The Red Wings are 94 years old today:
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 25
1926: The NHL officially approves franchises in Chicago and Detroit for the 1926-27 season. Along with a second franchise awarded earlier to New York, the NHL becomes a 10-team league and soon adopts a two-division format.
The Detroit team calls itself the Cougars after purchasing players from the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League, which ceases operations after the 1925-26 season. The franchise changes its name to Falcons in 1930 before becoming known as the Red Wings two years later.