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Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

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So many players I'd love to see ceremonial shifts for.

Red Kelly, Ted Lindsay, Gordie Howe, Mickey Redmond...so many I'd love to see skating in Wings jerseys but I think they're simply too old.

EDIT: Didn't Mexico City host an outdoor hockey game a few years back? I think it'll only be a few years before they do this in the NHL. Once the Winter Classic gets stale, they're going to try it outdoors in a warm climate. Once the tech catches up.

Las Vegas hosted an NHL preseason game with the rangers playing the kings. The ice actually held up really well. The main problem for that game was grasshoppers jumping all over the ice.

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This means no NYE game. Not complaining, it just means the tradition is interrupted.

Been broken before. There was no New Years Eve game the last time. The home and home games against Chicago...I was at both, I remember well since I was working on getting tickets to the Wrigley game the night before.

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Does anyone here have some input on good sight lines for the game? Id assume theyre the same as the big chill setup, so let us all know.

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Now let's all hope the owners and players can agree on a CBA, so we don't have to worry about the game being cancelled...

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If any Laffs fans are wondering who threw the Ocotopus at their car at the tailgate... it was me, or someone I was with.

God I hate them and can't think of any other team I'd love to destroy.

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Could Bettman sound any LESS interested right now?

Hmm - seemed fine to me.

I'd say Bettman looked pretty upbeat about this; who wouldn't want to showcase 2 long time rival Original 6 teams on the grand stage known as the Winter Classic?

Just hope there's no lock-out, and HBO will continue the 24/7 series.

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Now that I've seen the pictures, if I attend the Winter Classic and Nick isn't there, I'm demanding a refund on the basis of false advertising.

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Let's get serious. What jersey should they wear. I'm going for the first year of the Wings or even a cougar or falcon. I like the D, but I have it and want a new one.

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Only Bettman could figure out a contemporary twist to the concept of "splitting the baby".

From OHL:

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The Ontario Hockey League has been invited to play a double-header featuring the Plymouth Whalers and London Knights, along with the Saginaw Spirit and Windsor Spitfires as part of the outdoor game festivities.

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Dumbest. Decision. Ever. This is the Detroit Red Wings, not the Michigan Wolverines. The Winter Classic should be held in Detroit, not in an over-rated stadium that isn't even close to the Detroit city limits. I would rather the state of Michigan not have a Winter Classic than play it in a place other than Detroit. Hell, I'd rather Toronto host the WC than Ann Arbor. Hell, there's even an unused lot not far from Comerica that could be put to some use.

And I guess this puts to rest the idea that Illich supports the city of Detroit. This is a plain money grab by him. Period. He does not have Detroit's best interest at heart, or it would have been held at Comerica Park.

Detroit, once again, gets screwed out of a Winter Classic. f*** raw numbers, f*** the money, play the goddamn thing in Detroit or move it to Toronto. I certainly won't be watching it in 2013.

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Dumbest. Decision. Ever. This is the Detroit Red Wings, not the Michigan Wolverines. The Winter Classic should be held in Detroit, not in an over-rated stadium that isn't even close to the Detroit city limits. I would rather the state of Michigan not have a Winter Classic than play it in a place other than Detroit. Hell, I'd rather Toronto host the WC than Ann Arbor. Hell, there's even an unused lot not far from Comerica that could be put to some use.

And I guess this puts to rest the idea that Illich supports the city of Detroit. This is a plain money grab by him. Period. He does not have Detroit's best interest at heart, or it would have been held at Comerica Park.

Detroit, once again, gets screwed out of a Winter Classic. f*** raw numbers, f*** the money, play the goddamn thing in Detroit or move it to Toronto. I certainly won't be watching it in 2013.

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Dumbest. Decision. Ever. This is the Detroit Red Wings, not the Michigan Wolverines. The Winter Classic should be held in Detroit, not in an over-rated stadium that isn't even close to the Detroit city limits. I would rather the state of Michigan not have a Winter Classic than play it in a place other than Detroit. Hell, I'd rather Toronto host the WC than Ann Arbor. Hell, there's even an unused lot not far from Comerica that could be put to some use.

And I guess this puts to rest the idea that Illich supports the city of Detroit. This is a plain money grab by him. Period. He does not have Detroit's best interest at heart, or it would have been held at Comerica Park.

Detroit, once again, gets screwed out of a Winter Classic. f*** raw numbers, f*** the money, play the goddamn thing in Detroit or move it to Toronto. I certainly won't be watching it in 2013.

The Auburn Hills Pistons would like a word with you.

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Dumbest. Decision. Ever. This is the Detroit Red Wings, not the Michigan Wolverines. The Winter Classic should be held in Detroit, not in an over-rated stadium that isn't even close to the Detroit city limits. I would rather the state of Michigan not have a Winter Classic than play it in a place other than Detroit. Hell, I'd rather Toronto host the WC than Ann Arbor. Hell, there's even an unused lot not far from Comerica that could be put to some use.

And I guess this puts to rest the idea that Illich supports the city of Detroit. This is a plain money grab by him. Period. He does not have Detroit's best interest at heart, or it would have been held at Comerica Park.

Detroit, once again, gets screwed out of a Winter Classic. f*** raw numbers, f*** the money, play the goddamn thing in Detroit or move it to Toronto. I certainly won't be watching it in 2013.

Put the bong down kid. you dont think ilitch cares about detroit? please. having 115,000 at this game will be better for the atmospheres as opposed to the 30k at comerica, half of those wont be able to see s***.

you have any clue how many teams dont play in the city where their name is? Pistons and Lions (silverdome), coyotes play in glendale, not phoenix. the list goes on.

and ill bet the house youll be watching on jan 1st.

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I want to see the old-school small winged wheel for the Wings. Those were what they wore during the glory days of the Toronto-Detroit rivalry.

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Cougars4.png...And the Leafs blue...Please, & Thank You.

They already wore the "candy cane" jersey style in '91-92 for the NHL's 75th anniversary. I'd like to see something that they haven't tried in recent history.

I want to see the old-school small winged wheel for the Wings. Those were what they wore during the glory days of the Toronto-Detroit rivalry.

Bingo! That was my exact thought too. I'd like to see something like this, as worn from 1932-1934.

RedWings01.png

I love the idea of using the old school winged wheel, with the colors "reversed" from what they are now, what's red is white and vice-versa. That syle hasn't been used since '83-'84. As well, I like the idea of the white outlined numbers on the back, only for one game.

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I guess I'm the only one that kinds hopes they come up with a brand new uniform? Not a remake of something from the past.

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Dumbest. Decision. Ever. This is the Detroit Red Wings, not the Michigan Wolverines. The Winter Classic should be held in Detroit, not in an over-rated stadium that isn't even close to the Detroit city limits. I would rather the state of Michigan not have a Winter Classic than play it in a place other than Detroit. Hell, I'd rather Toronto host the WC than Ann Arbor. Hell, there's even an unused lot not far from Comerica that could be put to some use.

And I guess this puts to rest the idea that Illich supports the city of Detroit. This is a plain money grab by him. Period. He does not have Detroit's best interest at heart, or it would have been held at Comerica Park.

Detroit, once again, gets screwed out of a Winter Classic. f*** raw numbers, f*** the money, play the goddamn thing in Detroit or move it to Toronto. I certainly won't be watching it in 2013.

This is going to benefit Detroit greatly. Leaf fans travel really well, the bridge and the tunnel is going to be packed. I would not be surprised if a lot of those people stay in Detroit, and take a shuttle to Ann Arbor. The businesses in Detroit are not going to suffer from this. It was this or not have the classic at all. I rather have this.

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And I guess this puts to rest the idea that Illich supports the city of Detroit. This is a plain money grab by him. Period. He does not have Detroit's best interest at heart, or it would have been held at Comerica Park.

Because the Alumni games downtown and then the OHL and AHL games wont help out downtown at all....right.

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