I never knew what these were, basically like advanced legos. Kind of cool they have all the teams. Tried to copy a picture in, but they have it kind of hidden and I'm too lazy to search for the source.
Speak of it as you will, just don't make accusations that are untrue. I'm sure there were plenty of American's saying things like that, just like their were Canadians. We're all Red Wings fans, so we know what class is, let's all just show a little.
I'll say it again to appease the syrup gods: Well played Canada and congratulations on a hard-fought win over Team USA.
You keep bringing the same thing up....while we're ALL working. Grasping at straws are we? I watched bits and pieces of the game and snuck out for OT.
Tomorrow on the other hand, the bar opens at noon at the mess and they're getting all the tv's and maybe projectors and a pizza party going for the Canada/USA mens game. So if anyone wants to invade Canada, tomorrow's as good a time as any, cause we're all watching the game!
Ha, I'll be right there. You know, cuz my ice maker stopped working and my waffles are dry.
This is an absolutely great read for any Wings fan. Lots of stuff I've never heard of before. Some stories about Huds, how Lids was in contract for the WC Alum game before his announcement was even retired, abby is a hypochondriac (my words) and some superstitions.
Unfortunately, he was abnormally shy. Pasha, as most people called him, would go out of his way to avoid fans. The fastest route from the locker room to his car was through the Olympia Room (a restaurant underneath Joe Louis). Rather than walk through the restaurant, he would actually climb through the scaffolding beneath the lower level bleachers and out through a side door to avoid people.
If you are ever in sections 101 or 102, watch under your feet after the game and you just might see a sneaky Pavel Datsyuk hopping through the catacombs
Turns out Crosby isn't such a ****** off ice after. Rats.
Additionally, to elaborate on the 'most friendly' question, the answer is not one that many Detroit fans will enjoy. Of all the players I've seen come through Joe Louis, the undisputed king of friendliness and fan appreciation is
Crosby. I've never seen a player spend so much time greeting fans and signing autographs. He would even go out of his way to thank our staff for providing hospitality during the travel game. It pains me to say it, because I despise his style of play and integrity within the game, but he is such a damn nice person.
Just to add a bit more information for perspective:
After the games, there was generally a crowd of 50+ fans that would gather in the basement of Joe Louis outside the Zamboni Pit in a designated "meet & greet" area. After a Penguins game, Crosby walked through to a roar of unpleasant wings fans. A little kid shouted something rude towards Crosby (something generic like "you suck") and his parents promptly reprimanded their child. Crosby stopped, turned towards the family and approached them. The parents were horrified that their ~7 year old had been so blatantly rude, but Crosby stopped and talked to the kid. He asked him why he didn't like the Penguins, to which the little wing fan replied "cuz you're the bad guys".
To everybody's shock, Crosby gave the kid a little lecture about how important that kind of enthusiasm is for the game of hockey and refused to accept the apology from the parents.
Most players would have just walked past. Crosby stopped and talked to the kid. It's hard to hate the guy after I saw that.
Thanks! I agree. Ive played my whole life, not on any uber competitive level, just for fun. But ive had a couple coaches that are like that, they beat something into your head so hard you find yourself not playing your game and your performamce suffers. This is what i believe plagues guys like Brendan Smith for example, the most.
The post you quoted, and partially yours, reminded me of that scene in 24/7 when Babs was skating with Brendan and said something to the tune of: "When Smitty has the puck I'm like alright, he's gonna make a good pass, and them I'm like, oh dang, Smitty is going to pinch. You know what I mean?"
Thank you. I'm a fairly regular poster here and I think I'm a fairly level headed and open minded person, so for people to start calling me sexist because I don't enjoy women's hockey is nonsensical. People should know better by now, I hope this is just Olympic tensions built up and not what people actually believe.
You didn't say you don't enjoy women's hockey, you said it doesn't matter. If you leave things open for interpretation, people will interpret them.
Same story here. It's fairly sad when the most hockey-oriented place I can be is at work.
I actually had to have Hooters put the game on yesterday and she put it on CAN/LAT *gasp* then I asked her to change it and she asked if it was really that important, then I threatened to leave and she changed it. Although, once it was on, everyone was watching it.