Detroit is Hockey Town. And the Detroit Red Wings franchise is one of the greatest sports franchises of all time. As part of the original six, they are a part of the solid foundation on which the current league rests. Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk are hockey lore past and present. Detroit wins Stanley Cups. Detroit has made the playoffs for the last 21 seasons in a row -- the longest streak of post-season appearances. The idea of Detroit losing the Red Wings or even diminishing the team's excellence is unthinkable.