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#161 Esquire

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:50 PM

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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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:12 PM

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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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:18 PM

Only Bettman could figure out a contemporary twist to the concept of "splitting the baby".
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:20 PM

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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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:32 PM

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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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

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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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

Does Bettman realize he can't used the "lockout card" again?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:45 PM

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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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:04 PM

I'll bet the Leafs wear one of these two uniforms:

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

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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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

I'll bet the Leafs wear one of these two uniforms:

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Posted Image...And the Leafs blue...Please, & Thank You.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:17 PM

Posted Image...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.

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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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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:18 PM

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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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

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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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

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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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:24 PM

I wonder if a Wings prospect will play at Comerica for the Griffins-Marlies game and then get a call up the next morning for the Winter Classic. Two outdoor games in two days.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:07 PM

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.


It's not like it's in a different country. I drive from Ann Arbor to Detroit for every game. It's no big deal. How many Red Wings fans actually live in Detroit?



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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:37 PM

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.


lol I drive from Ann Arbor to Southgate every weekend... not even close? It's barely even a drive... me thinks a dumbass, butt-hurt spartan is behind all of this seeing as they'd rather have it in Canada than in Ann Arbor.

If so, just give up, nobody cares about that s*** school and their s*** stadium

#179 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:56 PM

should be a great game. two original six teams with a rivalry dating back to the late 20s. :clap:

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:19 PM

I wonder if the NHL would consider putting an Olympic size rink in at Michigan Stadium for the game. This was the case for the Michigan State/Michigan game there in 2010 & it looked a lot better in relation to the size of the stadium, sight lines for the crowd, etc.

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