Detroit Red Wings: Farewell To The Joe

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Over the years, I’ve had the chance to combine two of my favorite passions: photography and the Detroit Red Wings. The organization has been nice enough to give me full access to the team and building many times.  As we close the door on Joe Louis Arena, I’d like to share my 40 favorite photos that I took at the Joe – including many I’ve never shared before. Hey Hey Hockeytown!!!  -spike

 

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The Magic Man

 

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Lids

 

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Cheli warming up

 

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Abby

 

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Ozzy

 

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Z

 

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Mac

 

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Kronner

 

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Drapes

 

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25 consecutive post-season playoffs at The Joe

 

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Dats, my favorite hockey player

 

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Ozzie

 

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The Captain

 

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Zetterberg

 

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Helm

 

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Bert

 

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Franzen

 

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Lids & Dats

 

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Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe & Ted Lindsay drop the puck for Niklas Lidstrom and a very nice lady.

 

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The old Captain passes to the new Captain: Nik Lidstrom’s last regular season home game

 

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Hasek in net

 

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Chris Chelios on April 12, 2008, the night he played in his 248th playoff game, breaking the NHL record

 

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Abby’s first season with the Wings. As a child in Michigan, he told his teacher “someday I’ll be a Red Wing.”

 

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Pavel

 

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Helms

 

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R.I.P. Joe Louis Arena

 

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Nik Lidstrom, one of the nicest guys I’ve ever photographed.

 

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Tying Up Vancouver

 

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Chris Osgood goofing around in pregame warm-ups

 

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Captain Nik

 

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center ice

 

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face-off

 

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Howie

 

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Chelios reflects

 

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Listrom takes the ice

 

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the fans!

 

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Nik Kronwall

 

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Jimmy Howard

 

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“The Perfect Human”

 

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“Hands off my camera, Draper!”

 

 

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So much fun shooting the Wings in action. Even more fun broadcasting from a Stanley Cup parade!

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Thank you, boys, for so many great memories!

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2008

 

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1998

 

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2015

 

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Raising my girls in the Joe. We should have had our mail forwarded there!

 

That’s 40 of my favorite photos I took in the Joe… here’s a few I took outside The Joe…

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You can purchase some prints of my images HERE.

Proceeds go to arts & music programs and other needs in Detroit Public Schools.

 

 

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