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HadThomasVokounOnFortSt

10 Year Anniversary

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I just thought of this tonight when a buddy of mine was showing me video of the Wings vs Avs game 7, 2002 Western Finals. It's been 10 years since this great season and I thought how cool it would be to share the moments of this speechless season. Enjoy!

Red Wings vs Avalanche game 7

(Game still gives me chills)

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Ten years? Holy crap. That season is forever etched in my memory, a touchstone I will be able to call upon when I'm 95 and senile. The Wings team of that year was scary good.

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And to think there are only three guys left from that team...Nick, Pasha and Homer. How time flies.

I remember that game 7 with Colorado...we were in Sault Ste. Marie at a DAV convention. We were laughing our asses off watching the game. The next morning I ran into the Madam Commander on the National level of the Auxiliary, who happened to be from North Carolina. I told her my Wings were going to beat her Hurricanes. "NO WAY! We're going to win!"

"Wings in 5", I told her. "You watch." Damned if I wasn't right.

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.... How the hell is 2002 10 years ago? Time is accelerating by year.

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.... How the hell is 2002 10 years ago? Time is accelerating by year.

Nu-uh... As far as I'm concerned, it's still 2002, I'm still in high school and I have to cut the grass before my Dad gets home.

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This was essentially the end of the rivalry, wasn't it? Also, I love how Stevie just tore the trophy out of the presenter's hand and skated off into the locker room with it. So funny.

Either way, I love awood's videos. He posts game highlights almost instantly and he always gets the best material. His channel is awesome.

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As fun as chasing patty was, for me the highlight was game 6 in Colorado when we won 2-0. That was as good a performance as I have ever seen from a Redwings team. On the road, facing elimination, against your bitterest rivals, all the pressure of "greatest team ever assembled with 9* future HOFers", they came out and forechecked the living shiznit out of the Avs.

* Now 10, thanks to a certain P.Datsyuk :) Tells you how good that team was that he and Brett Hull were on the 4th line.

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WoW I remember the 02 season like it was yesterday ... time fly's ! I can't believe it ... I was still in high school ...

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Great videos. Two things really jump out at me.

1 - Look at all that room behind the nets

2 - Bravo to the referee in game 6 who didnt blow the whistle when Roy held his arm up like he had it. I cringe watching it today thinking that would be one of those playes that would draw a quick whistle.

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It's shocking that it's been 10 years. I never get tired of watching that stuff (as Im sure most of you don't either). That line up is still absolutely insane. Even the defense was stacked.

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The only year I didn't HOPE they would win the Stanley Cup, because I KNEW they would. Good times, great team. It was like watching the Harlem Globetrotters of hockey.

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Pasha's rookie year.

Even then, you could tell this kid had something...and now look at what he's done!

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My favorite Cup run.

I was going to start some threads about it later in the season when we're closer to the playoffs.

Sorry, but I couldn't wait any longer.

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That team was just epic. It's impossible to explain to anyone who didn't get to witness it as it was happening.

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Also, where does this rank on the biggest sports fails of all time? It's gotta be up there. It couldn't have happened to a better guy.

Sometimes bad things happen to good people but every now and again the universe allows for the opposite just to give you a little hope.

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Just think, if that Lidstrom goal from center ice didn't go in, we could be talking about the biggest bunch of chokers in NHL history.

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Just think, if that Lidstrom goal from center ice didn't go in, we could be talking about the biggest bunch of chokers in NHL history.

What about Boston a few years ago? That was pretty bad.

Or that one Wings team that had a 3 game lead over the Leafs for the cup.

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.... How the hell is 2002 10 years ago? Time is accelerating by year.

I know. When I hear a decade ago, I still think the 90s. Blah.

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Just think, if that Lidstrom goal from center ice didn't go in, we could be talking about the biggest bunch of chokers in NHL history.

I was sitting in a bar in Wellston, Michigan, watching that game with my hubby and a bunch of fishermen who'd come in off the Manistee River. I looked at my other half, and said, "That goal changes everything. We're goin' all the way."

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