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?
That is one hell of a false dichotomy...
Anyway, I wish they could keep it. They could use it for other hockey games (i.e. college, high school, pee-wee, ect).
They could turn it into a sort of Red Wings museum with memorabilia and you could go look in the locker room and see where Yzerman, Feds, Pavel, ect sat and got ready for games.
I would love to be able to go to Olympia today and see where all the great Wings of old played and a bunch of old wooden sticks with no curve on them, old Wings jerseys with the smaller logo on the front. That would be awesome.
I know most of you are Lions fans, but being in the UP I'm a Packers fan. And one of the greatest things about going to a home Packers game is getting to be at the legendary Lambeau Field; the same field where players like Reggie White and Ray Nitschke played, Bart Starr won the Ice Bowl on the quarterback sneak, where Brett Favre and now Aaron Rodgers have become some of the best quarterbacks to have played the game. And that field will be there for future generations of players and fans to come and enjoy the history that it offers.
Even the Old City Stadium that they played at before moving to Lambeau is still in use. It's just cool that these places still exist and get used.