Let's just get this out of the way - I could give two shits about what happened 15 years ago between Detroit and Claude Lemieux. It was 15 years ago, it involved Detroit, it involved Colorado, and it has nothing to do with the 2008-2009 San Jose Sharks.
If you agree, here's the only article you need to read on the history of Claude Lemieux and Detroit and the attitudes going into tonight's game. It's a well-written article that tells you everything you need to know. Then you can ignore all the other pointless muckraking going on on the interwebs today.
The real story of tonight's game is the Western Conference standings. San Jose can take a 7 point lead with a game in hand by the end of tonight. Detroit fans can focus on our bad guy all they want; all I can focus on is getting closer and closer to that #1 overall seed.