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#2617266 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2015 - 01:56 PM


Please explain to me how Fedorov is responsible for the cup in 2008?


Indeed.  I hate it when people here try to diminish Aaron Downey's contribution to that team.  

#2617253 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2015 - 01:16 PM

Didn't they tear down Yankee Stadium immediately after the last season they used it?


Yep.  And built a new one a block away.  If I ever go to a Yankees game, I can't say I'm at the stadium where Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle played.  Kind of ruins it historically for me.  


I have never attended a game at the JLA, but will definitely plan on going before the Wings play their last game there.  


Will next season be the last game at the JLA?  Or is it the season after that?  Anyone know?  

#2617201 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2015 - 11:01 AM

You compared European soccer not demolishing old buildings to na demolishing old buildings. I just gave you an alternate comparison.

They keep they're buildings from being knocked down, we don't.

They have ads on their jerseys. We don't.


Well, I wasn't comparing them across every issue.  Of course there's things we do better than them.  The ads on European hockey jerseys are even worse. The only point was about arenas. I like the older arenas with history.  But there's a lot more, obviously, that goes into it (like politics).  I understand why the city of Detroit needs to do this.  I'm just lamenting how there's so few buildings left with history.  The Nassau coliseum was a dump, but those great Islander teams of the 80's played there.  Same thing with Rexall place and the Oilers.  At least people went into that building knowing that's where Gretzky and those great Oilers teams played back in the day.  I've always wanted to see a game there.    


The JLA has not been around for 50 or 60 years, but 35 years is as long as you'll see in today's sports world.  In a few years, Madison Square Garden will now be the only old building left in the NHL.  

#2617194 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2015 - 10:09 AM

Ok. I have a question for you then. Would you rather keep the old building around and have big advertising on the front of the Jersey like European soccer. Or would you rather have no Jersey advertising and a corporate name on a new arena?


So if we don't destroy the JLA, we need to put ads on the jersey?  I don't see that kind of fallout.  And of course I wouldn't want ads on the jersey.  But I don't see that as the only alternative.   

#2617185 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2015 - 09:36 AM


We're not European.  Thank god. 


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.  


So yeah, I'm sad they're demolishing the JLA arena.  It's where Yzerman, Lidstrom and so many other greats played.  


It sucks to lose The Joe but if they didn't demolish it then it would just become part of the problem that's been plaguing Detroit for decades: abandoned real-estate.


Couldn't they hold other events there?  Concerts and such.  


We're not European.  Thank god. 


You're a European-American aren't you?  Or are you Native American?  

#2617181 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2015 - 09:21 AM

I'm still pissed they're going to demolish the arena with the greatest non-corporate name in sports.  


This new arena looks cool, though, and I understand they want to be on par with other new arenas around the league.  I just wish we weren't so keen in this country with demolishing legendary arenas. They don't do s*** like that in Europe.  

#2616674 Wings re-sign RFA Joakim Andersson

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 June 2015 - 04:24 PM

Don't mind this at all. Cheap can be waived if needed. Good signing


Cheap?  I wish I could make that kind of money by being a waste of space.  

#2616668 Wings re-sign RFA Joakim Andersson

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 June 2015 - 04:12 PM

Waste of time and money.  Should have signed a guy that can actually throw a bodycheck.


But I forgot, when our top 6 penalty killing forwards are tired, we need to throw Andersson out there to give those guys an occasional breather.   And he has faceoff skills that would make Yanic Perreault blush.  

#2616266 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 June 2015 - 03:28 PM

Have we even talked about Phaneuf in the last 4 pages of this thread?  :lol:


Not that I ultimately give a  s***, except the mods have dropped the hammer in more "on point" threads than this de-evolved mess.


Everything that could have been said about Phaneuf already was early on in his career.


He's been a failure from what he was first projected to be, which is a Norris caliber defenseman for much of his career.  Instead, his only accomplishmend (albeit a good one), is banging Elisha Cuthbert.  

WTF happened to this thread?


Same thing that happened to Phaneuf's career.  You kinda just forget the guy is even there.  

#2616228 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 June 2015 - 11:53 AM

So Hudler is now the classiest player in the league



#2615885 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 June 2015 - 09:32 AM

HAHAH the players were better? You guys crack me up. Hockey has never seen the speed and skill it has now. All that clutching and grabbing was dumb and honestly line brawls were a sideshow to the actual game. And the ratings are better because the advertising is reaching so many different mediums and the game is being watched everywhere and anywhere. 


Have you been watching hockey for 5 minutes?  


Gretzky, Lemieux, Hasek, Roy, Jagr, Sakic, Bourque, Yzerman, Lindros, Chelios, Bure, Forsberg, Fedorov, Brodeur, Belfour, Messier, Hull, LaFontaine, Selanne, Francis, MacInnis, Mogilny, Gilmour, Leetch, Oates, Neely, Shanahan, Roenick, etc.  



Name me today's best players and we'll have a nice laugh as to which generation is better.  The generational talent was way better in the 90's, because the great players of the 80's were still strong, and the 90's were loaded with great young players from Europe.  


In fact, I don't think there's ever been as much talent in the NHL as there were in the 90's.  


Nah.  The game is boring and stupid if there aren't a bunch of pituitary mutants out there banging their skulls together.  That's real sport. 


Flower Power!!!!


Read post above.  The hitting and fighting isn't the only reason the game was better.  There were more great players in the game back then than there's ever been.  You can't come up with a comparative list of talent in today's generation.  The pool isn't that deep.  

#2615769 Tony Granato and Pat Ferschweiler, assistant coaches

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 June 2015 - 12:24 PM

Why no official title for Chelios, though?  Everyone else had a title listed, but Chelios will just "work with" the defense? Why not just name him a defensive coach?


Chelios should be on the bench.  Then we'd have more recognizable people on our bench.  And sirdrake might come back.  

#2615582 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 June 2015 - 03:26 PM



Thank you!

#2615281 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 June 2015 - 12:47 PM


There have got to be better icons for your school of thought than those two.  Maybe David Hume? 


Regardless of their views on skepticism, I'd be disinclined to associate myself with a syphilitic nihilist and a whiny, self serving, New Yorker. 


It could be worse.  I could associate myself with Kip Winger.  

#2615061 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 June 2015 - 10:00 AM


Gee, maybe one of these teams will make it out of the first round next year.


Maybe we can use a guy like Peluso better than they could, and actually make it out of the first round ourselves.  

Is that why he rides the bench?


Andersson would ride the bench too if we didn't have a coach who was obsessed with untalented jobbers riding his 4th line and playing big minutes in playoff games.  I hope Blashill kills this trend.