Why Detroit Sucks

There is no denying that the Detroit Red Wings are a very talented hockey team, but I’m going to explain to you why they suck.

To many fans around the NHL and beyond, the Red Wings are their favorite team. I personally know several die-hard fans. While some grew up in Windsor, others didn’t live anywhere close to Detroit. Detroit is one of those franchises that has had their share of rough years, but for the majority of the past two decades have been strong, consistent and always a threat to win the cup. No other team in the NHL can claim that, as much as Leaf fans may like to think.

Like them or hate them, you have to respect them for what they are, a great franchise and an exceptionally run franchise. But still, Detroit Sucks…

They had one of the best underrated players for most of his career who is and was a role model for all players in the NHL in Steve Yzerman, but still, Detroit Sucks…

They suck because they’re great and they are a team that if Winnipegers don’t already hate, will soon enough. The Red Wings will be in our conference next year and the game tonight will be the first time a Winnipeg NHL team has played Detroit since 1996 when the Wings eliminated the Jets from the playoffs and the NHL in one six game series. As a Jets fan, there are many reasons to hate the Wings.

One of the most honest truths in professional sports is you are nobody until someone hates you.

The New York Yankees of baseball, the Los Angeles Lakers (and now the Miami Heat) of basketball and the Dallas Cowboys of football are all teams fans either love or hate. There is no middle ground and the fans that hate them do so for one of two main reasons; everybody loves them or they are too good. These shouldn’t be reasons to hate a team but they are.

Detroit Sucks.

Next year when the Jets make the playoffs they will most likely have to go through Detroit. The Red Wings haven’t missed the Playoffs since the 1989-90 season; they have missed the playoffs only twice in the last 23 seasons.

Detroit Sucks.

If you’re a Jets fan and don’t hate Detroit, you better learn how to and there’s no time like the present as the Jets are in Detroit to play their only game this season against them. Let’s get #DetroitSucks trending on twitter. Tell us why you hate the Red Wings with hashtag #DetroitSucks for a chance to win a Detroit Sucks T-Shirt courtsey of Offside Gear. Simply use the hashtag #DetroitSucks and tweet us @wpg_whiteout with why you hate the Wings, and you will be entered into a draw to win the shirt.

I’m sure other cities will join in too, because after our trip filming JET FUEL, I know Chicago and Phoenix already have a burning hatred for Detroit.

I told you why Detroit Sucks, now we want to know why you think they suck. (Please keep tweets in good fun, tweets deemed offensive will not be entered into the prize draw).

Each Tweet will get you an entry so you can enter multiple times.

Let’s help cheer the Jets on tonight by getting our message to them on Twitter #DetroitSucks

Go Jets Go!

…and don’t forget – Detroit Sucks!

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Jeff Stevenson is a co-founder of winnipegwhiteout.com and co-host of the popular Jets Hockey Podcast. He grew up in Winnipeg, MB and became very passionate about sports, hockey and the Jets. Now Jeff is proud and honored to help bring news and information about the Winnipeg Jets to fans around the world.


  1. Jon

    December 12, 2011 at 1:03 am

    The only reason I can think of that they suck is…well, they make us envious.  They’re a strong team with a winning history. 

    But, I like it that way.  Better we have a challenge than to be in a division with a bunch of mediocre teams.

  2. Wings_Fan_In_KC

    December 12, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Fuck off.

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    February 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    winnipeg sucks.  what have they done to contribute to society?  also, you said that phoenix hates detroit, the is blatantly wrong.  When the wings play in AZ there are more wings fans there than coyote fans 

  5. Evilphil

    March 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Yeah, Detroit sucks, all right. That must be why we’ve won 4 Stanley Cups in the last 15 years, won more individual trophies than any other team out there, won the Presidents’ Trophy 6 times, made the playoffs for an NHL-leading 20 ongoing years, and been home to some of the greatest NHL players of all time.

    Wait, did I forget to mention our NHL record 23 games won at home in a row? Sorry about that…

    But hey, Winnipeg’s got…. ummmm…. a team?

    Have fun golfing the second week of April! I hear Quarry Oaks is nice….

  6. Fizz

    March 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Up yours Stevenson!

  7. Billy bob

    September 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Another inbred stick it up your ass

  8. Billy bob

    September 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Your homely looking
    Are you a result of fetal alcohol syndrome?


    December 4, 2014 at 2:01 am

    I will say, they both suck. Though Detroit has been getting into the playoffs. But Winnipeg has yet to make the playoffs. I like the article

    Billy Bob: Take that stick out of your ass.

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