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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings logo
Another hockey team logo today.  From my home state of Michigan, the Detroit Red Wings  They are one of the original 6 teams of the league.  As of 2018, the Red Wings have won the most Stanley Cup Championships in the United States.  They are 3rd overall in total Staley Cup championships.(Go Wings!) The Red Wings have made the playoffs 25 straight times from 1990!  They have tallied 6 regular season first place finishes and won the Stanley Cup 4 times in 6 Finals appearances.  Michigan has a team to be very proud of (and we are!).

The unofficial mascot of the Detroit Red Wings is Al, the purple Octopus.   The octopus, having 8 arms, symbolizes the number of wins necessary to win the Cup (at the time the tradition of throwing dead octopuses on the ice was formed).  Even though fans had since developed "octopus etiquette" for launching the creatures onto the ice, the practice is discouraged, with expensive fines for anyone daring enough to try it.

If you'd like to sport your team pride in an afghan, use an H hook and 2 dc per graph square to get  large throw.  If you'd like a smaller, squarer one then add 15 rows to each side and 5 to the top and bottom while using 1 sc per graph square with a J hook.  Email me for the pdf at with "Detroit Red Wings" in the subject line.  Any questions should be in the body of the email.  If you'd like me to make it for you, I can do that too!  Email me for pricing.