The origins of hate

Good rivalries have long histories, fanatical fans and monster fights. Red Wings-Blackhawks anyone?

Updated: August 15, 2012, 11:17 AM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN The Magazine

ON NOV. 24, 1926, Detroit beat Chicago 1-0 for its first-ever win -- and the Blackhawks' first loss. Since then, the two clubs have played each other more often (718 regular-season games) than any other NHL pairing. The Wings are up 92 games and have lifted 11 Cups to Chicago's four, but the Blackhawks hold the playoff series lead 8-7. On Jan. 14, we spent a Saturday in Detroit documenting the passion of the rivalry. If they meet in this year's playoffs, expect a fresh set of ...

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