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#21 kipwinger

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:16 PM

If it's not picked up nationally, then FSD will definitely carry it.  Hell, they aired the Red and White scrimmage during last year's abbreviated training camp.  One way or another this will be on tv, and if you've got an internet connection you'll be able to see it.


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:16 PM

Wow! Great news!

 

Going to be a great holiday season this year.


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:19 PM

 

This many HOFers on the same ice and NBC or NBCSports doesn't broadcast it, then something is wrong.

 

The alumni games will be nationally broadcast.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:21 PM

When the topic came up a while back, I said that I would respect his decision if he chose not to play (at the time he sounded uninterested). He has given us enough and I completely understand that his knees are a wreck...

 

That being said: HOLY s***!!! STEVIE Y!! GIVING US MORE THAN WE COULD EVER HOPE FOR!! I LOVE YOU, MAN!


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:22 PM

I know this won't be popular, and I'm really happy that he's going to play, but it sort of burns my ass that it was such a begrudging acceptance.  If the game had been played last year like it was supposed to, we'd have never seen him in the Winged Wheel again.

 

Good for him finally coming around, but this is one fan who would have liked to see it happen differently.  When you play for one team your whole career and captain them to 3 Stanley Cups, occasionally you're going to be asked to do things like this, even if you're another team's GM.  Ya know?  Because it's hockey and we sort of take tradition seriously in this game.

 

I'm guessing he had his reasons, whether it was something with scheduling or maybe he just wanted to see if he could even skate well enough not to embarrass himself out there. 

 

I don't really know what his caginess was about, but based on how he behaved his whole career here in Detroit I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he had a good reason.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:26 PM

YES!!!!!!!!!!! The Stevie chants will be enormous!

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:29 PM

I can't really put to words how awesome this is. Stevie Y is my all time favorite and it'll be pretty damn amazing to see him play one last time. I grew up idolizing this guy and this team. I'm gonna be honest and say that i'm more excited for the alumni game than the actual winter classic. I am curious though. I live in California, not exactly a big carrier of FSD. Does anyone know how else to watch this game?



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:31 PM

The alumni games will be nationally broadcast.

 

Source?

 

I have not seen anything mentioned of their being national coverage for anything other than the WC game.
 

DETROIT – Fox Sports Detroit will televise seven games during the week leading up to the Jan. 1 Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

 

The coverage will begin Dec. 27 with the opening round of the Great Lakes Invitational, which will pit Michigan State against Michigan Tech while Western Michigan plays the University of Michigan.

 

The GLI consolation game will be televised Dec. 28 and the championship game will be streamed live on FoxSportsDetroit.com before airing on tape delay that night on FSD.

 

The American Hockey League game Dec. 30 between the Toronto Marlies and Grand Rapids Griffins will also be televised before the coverage wraps up on New Year's Eve with the two Alumni Showdown games featuring former stars who played for the Red Wings and Maple Leafs.

 

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:33 PM

This gives me the warm fuzzies. I really didn't expect him to change his mind. I know the Internet has stripped the word of any meaning but... This game is going to be epic.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:39 PM

Please someone post the Carlton dancing gif I feel it is the only thing that truly encompasses my joy but alas I am on mobile

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:40 PM

 

I'm guessing he had his reasons, whether it was something with scheduling or maybe he just wanted to see if he could even skate well enough not to embarrass himself out there. 

 

I don't really know what his caginess was about, but based on how he behaved his whole career here in Detroit I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he had a good reason.

 

I'll be the first to admit that I have no idea whatsoever why he wasn't going to play.  I don't know.  And I hadn't ever really given it much thought until that interview a few weeks ago when we played Tampa and he said "I’ve had skates on three times (since his retirement) to do something minor," Yzerman said. “I’ve kind of moved on. I don’t have time to skate, and I don’t have a real desire to do it.”  I was irritated because if it came down to desire (or lack thereof) I think it would be a weak move to deprive fans of the experience because whether he likes it or not, pretty much every Wings fan idolizes him. 

 

But like I said, I don't know the reason.  I was basing my views pretty much entirely off that interview.


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


#32 Aznknight

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:58 PM

Who is Steve Yzerman?




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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:38 PM

Please someone post the Carlton dancing gif I feel it is the only thing that truly encompasses my joy but alas I am on mobile

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http://www.youtube.c...h?v=zS1cLOIxsQ8


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 05:35 PM

 

I'm guessing he had his reasons, whether it was something with scheduling or maybe he just wanted to see if he could even skate well enough not to embarrass himself out there. 

 

I don't really know what his caginess was about, but based on how he behaved his whole career here in Detroit I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he had a good reason..

My jaded ass thinks it's the Wings who delayed the announcement.  I suspect they wanted to wait to see how ticket sales were doing.  This announcement coming a few weeks before the game when it's not sold out yet is the teeniest bit suspicious.  But I don't give a s***!!

 

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 05:40 PM

Please put Stevie and Sergei on the same line!



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 05:46 PM

Please someone post the Carlton dancing gif I feel it is the only thing that truly encompasses my joy but alas I am on mobile

 

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:12 PM

AHHHH!!!!! Someone help me snag a pair of tix....come on :P

 

But regardless, this is great news. AWESOME


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:27 PM

Who is this Yzerman guy?  


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:36 PM

I understand some of the mixed feelings, considering his response is a bit... underwhelming.

 

It could have to do with a number of things - his skating ability, wish to remain "professional" and loyal to Tampa, lack of passion for on-ice aspects of the game now, etc. Regardless, I'm more than happy he's going to be there in some capacity. It wouldn't be the same without him.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:38 PM

I may actually break down in tears when he steps out on to the ice.


Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.





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