Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings are an NHL franchise located in Detroit, Michigan. They have won ten Stanley Cups, top among U.S. based teams, and have featured legendary players such as Gordie Howe and Steve Yzerman. The Red Wings remain one of the most popular NHL teams, with one of the largest fan bases in the NHL and home game sell-outs at Joe Louis Arena dating back to 1996. Detroit is also nicknamed Hockeytown due to the Red Wings' success/popularity.
The Red Wings opened the 2006/07 season with Steve Yzerman "passing the torch" to Nicklas Lidström when Lidström was named Captain for the 2006-07 season.
The Red Wings hold the longest current playoff streak of all professional North American sports teams, at 15 consecutive seasons. Early into the 2006/07 season, the Red Wings tied a franchise record with 9 consecutive victories.