Every summer, hockey fans either celebrate the previous season’s success or count the minutes until the next year begins.
For the Detroit Red Wings and Hockeytown, it was a longer summer than expected.
Overall, Detroit enjoyed its first season in the Eastern Conference in 2013-14, developing new rivalries and rekindling long-lost animosity.
Looking up and down the schedule for the 2014-15 season, there are games on the calendar that stand out more than others. The opportunity to avenge disappointing losses, chances to ignite hostility or reveling in an old-time matchup figure in the rankings to follow.
These are the top five must-see games on the Red Wings' 2014-15 schedule.