I don't see the point in putting these games in warm climates. It's an even more gimmick than putting it in a traditional market. The need for 3 games is just rubbish as well, completely destroys the purpose of the winter classic. oh well
That's what I was thinking as well. The LA/ANA game peaked my interest the most out of all the Stadium Series games this year, just because I wanted to see how it would go. Now that I've seen I don't care anymore. I think part of the spectacle is the snow and cold and people sitting through it to watch the game. The Winter Classic this year was unreal for that, I just wish I could go back and do it again!
Posted by Mitchmac33
on 04 January 2014 - 12:26 AM
What an amazing game/atmosphere. I couldn't stop smiling the whole game. It was amazing. I was row six section 1 right next to the tunnel on the Leafs side and it was absolutely awesome. The view of the rink wasn't the greatest but I got to high five and talk to many people who are "celebs" in the hockey community. The end sucks, and i've had one person try to ruin the event for me by rubbing it it, but it was so amazing that no one can take away how awesome the game was.
I didn't have any problems with the bathroom. I went up once and it was a pretty long line, but I was in and out in less than five minutes. I also was in the Leafs section and the fans around me were great. I talked to the guys behind me (Leafs fans) for the whole game and had a good time. Only had one Leafs fan try talkin smack on the walk out of the stadium but many Wings fans were there to point out the Leafs "recent" Cup woes haha.
Posted by Mitchmac33
on 21 December 2013 - 11:05 PM
Second episode about 1000x better than the first one. I still laugh at the producers creating drama over which team is worse, along with the dramatic, sad music... like a piano solo at funeral. Very dirge-like indeed. Best scene was Kronner and the kids... and the Leafs steak dinner where they played credit card roulette.
Kid started it. Other kid took it WAY too far. Still don't think he should be criminally charged. Just banned from the league or something equally serious but not criminal. I just think it's a slippery slope to press charges on a hockey fight.
I know a lot of people were mentioning the Nyquist/Andersson/Dekeyser/Lashoff journey, but how about the journey of Petr Mrazek. Watching him play it's tough to remember this is his first year pro. Seems like last year he was playing those games in the ECHL not this year. Dude had some unbelievable saves at the end of game 6.