Farewell to the Joe: The Home Bench

This summer, I got to skate one last time on the Joe Louis Arena ice. I brought my camera along to take some pictures of the old barn to remember her by.

This is the Red Wings home bench. Imagine how much history this plank of pine has seen. And yet, it’s just a too-short piece of wood not unlike one you could get at your local lumberyard. It’s mind-blowing, to me, how some objects can be so mundane and yet so storied.

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