I can only be an improvement to the area, and I am sure the local fans will love it. I am very happy that I got to attend a few games at the epic and irreplaceable Joe Louis Arena. I loved every second of the games I attended there and felt privileged as a fan to be there.
Sentiment aside, the Wings deserve the best. I hope this new arena is just that.
I liked Chicago better when my non-hockey savvy friends would say, "Chicago has a hockey team?" - much like the people of Chicago said, at one point in time. Let's get back to that, shall we? Go, Rags!!!
Just found out one of my good friends passed away on Sunday at 23. He was one of the biggest Wings fans I knew and I'm certain he's up there plotting with the hockey gods already. Keep an eye out for any Red Wing bounces or puck luck tonight. It will be his doing. LGRW.
I'm so sorry for your loss, condolences to his family and friends, and big hugs to you. Yes, we need angels on our side, all we can get. They will win it for your buddy!