to watch guys like Hank dominate s*** stain and the Pens. So make your pick.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 04:46 PM

2002 was the best team, but 2008 was my personal favorite of the Red Wings Stanley Cup victories.

That 2008 team was an absolute treat to watch. They put on a clinic every night with their puck possession. Dominant top line, hands down the best defense in the league and Ozzie was lights out in the playoffs.

Plus, it also shut the people up who always griped about the Red Wings "buying" championships. The salary cap has just proven the Red Wings are the best franchise in the NHL.
 
 
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 04:57 PM

I do love them all, but I had to go with 97. That was just the most exciting year for hockey in my life, was great to watch.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 04:57 PM

It was a joy to watch them prove everyone wrong about them being too old and too slow. They killed with the puck possession they displayed and seeing Nick hoist the cup as the wings captain was the best thing ive seen in a while. That and it was the most recent.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:39 PM

Easily '97

That cup felt like a life-changing experience.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:41 PM

Love them all but 97 was my favorite 02 was the best all around team I think. I almost cried when they won in 97.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

As for the team itself i love them all. Its like trying to pick your favorite child. As for favorite championship, 97 takes the cake. Capping off all those years prior with a cup win in that fashion was pure biblical.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

Easily '97

That cup felt like a life-changing experience.

This. Watching Stevie with the Cup is up there with getting married and the birth of my two sons.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:05 PM

2002

That was a fun run and a special roster of players.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:31 PM

Probably 2002, just because of the entire hockey year. Dominating regular season, with a Team Canada Olympic Gold in the middle, followed by the comeback against Vancouver in the opening series (All my friends are Canucks homers, so it was an intense series), followed by the 5 game spanking of the Boos, followed by the game 7 destruction of Colorado in the WCF. I just wish we would have gotten to take out Toronto for the Cup instead of Carolina. Oh well.

f*** it, I can't pick one. Tie.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:50 PM

Probably 2002, just because of the entire hockey year. Dominating regular season, with a Team Canada Olympic Gold in the middle, followed by the comeback against Vancouver in the opening series (All my friends are Canucks homers, so it was an intense series), followed by the 5 game spanking of the Boos, followed by the game 7 destruction of Colorado in the WCF. I just wish we would have gotten to take out Toronto for the Cup instead of Carolina. Oh well.

f*** it, I can't pick one. Tie.

Oh man where I'm from if that series would've happened it would have been crazy. South Western Ontario is either leafs or wings fans basically and the Wings would have absolutely destroyed the leafs.

I voted 97. It ended the drought and that team was what I adore in a hockey team. Grit, determination, skill and toughness blended into one team

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:54 PM

I've started threads like these before. Maybe not necessarily here but elsewhere. The consensus is usually overwhelming that 1997 was the favorite and I agree. 97 is definitely my favorite.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:31 PM

This one is really tough for me. I was going between 1997 and 2002. And as much as I loved the memory of watching Stevie Y hoist the Cup for the first time, I had to go with 2002 by a slight edge. And for me, it's partly because the early 2000s were really, really good to me in life. My best friend died in '97, and then Vladdy's career gets ended in his prime. I just wasn't as happy a person back then. But 2002 I was thriving, loving life and having a great time. Literally everything was going right for me, so the Stanley Cup championship was definitely the icing on the cake for me. Plus that was such an epic squad. Arguably the most stacked we've ever been as a franchise. To this day I still miss that 2002 roster. That was the one year where almost every single hockey fan thought the Wings were gonna win the Cup. And they were all right. Also, that was the one team in a long time to actually win the Presidents Trophy and then go on to hoist the Cup. And that still hasn't been done since. That team was so good that it got the job done almost every night as soon as the first puck dropped game 1 of the regular season, all the way to the Stanley Cup finals.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:42 PM

2002 was my pick but they all have a special place but Hasek is my favorite player and I was actually there so it wins.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:43 PM

  Good post above. That '02 team was just unreal. Graduated that year and will always be the single best sporting event I was able to attend. Craziest thing when they announced that Nick won the Conn Smythe that got more of an ovation than Lord Stanley did I think. Oh what a night!!!

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:45 PM

Also, that team had something that no other team in NHL history has ever had before or since: 4 500+ goal scorers on the same team (Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan, Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille). And Steve was literally a warrior on one leg throughout the entire playoffs. Talk about an epic year.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:32 PM

Watching the 1997 playoffs and eventual Stanley Cup Victory was a moment of my childhood that I will always remember. I was 9 at the time, and I can remember going out in the family's van and honking the horn in our subdivision after the Wings won it.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:41 PM

Love them all, although each one has a different feel and meaning.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:04 PM

1997. No question in my mind. The buildup was awesome and the celebration party was massive.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:23 AM

Nothing compares to our 1997 Cup winning roster; skill, and muscle :thumbup:



Well - our 1998 Cup team was great as well :)

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