Hats off to Lakeview, the cozy little barn on the shore of Lake Superior, that beat out a rink in Calgary to be this year's Kraft Hockeyville arena and they get $150K in arena upgrades/fixes and a preseason NHL game.
I spent many many nights at Lakeview as an NMU underclassman enjoying those Wildcats. Dallas Drake and Jim Hiller, former Wings, both played there.
Last night (and I'm three weeks away from a partial knee replacement) I see this guy, 20-25, you can't tell sometimes with Blackhawks fans they've had such hard lives and run-ins with the law. He's sitting with his gym bag in front of him instead of offering his seat to one of the two ladies on either side of him. I got up and offered my seat to a pregnant woman and my knee hurts like hell this morning. This guy, well, it's upbringing. Either you do or you don't. The guy with the Wings t-shirt on (after wearing it proudly even in defeat at Shake Shack in Madison Square Park last night) gives up his seat, the Hawks fan does not.
Which fanbase is Goofus and which is Gallant in the Hilites Magazine of hockey?
Nobody had done a thread on this series. This is actually VERY intriguing. I'm tempted to go Nashville simply because they get SO MUCH scoring from their D and in the playoffs tipped point shots reign supreme. All the Nashville forwards need to do is stay out of the box and hold the Anaheim forwards to a scrum and I think there COULD be an upset.