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#21 VM1138

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:32 AM

really? they have to come to our season finale when tickets are already going to be hard to get? what a joke.

start an online petition like ever other loser in the world that has a problem with something, dont get in the way of my hockey games.


It's not like they're buying tickets and leaving right away. They want to watch a hockey game, and they never cause trouble. How exactly are they getting in the way of "your" hockey game? Last time I checked you didn't have to be a die-hard fan of a home team to go to their games. Liking hockey is enough.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

i never said it was my hockey game, i said it was ours, the whole fan bases. the season finale against one of our biggest rivals should be a game for the people who are fans who have been spending money all season on tickets, not for people trying to get exposure.

when i wrote that post i didnt know much about the organization. i guess a quick assumption on my part was that these people (all 700 supposively) was that these people would be there armed with signs, wearing blue, and taking away from the fun for the rest of us.

and really what kind of exposure are they gonna get? a 10 second mention on tv? nobody cares about whether or not they have a team in detroit. like i said, start a petition, pre order tickets, and send it to bettman. we dont need this game overshadowed by this publicity stunt.

edit: after reading my original post i apologize for the typo i made in saying "my hockey game." im not that full of myself to think its truly my game or i am the only one that matters. just wanted to put out that fire before somebody jumps all over it.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:16 PM

i agree this serves 0 purpose in detroit or boston for that matter.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

We have some serious sourpusses up in here.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:42 PM

i never said it was my hockey game, i said it was ours, the whole fan bases. the season finale against one of our biggest rivals should be a game for the people who are fans who have been spending money all season on tickets, not for people trying to get exposure.

when i wrote that post i didnt know much about the organization. i guess a quick assumption on my part was that these people (all 700 supposively) was that these people would be there armed with signs, wearing blue, and taking away from the fun for the rest of us.

and really what kind of exposure are they gonna get? a 10 second mention on tv? nobody cares about whether or not they have a team in detroit. like i said, start a petition, pre order tickets, and send it to bettman. we dont need this game overshadowed by this publicity stunt.


You should probably direct this complaint more to the corporate people who purchase tickets and then don't show up to the games. Those are wasted tickets that could have been used by people who want to enjoy watching a game in person. Complaining about an organized group of hockey fans traveling to watch a hockey game doesn't make much sense to me. If you want to see that finale so bad, buy your tickets ahead of time like the rest of us. I personally am impressed with the dedication that this group has. I'd be willing to bet that its very difficult and stressful to organize a group of 700 to travel across the boarder for a game.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

ya the corporate people also piss me off also. if they wanna buy them and pass them out to those who arent able to afford, or are just learning the game thats cool. but ya the wasted seats do kill me.

i personally do have tickets for this game, but i was speaking more generally to the fans in the area. just think, 700 fans is nearly 2 whole sections worth of nordiques fans all of which will be wearing blue. why not pick a different game to do this?
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:20 PM

i never said it was my hockey game, i said it was ours, the whole fan bases. the season finale against one of our biggest rivals should be a game for the people who are fans who have been spending money all season on tickets, not for people trying to get exposure.

when i wrote that post i didnt know much about the organization. i guess a quick assumption on my part was that these people (all 700 supposively) was that these people would be there armed with signs, wearing blue, and taking away from the fun for the rest of us.

and really what kind of exposure are they gonna get? a 10 second mention on tv? nobody cares about whether or not they have a team in detroit. like i said, start a petition, pre order tickets, and send it to bettman. we dont need this game overshadowed by this publicity stunt.

edit: after reading my original post i apologize for the typo i made in saying "my hockey game." im not that full of myself to think its truly my game or i am the only one that matters. just wanted to put out that fire before somebody jumps all over it.


Not gonna lie, I kind of do care. I can vividly remember the Nordiques jerseys being one of my favorites growing up as a little kid. I didn't care much other then what I thought looked the best and I was sad to see them go. I for one would love to see Quebec get another franchise and if I was at that game with a bunch of Nordique fans, I would love to just talk hockey and see what they thought about Detroit and everything else. You would have to be really narrow minded to think a small group of hockey fans in general would take away from your game experience. It sure as hell will be better then seeing a bunch of Hawks fans that day.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

i personally do have tickets for this game, but i was speaking more generally to the fans in the area. just think, 700 fans is nearly 2 whole sections worth of nordiques fans all of which will be wearing blue. why not pick a different game to do this?


Like what? A game where one of the teams is wearing blue?

I really don't get your point. Anyone has the right to go to any game they want. It's not like Red Wings' home games are reserved for Detroiters.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

Hey Detroit folks! We can't wait to be at the game on april 7th!! If things go as planned, there will be about 700 of us



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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:08 PM

Any fun things to do after the game? Restaurants, bars, comedy clubs?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:09 AM

Any fun things to do after the game? Restaurants, bars, comedy clubs?

This is coming from an outsider who's been to the Joe a handful of times these past few years...The "People Mover" light rail (50 cents 1 way, $1 roundtrip) will take you all over downtown Detroit (a stop right at the Joe), and goes out to the "Foxtown" area (Fox Theatre, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Hockeytown Cafe, and Cheli's Chili - Chris Chelios bar)...The Fox Theatre may have some shows/concerts while you're there.

There's the Greektown Hotel/Casino in the aptly named "Greektown" neighborhood (can get their via the People Mover); lots of little bars/restaurants within a few blocks radius (Astoria Bakery, and Red Smoke BBQ are great).

I stayed at the Greektown Hotel/Casino on my last visit; rooms are reasonable, very nice, and clean ($90 per night with AAA discount)...There's a pricey ($15) but really good breakfast buffet at the Greektown, and IMO the gambling there is rather dull/poor (tight slots, and rather high minimum bets at table games)...Overall it's a nice place while staying downtown with a fair number of establishments within a few blocks.

Hope you guys have a great time!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:14 PM

This is coming from an outsider who's been to the Joe a handful of times these past few years...The "People Mover" light rail (50 cents 1 way, $1 roundtrip) will take you all over downtown Detroit (a stop right at the Joe), and goes out to the "Foxtown" area (Fox Theatre, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Hockeytown Cafe, and Cheli's Chili - Chris Chelios bar)...The Fox Theatre may have some shows/concerts while you're there.

There's the Greektown Hotel/Casino in the aptly named "Greektown" neighborhood (can get their via the People Mover); lots of little bars/restaurants within a few blocks radius (Astoria Bakery, and Red Smoke BBQ are great).

I stayed at the Greektown Hotel/Casino on my last visit; rooms are reasonable, very nice, and clean ($90 per night with AAA discount)...There's a pricey ($15) but really good breakfast buffet at the Greektown, and IMO the gambling there is rather dull/poor (tight slots, and rather high minimum bets at table games)...Overall it's a nice place while staying downtown with a fair number of establishments within a few blocks.

Hope you guys have a great time!


Thanks for the advice. We'll on be there for one night. The morning after, we're going to Toronto,s Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:00 PM

ya the corporate people also piss me off also. if they wanna buy them and pass them out to those who arent able to afford, or are just learning the game thats cool. but ya the wasted seats do kill me.

i personally do have tickets for this game, but i was speaking more generally to the fans in the area. just think, 700 fans is nearly 2 whole sections worth of nordiques fans all of which will be wearing blue. why not pick a different game to do this?


Oh, I don't know. Maybe because they are hockey fans, want to go to some games, their team left, they want to go on a road trip and have some fun? Quit being such a whiny baby and welcome them to the Joe.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

Thanks for the advice. We'll on be there for one night. The morning after, we're going to Toronto,s Hockey Hall of Fame.

The HHOF is a fun place to go. As someone who has been there three times it never gets old.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

It looks like they're just out there to watch some hockey and remind everyone that they would like a team. Not hurting anyone, not getting angry or demanding. Just some folks having good, clean fun. Nothing wrong with that.


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:42 PM

I'm going to chime in, since I was at the game today and saw the Quebec following. They seemed to be great fans. They were all wearing Nordiques jerseys and took up a large area of both upper deck ends of the ice. They cheered loud the entire game for the Wings and in fact seemed into the game more than some of the "suit" types sitting near me. In my personal opinion it was nice to have them there as they truly seemed to enjoy the experience of The Joe.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:10 PM

NBC showed them during intermission. It looked like they were having a good time. I hope they had a great experience at the Joe and that soon they won't have to travel so far to see a game in person. Too bad they couldn't sit in the lower bowl.....
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Was at the game today.. They were great... Cheering at the 15:15 mark Good spirits.

I talked to one of them and he said it has been a great trip, I wished him well. Lots of them there tho.... WOW!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:20 PM

Well I must be honest and give them credit, saw a ton of them today, and talked to a fe.w, they seemed like pretty cool people. We all get to taste our own foot every once in a while I guess...
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