FOR­EVER FOES

No two teams have clashed as of­ten as Chicago and Detroit in reg­u­lar sea­son

The Hockey News - Rivalries 2014 - - Team Vs. Team -

THE BLACK­HAWKS AND RED WINGS epit­o­mize the no­tion of hate as tra­di­tion. If you’re a Chicago fan and you de­test Detroit, chances are your par­ents did, too, and so did their par­ents, as no two fran­chises have met more dur­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son in NHL his­tory.

The teams have met 16 times in the playo s, most re­cently a seven-game war in 2012-13, which Chicago won en route to the Cup. To­day, with the teams in sep­a­rate con­fer­ences, the feud is less about bad blood – gone are the days of Bobby Hull climb­ing the stands to fight fans at Olympia Sta­dium – and more about fast, fran­tic hockey. In their first meet­ing as cross-con­fer­ence ri­vals last sea­son, they traded eight goals and bat­tled to a shootout.

In­ter­est­ingly, while GM Stan Bowman was the ar­chi­tect of Chicago’s past two Cups, his dad, Scotty, coached Detroit to three ti­tles and now works for Chicago in an ad­vi­sory role. There’s a healthy amount of fam­ily his­tory wo­ven into to this Orig­i­nal Six ri­valry.

The two teams meet Nov. 14 (in Detroit) and Feb. 18 (in Chicago).

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