Ok just a question but was there this much bitching by Lions and Tigers fans when their stadiums were called Comerica Park and Ford Field?
I remember a similar outcry with Comerica Park about commercialization when they left Tiger's Stadium for the company named building
Prolly not because those names aren't nearly as tacky. Ford is a great car company, quite possibly as quintessentially American as the sport of football itself. Comerica isn't as good, but it has america in the name so its ok.
Little Caesars is gross. Can anyone on here actually remember the last time they at pizza from there? Lets remember also, this isn't just a name, you're promoting a product. And that product is as healthy as mcdonalds and coke. Not something I want my hockey team associated with. Unhealthy food like that is part of the down fall of this country.
Henry Ford was an anti-semite that published the infamous book The International Jew: The World's Foremost Problem (https://en.wikipedia...ternational_Jew) and assisted the nazi war effort. He was quoted as saying " If fans wish to know the trouble with American baseball they have it in three words—too much Jew."
I think the bigger issue is the piss poor attitude our guys are displaying. I don't remember players coming out in the media like this complaining. Be a professional and discuss these things with the coach and GM rather than going through the media. Grow up. This isn't how the red wings do things.
He was just being politically correct. If he lambasts th coach, he knows he's a goner. He doesn't belong on the fourth line. He said h had to play differently because h as on the fourth line. I'm sure he felt like a fish out of water there.
Here's Tatar's quotes:
"My goals were way higher than they end up, but it was different stuff this year than it was last year. It was different position for me, so I guess what the numbers are saying is the way it is now."
"I think the position was way different this year than last year, after last season playing most of the time with Pav (Datsyuk) and Helmer (Darren Helm)," Tatar said. "This time I was kind of around the lines. With different position comes different responsibility. Wherever I played I tried to play best, bring the energy as much as I could."
"It was a little tougher to get comfortable, I was squeezing the stick almost all season. The goals I set were hard to end up (with), so it was kind of disappointing for me."
I don't see how any of that is really criticism of Blashill. He acknowledge that the place he was put with Pav was better for production and that being put with Shea and Nyquist and "around the lines' was "tougher," but he says "I don't mind being in that position...We can't leave everything on Pav and Hank (Zetterberg), those guys need help. I think last season me and Nyquist stepped up and helped them."
We are 11 (ELEVEN) years removed from the Salary cap being institutied.
We are 5 years removed from Rafalski retiring.
We are 4 years removed from Suter signing with the Wild.
Are people seriously still trying to throw up these excuses? That's pathetic. If you can't adjust to something in 4 years you failed. Period. Let alone 11 years. That's a joke.
We haven't realistically competed for a cup since 09. That's now SEVEN YEARS. Expecting a team to compete for a cup once in 7 years is not asking too much nor does it make us "spoiled fans". You want to know what fan base is happy just making the playoffs? The Maple Leaves. Is that who you want to be?
Buppy and Kliq covered most of what I would have responded to here.
I'm just going to put in the perspective that our cup drought is the 5th shortest. I does show us to be a little spoiled to expect to be winners again so soon after. The cap is designed so that cup are spread around and success is not suppose to be sustainable. It's like MarioCart, where all the cars in last place get all the good s*** in the ? boxes. And when you're in first you get hit by all that good s*** and try to make a go of it with your little banana peel that you receive and hold on long enough to get your prize. Or maybe I drank a little tonight...
But really, 25 other fanbases have a right to be angrier than we are. Plus I think we have a real hope of returning to the elite with Mrazek, Larkin, DK, Tatar, Nyquist, AA etc.