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#2675134 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by marcaractac on 04 May 2016 - 09:39 PM

Can I call you a jackass then? Is that cool?


Are you 12? Can you not have a civilized discussion without it being reduced to a name calling contest?


How about keeping the thread on topic rather than argue over what insults are okay or not? Newsflash: insulting other members is against forum rules. Like I said earlier, perhaps you should read them. 

#2675128 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 04 May 2016 - 08:00 PM

Similar to Pulkkinen. Ability to score against lower competition, but game doesn't translate against bigger, faster, smarter players.

That may be the case in the end, but Frk is bigger and does play a heavier game than Pulk does. He won't be pushed off the puck as easily, which may give him a shot at sticking around.

He also works his ass off and has the right attitude on always trying to be better. He is a guy who will always work on the flaws in his game.

#2675114 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by marcaractac on 04 May 2016 - 06:16 PM

Its called a joke. Maybe you people, and by people I mean anyone that's offended by anything should prolly not be on the Internet.


Perhaps you should read the forum rules before posting. 

I just want to chime in and say this Joe Louis history is all genuinely interesting and I didn't know some of this stuff


It really is quite awesome. Sad that we'll never see greats like him honored in such a way ever again. 

#2675089 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by marcaractac on 04 May 2016 - 01:29 PM

Do we even have mods anymore or what? Frank makes homosexual slurs in another thread, with no discipline associated, and now this guy's comments? I thought the rules on offensive posts were pretty clear but apparently that doesn't matter if nobody does anything about it.


They're pretty quick to lock a thread going off topic, however  :lol:


I do look forward to the time when people stop caring about the name. 

#2675088 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 04 May 2016 - 01:25 PM

Probably not good. The longer a player plays for the team the higher the cap recapture penalty I think. Capgeek had a calculator but since the website's been gone I can't find any other source to do the calculation


If injury is what prevents Kronwall from playing, they'll have him sit out his contract on LTIR rather than retire. Much like Franzen. If there is a cap recapture penalty involved, I'd imagine management would do whatever it takes to avoid it.

#2675012 Calder finalists

Posted by marcaractac on 03 May 2016 - 04:37 PM

McDavid was the best rookie while he was playing. Voters felt he has played enough games to get the nod, and I can't say I disagree. 


Would have been nice to see Larkin get recognition, but it's been a phenomenal year for rookies, Larkin included. In the end we still have a potential franchise center to build around. 

#2674742 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by marcaractac on 01 May 2016 - 10:49 AM

Honestly, those are very large well respected companies and the names kind of work. United, Bell, ACC, TD sound respectable. Just the name little Caesars is a joke. You just don't put that on a building of large importance and then put the dumb logo of it on there. It's just tacky.


You think Air Canada is a well respected company? Ask any Canadian. They are quite hated. Nobody is a fan of Bell either. And at the same time, nobody also cares that arenas are named after them.

#2674588 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by marcaractac on 30 April 2016 - 12:19 AM

It's not so much the name itself it's the whole idea of one of the last traditional named arenas standing up against that sponsored arena crap. It's especially bad when a team has so many deserving personalities including the owner. Yeah will just call it the LCA but something like come to the Yzerman, Lidstrom, Howe whatever... Dome see the Wings play would have felt so much better.


Let's wait how the Oilers are going to name their new (fully tax payer) bland, plastic arena.


While everyone complains about the name i'll just ***** about the beer prices  :lol:

#2674581 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by marcaractac on 30 April 2016 - 12:00 AM


Oh great.  So not only is it bad enough the tax payers have to shell out half the money (of which they won't see a cent of profit), but now He doesn't have to pay taxes on it either?  That would be an outrage. 


Hypothetically of course idk how the details play out. 


All big businesses take advantage of tax breaks. It's nothing new. It's easy to say tax payers will never see a cent, but this is an arena that will be there for decades. Money will be generated in the economy. It's the reason why tax payer money is used in these projects to begin with. If owners had to foot 100% of the bill for these arenas, 90% of the new buildings in the league wouldn't exist. No teams would make any money, where as the economy would still benefit from all the money spent at events all year round. The arena is great for the city, and that's why tax payer dollars go towards it. 


For the record, I think corporations getting tax breaks is garbage, but that is a completely different topic fit for somewhere else. But we'd take them as well if we were given the chance. Such is life. 

#2674577 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by marcaractac on 29 April 2016 - 10:51 PM

I honestly think he will gain something. I thought my post made that clear, but apparently not. What he's getting is advertising. What he's not getting is the additionally 125 million dollars from selling naming rights to a company that he doesn't own.


I'd imagine there would be some sort of tax break in there as well. But who knows! I do also see the allure of having your own company having the naming rights (and getting all the perks that come with that) and not have to bow to any other potential corporate demands. From a business stand point it makes a lot of sense to me. As far as the advertising aspect of it goes, i've been tuning that garbage out for so long now it has zero affect on me lol.


It goes back the the Staples Center example. Never in my life have I ever thought of Staples when hearing that building mentioned. Not even when seeing the lit up logo on my TV screen. I always just see them as redundant and meaningless names, and the proof is out there that it's what happens in these buildings that make them meaningful over what they're called. Look at The Joe. Does anyone care about that place like they do now without those 4 cups wins? Probably not. It would probably be seen more as an ageing, ugly building that has basically been in need of upgrades since the day it opened.


The city is getting a great new arena. Yeah, it would be awesome if it could be named after Gordie. But we all knew from the start that was never going to happen. I'm just gonna focus on the positives. Which is literally everything else but the name itself.  

#2674571 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by marcaractac on 29 April 2016 - 10:22 PM

In Canada we have arenas named after monopolistic cable companies, a s***ty airline, a bank (because we all know what stand up companies banks are). Wanna know what these buildings have in common besides being named after s***ty corporations? They are all awesome places to catch a game. 


At least the Wings new arena is being named after a business based out of the city and not simply sold to the highest bidder. Does it sound a little silly? Perhaps. But so does half of the other arenas out there. It will be called by its abbreviation more than anything. The name of these buildings is literally the least important thing about them this day and age. 


But oh wait, I live in Newfoundland so what the f*** do I know, right?

#2674495 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 29 April 2016 - 03:11 PM

I guess it depends on what the agreement was. And it might depend on if it's a modified NTC/when it expires.

Hopefully we'll know more about the expansion draft soon


All I can say if his contract forces Holland to protect him, he has to buy him out. Ideally he'd move him this summer. But god damn. 

#2674481 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by marcaractac on 29 April 2016 - 02:30 PM


In this video they state otherwise unfortunately.




I stand corrected, but still do not care. Like I've previously said. Nobody will care about what the building is called come game time. There are also much worst companies that could have bought the naming rights. 

#2674479 New arena construction updates

Posted by marcaractac on 29 April 2016 - 02:25 PM

Though I've loved going to the Joe, the concourse had all the soul and atmosphere of a parking garage. I think the Joe was objectively a pretty crappy arena: inconvenient parking, trough bathrooms, UGLY from the outside, the inconvenient staircase entrance on one side, those shady portal walkways to get to the rink (went there with my Grandpa and he had trouble with the all the walking it took to get there), in a desolate part of town (maybe too harsh, but little is around it and it isn't a warm feeling part of town).


People learn to love those dingy aspects and call them character, but it was time for a change. History comes with time passing. I'm sure The Joe was criticized for it's modern design at some point. 


It seems as if the only thing about an arena Wings fans care about is the name of it. I'm glad all I give a crap about is the experience I have while I'm there. 


I also think the LCA is a pretty decent nickname for the place. Not the end of the world, as some make it seem. 


The whole thing reminds me of when a website like Facebook changes. Everyone flips out, complains for a week, then forgets about it. Come puck drop in October nobody will care any more. 

#2674463 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 29 April 2016 - 01:15 PM

Yes and he would absolutely a dream come true. Winnipeg would be incredible stupid to let him go but hey it would be a huge win for us.

Danny D. - Trouba for the next 10 years? Boy sign me up for that plus both are Michigan boys :)


The Peg might HAVE to let him go, however. They are extremely deep on defense, and next summer when the expansion draft occurs they can only protect a few of them. They have their other dmen locked up, and this summer is their chance to get something in return for Trouba, instead of possibly losing him next summer for nothing. 


Also, if the Wings can get their defense in order by trading for a guy like Trouba at the draft, the team might start to become a more attractive option when it comes to certain high end forwards.