I got goosebumps and I'm not even a fan of either team. But oh, my God, look in the eyes of the participants twenty-five years later; especially Brandon Shanahan. Twenty-five years later. "The Last Dance" was great, but it was peak inside something we'd normally never get to see. "Unrivaled" grabs you by the emotions and doesn't let go.
As the Red Wings embark on their 90th season, (they started life as the Detroit Cougars in 1926), my editor ran across this video nugget. Sixty four years ago today, Canada's first nationally televised game featured the Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens.
Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe, who came to be known as "Mr. Hockey", has died at the age of 88. Arguably one of the two greatest hockey players of all time, Howe had been in fragile health for several years following a series of strokes, but had rallied in the past year after undergoing experimental treatments.
Maybe it's because we're in the heart of the region of the country that loves and appreciates hockey, but I'm not so sure that's it. It's really interesting to see people's "interaction" with the Stanley Cup.