Wow that 30 pounder was HUGE
Thank you for posting and providing background on a Detroit tradition
I think it started when there were only 6 NHL teams and 4 made the playoffs, and you needed to win 8 games (2 series) to win the cup. That takes it back to the 60s at a minimum. It is truly one of the great traditions in hockey, and the origin of it is quite clever. To ban it is nuts. And I am not even a Red Wings fan.
You're exactly right. The first appearance of the octopus as a Red Wing symbol was 1952.
"We bring you to Michigan to take care of Michigan; your job is to protect that block M."
The NHL/Bettman are rediculous
I see what you did there.