The Detroit Red Wings' 20 straight playoff appearances mark the longest active streak for most consecutive seasons in the playoffs.
Did that surprise anyone?
Out of those 20 seasons, Detroit has won the Presidents' Trophy (for best overall record) six times; four more times than any other team.
Detroit has built a tradition of winning based on hard work, puck possession, outshooting their opponents and solid defense.
The solid defense part has been missing for the past two seasons, but seems to have returned just in time for this season.
Detroit once again seems like an obvious bet to make the playoffs, but though they don't want to think that far ahead yet, I will go farther than that.
Detroit will once again win the Presidents' trophy as best team in the NHL regular season.
Here are seven reasons why.