For those readers very young in the 1990s it must have seemed like a strange time. The way late baby boomers and Generation X viewed the 1960s, a time of great national prosperity (at least for some in the 60s) but too young to remember. For those of us in young adulthood in the 90s that was a very special time.
The Detroit Red Wings and their fans woke up this morning to a new reality: When the regular season ends on April 9, that’s it. No playoffs.
After 26 years and 25 consecutive seasons — minus the 2004–05 season entirely lost to labor strife — the Red Wings have been eliminated from playoff contention. The Carolina Hurricanes…