Red Wings Overview

Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference Atlantic Division

Head Coach: Jeff Blashill

Team Mascot: Al the Octopus

Year Opened: 2017

Capacity: 19515

City / State: Detroit / Michigan

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Red Wings vs Maple Leafs

Rival Team: Toronto Maple Leafs

The Red Wings and Maple Leafs are once again in the same division thanks to realignment making a Wings-Leafs game a can’t miss proposition. These two Original Six teams have met in the playoffs more times than anyone else except for the Bruins and Canadiens, so there is always bad blood when they get together. Most recently, the rivalry between these two was heightened once again when former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock signed with the Leafs. No matter where these two teams are in the standings a Red Wings-Maple Leafs games is always must see entertainment.

Red Wings vs Blackhawks

Rival Team: Chicago Blackhawks

The Red Wings and Blackhawks may no longer play in the same division or even the same conference, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a can’t miss game when Chicago comes to town. The two teams have been competing on the ice since 1926, and at one point the two teams even shared the same owner. The two teams have met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs 15 times with the Hawks winning the most recent matchup four games to three after overcoming a three games to one deficit. There is still a lot of hate in the building when these two get together, so don’t miss your chance to see the Wings take on the Hawks.

Red Wings vs Penguins

Rival Team: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Red Wings-Penguins rivalry is one of the newer rivalries in the NHL and is a result of the two teams meeting both the 2008 and 2009 Stanley Cup Finals. With the Wings move to the Eastern Conference in 2013, you’ll see plenty of good matchups between these two budding rivals.

Red Wings Stadium Guide

Things to check out

Championship and Retired Number Banners

The Red Wings are one of the most storied teams in NHL history, and as a result, you’ll be able to see numerous banners hanging from the rafters of Little Caesars Arena. These banners celebrate the Wings 11 Stanley Cup wins as well as all-time greats such as Steve Yzerman and Gordie Howe, so make sure to check them out.

Legend of the Octopus

At Red Wings playoff games fans throw octopuses onto the ice to bring the team good luck. The octopus was chosen due to it having eight legs symbolizing the eight wins the Red Wings needed to take home the cup. The tradition dates back to 1952, so join in on it when attending a Red Wings playoff game.

Al the Octopus

When the Wings skate onto the ice during the playoffs an octopus prop is raised to the rafters. The Red Wings do an incredible job of embracing the Legend the Octopus, so don’t miss Al as the Wings take the ice.

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Karen Newman

Join Karen Newman in the singing of the national anthem when attending a Red Wings game. The singer has been performing the anthem at Red Wings games for years, so be sure to hear her rousing rendition when at Little Caesars Arena.

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Fight Songs

  1. Hey, Hey Hockeytown

    I Belong to hockeytown its a place were dreams are found

    We fought so many battles here were the ones that never fear

    The cup presides with in our town we wont stop no letting down

    The cup is ours for all to drink, its our time lets rock this rink!

    Hey Hey Hockeytown,

    Your not alone just look around,

    Hey Hey Hockeytown!

    Place to move, lets hear the sound!

    The worlds on us at every turn,

    The puck is dropped the people burned Flashes screaming, so brilliant and daring, red lights flash, hormons flaring, Hockeytown on the stage covered in white and red, they dazzle us before our eyes. Lord Stanleys Cup We have the prize.

    Hey Hey Hockeytown!

    Your not alone just look around

    Hey Hey Hockeytown!

    Make the move lets hear the sound!

    Hey Hey HOckeytown!

    Hey Hockey!

    Hey Hey Hockeytown!

    Hey Hey Hockeytown!

    Hockey! Hey Hockey!

    Hey Hey Hockeytown!

    Hey Hey Hockeytown!

  2. Let's Go Red Wings!

    Let’s go Red Wings!

    Let’s go Red Wings!

    Let’s go Red Wings!

Red Wings Bars & Restaurants

  1. Culver’s


    Fast-food chain specializing in frozen custard & signature burgers made with Midwest beef & dairy.

    700 Twelve Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Papa Romano’s

    Papa Romanos

    Takeout-focused local chain offering pizza with varied crust options, plus subs, wings & more.

    740 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  3. Buddys Pizza

    Buddys Pizza

    Their Sicilian Style of pepperoni under our famous Wisconsin Brick cheese and sauce on top makes for a true Award-Winning Detroit Original!

    17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  4. Old Shillelagh

    The Bird Bar and Grill beer

    Iconic bi-level Irish pub offers classic decor & live music, plus a game-night shuttle to stadiums.

    349 Monroe Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    european - $

  5. Harry’s Detroit

    Harrys Detroit bar drinks

    Sports bar known for pre-game pub grub eats offers a free shuttle to events & a covered roof deck.

    2482 Clifford St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. Sweetwater Tavern

    Sweetwater Tavern

    Sweetwater's menu offers choices for every mood or inclination

    400 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Detroiter Bar

    Detroiter Bar

    Tavern serving Greek-accented fare & beer pitchers in a space with a local crowd & a casual vibe.

    655 Beaubien St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    european - sportsbar - $

  8. Detroit Beer Company

    Detroit beer CO

    The historic setting, combined with state-of-the-art brewing technology and 21st century finishes provides a unique dining experience.

    1529 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  9. Cornerstone Barrel House

    Cornertstone Barrel House

    Cornerstone Barrel House is a locally owned restaurant and whiskey bar that features fresh local food and is serving a variety of special bourbon and whiskey drinks.

    1456 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Cliff Bell’s


    Swanky, restored art deco club serves creative, eclectic fare with live jazz on stage nightly.

    2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  11. Town Pump Tavern

    Town Pump Taverm beer burger fries

    Traditional pub that serves burgers & draft beers.

    2233 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Hockeytown Café

    Hockeytown Cafe

    High-energy pub packed with big-screens & Red Wings memorabilia.

    2301 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  13. Nemo’s Bar


    Compact, old-school sports tavern that features photos of sports page clippings.

    1384 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  14. Park Bar

    The park bar beer

    Detroit's Park Bar is famous for giving Detroit sports fans the most memorable experiences.

    2040 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  15. Red Smoke Barbecue

    Red Smoke Barbeque

    Slow-cooked chicken, pork, brisket, back ribs and spare ribs are smoked over Hickory and Applewood.

    573 Monroe Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  16. PizzaPapalis


    PizzaPapalis specializes in Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.

    519 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  17. Elwood

    JD Allisons Bar & Grill Burger JRs HOmetown Grill & Pub Burger The Dotte Spot Bar & Grill Burger Jewels Delux Restaurant Burger

    Classic 1930's diner for post-game eats in Detroit, Michigan.

    300 E Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  18. Joe Muer Seafood

    Joe Muer Seafood

    Experience the best.

    400 Renaissance Center #1404, Detroit, MI 48243, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  19. Buddy’s Rendezvous Pizzeria

    Buddys Pizza

    Buddy’s Pizza has been serving up the original Detroit-style square pizza since opening its doors in 1946.

    17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA


    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  20. Roast

    Michael Symons Roast

    After-work throngs descend on the restaurant’s bar area, drawn by the space’s laid-back elegance, its great beer and wine selection, including craft cocktails, a convivial networking scene, and that peerless happy hour menu.

    1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  21. Jacoby’s

    Jacobys beer

    Serving German cuisine to Detroiters for over a hundred years!

    624 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$