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#1 FireCaptain

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:55 AM

Fan frustration to blame?

 

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

Wow, imagine the response if Bettman ever dares show his face in public again?


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

LOL the Stanley Cup presentation will be a seea of boos this year. I think this time fans are really angry and wont be back easily.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

It's not Holland's fault.  I don't like him being treated like Bettman or some other incompetent figure.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

How mean.   :nervous:   Poor Kenny, he's not to blame for all of this... but he's a face they recognize and everyone else has disappeared.   Hope for better days in 2013. 


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

Maybe the boos were due to not landing a high end D or F
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

Maybe the boos were due to not landing a high end D or F

 

Or letting Lilja go.  


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

"Booed off Ford Field" is a huge exaggeration. His face was showed on the big screen and some fans booed him. That's all.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Lions fans don't recognize a competent GM when they see one, thanks to the Millen-ium of Failure.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

Lions fans don't recognize a competent GM when they see one, thanks to the Millen-ium of Failure.

 

The Lions only option is to get rid of it's owner.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

Lions fans have truly lost it, they're almost like those sad sack Cubs fans who have somehow convinced themselves that there's something noble in losing all the time.  I can't imagine the kind of nerve it takes to boo a successful executive from another team in your same city.  What martyrs they must all feel like. 


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

Lions fans have truly lost it, they're almost like those sad sack Cubs fans who have somehow convinced themselves that there's something noble in losing all the time.  I can't imagine the kind of nerve it takes to boo a successful executive from another team in your same city.  What martyrs they must all feel like. 

 

I'm sure it's just frustration and that Kenny just represents to them the lockout.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

Hoping for Bettman to present the cup in Philadelphia, Boston, NY, Vancouver, or Detroit

 

 

He'd get a standing ovation in Pittsburgh, though.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

I'm one of Holland's biggest fans, but I would have booed him on Sunday too. It's nothing against Kenny, but it's a way to send a message to the NHL.



LOL the Stanley Cup presentation will be a seea of boos this year. I think this time fans are really angry and wont be back easily.

 

The best thing would be if the Cup was presented to the team in an empty arena.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

I'm one of Holland's biggest fans, but I would have booed him on Sunday too. It's nothing against Kenny, but it's a way to send a message to the NHL.

sorry but that makes no sense.

 

booing a guy who has nothing whatsoever to do with the lockout is not sending a message. might as well just start booing every person you see that has a red wings jersey on.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

I'm sure it's just frustration and that Kenny just represents to them the lockout.

Agreed.  Though I'm still a little surprised he got booed.  Obviously Holland has no role in this other than working for the Wings.

 

Fans are really pissed.  Good.  I hope they stay away for a while and send a message that this is not an effective strategy.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

Guys, remember, the Wings' management/ownership voted in favor of the lockout.  I'm pretty sure I read that Holland was the one who actually cast the Wings' vote.  Hockey fans are PISSED about the lockout, and this was a way to express that anger.  I wouldn't read any more into it (other than that Ford Field was full of Chicago fans on Sunday!)



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Guys, remember, the Wings' management/ownership voted in favor of the lockout.  I'm pretty sure I read that Holland was the one who actually cast the Wings' vote.  Hockey fans are PISSED about the lockout, and this was a way to express that anger.  I wouldn't read any more into it (other than that Ford Field was full of Chicago fans on Sunday!)

How many "RED WINGS SUCK" chants did those idiots try? hahahaha


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:48 PM

Guys, remember, the Wings' management/ownership voted in favor of the lockout.  I'm pretty sure I read that Holland was the one who actually cast the Wings' vote.  Hockey fans are PISSED about the lockout, and this was a way to express that anger.  I wouldn't read any more into it (other than that Ford Field was full of Chicago fans on Sunday!)

the wings ownership voted for this lockout aka mike illitch. if you can find me a link that says ken holland is calling the shots for the red wings in this lockout, please share it with me and i will gladly take it back.

 

there are much more effective and productive ways for fans to express their anger( i.e don't go to games, don't buy merchandise, don't buy center ice, etc). booing a gm who most likely has no say in this lockout makes the fans look ignorant and foolish imo



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

Holland is a bum. He's not as great as everyone thinks.





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