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#2431803 Red Wings popularity in Detroit/Michigan

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 29 July 2013 - 12:26 PM

What's wrong with hockey being a white sport? Every sport has a main audience, hockey survived just fine by being a niche sport for a small target group and places with special weather conditions. The problems of the past were trying to put hockey into markets which don't support it. Another problem is the NHL is so focused on supporting non fans and questionable destinations by sacrificing people who are already fans and keeping great owners from icing the best possible roster.The Wings even with a great team might not be as popular as the lions but I think they would at least be a bigger draw then they are right now. As a fan I really hope the move to the east will help in terms of sellouts and regain some of the lost magic,

Comments like that are the reason hockey is viewed as a racist sport in general.
You have To grow the market, to where were not talking about which teams will have to be relocated, or all the revenue sharing that helped cause the second lockout in the last two cba discussions.

More people into the sport, more funding for the sport, at all levels.
Especially the u.s. and I don't know about you but I'd live to have more elite talent come from the states for gold medals and a point of pride.

#2429311 Bruins Re-Sign Rask for 8yr, 7m AAV

Posted by VM1138 on 10 July 2013 - 06:08 PM

I really don't think any goalie is worth more than 6 million on a short term contract.  They're just not needed to be as good and they're too inconsistent as a whole.  Or maybe the money doesn't matter as much as the term.  No goalie should be signed for more than four (five max) years.

#2429018 Holland on SiriusXM w/ audio link

Posted by VM1138 on 09 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

So what if they have fighters? Who is going to fight them? As for being tough, that doesn't automatically override skill.

People need to stop worrying. They probably won't even play their goons against us because we aren't a cheap shot team. And you can't stop Chara from doing what he does. People need to stop worrying. The Wings have played and beaten tough teams before

#2422487 17yr old hockey player charged for on-ice assault.

Posted by FlashyG on 26 June 2013 - 04:22 PM

School of thought #1 is utterly idiotic.


Committing an unsportsmanlike penalty doesn't warrant what happened to that kid. He also didn't "not defend himself" he was never given any opportunity to.


Its not like the guy came up and challenged him to a fight, he threw a crosscheck to the side of the head of a defenceless player, then proceeded to give him a beating while he was already likely concussed. The guy was likely angry that his team was getting smoked and he was looking to exact some revenge from the first player who stepped out of line.


I think the charge was absolutely warranted and I don't think the league gave him even close to a sufficient punishment. That the Woodstock player was suspended at all is a joke, but I wouldn't be upset if the Brantford player was given a permanent ban from minor hockey.


There is no room in the game for that kind of cowardly garbage.

#2417781 Visors Required - New NHL Players in '13-'14

Posted by toby91_ca on 05 June 2013 - 08:24 AM

No Hit League

NCL N o C hoice L eague


grown up men being told what to wear lmao this league is becoming m,ore and more of a big fat joke.

I don't really mean much offense by this, but you are exhibiting a clear lack of understanding of all the factors at play here.


Firstly, this doesn't happen if the Players Association didn't agree to it...they did.


Secondly, if the players were to play for free and waive 100% liability of anyone involved (rink, team, league, etc.), then sure, no one would care, let the guy do what he wants.  HOWEVER, that is not the case.  The players are being paid very significant amounts of money, teams want to protect their investments and rightfully so.  Someone might say they shouldn't care, they have insurance, but that just saves them a bit of money in the future should something happen....it doesn't give them the player back.  Also, if everyone was wearing visors, I'm sure their insurance premiums would decrease.


I'm sorry, but the extreme short-sighted views that grown men should be able to decide (it's their life) annoys me to no end.

#2408843 Unsung Hero....Colaiacovo?

Posted by VM1138 on 21 May 2013 - 10:21 AM

He's always been a good player. People just irrationally translated his injury history as meaning he is a bad player.

I hope he stays around. Obviously with his history we can't rely on him, but it's good to have him for insurance.

#2393606 Dmen in GR next year

Posted by wingedominance13 on 02 May 2013 - 01:16 PM

Don't count backman out either he could push hard for a spot

#2390801 Jim Nill to be named Dallas Stars GM

Posted by Playmaker on 27 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

As soon as my editor posts my new blog entry, you should check it out.  It is a pretty heated slamming of Ken Holland for going against his word and stringing Nill along.  This is the WORST THING TO HAPPEN TO DETROIT in the past 20 years.  The only thing that would be worse is losing Hakin. Holland is spent and he said he was going to retire post Lidstrom.  Now he can't because the guy who deserved the job a year ago is leaving to Dallas and I am angry and embarrassed.  I have no faith in this organization if they string along Jim and then lose him in favor of Holland who seems too timid and tired.  I really hope this is wrong, and if it is right I hope Holland gets fired before Nill signs in Dallas.  I felt secured in the future of the team until tonight. 

If anyone took what Ken Holland said seriously about retiring when Lidstrom did, you have some serious issues.  Best of luck to Jim Nill. 

#2391180 Captain Z

Posted by darkmanx on 27 April 2013 - 08:49 PM

His last 4 games, he has been huge.


4GP - 2G - 8A - 10P


Way to go Captain!

#2390553 4/27 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Stars 0

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 27 April 2013 - 12:08 PM

Ok where's BottleofSmoke?  We need her awesome positive posts!!

I'm here! I'm so nervous I could puke, but I'm here! I was hoping to not have to do this again (f*** you, Lumbus!), but here goes:

You know what? Z has done a s***ty job as captain. He never deserved the C, and now he's clearly showing why. He can't carry this team on his back, and because of that we can look forward to losing many years' worth of must win games because we have no leadership. Where are our veterans?! We have a bunch of kids running around in poopy diapers, spazzing all over the ice and tripping over their own dicks because they're toof****** excited! This DelKeyser kid makes too many mistakes because he's out there ripping around, taking chances, and trying to show off. I mean, WTF?! And is Brunner not the laziest son of a ***** you have ever seen? He doesn't even try! Don't get me started on Tootoo. What af****** *****! My grandma could kick his ass with her diabetes monitor. Mark my words--this team is going nowhere, so get used to The Suck. I don't know about the rest of you, but I will be jumping off this bandwagon like af****** Titanic survivor after the game tonight. Whatever.


#2385426 4/16 NHL GDT

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 16 April 2013 - 06:58 PM

Agreed... Would love to see Minny take a lost tonight along with the blues... even though I have elliot in net tonight for fantasy... sigh haha... 


On a side note i know i will be taking in every moment of silence I can and I am rooting for a big Boston win tomorrow for the city of Boston and Martin Richard...



#2384387 4/12 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3 (SO)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

"Severely" is an exaggeration.

I generally think of severe injury as something that keeps a guy out of the lineup, so that probably is overstating it.

Still, the point still stands that Hossa had a rotator cuff injury that required surgery in the offseason. That's pretty clearly something that would affect his performance.

#2384322 Vladdy walks independently - Believe16Вери

Posted by Hiei on 13 April 2013 - 12:42 AM

I think I'd bawl my eyes out if he walked unassisted to the podium seats at Lidstrom's number retirement next year.

#2384323 Vladdy walks independently - Believe16Вери

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