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In Topic: Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

08 July 2015 - 05:44 PM

Their chemistry was noted to be the best in the league at some point, some consider it better than Sedin twins chemistry. Even at this age, some of the plays they make is absolutely ridiculous. They're all over the opposing team and their finesse is ridiculous combined. Their no look passes are godlike at times. 




Amazing to think how good Bert was as a replacement on that line for Homer. Obvs not got the net-front hands, but jeez he was better than I remembered him being lol (all from one highlight... yes)

In Topic: Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

01 July 2015 - 04:11 PM


EDIT: Maybe they'll get both.  Then trade for Lecavalier and have the big three from TB's last Cup team. lol


Literally didn't need the "last" in there  :tounge:


I don't like this at all. Even without Dats to start the year we have Z, Sheahan, Helm, Glendening all as C's. We wouldn't even need to bring Larkin up if that is what Holland is worried about.


If we needed a C to come up we could see what AA can do as he is further along in his development.


Richards can't skate anymore and won't fit with the fast paced style we are going for. I just see country club written all over this.


Richards can't skate anymore? Then don't cite Z as a replacement centre for Dats, because he's fast getting into that territory. I don't see it being that bad a deal for 1 yr, especially since you also mentioned Helm who gets wing time so isn't automatically a lock at C

In Topic: Here we go AGAIN - Coyotes, part DUH!

01 July 2015 - 03:33 PM

Literally just came to post this. The Post can be taken with a pinch of salt... especially with no one really on record. But it starts a ball rolling. I mentioned in the Yotes jersey thread, I was in Vegas in May... lots of new arenas being built.


I thought that the pro-sports leagues hated the whole legal gambling thing though? The NFL doesn't even let Vegas advertise during the Super Bowl

In Topic: New Coyotes jerseys for 2015-2016

01 July 2015 - 03:26 PM

Biggest change is the black pants. I actually liked the matching jersey/pants combo.


Meh. I don't know. They should move the team back to Quebec IMO. God help us if they put a team in Vegas. 

Was there in May, they're building a LOT of new multi-purpose arenas down the strip. At least 3 I saw. May actually happen.

In Topic: New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

01 July 2015 - 03:24 PM


Why?  They actually enjoy life.


My point was, they wouldn't tear down a Yankee Stadium or a Montreal Forum or a Boston Garden.  There's history in those buildings and players and fans felt something special when they went to a game.  Now you have these big corporate named arenas with more seats and more comfort, but less atmosphere.  It's not as memorable and not as great an experience.  Every time I meet someone who went to a sporting event at the Boston Garden or at the Chicago Stadium, I ask them about it.  Don't really care about the TD Garden or the Air Canada Center, and nobody will care in 30 years about them, because they will probably be demolished by then. Not much time to make history there.  As a fan, I want to attend a stadium where legends played. You can do that in Europe, but not here.  Unless you go to Lambeau Field, Wrigley Field or Fenway Park.  We'll see how long those last.  


Maybe it's a cultural mentality.  In Europe, they have famous soccer stadiums that have been around, in some cases, over 100 years.  They'd never think of demolishing those.  Maybe it's because Europe has more history than North America and has been around much longer.  We haven't been around long and want to make our stadiums look brand new every 20 years.  


As a British soccer fan, this is spurious. Most stadiums are new or developed. Places like Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, has had so many facelifts it's not the same stadium it once was, and even then the infrastructure in the concourses is dire. Utterly terrible. Like putting a 2015 body on a 1982 car.


Also the older stadiums out there - my team, Brentford, has been at Griffin Park for over 100 years now - are dying. We're so optimistic for our new place opening sometime next year. Yes I have my entire childhood memories at that place but at the end of the day it's awful to stay there. We can't afford expenditure when we can only get 10,000 people through the gates. We have to move, or jack it in really. My childhood memories aren't as important as the future memories the club can make.


The oldest ground in the world, Bramall Lane (build in 1855) isn't the same ground anymore. It was almost entirely rebuilt in the 60s, then had various stands build over the years (most recently in 2006). We can do this with open-air stadiums in decent spaces (unfortunately Brentford's Griffin Park is surrounded by residential land... and I mean literally surrounded. The walls are the back walls of people's yards) you can't do it as easily with an enclosed venue like a hockey rink.