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  2. There is no way GR would get an NHL team. - The market is too small - They don't have an NHL-sized arena and wouldn't build a new one any time soon - Most importantly - the main reason why they have such a great turn-out and a high quality product on-ice is because of the RED WINGS. If they had their own separate team, they wouldn't have nearly as many fans, as most would stay loyal to the Wings (and to a much lesser extent, the Blackhawks). The city simply isn't big enough or isolated enough to grow a brand new fan base when the potential fans grew up following a team with 80+ years of tradition just a couple hours away. I would agree that MLS would be a possibility though, especially since Detroit's never really did anything with the potential expansion interest.
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    Pistons could play in LCA

    You could still park in that garage then take the People Mover to Grand Circus Park, walk a few blocks north and you're there.
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    Who To Watch When Not Wingin' It

    Before the WCoH started in the off-season, I was dying to watch some hockey. I saw that the KHL started already, so I watched a couple games to see how Datsyuk was doing. On his off-days I still wanted to watch hockey, so I picked a game at random to see how it was. That led me to throw on a game pretty much daily in the background while I work. It's much more entertaining than I thought it'd be, and fun to find out which former NHLers and Wings prospects play on what teams.
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    3 Bold Predictions for 2016-2017

    I was 0/3 last year (though props to kipwinger for nailing his). Let's try this again: 1. The Wings blow everyone here away and make the playoffs easily (2nd in division) 2. We have 2 30-goal scorers at the end of the season - Nyquist and Larkin. Tatar barely misses the mark. 3. Vegas finally reveals their name and it doesn't suck.
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    Petition to change Lil Caesars Arena to Gordie Howe Arena

    I see what ya did there.
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    Wings acquire SJ prospect Dylan Sadowy

    Saw him play against Flint early in the season, he looked like a threat most of the time he was on the ice. Excited to see him possibly suit up for the Griffs.
  8. Didn't he already say he wouldn't try and trade it, out of respect?
  9. Guys, if the trophies weren't a dead giveaway, pic #66 is. He loves the Joe so much that he installed his own pissing trough.
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    Official - Little Caesars Arena

    You joke, but if done right I would watch the s*** out of that show.
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    Official - Little Caesars Arena

    Yeah...there's a problem with that...this is right across the river: We're gonna have to call it the LCA or give it some other nickname.
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    New arena construction updates

    People sure are going to be confused when they ride the people mover: http://www.thepeoplemover.com/station-guide/cadillac-center/
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    3-on-3 Lineups

    No way in hell I'd put Franzen out there in 3-on-3 OT, he's a pylon and would be blown past in a heartbeat and boom, game is over. Get someone fast like Ferraro out there instead.
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    3 Bold Predictions for 2015-16

    1. Larkin gets sent down when Dats/Helm return, but the next time he gets called up he stays up for good 2. Green returns to prominence and makes the ASG 3. Boston gets a top-3 draft pick from the lotto
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    Roster Moves by the Wings

    I think the key factor is consistency. Watching both XO and Jensen on the Griffins last year, you can tell when Jensen is having a good game and definitely when he is having a bad game, but XO always looks solid and never like a liability. This in my opinion is why XO was up in Detroit during half of the Griffins games I attended last year, and why he got the nod this year.
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    2015-16 Prospect Watch

    I was at that game, so far he looks pretty decent. Good skater, definitely not afraid to take shots (only hesitated once in Overtime), broke up a few of Saginaw's offensive chances, played the point on the PP, and went 2nd in the shootout. Obviously one game isn't enough to figure out where he'll be going in the future, but he's definitely noticeable when he's on the ice, in a good way.
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    Over/Under for Larkin's time as a Red Wing in 15/16

    Agreed. Even then, DD wasn't a prospect in the traditional sense. We happened to win the sweeps for signing him, plus he had 3 years of college hockey already.
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    Over/Under for Larkin's time as a Red Wing in 15/16

    Agreed. He played one year for U of M and made the jump to GR in the playoffs, not a lot of experience under his belt yet. That combined with the logjam of forwards wanting to make the jump/vying for a roster spot, I don't expect to see him for more than a couple games at the end of the season and only if we're locked in our spot already. Aside from that, we would either need to get decimated by injuries in order to see him, or he'd need to seriously impress in GR this year. Essentially he's fighting Bertuzzi, Mantha, Pulks, Ferraro, Callahan, and AA for call-up time with the Wings.
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    Happy Canada Day!

    I kinda have to post this, being Canada Day and whatnot: http://imgur.com/gallery/rOdWv
  20. Oh no, it's just that Cooper holds that position in Tampa's organization
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    2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

    ...I think you're missing two cups for the Wings.
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    2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

    I usually have problems with that, but this round they're coming easy. Just look around, you'll get some.
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    2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

    Bingo. It was a very subtle shop, but you know it's true - Yzerman is still a Wing at heart.