But despite being listed as a favorite to win the league title by Las Vegas oddsmakers almost every year, Detroit has not won hockey's championship trophy since the 2001-02 season.
That's one reason to take a second look at the Red Wings, the consensus favorite to win this season's Stanley Cup title.
Heading into tonight's Game 1 at Joe Louis Arena, Turco owns a 1.72 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage in 12 playoff games. In the Stars' 2-1 four-overtime, series-clinching victory over San Jose in the second round, Turco set a franchise record with 61 saves.
Turco, however, has had problems against Detroit. He has a 2-10-5 all-time record against the Red Wings, including a 0-7-2 mark at Joe Louis Arena.
That helps explain why the early betting numbers have gamblers putting major support behind the Red Wings.
According to theSpread.com's betting chart, Detroit had received 75% of the bets to win Game 1 and at Wagerline.com, the Red Wings had received 71.10% (844-343) of the picks as of Wednesday afternoon.
At Bodoglife.com, Detroit is listed at 6-1 to win the series in four games; at 3-1 to win in five games; at 7-2 to win in six games, and at 7-2 to win in seven games.
The Stars are listed at 30-1 to sweep the series in four games; at 15-1 to win in five games; at 7-1 to win in six games; and at 8-1 to win in seven games.
Nadal -- seeking his fourth consecutive men's title -- is listed at 2-5, and Henin -- a four-time French Open champion -- tops the women's chart at 7-5.
Roger Federer, who has not won a clay-court title since 2005, and Novak Djokovic are listed behind Nadal at 9-2. The field (any other player) is listed at 10-1.