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#2353450 Do We Really Need a New Stadium?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

I'm not entirely opposed to the Red Wings staying at JLA as I enjoy going there, but in all honesty it's quite inadequate as a sporting venue. Besides the sight lines and memories in the building, there aren't many other redeeming qualities.

I go to sporting events for the product itself, though the total package is nice considering the cost to attend. The Joe is a dump inside. The lack of restrooms, crowded and unappealing concourse, uncomfortable seats for us tall humans and there's nothing around the arena either. Everyone walks out through the same exit, so it takes 15 minutes to even get out of there after the game.

As has been mentioned, the area around Comerica Park, Ford Field and the Fox Theatre is better developed. Building a new arena there makes a lot of sense.

I agree with the throwaway premise of society and generally these new venues come at some cost to the taxpayers as well. I don't think moving for the sake of it is desirable. However, in this case, the Red Wings genuinely need a new arena to play their home games.


#2353240 2/9 GDT : Oilers 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

So much for that flow.

One period was nice at least.


#2352585 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 5 at St. Louis Blues 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 February 2013 - 09:30 PM

Maybe CPrice can come here again and tell us what a lovely fella Backes is.


#2351804 2/5 GDT : Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 February 2013 - 10:06 PM

If the bottom-six isn't scoring, shouldn't they at least be effective as penalty killers considering it's their primary role with so many calls? No energy, no offense, terrible at special teams.

This team has four useful forwards right now. Everyone else is a passenger and/or very bad.


#2351572 2/5 GDT : Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

Zetterberg and Brunner once again the only two noticeable players (for the right reasons) that period.


#2351538 2/5 GDT : Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

The NHL is laughable. Does anyone enjoy these special teams contest or does Bettman claim they are good for the league like shootouts?


#2350636 2/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 February 2013 - 08:48 PM

How can Nyquist and his skill still be in the minors when Bertuzzi and Cleary are here in prominent roles? That's inexcusable. There's a spot for Nyquist playing top-six minutes if they cut the dead weight out.


#2350423 Emmerton

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

Emmerton has been basically what I expected. A marginal skill player in a bottom-six role that doesn't provide much of anything. He's a decent skater and can be used on the PK, but beyond that he's filler until Helm is healthy. I would prefer a 4th line center that hits, forechecks and is physical instead. Abdelkader does all of those things more effectively at wing.
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#2350219 2/1 GDT : Blues 3 at Red Wings 5 (Z with Hat Trick)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 February 2013 - 10:09 PM

Henrik Zetterberg's determination is unmatched. What an effort to carry this team to a huge win.

The captaincy is in great hands.


#2350083 2/1 GDT : Blues 3 at Red Wings 5 (Z with Hat Trick)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

Haha, awesome. See ya later Backes, you moron.


#2350055 2/1 GDT : Blues 3 at Red Wings 5 (Z with Hat Trick)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

Z and E best players by far tonight.


#2349992 2/1 GDT : Blues 3 at Red Wings 5 (Z with Hat Trick)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

I can't believe Kindl, Bertuzzi and Cleary are seriously all on a powerplay unit together.

That about sums up the mediocrity level we've seen.


#2348616 1/29 GDT : Stars 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

Tootoo was a great signing.

The refs still stink.


#2348032 Things that are better than the Wings special teams.

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

Kyle Quincey
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#2347908 1/27 Red Wings 1 @ Chicago Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Ugh, man I hate the Blackhawks.

Outcome was largely decided going 0-6 on the PP against a tired team. The Red Wings played well in the third, but to score only one goal is disappointing with that many opportunities.

The defense is improving each game at least. That's certainly a positive with no Nick and a ton of injuries. It all comes down to whether the offense can get going now, especially on the powerplay. Has anyone from the third or fourth lines scored yet? They provide solid energy, but chipping in with some goals would be a huge boost to Datsyuk and Zetterberg.