The 1997 Detroit Red Wings stanley cup ring has the online of the classic Red Wings logo engraved on a red background encircled by the words “STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS”. The left side is adorned with a players last name above an image of the Stanley Cup. The cup is located between the numbers of the year 1997. The right side of the ring has the lettering “Detroit Red Wings est 1926” above the classic NHL shield.
The 1998 Red Wings replica ring consists of a wheel and wing composed of red gems against a champagne gold backdrop and has the phrase “STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS” engraved above and below the logo. The left side is adorned with a players last name (Yzerman is on our replica rings) above two images of the Stanley Cup. One for 1997 and one for 1998 with the phrase “Back to Back” adorning the cups. The right side of the ring has the lettering “Detroit Red Wings” above the phrase “Believe”.
The Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup again in 2002. And the championship ring again consisted of a wheel and wing composed of red gems against a backdrop of diamonds with the phrase “STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS” engraved around the Red Wing logo. However this ring also had a Stanley Cup pattern on the front of the ring behind the logo. The left side is again adorned with a players last name. And there are three cups, with the largest one in the center labelled 2002. (The right side of the ring has the lettering “Red Wings” above an image of the city of Detroit.
The Detroit Red Wings’ 2008 Stanley Cup ring broke with the traditional gold color and instead features a silver design. The Red Wings logo and the Stanley Cup are patterned in silver and diamonds on the front of the ring and the players name is on the left side. Our replica rings feature Datsyuk and his #13 by default. The right side of the ring celebrates the 2008 NHL championship with a large cup branded 08 but also pays homage to all of the Detroit Red Wings previous Stanley Cup Championships by listing the years they won.
The Detroit Red wings were founded in 1932 as one of the NHL’s Original Six teams and are one of the NHL’s oldest franchises. The Red Wings played out of the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan until the 2017-2018 season when they moved to the Little Caesar’s Arena.
The Red Wings have seen plenty of superstar’s over their long history. From the 1940s through to the 1970s, Red Wings’ fans enjoyed watching the likes of Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, Ted Lindsay, Marty Berry, Terry Sawchuk and Sid Abel. These superstars led the Red Wings to Stanley Cup championships in 1936, 1937, 1943, 1950, 1952, 1954 and 1955. However after the 1955 Stanley Cup championship, the Red Wings began a long championship drought despite making the Finals four times between 1961 and 1966.
The fortunes of the Red Wings began to change in 1983 when the Red Wings drafted Steve Yzerman. However it wasn’t until the 1990s, when they added additional talents such as Sergei Fedorov, Nicklas Lidstrom and Mike Vernon, that the Red Wings truly reestablished themselves as an NHL powerhouse.