Recent Playoff Success: Yes, we’ve had it!

So I was doing a usual round of late night heckling of a friend who sadly cheers for the Avs. I told him to remember his team had just “six playoff wins in the past six years”. I quickly pulled up the Wings number to compare. I was shocked to add up the numbers to 54. That’s nine per season, or by average, a trip to the Western Conference Finals every year.

I quickly began looking at a list of our rivals, mostly in our division. If nothing else interesting. Sure it is a abstract and arguably meaningless stretch of time. But I think if you listen to talk radio, or water cooler talk about the Wings, it would be tough to imagine the Wings far and away the leaders (next closest team I found was the Penguins with 43).

Anyways here’s a list. If nothing else, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, smile. It’s great to be a Wings fan. And when you have a Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Helm down the middle, you’re going to be in most games you play.

Central Division & Other Rivals Playoff Victories Since 2007

  • Red Wings 54
  • Penguins 43
  • Canucks 33
  • Sharks 32
  • Blackhawks 30
  • Predators 16
  • Coyotes 12
  • Avalanche 6
  • Blues 4
  • Blue Jackets 0
  • Maple Leafs 0
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Posted on January 28, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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