'Member when the Blues and Red Wings had a rivalry? 'Member goalie fights and questionable hits and Tarasenko vs. Datsyuk? Member when Zetterberg was young and Lidstrom still played? 'Member?
Yeah, good times. After the realignment of the conferences, the Red Wings picked up rivalries in the East, and the Blues intensified their rivalry with the Blackhawks. Datsyuk left for the KHL and got his contract traded to the Arizona Coyotes. Zetterberg's older. Jimmy Howard isn't the goalie of the future.
But the guys at Winging It In Motown are still our frienemies. At least that hasn't changed.
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