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#2599946 Unforced icings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on Today, 08:17 AM

Well, this isn't your older brother's  Red Wings, unfortunately.  We don't have those skilled defensemen anymore that could make great passes up the ice tape to tape.  

#2598393 Is Joe Louis Arena a tough place to play?

Posted by kickazz on 22 April 2015 - 09:17 PM

I'll blame all those on tickets that are owned by businesses that don't make it a priority to distribute them regularly. 
I think it would be ideal to redistribute season tickets once the new arena opens, but that's a pipe dream...

Actually I think you are correct. I have a few friends at GM who could get plenty of free tickets thru company and just don't end up going. It always does seem like the upper bowl is packed and lower bowl upper half is but the first few row seats are empty (company seats probably). It always select seats that seem to be empty to be quiet honest.

#2598247 Is Joe Louis Arena a tough place to play?

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 22 April 2015 - 10:37 AM

I was at the game too and it was nuts. One of my favorite playoff games that I have attended. I don't know how JLA came across on TV, but it was very loud in there tonight.

Most times it comes across TV as not being as loud as it really is.

#2598046 Is Joe Louis Arena a tough place to play?

Posted by Barrie on 21 April 2015 - 08:43 PM

I'm not sure how anyone can watch a game at the Joe and think it's not a tough place to play. Detroit has some of the best fans in sports.

#2598097 Is Joe Louis Arena a tough place to play?

Posted by kickazz on 21 April 2015 - 08:59 PM

Leaving the game now, after chanting "Lets go red wings" "f**k you Tampa" "f**k u bishop", booing the refs a hundred times (even after second when refs were the first to come on before the players), chanting "Abby Abby Abby" after scrum, booing Tampa players. I'd like to say the JLA is MOST definitely one of the toughest places to play. The fans completely went nuts!

#2589924 Joe Louis Arena Game Entertainment

Posted by canadian wings fan on 06 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

Whoever complained about the goal horn hell no. Our goal horn gives me goosebumps everytime I hear it. It's fantastic

#2533262 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by rick zombo on 29 July 2014 - 08:40 AM

Holy overpayment batman!


It's not overpayment enough to call it overpayment.


A touch high? Maybe.


Fair market value +/-? Absolutely.


It's criminal that Holland got Sheahan signed for less than 1M. But he just couldn't get away with low-balling Tatar.

#2533215 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by DeGraa55 on 28 July 2014 - 06:51 PM

Little higher then what I was thinking. But I agree it's a good deal for both sides.

#2533186 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by kipwinger on 28 July 2014 - 03:16 PM

I mean, in a full season Tatar's going to give you 20+ goals.  To me 20 goals is worth 2.75 million, every day of the week.  20+ goals and shutdown defense will get you 5 million plus.  Ask Kesler or O'Reilly. 


Tatar's getting paid what he should. 

#2533257 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 29 July 2014 - 08:18 AM

ok, ok, no more Diesel... :lol:
I said its too much so he better get 20-30 goals to prove he is worth it. If he never gets 20 then its way over payment. Closer to 30 and he is worth it for sure! In the end I am glad he is still a Red Wing! Go Tatar!

So 30 goal scorers make less than $3million? I understand the sentiment but your argument is invalid. If he scores 20 goals he is worth the contract. If he scores 30 he is performing way higher than his contract.

#2527560 It's too bad about us having Weiss...

Posted by GoWings! on 01 July 2014 - 09:04 AM

Anyone here mentioning Filppula being a Stastny is ridiculous. The guy was nothing more than a 3rd line guy that couldn't take a hit nor throw one. I don't care if he scores 50 for Tampa cause he would never have scored 50 for us, ever.

#2520251 New Michigan Sports TV Channel, Signed Deal w/Griffins

Posted by drumnj on 13 May 2014 - 04:49 PM

So some pretty substantial news in the Michigan sporting world.  Michigan Entertainment Sports is going to be launched this fall on various cable providers in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.  They have signed a 3 year deal with the Grand Rapids Griffins and plan to pickup games from smaller college schools, not in the Big Ten, minor and junior level teams along with High School sports across the state.

Should be interesting to see what will become of this station, but good news for Wings and Griffins fans.  They are literally brand new, as they don't have anything on their site, http://mes-tv.com/

However they have another blog like site, here http://mymes.us/

Here is a quick bio of them on LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin....tainment-sports


Griffins Press Release



#2520046 Canada can support 3 more teams in 20yrs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 May 2014 - 08:13 PM

Expansion is a terrible idea.


30 teams is already a lot and there are too many "non traditional hockey markets" still somehow holding on to teams.  

#2519861 3 Words To Describe This Organization...

Posted by kipwinger on 09 May 2014 - 02:18 PM

Pure f****** Class. 


Per Malik:  "On Wednesday May 7th, 2014, Kelly Rothe, made it know about her surgery she was about to undertake, the following day the Detroit Red Wings organization brought Kelly and her family down to The Joe for a special private dinner. There she was surprised by local Detroit band, Kaleido, who gave her a private acoustic set. Then they took her to the Red Wings locker room where her favorite player was there waiting to surprise her."


My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, and my aunt passed away from breast cancer.  It's absolutely mind-blowing how difficult the decision to have this procedure must be.  Especially for a guy, like me. 


So to see her choke up and say "you don't even know" when they ask what the Wings' gesture means to her...Jesus Christ. 


#2519769 Gaborik?

Posted by Dabura on 08 May 2014 - 08:54 PM

I think the Kings are the perfect team for him. I'm not sure we'd be a great fit.