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#2674167 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 April 2016 - 10:58 AM

It's getting harder and harder to root for this team.  Since Ilitch doesn't care about the team, why can't he just sell it instead of trying to promote his brand?  

I guess we can call it the "Ice Oven". 


Maybe we can bring back Mark Mowers to deliver pizzas in the stands during the game.  

#2674144 New arena construction updates

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 April 2016 - 08:34 AM

Great.  We've gone from an arena with the greatest name in sports to the first sports arena named after a pizza.  


Now Pizza Hut and Papa Johns will want arenas also.  

#2674103 The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 April 2016 - 09:05 PM

2009 was the most disappointing of all the losses and the one I remember the most.  I wouldn't say it was as embarrassing as those other losses, though.

#2674048 Making a move with AUTHORITY!

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 April 2016 - 05:39 PM

This thread title will be my new philosophy on Match.com

#2674047 The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 April 2016 - 05:38 PM

Man I took those losses hard back then.  Didn't want to talk to anyone for days.  Good old college days.


'03 - was very embarrassing.  We were the defending champs.  We still had that HOF roster.  We played against the Disney Ducks.  Getting swept was the worst part of it all.  I couldn't look anyone in the eye for some time after that.  I think we could have gone past the other teams in the West, but we'd probably lose to Jersey.  They had a great team that year.


'04 - Got out of the first round, but that game 5 against the Flames screwed us.  I still think we'd win the Cup if that puck doesn't hit Yzerman in the eye.  San Hosay were playoff chokers who'd never get to the Finals.  Tampa may have beaten us, but at least we'd be in the Finals.  


'06 - What a stinker this was.   Yzerman's last hurrah was hard to watch.  Roloson was like 50 years old and we made him look amazing.  In turn, Lilja made Lidstrom look like Aki Berg on that pairing. Having Draper on the top line was a joke.  Maybe this was the worst of the three considering it was the third choke in a row.  We'd probably lose to Anaheim in the following round, though.  They had our number.      




Looking back at it, all the teams we lost to went to game 7 of the SCF so there's something to be proud of.  Also, I always thought the WIngs would be harder to beat if they got out of the early rounds. We'd do better against established teams than teams full of no-name jobbers relying on some super goalie.  Too bad we never got to find out.


Oh and Shanahan was awful in all those playoffs.  Probably the main reason the team didn't keep him.    

#2673993 Possible Leak of Florida Panthers New Logo

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 April 2016 - 09:22 AM

It could have been worse.



#2673992 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 April 2016 - 09:21 AM

It's definitely weird watching their games on tv. No fans behind the net, and those cars parked in the corners..wtf?


If the car was a Lamborghini, it would be easier on the eyes.  Are Jeeps that popular in Brooklyn?  

#2673934 Dan Boyle Curses Out Reporters

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2016 - 08:23 PM

Wow! He may be completely right, and the reporter may be a complete jerk, but when you are a professional you can't speak to the media that way. Just makes you come off as immature and ridicoulas.


Pretty much.  I've lived in towns before where reporters never asked tough questions of their coaches.  As a fan, I hated that.  


Boyle is an athlete and getting criticized for bad play is not out of line.  I haven't read all the reporter wrote about him, but as long as there were no personal attacks on Boyle or his family, he's fair game.  

#2673923 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2016 - 07:44 PM

Bring his mate Zaitsev for the D as well, could be a possibility and would improve the roster straight away. Zaitsev in for Q and Alex in for Pav. He's the only one out there that we could likely get to replace Pavs production, Stamkos maybe but can't but can't see him coming to Detroit.


Vassili Zaitsev?  I guess we do need a sniper, so why the hell not.  

#2673890 Possible Leak of Florida Panthers New Logo

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2016 - 04:46 PM



The best thing about their team historically are the colors and logo.  Peter Worrell is rolling over in his grave.  

#2673884 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2016 - 04:00 PM

The more I think about it, I'm glad he's leaving.


He played at such a high level in his career, that it was hard watching him play this season.  It would be like some retired pro wrestler making a comeback and looking like dirt.  Datsyuk is leaving at the right time.  I don't want to see him look any worse than he did this season.


That's why watching Zetterberg and Kronwall will be even worse next season.  They'll be one year older.  

#2673882 Holland (selfishly) declined promotion

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2016 - 03:57 PM

If Holland were an ancient Japanese samurai (in other words, a man with honor), he'd commit seppuku to atone for his disgrace to the Ilitch family and the fanbase.


Alas, those kinds of men don't exist anymore.  

#2673843 WCSF : St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2016 - 01:27 PM

Stars won in '99.


Blues haven't won at all.


I consider the Blues a bit 'Old School' in the sense that they were part of the 1st expansion back in 1967.


They haven't won it all because the Gods hate them.  The Stars have never won a legitimate Cup, so they have something to prove also.  



I suggest you change your avatar to a Scott Parker Sharks avatar and root for Joe and the boys to bring a Cup to Silicon Valley.  

#2673836 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2016 - 01:03 PM

I can't root for a team that has the ugliest building in hockey history to watch on TV.  I want the Islanders (or that Jeep) out of the playoffs ASAP.  

#2673717 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 April 2016 - 10:27 PM

Kenny Holland should be fired just because Red Wings fans are rooting for the Blues now.  How sad.  I won't root for them against any other team in these playoffs.