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#2410706 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by oldredbarnman on 23 May 2013 - 10:40 PM

Just got home from the game. Another fantastic performance by Howard. The Wings, for the most part, shutdown the Hawk attack. When there were breakdowns, Jimmy was solid. I've been watching hockey for 45 years, and I think that is the first time I have ever seen a natural hattrick......in penalties! Pretty hilarious watching Toews go to the box, get out, and go right back in. Can't wait for Saturday! GOOOOO WIIINNNGGGGSSSS!!!

#2409690 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by oldredbarnman on 23 May 2013 - 03:44 PM

Heading down for the game tonight. Last playoff  I attended, Franzen put in 4. He's due for another multi-goal night. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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#2361058 Red Wings to be in an Eastern conference in latest NHL/NHLPA proposal

Posted by oldredbarnman on 25 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

  Long story short, I'm not so sure that I do want to trade CHI, MIN, and STL for BOS, TOR, and MTL


 I can see your point. We've been rivals and division opponents for 30 years(Except of course the time Minnesota moved to Dallas). The Norris Division years were great, but being in my 50s, I can also remember being in a division with Montreal in the late 70s. I'm kind of torn myself, but for me, getting away from Columbus and Nashville is a good thing. The history of the Detroit franchise was used to get them started, now it's time for them to sink or swim on their own.

#2335214 Illitch announces plan to build new arena

Posted by oldredbarnman on 04 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

I guess I'm just showing my age, but I won't be too disappointed in leaving the Joe. I have some great memories of the games I saw there; the 1980 All Star game, the two Stanley Cups, all of the great players and seasons, (the place where I was a long time season ticket holder) which I will always be grateful to Mr. Ilitch for putting together. But the atmosphere of the Olympia, even with the bad Wings' teams of the late 70s, was great. For those who enjoy the sight lines of the Joe, you would've loved Olympia. Yes, there were obstructed views in spots, but you were right on top of the action, in both the Arena and Mezzanine seats. The sight lines were fantastic. So here's hoping to a modern new building, with the "retro" look. I do hope that the outside resembles the old Olympia, the Joe always looked like a warehouse to me.

#2213325 Tell the Illitch Family to Drop "Presented by Amway"

Posted by oldredbarnman on 08 October 2011 - 06:42 AM

Actually, there IS something we all can do about it. The professional teams get taxbreaks, and our tax dollars for their buildings. The public universities get our tax dollars. They in turn sign contacts with merchandising companies that produce the shirts, hats, etc. that they count on us to buy. Well, almost, if not all of it is now made outside this country. If we all take a stand, and refrain from purchasing their non-American(and to our friends up North, non-Canadian) made products, they WILL notice.
These teams and schools want us to support them, to spend our hard earned money on them. They count on us to support them, and we should demand the same. They make a lot of money from the merchandise sales, but they don't seem to care that it's not made here. I personally will not buy any merchandise, from any sports team, that is not "Made In The U.S.A." I am not advocating a boycott of their games. We are all fans, and should enjoy our teams. Just don't spend your money on anything else.

#1981940 Thanks for the Great Season, Detroit!

Posted by oldredbarnman on 09 May 2010 - 09:11 AM

I want to thank Mr. Ilitch, Jimmy Devellano, Ken Holland, Mike Babcock, and the rest of the Red Wing organization for their continued commitment for excellence. We fans have been spoiled with great teams these past 15 years or so, and I know that that will continue.
I also want to thank the players for giving us fans another season of hard work. It was a struggle at times, but the pride that you all have in yourselves and in this team, The way you battled to make it into the playoffs, makes me proud to be a Red Wing fan. Next season will be my 24th year with season tickets. I've seen a lot of great games, and I look forward to another year of fast paced and high quality hockey.


#1978870 WCSF Game 4 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 7

Posted by oldredbarnman on 06 May 2010 - 10:15 PM

Just got home from the game. Hope we sounded as loud on tv as it was in the Joe. Building was rocking all game long. Just 1 game I know, but with the same effort and urgency, we can make this happen. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

#1977699 .BELIEVE / Have faith, etc.

Posted by oldredbarnman on 06 May 2010 - 04:27 PM

What needs to be played is Ted Nugent's "Motor City Madhouse" That would get the crowd pumped up. I've requested it a few times from the Wings, but it has fallen on deaf ears.................

#1929673 Wings need a change of jersey

Posted by oldredbarnman on 01 April 2010 - 06:49 AM

After all this time, I think the Wings really need to get with the times and update their look.

Perhaps they could add something with black in it for the intimidation factor.

Red is fine and they could keep it as an accent color, but it's gotten old.

I think a black home jersey, change the logo, and maybe a red third jersey just for throwback's sake would be best.

Lose the outdated look and get with the times.

For too long, they've looked like a team from the 1950's.

Old-time used to look good, but this is the 21st century.

Or, they could add a black and silver third jersey to help with merchandise sales.

Long overdue for this, if you ask me.

So, what do you think?

Tradition. That's what makes a great team. I suppose Toronto, Montreal and N.Y. Rangers should add black to their sweaters as well. But they don't, nor do I hope they ever do. The Lions let Matt Millen add black, because he played for the Raiders. Which was a dumb thing to do. You don't see Green Bay, Chicago or Minnesota changing their jerseys. The Red Wing sweater is steeped in history and tradition, and that's the way it should be.

#1926182 Happy Anniversary

Posted by oldredbarnman on 27 March 2010 - 01:05 PM

Crap.. I must be getting old.

I was on spring break from college visiting my brother in Huntington Beach. My brother's roomate and I went snowboarding @ Big Bear that day and I made him go back early so that I could catch the game. He bitched the whole way back about leaving early just to watch the game (even though he's originally from Michigan and is Wings fan).

Needless to say, he thanked me and said that it was the greatest game he had ever seen.

And you haven't read "Blood Feud" then pick it up. It's a great read.

YOU must be getting old?? Haha, I was 35 at the time, and was at the Joe that night. One of the greatest nights of my life, watching The Avs get pounded, the Wings comeback and winning on Darren's goal in OT, and laughing at Mike Keane when he said after the game that the Wings had no heart, and waited until they played at home to get back at Claude and the Avs..........

#1202105 Karen Newman Holiday Show

Posted by oldredbarnman on 08 December 2007 - 06:19 AM

Whoop-dee-do. Everybody save your money for something else. 18 years of putting up with this....? That's a long time to suffer. Please Mike, all I want for Christmas is a new national anthem singer. BTW, she is no treasure.