The Detroit Red Wings–Colorado Avalanche rivalry took center stage Sunday afternoon, hours before the Avalanche played for the Stanley Cup in Game 6 at Tampa Bay.
ESPN’s E60 “Unrivaled” documentary dug deep into the legendary feud of the late 1990s-early 2000s, and it lived up to the hype for people following along on social media.
The final third of the roughly 90-minute documentary relives the 1997 Cup victory, the celebrations over the next week and the catastrophic limousine crash that changed the life of Vladimir Konstantinov.
The Wings and Avs met five times in seven postseasons from 1996-2002, with the Wings advancing in 1997 and 2002, and the Avalanche winning in 1996, 1999 and 2000. Detroit won the Cup three times during that span (1997-98, 2002), and Colorado won twice (1996, 2001).
Here’s a snippet of the reaction from Twitter:
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