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Yzerman Jersey

26 May 2010 - 10:13 PM

Now, Stevie's by far my favorite player of all time, ever since I was 3 years old. And I have no qualms with still wearing his jersey around.

But, if you were to go to a Wings game next year, would you still wear #19 to the game even if you had the jersey of another current player? I was just thinking this would be kind of awkward. It would somewhat be like supporting another franchise while attending a Wings game.

If it was anyone else who left the organization, I wouldn't even think about it--his jersey wouldn't be worn. This case is different obviously. In my mind, the Red Wings and Yzerman are still one and the same. Since Yzerman's done so much for Detroit and Red Wings fans, I feel really bad for the fact that I'm even thinking about not wearing his jersey to a game.

Has this crossed anyone's mind at all though?

EDIT: I guess it's too late to backtrack now. I already screwed myself with this post. :lol:

So I should probably just better explain what I was thinking at the time I posted this. Of course, it's ridiculous to not wear Stevie's jersey. He's done everything for this organization. Like for a lot of people, he's maybe the main reason I love hockey so much.

For the longest time, I only had an Yzerman jersey. And I still wore it often to games the past few years. But I wore it less after he retired; not because I didn't have the same emotional attachment, but more so because I thought at games it would be better to support the players on the ice now.

So, what I'm saying is, if on gameday, you had an option, would you now be slightly more inclined to wear a Datsyuk or Zetterberg instead, while obviously still having the same utmost respect for Stevie. ;)

The First Weekend

15 May 2010 - 02:03 PM

Dating back to before September 19th, 2009, this is the first weekend where the Wings aren't playing a game (pre-season,regular season or playoff). This excludes the 2 weeks for the Olympics, of course. That's amazing when you think about it. For a span of eight months, regardless of what else I was planning to do, I had at least one set of plans for the weekend already in my pocket.

I think I'm having withdrawal symptoms. Anyone else?

The Weather and Playoff Hockey

18 March 2010 - 06:53 PM

I'm still pretty new here, so hopefully I'm not breaking an unwritten rule by creating a new topic--and a relatively irrelevant one at that.

Anyways, in the past few days of Spring-like weather, every time I step outside, my mind immediately races to playoff hockey. Although we're obviously still battling for the playoffs this year, I was wondering if this happens to anyone else.

Walking around campus today, it's like I often almost automatically start thinking about when the next playoff game begins. Then, of course, I realize it's only March. However, this is the first time I have ever lived outside of the metro-Detroit area (I go to college near Chicago), and I sadly realized I won't have anyone to take in and enjoy each and every game with.

I guess that's why I joined this forum. To talk about hockey. Maybe not with live people, but at least with people that share a passion for the game of hockey. So I suppose what started out as a discussion about the correlation between the weather and playoff hockey has become an acknowledgment of our mutual bond. Hockey is such a niche sport that there aren't many casual fans to discuss it with. Before that used to bug me; but now, I can't say I mind much. When you talk with a hockey fan, like on these forums, you know you're likely talking to a die-hard follower of the game. That's why, to me, we're the greatest fans of the greatest sport in the world. So, in essence, thanks. Thanks for being hockey fans. I look forward to discussing whatever the Wings hold in store for us from here on out.

(And now after rambling about nothing, I have to go back to studying for my final tomorrow)