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#21 stevkrause

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:58 AM

I feel like whether they were to choose Comerica or the Big House, they really can't lose. I agree that Comerica would have more of a Detroit feel but having 100k fans show up would be absolutely insane.



I know the NBC would want major American markets but I think Detroit - Toronto would be the best possible match up. Toronto is obviously a huge market and I think Americans care about the Leafs too. Plus, think of it this way...say the Leafs end up witha strong season and make the playoffs. Then if the Wings were moved to the Eastern Conference the NHL could use the WC to reignite and showcase this rivalry.

If it had to be an all american match up I would choose Detroit vs. Boston


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:37 PM

Wings and Wild would be awesome because of a possible NorthStars Jersey

Wings and Leafs just because that's incredible

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:46 PM

Anybody else think we could be playing a team in the east. We might be there next season. Maybe buffalo could be back in it. Idk but I have a feeling we could be in the east. That could be a big reason were getting it. Not going to lie. If we moved East buffalo would be in our division what a great way to start a rivalry...

Of dare I say it... Maybe Pittsburgh....!

As far as the biased of not having canadian teams. That cuts nBC's ratings by an entire team... In stead of two teams fan bases watching on NBC now you have one with the other on CBC... Sucks but makes sense

Edited by Crashnburnluder, 01 December 2011 - 12:51 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:00 PM

Detroit vs. San Jose.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:03 PM

BIIIG HOUSE! BIIIG HOUSE! Uh, yeah, I have preferences. Anyway, the saving starts today! I WILL be there, even if "there" is Comerica Park (grumble, grumble). I think the Wild or Avalanche would be the best options, if we HAVE to play an American team. Toronto would be epic, though, if NBC weren't such tight wads (networks gonna network, I guess).

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:04 PM

I can't believe people WANT to see a Detroit-Minnesota game. Virtually every Wings fan (in the past) has agreed that Minnesota games are snooze-fests. I'd like to see an Original 6 matchup, but since they refuse to do Canadian teams that limits the options some. I don't see how a Toronto-Detroit game wouldn't sell out the Big House, though.


That was Minnesota in years past. They have clearly made strides in the right direction and I think it would be an exciting game. Plus I would hope they would wear something similar to the North Stars jersey which would be neat to see. I agree though, I would love to see a Wings-Leafs match up but I don't see it happening. If we move east, we will play them plenty soon enough. They aren't worried about selling out. It all has to do with TV ratings.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:18 PM

Detroit Toronto at the big house


Could you imagine?

I just drooled a little. Okay, a lot. Second choice would be Boston.

*Edit* Please, hockey gods, not NY. Please, please, please, please, please.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:19 PM

Last year. But I was thinking a Boston-Detroit WC would be awesome, too. The Winter Classic is basically a showcase for a select few teams anyways. Especially since my money is on a Boston-Detroit Cup final.


last year was caps/pens. so maybe the year before? my memory blows. cant even remember who else played against them. i only remember the important WC. Wings/Hawks when Pavs was doing some nasty s*** out there.

edit: so people arent confused the original Q was when was bostons last WC.

Edited by Din758, 01 December 2011 - 01:20 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:26 PM

I don't care where it's played I'll be there. As far as the opponet I think Avs, Pens, Bruins, Blues (if we are still in the West). I am a bit bias towards the blues because I'd have some buddies who would make the trip with me to watch the game.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:33 PM

I don't care where it's played I'll be there. As far as the opponet I think Avs, Pens, Bruins, Blues (if we are still in the West). I am a bit bias towards the blues because I'd have some buddies who would make the trip with me to watch the game.


I actually wouldn't mind to see us play the Blues as well. I have a friend who lives down there and is a Blues fan and she would probably come up for the game if that was the case. Oh and I don't know if you have noticed but your signature says Steve Yzerman is the greatest caption. Not captain. lol.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:43 PM

Here is an excerpt from the article as well:




While it would be great, probably not going to have Canadian teams in the Winter Classic.

Yeah, and it probably wont be in Ann Arbor either. When Detroit hosts the Winter Classic, it will be at Comerica Park, as crappy as it would be to view a hockey game there...

...as for an opponent, since we'll be in the Eastern Conference, I would like to see one of our newest rivals, the Devils, Bruins or Islanders.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:03 PM

I actually wouldn't mind to see us play the Blues as well. I have a friend who lives down there and is a Blues fan and she would probably come up for the game if that was the case. Oh and I don't know if you have noticed but your signature says Steve Yzerman is the greatest caption. Not captain. lol.



just fixed it thanks, didn't even notice
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:02 PM

The best part about this is going to be 24/7.. Assuming they keep it going next year (which seems likely)

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:43 PM

If it was held at the big house I don't think they would be able to sell alcohol inside the stadium.....that is a problem

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:17 PM

I don't care who they play, as long as 24/7 still happens. Datysuk + Homer = Gold for generations to come

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:31 PM

Wings vs Leafs please! I love the atmosphere during those original six games and if we're lucky that ancient rivalry may just start to grow again.

Based on the NHL's brilliant and super fair selection process we can guess the potential opponents the Wings may face:

Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
NY Rangers
Washington
Boston
Buffalo
Chicago

At the moment Crosby's only been a part of 40% of the Winter Classics so it's probable the next one will be Detroit vs Pittsburgh.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:03 AM

I feel like it needs to be some kind of team with history. The Sharks don't have a whole lot of history. Perhaps we could play the Wild. Detroit is rivals with Minnesota in every other sport just about so I'm sure it would be a good game for the fans and players.


Sharks are the current rival as far as I'm concerned. The Wild = *yawn*

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:26 AM

As great a stadium Comerica is, and also Ford Field, I think it has to be in Ann Arbor. Only Hockeytown could have 100,000+ fans at an outdoor game. It'll put to rest Pittsburgh and Chicago falsely claiming they're a better hockey city than Detroit.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:26 AM

Detroit should play Toronto on...let me finish...Lake Superior.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:28 AM

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