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#2298523 HBO 24/7 Returning for Maple Leafs @ Red Wings Winter Classic

Posted by Textbook on 01 May 2012 - 02:52 PM

http://sports.yahoo....-180321428.html


#2281514 2012 Stanley Cup Bracket Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Textbook on 11 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

The bracket can be a little confusing. If one didn't know better, the wallpaper implies that the winner of the 1 vs. 8 series will automatically play the winner of the 2 vs. 7 series. This isn't necessarily true - the surviving teams are re-seeded for round 2. I guess I don't understand why you would even need to show the empty bracket spaces for rounds 2 and 3 in a round 1 wallpaper? It looks great, just might be confusing to somebody who doesn't know how it really works.


#2264127 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by Textbook on 27 February 2012 - 04:00 PM

If we didn't have the cap space, I don't think I would be so disappointed, but here's what upsets me:

"Will we do something? We're going to explore," Holland told ESPN.com. "We have cap space; we structured it at the beginning of the year that way. We'd like to give our team a bit of a boost. ...


Holland made few moves in the offseason after Rafalski's retirement , because he looked forward to today. He kept that $5 million in cap space all season. And for what? By not adding any players today, the Red Wings basically sat on $5 million all season for no reason at all. It's not like we can keep that $5 million and add it to next year's cap space. We could have definitely used a rental player and given up picks for him.


#1936237 Zetterberg Playoff Suite Contest MISCOUNT!

Posted by Textbook on 10 April 2010 - 04:30 AM

If you head over to DetroitRedWings.com or just watch the video below, you will see that the Detroit Red Wings have really screwed up on a contest they were doing. During Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers that was broadcast on NBC, you were supposed to count the number of times Doc Emerick, Ed Olczyk, and Pierre Mcguire said the name "Zetterberg." You could then enter your count on a form and if you were correct, you would qualify for a chance to win a luxury suite at Game 3 (first home game) of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Well they MISCOUNTED! I have the proof too. They say "Zetterberg" 21 times in the third period, so that's what I entered multiple times with, then award a woman (Wendy) and you can hear Zetterberg say "You counted 20 times, you're the winner".

This upsets me. I watched the game and listened intently for every time they called Zetterberg , and I counted 21 times. But just for good measure, I also had it recorded on the DVR so I went back and watched the third period again, pausing after every one and writing down what was said and how much time was left. Again, I reached 21, so that's what I submitted ... multiple times. I spent a lot of time and a lot of work making sure I had counted correctly. Sadly, the Detroit Red Wings did not do the same. Because of their mistake, I didn't even stand a chance of winning. Does this seem right to anybody else? I believe I'm at the least entitled to a re-drawing out of all the "21" entries for an equal value prize , maybe a game 4 suite? It doesn't seem fair that I shouldn't have a chance to win because somebody else miscounted.

I've posted this link on their official Facebook as a comment, but I doubt anything will happen. I wish they would make it right somehow.