The history of the Red Wings goes back nearly 100 years, with the team’s official founding in 1926 as the Detroit Cougars. In 1932, grain merchant James E. Norris bought the Detroit Cougars and promptly renamed them the Detroit Red Wings. Norris believed the new name would help the team curry favor with Detroit’s auto industry, and also wanted to pay homage to a hockey team for whom he had played earlier in the century, the Montreal Hockey Club—nicknamed the Winged Wheelers. He also designed the first logo for the Red Wings, which is more or less the same logo that is used today. Since the founding of the Red Wings, Detroit has brought home 11 Stanley Cups wins. I grew up in Hockeytown and admit that my “Detroit” comes out whenever the Wings are playing.