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Darren McCarty recalls the Red Wings’ 1997 Stanley Cup championship

Via Fox Sports Detroit, Art Regner sat down for a timely interview with former Red Wings forward Darren McCarty:

Exactly 14 years ago Tuesday, Darren McCarty’s highlight-reel goal in the second period secured a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at Joe Louis Arena and a four-game sweep of the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals.

It was the Red Wings’ first Stanley Cup title since 1955, setting off a celebration in Detroit that culminated in a parade that drew more than a million people downtown a couple of days later.

FOXSportsDetroit.com’s Art Regner on Tuesday had lunch with McCarty, who vividly recalls that Cup run, which got an early start—March 26, 1997 vs. Claude Lemieux and his Colorado Avalanche.

Regner’s video interview with McCarty is over 35 minutes in duration!

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17 days until the draft

Posted by gt500x from Detroit on 06/07/11 at 10:51 PM ET

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One of the best nights, ever.

Just about every single media outlet and all of the ESPN prognosticators picked Philly. So one of the best parts of that series was increasing frequency of that deer-in-the-headlights look on cry-baby Lindros’ face while speaking to the media as the series went on.

Legion of Doom? More like Legion of Loom as the Wings wove their way around the Philly pylons.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 06/08/11 at 02:54 PM ET

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Mac looks awful.  Is he back on the sauce?

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 06/08/11 at 04:52 PM ET

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