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#1 CenterIce

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:39 PM

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:12 PM

Don't toy with me, Yahoo Sports. If I got Wings/Leafs at the Big House, I could die happy. After the game, of course!
The potential revenue for this is astronomical. For that reason alone, I'll be surprised if the league doesn't jump at the chance.

Start saving your pennies, folks!
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:51 PM

That would be some game, for sure. Fingers crossed. Though, what I'm going to probably look forward to more is the 24/7 series on it. That'll be awesome!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:01 AM

This idea is great but I've heard from the Michigan game they had there a few years ago, it was hard to see all of the players and follow the puck and play. I'm not from Michigan. I've never been to the "Big House" but I've heard this might have been a problem and I wonder if this will play into the decision.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:42 AM

Don't toy with me, Yahoo Sports. If I got Wings/Leafs at the Big House, I could die happy. After the game, of course!
The potential revenue for this is astronomical. For that reason alone, I'll be surprised if the league doesn't jump at the chance.

Start saving your pennies, folks!

If this does happen, I think my first trip to Detroit will be coming :thumbup:
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:37 AM

This idea is great but I've heard from the Michigan game they had there a few years ago, it was hard to see all of the players and follow the puck and play. I'm not from Michigan. I've never been to the "Big House" but I've heard this might have been a problem and I wonder if this will play into the decision.


I said this in another thread, but I was there and it wasn't an issue for us. We were mid-bowl in the corner. I was expecting to not see much, but it wasn't bad at all.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:05 AM

This idea is great but I've heard from the Michigan game they had there a few years ago, it was hard to see all of the players and follow the puck and play. I'm not from Michigan. I've never been to the "Big House" but I've heard this might have been a problem and I wonder if this will play into the decision.


I was up in the press box and it wasn't hard to tell which player was which.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:27 AM

The alumni game would be epic.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:38 AM

This would be awesome. Heck - I might even try to get to enjoy it live. Just need to save some $$$ and get on a plane in time ;)

And like Nephilim, I would love to see the Wings on 24/7. (Hopefully HBO will do another season).
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:58 AM

Toronto vs Detroit. The Big House. Under the lights. Win, win, and win!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:32 AM

How is it that the away team has won the Winter Classic 4 out of 5 times?

What, the Hockey Gods don't like the city that hosts such an event for a day?

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:47 AM

To be honest who cares? let it be roller hockey in texas between Dallas and Tampa it just one game out of 82. For those who live in Detroit it could be indeed a good Evening. If they could get tickets of course.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:41 AM

Seems to me that the League is putting their glory and numbers ahead of the chance to help the economy of Detroit.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:24 AM

Seems to me that the League is putting their glory and numbers ahead of the chance to help the economy of Detroit.


I dont think it has anything to do with that. It has to do with the chance to set an NHL record for attendance that may never happen again. If the Loafs come to town, they may even break the Big Chill records for most in attendance ever for ANY hockey game.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:35 AM

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:49 AM

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:34 AM

Will there be a 2012/2013 season?..My crystal ball says don't hold your breath.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:42 AM

If this happens there is no way I won't be there in person.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:15 PM

I still say do UofM/MSU and a Red Wings/Maple Leafs double header at the Big House. I guarantee you will sell out in a heartbeat. My hubby even said we might have to do that one, and he's not that big of a hockey fan.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:22 PM

I would forsure go, talked with a couple of friends already that aren't even Red Wings fans but said they will still love to go and cheer for the Wing Wheel.

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