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#21 wolverine1817

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:31 AM

There are a lot of Wings haters, not hard to click on an online poll.


whoops, didn't notice that their [little] sister org in Tennessee was involved in it too... it makes more sense now.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:42 AM

I love LGW but it's getting annoying to read all the posts from the few Nashville fans on here that just want to argue. Might have to take a little break.

Just thinking the same thing.
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#23 MabusIncarnate

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:01 AM

Nashville has a rich history in the NHL, they are damn near one of the original six because of how well respected they are. All the families raise their kids to go out after school, the one day a year that there's patches of ice on top of their swimming hole, and teach them the sport of hockey where they play for a few solid minutes before a kid falls through and has to be pulled out by a wild boar. Tennessee after all is THE primary state everyone thinks of when you just say the word "Hockey".

This is an amazing poll because the differences between hockey in Nashville and Detroit are mirror images of eachother, and should be respected and treated as just that, equals.

I'm not even opening the link to look at the poll because of how idiotic this is, and please note if it wasn't completely obvious that my post above was intended to be sarcastic. :rolleyes:

I can honestly tell you the Predators NHL forum is not like that at all. We have a few Wings fans on there who are from Nashville and we have civil, sometimes classy jabbing, but all around civil discussions.

If someone if on your forum and not there to troll but to discuss the series with the rival team's fans I see no harm.

I can't stand the Facebook Team Pages that get flooded with opposing team trolls that ruin good discussions so I know what you're saying and I definitely do not fit the same bill.

I know there isn't much love loss between the teams and apparently the fans but that doesn't mean we can't debate and discuss, agree to disagree on topics without resorting to classless name calling, etc.


I have enough "class" and "respect" to stay on the forums of my own team. I personally have no interest in what Preds fans have to say during a playoff matchup when we are playing against them, and the best way to avoid conflict is to stay where you belong, on a Preds fan site not on a Wings fan site. :thumbup:

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:04 AM

I've never been a fan of these silly 'more votes mean you are better" poles (or the x amount of posts for a win threads for that matter). But it's pretty obvious that the Nashville fans create a way more awesome atmosphere at their arena than the Wings fans do at the Joe.

I don't want to hear any s*** about Nashville finally having something to cheer about; it doesn't matter; their crowd is way better than our crowd. I would venture to list their crowd in the top 3-5 in the NHL.

And while were at it, I roll my eyes everytime I hear Ken Daniels say it's another sellout crowd at the Joe and you see tons of empty seats on tv. So, all the seats have been sold, tickets are all paid for, yet people would rather not go? That's embarrassing. People always respond with "Well, they are corporate tickets"; Yeah, no s***, and nobody wnats them so they are just sitting in a drawer at the office? WTF.

The best games at the Joe are when the Canadians come over from Toronto and and yell agsinst their Canadian Wing fan counterparts from Windsor, or the games that the college kids came to last year when they started the Todd Ber TU Zi chant.

Face it, other than that, the crowd is too quiet too often.

Edited by T.Low, 17 April 2012 - 01:06 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:13 AM

[/quote]I have enough "class" and "respect" to stay on the forums of my own team. I personally have no interest in what Preds fans have to say during a playoff matchup when we are playing against them, and the best way to avoid conflict is to stay where you belong, on a Preds fan site not on a Wings fan site. :thumbup:
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The only way that can be considered class and respect is if you cannot control yourself on another team's forum, so then, yeah, you are doing them a kindness by staying off their forum.

I get on other teams forums all the time if I want to know something about that team or what the fans think of something. Not sure what the big deal is.

Edited by T.Low, 17 April 2012 - 01:15 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:21 AM

From the Forum Rules:

I. General Posting Etiquette

The LetsGoWings.com Forums boast a wide variety of hockey fans from all ages, walks of life, and places around the world. With that in mind, the goal of these forums is to maintain quality hockey discussion for everyone. The Moderator Staff at LGW.com is specifically instructed to help keep the disourse in the hockey discussion areas free of off-topic banter, thread derailment, or posts that don't add anything to the discussion. Members (or potential members) shouldn't be discouraged from posting due to their team affiliation or the posting style of other members. With that in mind, these measures are being taken to keep the quality of the discussion on the forums at a high standard:


The short version is that fans of other teams are welcome here and no matter who you root for the idea is to for everyone to play nice and talk hockey.

Everyone doesn't need to get their hackles up just because it's a fan from another team. If they act like a troll, they won't last here very long.

And if any fan of any team is trolling or violating forum guidelines, please report the post so it will be brought to a mods attention.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:38 AM

From the Forum Rules:



The short version is that fans of other teams are welcome here and no matter who you root for the idea is to for everyone to play nice and talk hockey.

Everyone doesn't need to get their hackles up just because it's a fan from another team. If they act like a troll, they won't last here very long.


Let me clarify, if this reply was aimed toward what I said above. I wasn't saying "get off our forums" or anything like that, but the fact is right now, we are down in the series 2-1 and the last thing on a lot of our minds is to welcome opposing team's fans with open arms considering the current standing of the matchup. It's tense, it's heated, and if Preds fans want to come here in this situation right now that's fine but understand that there's fans here that have been watching the Wings longer than the Preds have existed and expecting a friendly environment is unrealistic. It's not hatred, it's passion for our team. No disrespect intended to any outside non-Wing fans, but I won't be visiting other team's fan sites especially during the playoffs.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:42 AM

Update::

Who has the better fans?
Nashville Predators or Detroit Red Wings?

Detroit. 51.05% (2,883 votes)

Nashville. 48.95% (2,764 votes)
Keep voting!!

Edited by Wingzman91, 17 April 2012 - 01:46 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:44 AM

Let me clarify, if this reply was aimed toward what I said above. I wasn't saying "get off our forums" or anything like that, but the fact is right now, we are down in the series 2-1 and the last thing on a lot of our minds is to welcome opposing team's fans with open arms considering the current standing of the matchup. It's tense, it's heated, and if Preds fans want to come here in this situation right now that's fine but understand that there's fans here that have been watching the Wings longer than the Preds have existed and expecting a friendly environment is unrealistic. It's not hatred, it's passion for our team. No disrespect intended to any outside non-Wing fans, but I won't be visiting other team's fan sites especially during the playoffs.

Honestly my post was a general response to some of the attitude shown in this thread.

Fans of opposing teams should be aware that things are probably a little tense here when the Wings are behind in a series, and Wings fans shouldn't automatically assume a fan of another team is here to troll. That's all I was saying.

As a mod I probably shouldn't derail threads further than they already are, so let's get back on topic about whatever is going on with this poll.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:55 AM

Seriously?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:02 AM

The preds fans that sat around me at game 2 seemed to know what they were talking about.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:11 AM

I am a STH of the Nashville Predators and I have never seen anyone trash the arena. How so do you account for this claim?

Also a fan base that is loyal? The Nashville Predators fans rallied and damn near rioted when they even thought about moving the team and helped it stay put and it has thrived ever sense garnering tons of respect along the years across the league.

When I think of loyal Red Wings fans I think about seeing them get up and leave during Game 3 with plenty of time to try and mount a come back attempt. Never, unless the game was just ridiculously out of reach late in the 3rd have I seen Predator fans leaving. Especially with it being a playoff game! Shame...



This is gonna sound simple and like a slam at you....which its totally not, but with expectations as high as the Wings have set.....sometimes apathy sets in. Not saying its right, but it is indeed true. We are spoiled here, no doubt.....that comes from a long history of success.

A comparison if you will. Wayne Gretzky during his prime could have a season where he scored 42 goals and added 60 assists.....a career season for 80% of the players in the league, but to him.....its viewed as a letdown, why? Because he has set the bar so high. Some teams are content to make the playoffs, others view anything less than the Cup a complete failure. The Preds may very well win Cups in the near future, and when they do.....the expectations of themselves, and their fans will change.......right or wrong, its human nature.

Edited by Wingedwheeler2, 17 April 2012 - 07:20 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:40 AM

Online fan polls mean a crap ton......
TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS EXPECTED.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

I've never been a fan of these silly 'more votes mean you are better" poles (or the x amount of posts for a win threads for that matter). But it's pretty obvious that the Nashville fans create a way more awesome atmosphere at their arena than the Wings fans do at the Joe.

I don't want to hear any s*** about Nashville finally having something to cheer about; it doesn't matter; their crowd is way better than our crowd. I would venture to list their crowd in the top 3-5 in the NHL.

And while were at it, I roll my eyes everytime I hear Ken Daniels say it's another sellout crowd at the Joe and you see tons of empty seats on tv. So, all the seats have been sold, tickets are all paid for, yet people would rather not go? That's embarrassing. People always respond with "Well, they are corporate tickets"; Yeah, no s***, and nobody wnats them so they are just sitting in a drawer at the office? WTF.

The best games at the Joe are when the Canadians come over from Toronto and and yell agsinst their Canadian Wing fan counterparts from Windsor, or the games that the college kids came to last year when they started the Todd Ber TU Zi chant.

Face it, other than that, the crowd is too quiet too often.


When was the last time you were at the Joe?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:18 AM

We should go vote for Nashville. Maybe the winner gets a ribbon or something. Then they'd have something to hang from their rafters. That would be nice for them, and it would show that we're the better fans because we care.













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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:41 AM

When I see a million fans in downtown Nashville for a Stanley Cup parade.....then we can start the comparisons.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

I am a STH of the Nashville Predators and I have never seen anyone trash the arena. How so do you account for this claim?

Also a fan base that is loyal? The Nashville Predators fans rallied and damn near rioted when they even thought about moving the team and helped it stay put and it has thrived ever sense garnering tons of respect along the years across the league.

When I think of loyal Red Wings fans I think about seeing them get up and leave during Game 3 with plenty of time to try and mount a come back attempt. Never, unless the game was just ridiculously out of reach late in the 3rd have I seen Predator fans leaving. Especially with it being a playoff game! Shame...


HAHAH. Seriously.

He man, all 8 years of hockey "heritage" counts for something, right?

You guys need to get a clue.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:57 AM

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

When was the last time you were at the Joe?



Two season ago vs Chicago. I travel back to Mi all the time to see my parents and my brother's family and for business. My wife get's me tickets to see the Wings in Vancouver. She has business trips to San Jose that have often lined up with a Wings west coast trip so I go along and go to the Shark Tank. I haven't been to Comerica Park yet, although my best friend was a crane operator on the project. don't ever need to go see another NBA game, although i used to see The Bad Boys all the time. Haven't been to Ford Field yet.

Not so much anymore, but when I first moved out here, I was going to alot of games. There are 6 pro teams within an hour and a half from our house. My buddy played for the Chiliwack Chiefs in the BCHL and we'd go to atleast 6-8 games a year.


People need to realize that hockey is not an overly complicated game to learn. If you've got any type of team sports background, it's simple to get an adequate basic understanding of the game. My wife became a fairly knowledgeable player and fan in one season.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

When I see a million fans in downtown Nashville for a Stanley Cup parade.....then we can start the comparisons.

When I see a million fans in downtown Nashville for a Stanley Cup parade

million fans in downtown Nashville for a Stanley Cup parade

Nashville for a Stanley Cup parade


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