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#61 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:13 AM

Chicago? Too obvious? Too soon? Toronto's working on their own "thing".

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:04 AM

Remember: Buffalo didn't technically host the 1st winter classic.

Orchard Park, NY did (where Ralph Wilson Stadium actually is)


Ann Arbor anyone? 100,000+

Really??? I can only hope that you are joking, since Ralph Wilson Stadium is home to the "Buffalo" Bills. If you are not joking, does that mean the Bills never host any games?

Do the Ottawa Senators never host any games? I'm sure the list would be very long if I kept going.

Now, I'm assuming you are referring to the city of Buffalo not having hosted the Winter Classic rather than the Buffalo team not hosting. Either way though, why bother with the technicality?

After Detroit gets it, then have one in Minnesota vs Dallas.

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Stars wear Away North Star jerseys.

The next year, bring Phoenix to Winnipeg.

And Calgary to Atlanta... oh, wait....


Seriously, though. As much as I'd like to see another Detroit WC, I would love to see Dallas at Minn. I just wish they'd have done it before Modano retired. Maybe he could drop the ceremonial puck or something.

As far as who Detroit will play, I'd actually like to have it be a division game, but I think the Hawks would be the only team strong enough to draw a good audience given their fairly recent Cup and their status as an O6 team. Worked well last time.


Why would the Wild wear another team's jersey? Wouldn't that be like the Rangers playing in Islanders jerseys?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:36 PM

There could not be a better thing for the NHL than the Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs at the big house... It would surpass any advertisement and exploit they could EVER generate on their own with their crack advertising department... Not to mention that the 24/7 would be historical and unforgettable...

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:45 PM

There could not be a better thing for the NHL than the Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs at the big house... It would surpass any advertisement and exploit they could EVER generate on their own with their crack advertising department... Not to mention that the 24/7 would be historical and unforgettable...

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:45 PM

Remember: Buffalo didn't technically host the 1st winter classic.

Orchard Park, NY did (where Ralph Wilson Stadium actually is)


Ann Arbor anyone? 100,000+


That's horrible logic. That was the Sabres only option as a venue to host the event. The Red Wings have a beautiful baseball park in the city in which they actually play should they get the Winter Classic.

I get the appeal of wanting to pack as many people as possible into the game, but I hope Ilitch prefers Comerica Park. The Wings should host the Winter Classic in Detroit if they can.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:21 PM

That's horrible logic. That was the Sabres only option as a venue to host the event. The Red Wings have a beautiful baseball park in the city in which they actually play should they get the Winter Classic.

I get the appeal of wanting to pack as many people as possible into the game, but I hope Ilitch prefers Comerica Park. The Wings should host the Winter Classic in Detroit if they can.

This is probably what will happen, because it gives Mr. I the best chance to generate the most revenue, but 100k+ fans for an NHL game would be epic...

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:15 PM

During the CBC's coverage of the game (by the way, did NBC show the new technology Bauer is using in their goalie pads?), Elliotte Friedman said the next three cities hosting games would be Detroit, Washington and New York.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:34 PM

That's horrible logic. That was the Sabres only option as a venue to host the event. The Red Wings have a beautiful baseball park in the city in which they actually play should they get the Winter Classic.

I get the appeal of wanting to pack as many people as possible into the game, but I hope Ilitch prefers Comerica Park. The Wings should host the Winter Classic in Detroit if they can.

Like i said before though...just coming from me joe fan....

MICHIGAN STADIUM or ugly Comerica. If it were in the old Tiger stadium i would be all over that. But you have to admit...Comerica on the inside is dull. The outside looks pretty cool.

100,000+ or 45,000+ ?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:44 PM

Like i said before though...just coming from me joe fan....

MICHIGAN STADIUM or ugly Comerica. If it were in the old Tiger stadium i would be all over that. But you have to admit...Comerica on the inside is dull. The outside looks pretty cool.

100,000+ or 45,000+ ?

I personally would rather it be at Michigan, just for the history, but calling Comerica ugly? Come on... It's one of the best ball parks in baseball...

Edited by stevkrause, 04 January 2012 - 03:45 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:10 PM

The one thing that worries me about the big house is that 60,000 leafs fans would show
up there. Just cause it will be such a monumental game they will be all over it and that would make Wings look bad. Would be a fantastic game as always though.

Edited by wingfan1991, 04 January 2012 - 05:11 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:49 PM

Why would the Wild wear another team's jersey? Wouldn't that be like the Rangers playing in Islanders jerseys?

Sentimentality. Most people around here (North Star/Wild area) cheered for the North Stars, followed the team when they went to Dallas, and then became Wild fans.

The difference in the team histories and names etc. are almost academic as far as the attitudes. The mindset is almost "our team 1.0" and "our team 2.0" as opposed to being 2 different teams.

Of course, this varies from person to person and generation to generation. My generation and older sees them as the same thing, whereas younger folks see the NS's as old and the Wild as new.

It would be media hype rather than anything. I just think it would be fun to have Minn. and Dallas play each other. The jersey thing was kind of a joke.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:54 PM

Detroit vs Washington I gurantee it
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

Anyone know how much tickets were to the other outdoor games? Are they over priced, or because of the amount of tickets, they're reasonable? My cousin said he wants to go to the one in Detroit, and of course I'd be interested.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:15 PM

Figures, just after I move back overseas.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:24 PM

comerica would be stupid, ball parks suck for it, believe me i was at wrigley. Also you can sell way more tickets at the football stadium.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

comerica would be stupid, ball parks suck for it, believe me i was at wrigley. Also you can sell way more tickets at the football stadium.

Toronto at the Big House was my vote a long time ago, but it's not really feasible. They call it the Big House for a reason - it's huge. People more than halfway up would be better off watching it at home. It's hard to watch a football game up high, can't imagine trying to follow a puck.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:16 PM

Toronto at the Big House was my vote a long time ago, but it's not really feasible. They call it the Big House for a reason - it's huge. People more than halfway up would be better off watching it at home. It's hard to watch a football game up high, can't imagine trying to follow a puck.
I'm going no matter where it is - started my WC fund already. :)


Well if they do it at the Big House, it will be different. For the game to be "special", you have to keep it different and interesting. I agree with another poster having it against Toronto would bring a huge amount of Leafs fans. Do we want that? :blink:

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:16 PM

Like i said before though...just coming from me joe fan....

MICHIGAN STADIUM or ugly Comerica. If it were in the old Tiger stadium i would be all over that. But you have to admit...Comerica on the inside is dull. The outside looks pretty cool.

100,000+ or 45,000+ ?


Difference of opinion I guess. I think Comerica Park is very nice both inside and out.

Besides holding a ton of people, Michigan Stadium wasn't all that pleasing to look at before the recent renovations. Seems like the Detroit Red Wings should host the Winter Classic in Detroit if the option is there. Regardless of venue, I'm still very excited by the news.
 
 
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:51 PM

Ford Field. First ever outdoor game played indoors. Now that would be something different.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:13 AM

Toronto at the Big House was my vote a long time ago, but it's not really feasible. They call it the Big House for a reason - it's huge. People more than halfway up would be better off watching it at home. It's hard to watch a football game up high, can't imagine trying to follow a puck.
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You'd be surprised how well you can see everything, actually. I went to the Big Chill last year and sat in row 46 (mid-bowl) in the corner of the stadium. Had no problem following the action at all. I was kind of expecting to not be able to see much, but it wasn't bad at all. I would imagine that it would be a little difficult closer to the top of the stadium, but the HD scoreboards there a HUGE now (wasn't the case for the Big Chill, but I didn't hear many complaints regardless regarding views). Comerica would be lame. I would watch another game in the Big House in a heartbeat. Comerica, I have no desire. Especially with the amount of Leafs fans that would undoubtedly make the trip down.
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