The Red Wings of the past 20 years have a reputation as a successful and classy franchise. There are a few things that stick out such as Datsyuk’s easily likable personality and gentlemanly conduct or Lidstrom’s leadership style. But I think what represents them best is the inscription that goalie Jimmy Howard includes on the back of his mask, the “Let’s Roll” battle cry made famous by United Airlines Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer, as a tribute to the victims of 9/11. What a wonderful guy.
The more you know, y’know?