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#2541711 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 October 2014 - 12:24 PM


I am shocked. Is this a serious post by you???


I tend to agree with you, actually. Boston Garden, Chicago Stadium, and the old Olympia should never have been torn down. At the very least, they could have been preserved and reused like the Montreal Forum (now a Canadiens-themed shopping complex in the original shell) and Maple Leaf Gardens (now a multi-purpose building in the original shell as well).


The Joe is not one of those old historic 1920s "cathedrals of hockey" like I mentioned, though. Its a late 70s dump. 


I am serious.  If we tear down every stadium after only 30 years of existence, then we won't have any more Boston Garden, and Montreal Forum type places.  You can't create historic stadiums if you only keep them around a few decades.  The JLA would have history if it was allowed to stand.

#2541625 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 October 2014 - 09:09 PM

I hate how little respect they have in this country for stadiums and history.  Maybe it's because the country hasn't been around for as long as others.  A few years ago, Yankee Stadium was demolished.  Boston Garden was demolished in the 90's.  How can you get rid of those stadiums and all the history associated with that?


In Europe, the most famous soccer stadiums have been around over 50 years.  Some stadiums in England have been around over 100 years.  Yes, those stadiums undergo massive renovations and look nothing like they did 50 years ago, but at least they're still there.  When people go to those games, they can say they're in the same stadium so and so used to play at.  


I know things are done differently here, but I'm not a fan of tearing the JLA down.   

#2541374 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2014 - 09:54 PM

Poor Howard. Had a joke of a team in front of him.


How dare you call the defense Holland assembled through all that effort a joke?

#2541355 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2014 - 09:52 PM

There's Howard being "below" average like he usually is in shootouts.  ''


And again.  Remember how many shootout points Howard lost us last year?  

#2541325 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2014 - 09:49 PM

Howard with an average trapper stop on Gagne.


You realize that he does have good games, right?  


Consistency is everything.  You people bringing up the word "average" in every post are only making it worse for your argument whenever Howard has a bad night. 

#2541088 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2014 - 08:38 PM

what is wrong with zetterberg


It's almost as if he's playing on the same line with a lazy bum and an untalented jobber.

#2541009 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2014 - 08:12 PM

Glenfiddich is the new Draper on breakaways.  

#2540970 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2014 - 07:46 PM

You guys do realize that an empty lower bowl is nothing new, right? It has nothing to do with lack of offseason moves, or Franzen being lazy and sucking, or people being pissed about the Cleary signing. Don't use that to further the narrative because it is disingenuous. The lower bowl has belonged to the corporations for a loooong time.


Corporate employees like seeing enforcers and scoring wingers when they attend games.  

#2540943 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2014 - 07:32 PM

Hey everyone. Look at sucky Drew Miller kill the hell out of this penalty. 


I'd rather have McGrattan punching Quasimodo in his face.  

#2540822 Fan turnout at last night's Panthers' game

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2014 - 01:04 PM

I dont see why this is surprising. Florida is notoriously bad at supporting its sports teams. Not just in hockey but in pretty much all major sports. Sure they may sell out when a team is dominating a league or deep in playoffs but if a team is mediocre or bad nobody shows up. Honestly can you blame them though? Would you rather spend your money to go see a mediocre or bad sports team or go to the beach and look at scantily clad woman and enjoy the ocean? Theres just to many other things to do in Florida year round than go to sports games. I believe the high amount of transplants to the state also adds into this. People are loyal to there original teams not adopted florida teams.


There are plenty of scantily clad women in the world.  There is only one Tomas Kopecky.  

#2540664 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 October 2014 - 04:05 PM


  • I have reversed moderating decisions. Now, it doesn't happen often, but it does. You know how that dialog gets started? PM me. Moderators make mistakes. I make mistakes. We're not above rectifying them.


Matt, just one question?  Can you bring back any of the following posters?




Jake Ryan




Crymson (no, seriously)


Miller Brew


fat guy in a maltby jersey

I've gotten stung with that on many occasions.  I type up a post and go to post it and -bang- the thread is gone.  I don't blame the mods.  I blame the wee knees who messed it up.  (Ok, maybe at the moment I grrr at the mods for not leaving it up that one split-second more, because, you know, they can read minds and all that.)


I have to admit that there are times when it gets irritating and I have to quit reading in the middle of a thread, but there are other times I'm the one with the popcorn. 


At the end of the day, we all have something to say and if it doesn't fly here we can go post it on facebook or another forum or something.  Or yell at the cat.  Or the plants.  Or our shoes...


That's it.  I'm starting a "Kronwall is Overrated and He Sucks" thread.  

#2540584 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 October 2014 - 09:08 PM

This is my favorite thread in the last year.  





Gotta run but I'll check back in to later to ramble on some more...   :P


Maybe you can go back home to your Kings forum, mod.   ;)

#2540250 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 October 2014 - 09:25 PM




At the same time, keep him out of lineup he might b willing to go to Edmonton


Not if he's married.   :lol:

#2540249 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 October 2014 - 09:23 PM

Again and again...the officiating in the NHL is of a spectacularly amateurish level compared to other major sports, It is so inconsistent that its hard for casual fans to be sure what the rules are or know what's going on and it turns them off. Hell I've been watching ice hockey for 20 years and I still can't tell when the f***-bags in the middle are going to make calls or not....and absolute joke in terms of consistency and professionalism, and there are so many games I've watched over the past 5 years where the officials have decided the outcome more than the players.


Apart for Bettman's golden boys, I don't even think its bias, just incompetence. 


That said, wings were good again tonight, and if they can maintain those energy and skill levels, they'll be a lock for the playoffs


No.  Officiating sucks equally in all three sports (don't watch baseball enough to know or care).


Every time I'm ready to proclaim NHL referees the worst, I think of NBA and NFL referees and retract the thought.  Same thing with the other two sports.  Referees are like players.  They're human and will make stupid mistakes.  


What sports really need is to get rid of refs and replace them with computers that never make any mistakes.  But that's obviously not happening right now, so we're stuck with what we have.  

I think Howie is a nice guy, I really do! He's played in the NHL for like what, 5-6 season? That's a major accomplishment!


But he's 30 years old, it's not like he's going to be getting any better from here on out. His still atrocious puck handling skills show he isn't really committed to trying to improve (I mean how hard would it be to spend 5-10 mins passing the puck back and forth with someone a couple times a week??).


I don't think there's any reason to continue to have our goalie of the future playing in the AHL just for the hell of it, especially if he's the better option to win us games. Who cares if he's currently in GR? Are they barred from calling him up? I'm mean sure give Howie a little bit more time to see what happens with him, but if it just continues like this I'd rather just have Mrazek start getting some serious NHL time. Why not?


If Mrazek is better, than he should start.  


This franchise doesn't owe Howard anything.  It's the same franchise that benched better goalies like Hasek, Joseph and Osgood at some point in their careers.  

#2539622 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 October 2014 - 09:14 PM

As I predicted, we'll have a great season this year.  Take that haters!!