As far as my Twitter goes (@GJHeidler... give me a follow!), I'm a... "Writer, Part-time Actor, Detroit Red Wings and Michigan sports fan, Middle-Distance Runner, Dr Pepper Drinker..." which I think sums me up pretty well. A Film and Creative Writing graduate, I'm trying new things to help the rest of my life go to plan, constantly writing and striving to make it fruitful. I blog, mainly about things I find funny, or inspiring, or really things that tick me off a bit, and I hope you could all find something enjoyable in my words. Bit-part actor who loves taking on a bit of background work in my free time (go spot me in Captain America.... if indeed you can). I stay up to watch my Red Wings most nights that I can, which makes for a lot of tired eyes over this side of the Atlantic.
We need a leader on LGW who can really make sure letters get sent to the NHL office and Mr. and Mrs. Ilitch and whoever.
I really would take this on as I love writing letters, etc, yet the whole 'being in Britain' thing kind of precludes me from direct participation. I am fully willing for people to sign my name via proxy.
It would be awesome if someone in the Detroit area could manufacture 20,000 plastic Octopus that would be given out just off the property of Joe Louis arena and after Dats dangles and snipes top cheese 3:14 seconds into the 1st period they all get thrown on the ice.
I was thinking something like this, maybe plush toys that are given out on the door, that way they can all be thrown (and if a player complains about almost being hit by a soft toy, well... no need to say how fans will take his woosy-ness). What's more they can all be collected again and maybe sold off, say if players signed them for charity?
AH SCREW IT! I'm writing a letter to whoever necessary at the Red Wings organisation! Would probably be difficult to get hold of top management wont it?
Either that or get Mike Ilitch to run down to the glass and throw one himself. Then lets see security throw him out. No chance in hell.
I'm back to post again and help get this thing up to 200, not far to go! I don't really have another interesting fact like my one yesterday (not that that was any interesting either), so I shall just let everyone know of the dedication my girlfriend is putting in by continuing the bracelet tradition, wearing them as anklets to escape the wrath of her bosses at work (she is a nurse and so health and safety and all that). She doesn't really watch/know hockey, but is trying to stay awake with me every night to watch along Ironically, the earlier game tonight would have been perfect for her to watch, but is working until well after the end of the game. D'oh. So this post is for my lovely Sarah, doing her bit to cheer on our Red Wings.
N.B. I am participating in both beard growth and bracelets, whilst wearing both my Dats Reebok t-shirt, and/or away jersey every day. GO WINGS!
I'm completely fine with this. Companies do not HAVE to spend their money on the NHL or any other organization. If they see something they don't like, then they can spend their money on a different organization. It is their right to do so. And I think the reason they made it public is because I can see people saying things like "Air Canada took their money from the NHL...what assholes." But they made their reason why very clear, and can get the customers on their side by explaining it.
I agree, I think it was a good decision to make it public. Some people are saying its childish but I think its pretty darn brave for a major company to do something like this. It gets us, as fans, talking about it and its reasons - in this case hits to the head. Its delivering a public ultimation to the league that they need to do something before something REALLY serious happens to a player. If there was a private chat you can imagine things would take longer to get sorted out when the public don't know about shady negotiations from the league. This way that process is cut out.
I wouldn't be as disappointed if they hadn't have said he'd be back after the all star break. Just say he'll be back when he's actually back. I understand its Dats who's saying he's not ready or something? So please just leave it at that. Don't get my hopes up with 'Feb 2nd' talk
I can honestly say that if I had spent the first few years watching anyother broadcaster, I don't think I'd have liked hockey as much. Kenny and Mickey have great chemistry and the occasional debate leads to great television viewing! Well done Ken!
Conference Semi-Final for a team that, not only sports writers and fans, but their own staff, say are in a 'transition period' is amazing. It's why I know beyond all doubt we're one of the best sports organisations of all time. Greatly looking forward to next year when the transition (hopefully) will be complete!