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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Red Wings’ Stanley Cup that ended the 41-season drought with this coffee table book

Stanleytown: The Inside Story of How the Stanley Cup Returned to the Motor City After 41 Frustrating Seasons (2021)

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Twenty-five years ago, after 41 seasons of futility, the Stanley Cup finally returned to the Motor City

Red Wings fans never will forget Steve Yzerman, with his gap-toothed smile, hoisting the Cup to cap the 1996–97 season. Or the Russian Five. Or the Grind Line. Or Fight Night at The Joe against Claude Lemieux, Patrick Roy and the hated Avalanche. Or the flying octopi. Or the million fans who lined Woodward for the parade. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of one of Michigan’s most-beloved teams, the Free Press has crafted a 208-page, full-color, hardcover collector’s book with fresh insights and dynamic storytelling about the 1996–97 Wings. Relive all the drama, the personalities and the glory as Hockeytown once again became Stanleytown.

Book details

  • Title: Stanleytown: The Inside Story of How the Stanley Cup Returned to the Motor City After 41 Frustrating Seasons

  • Photos and stories from the Detroit Free Press commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Red Wings' Stanley Cup

  • Hardcover, collector's edition

  • ISBN: 9781597259743

  • Published by Pediment Publishing

  • 208 pages on 80# archival stock meant to last and not yellow for decades

  • Printed in North America

  • Ships Sep. 24, 2021

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