Any fun things to do after the game? Restaurants, bars, comedy clubs?
This is coming from an outsider who's been to the Joe a handful of times these past few years...The "People Mover" light rail (50 cents 1 way, $1 roundtrip) will take you all over downtown Detroit (a stop right at the Joe), and goes out to the "Foxtown" area (Fox Theatre, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Hockeytown Cafe, and Cheli's Chili - Chris Chelios bar)...The Fox Theatre may have some shows/concerts while you're there.
There's the Greektown Hotel/Casino in the aptly named "Greektown" neighborhood (can get their via the People Mover); lots of little bars/restaurants within a few blocks radius (Astoria Bakery, and Red Smoke BBQ are great).
I stayed at the Greektown Hotel/Casino on my last visit; rooms are reasonable, very nice, and clean ($90 per night with AAA discount)...There's a pricey ($15) but really good breakfast buffet at the Greektown, and IMO the gambling there is rather dull/poor (tight slots, and rather high minimum bets at table games)...Overall it's a nice place while staying downtown with a fair number of establishments within a few blocks.
That's kinda sorta not the point. Wading through the noise to find threads about subjects that haven't been beaten to death is rather hard most days. It's either threads about HWSNBN, enforcers, Babcock/random player sucks, we're too soft....ad infinitum. It would be nice if people did a search on a particular topic to see if it's been discussed recently, and add their opinion to that thread rather than create a new one for a point that's been made a thousand times already.
I hear ya, but if someone wants to vent/get something off his chest about the team - then why not start a thread?
As long as fellow LGW members remain civil towards one another then I for one have no real issue with this.
You gotta remember - as a knuckle dragger I find these threads both amusing, and therapeutic
You mean the only conversation to be had here is we're too soft/too Euro/we need enforcers/______ should be fired? There's literally NOTHING else worth discussing in regards to the Detroit Red Wings? How many damn threads about how random poster X thinks we need goons on the squad do we need? Is thread #1,000,000 going to suddenly make everyone scream "EUREKA!!111!" or something?
Well it is a discussion board afterall...If ya don't like the title of the thread.....
I'm really getting sick andf****** tired of the same bulls*** arguments being made on these boards time after time after time. It's like a broken record that's had the needle taped down. Nothing new is ever said, no one's minds are changed, nothing different is brought to the table. It's like any thread about HWSNBN*. The same circle jerk consisting of the same damn people shouting the same incomprehensible babble over one another until they pass out or a mod locks/deletes the thread.
Wings should be the clear favorite; they have more skilled forwards; more trophys, more experience and skill on the blueline; probably a wash with goaltending and coaching and finally the "Lidstrom" factor.
Hmm - dunno about that.
Personally I get the feeling it'll be another early exit for the Red Wings (unless of course we get favorable calls, and both the pp/pk get red hot).
I'm of the opinion the Blues will be the Western Conference "dark horse"; a team that not many talk about, but has the potential to win the Cup...If it's not the Red Wings representing the Western Conference - then I honestly hope it's the Blues...A Blues/Bruins, or a Blues/Rangers Cup Finals is certainly possible, and would be a good series.
Unfortunately, I was in 2nd grade at the time and this was before I was a full-time Wings fan, so I never got to experience watching this live.
What made it more "special" was the simple fact that I'd be able to watch the game...Living in Wisconsin meant I needed cable tv (I don't recall DireTV nor DISH being around in the 90's, and there certainly wasn't NHL Center Ice back then), and lucky for us ESPN 2 carried the game that night (in those days only a handful of Red Wing games were aired each month); I'll never forget Gary Thorne, and Bill Clement getting all "geeked up" as the game progressed - they too were waiting for something to happen
When the game ended with a Red Wing victory in OT - I truly felt our chances of seeing them hoist the Cup later that summer multiplied considerably...That was a massive bonding moment, and as a fan of the Detroit Red Wings I was so proud of them.
I'll never forget that nice unseasonably warm sunny day (kinda like what we're experiencing now)...Went to the gym; had a great work out (mind you I had the game on my mind, and thinking how much I detested evrything about the Avs only intensified my time at the gym)...Went to my parents (was dog sitting) to walk the pooch for a good hour (wanted him tuckered out so I could watch the game without any interruptions)...My buddy (die-hard Flyers fan) came over as well as my lil'sister (because of my influence she became a Wings fan); ordered some take out pizza, and picked up a case of beer for the game.
Though I do believe that the "over-ripening" aspect might have been legitimate when we didn't have much room (2008) to fit those younger guys into the system. Now, if they have legitimate NHL talent they should be up on the 3rd or 4th line.
I'm of the opinion that both Nyquist, and Mursak have the ability to stick with the big club - just at what line (top 6 or bottom 6) remains to be seen...I honestly believe either one, or both should stay in the line up for the remainder of the reg season, and possibly into the playoffs as well.
So far I like Smith - he seems to really be the only one capable of meeting the expectations of the scouting staff (as in a top 4 Dman)...Hopefully he'll continue to improve, and as some others have said - there's a good chance he'll supplant both Ericsson, and Kindl on the depth charts sooner than later.