If what I think is happening than I'm disgusted to see this. The Benefit is Fantastic and that's not what I'm upset about; but WHY is it the Pens and Caps doing this. Something tells me that Bettman set this up to make these two teams look this classy. It just so happens that it's Crosby's and Ovechkin's Teams that are doing this. How many players on the plane actually played on the Pens or Caps team?? 3 Former Red Wings died on the plane and yes the Wings went to the Funeral but why aren't they doing something like that. That's more of a thing that I would imagine that Mr. Illitch would set up with the Wings since I truly believe that he is a classy guy. I hope I'm wrong and if I am I'll eat Crow but it just makes me believe that it wasn't truly the idea of these two teams to do this and that there is a mastermind behind it. I know the plane crash did have an effect on Ovechkin at least that's what I heard but it just smells a little fishy to me to make Crosby and Ovechkin and their teams out to be the good guys. If something is going to be done it should envolve the entire NHL. If I'm out of line I apologize.
terrible lineup for tonight, hopefully Leafs don't dress 3/4 of there roster tonight like last night. Helm has been invisible every game I watched with him, I don't think he will ever play in the top 6.
I don't see Helm as a top 6 guy, to be honest. I see him as a kickass third line guy who adds an amazing element that will give us great depth and a pk specialist.
And a cute guy for the younger girls to giggle over.
I was just thinking... If they have them on the back of the jerseys, why do they need them on the back of the helmets too? Is the numbering of the helmets just so that the players can easily identify their own helmets? So the right helmets end up in the right lockers?
If that's the case, why not just put them on the front only? They'd still be serving their purpose along with the dual function of helping alien fans recognize the opposition.
Plus it'd be another way to determine if a player has been concussed. Just see if he puts his lid on backwards.
It's not so bad. Many times I've watched an opposing team and wondered who someone is but wasn't able to get his number to look him up. I recognize the marquee players, but 4th line RW for the Panthers? Um, not so much.
It's not garish. I could just as easily do without, but it's not like "Amway presents #25" or something.
Kind of wish we had a few more starters in the lineup, this could get brutal.
Especially since the majority of the Hawks "fans" at the game will completely fail to comprehend that none of the Wings starters are playing, and will inevitably think that tonight's game alone is proof that the Wings are old and slow and derpity derp derp.
Then again... if the Wings happen to have a great game and take control of the scoreboard, I'll have no problem pointing out to the crowd that non of our starters are playing!
Win-win for us. If the Wings win, we'll crush the spirits of the Hawks players (who, no doubt, realize that this is our B squad even if the fans don't). If we lose, the fans will go into the season thinking that they are so much better than they really are, and we'll be able to laugh at them when they fall back on a pre-season victory to assuage their feelings of inadequacy after a regular season loss.
I bought tickets for tomorrows red and white game in Grand Rapids. Last week they emailed me and said I can't have my seats because they oversold the tickets and wanted to move me back to some sucky upper bowl seats. I paid $135 for my good seats. Why would I pay $135 for crappy seats? They were going to throw in a free Griffins game for my incontinence.WTF???
I've been fighting with them for the last week. I finally told them to just refund me. So I am not going to the Red and White game tomorrow which really pisses me off.
I'm surprised that they oversold. You'd think with computers and all that they'd be able to keep better track. I'd be pissed off too.
Sad. The guy gets dogpiled and is badly injured. At that point, I really feel for the guy. Now, having apologized and paid financially, Bert is moving on. Any more retribution should be against the guys who piled on him.
Every time I see a hit or anything followed by a fight where the teammates get in on the scene, I get sick all over again. The Kronwall hit on Havsplat was the worst. The poor guy gets Kronwalled, which is painful enough, then knocked out, then his teammates rush over to start a shoving match with Kronwall as the guy is laying unconscious at their feet. I was waiting for one of them to kick him in the face. I only enjoyed the hit on the replay.
Players need to use their heads and make sure that the injured guy is out of the way before they attack the guy they're mad at. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
So Wings couldn't use a PPG player in the playoffs?
You didn't really thought it through, did you?
But, you see, if Hudler does well, everyone but Eva has to eat crow. We can't have that, so if Hudie is doing well, then we trade him so we can all be happy that we ditched him and then when he stays good, we can say, "oh, well, guys always do that after they leave."
Then everyone will laugh at Eva for saying that Hudler could have kept that pace with the Wings had he stayed.
If he's a PPG player and he stays, people will have to come up with excuses to backpedal to save face. That wouldn't be fun.
So, despite the fact that it's not in the best interest of the team, we must either hope for Hudler to be bad or we must hope for him to be good and then trade him. At least if we trade, we might get something good that we can all like.