The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan, and are one of the Original Six teams of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded in 1926 and was known as the Detroit Cougars until 1930, then the Detroit Falcons until 1932, before finally changing their name to the Red Wings. The Red Wings are one of the most popular and successful franchises in the NHL, having won 11 Stanley Cup championships. The team has a rich history, including a period of dominance during the 1950s when they won four Stanley Cups. The team has also had some legendary players, including Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, and Terry Sawchuk. The Red Wings have had some tough enforcers in their history, including Bob Probert and Joey Kocur. One of the most beloved lines in Red Wings history was the Grind Line, which consisted of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and Darren McCarty. The team has had its ups and downs, including a period of struggle known as the "Dead Wings" era in the 1970s and 1980s. However, the team has remained a beloved and successful franchise with a passionate fan base.