I just cannot stomach droping $400 on two tickets in prime seating (plus travel time, hotel, gas, food, etc) to see the Winter Classic. The lockout left a very bad taste in my mouth. I know that may people will be buying the tickets and it will sell out. but thats not the point. I have been to the first outdoor college hockey Cold War and then the second Cold War at Michigan last year. I enjoyed both of those games, and I am all about supporting college hockey because they didn't crap on their fanbase. The NHL and NHLPA crapped all over the fanbase over the summer with rhetoric and finger pointing. Both sides played the PR card hard, and as a result, turned me off as a fan. I love hockey. I watch hockey on TV. I won't invest a dime in the NHL until I am over this bad taste in my mouth. It may take a year or two, but I will be there.
I will take the $500+ that I save and have a big party at my place with friends in front of my 52 inch HDTV and enjoy the game just as much.
Even though I knew there was going to be a lockout, I bought WC tickets. They went on sale in August last year, before the lockout was official, and there was no way I was going to chance missing it. When I had the option after the game was officially canceled, I retained my tickets, because for me, this is a once in a life time opportunity. People in Michigan have substantially more opportunities to attend Wings' games than I do, so when I get the chance and the means to go...I go. I've been to 8-9 Wings' games and only one was at the Joe, so this is a big deal for me. I'm just hoping they release the Winter Festival schedule so I can plan my trip already.
I have a bad feeling about this game after 3 solid wins it seems like the Wings are due for a stinker (judging by this seasons patterns) I hope I'm wrong.
This is one of the only times I like a later start time because it means I can watch the Griffs game to see Iron Hook play his first game in NA and still have time to watch the wings.
IIRC He was drafted as a forward and then converted to D, and recently they've put him back at forward.
Yes! I'm glad it's a late game because I'll be at said Griffins game and I don't go to AHL games on nights with Wings' games, because the score is unavoidable there. Excited to see Mraz and Jarnkrok. Last time Griffins were here, it was Mrazek's first game with them, but he didn't play, and McCollum sucked it up as usual. I kind of want to make a Tinky Winky sign too, but I'm gonna let that go by the wayside for Riley's sake.
Really?!? Suter is a -2, not very good for a defensive defenseman at a 7.5 million cap hit. Parise didn't even show up in that game, and has 23 points in 29 games, which normally would be pretty good, but for 7.5mil a year, I laugh at you. I am glad we missed out on the olsen twins, Suter is garbage without Weber, and Parise is good but they are both wayyy over payed and were way over hyped. Have fun always having a mediocre team that cannot win a cup
You should just ignore him. I ran across a few of his posts on another board and the persona he is trying to hide here comes out in true color. He was totally right about Suter/Parise (because nobody saw those two come out of left field) and he's right, we missed the playoffs (because the playoff race is over, right?). He's just trolling these boards and it's been allowed for some reason. The best way to get rid of him is to just ignore him. No matter how much I want to lash out, it will only feed the troll. I still find it funny during the offseason when he was all: I'm a Wings' fan but Minny has the best prospects evar!
Dammit Harold. Couldn't I have at least got my post in before your warning? I'll zip it.
I recorded the game and watched it starting around midnight. That no-goal call was absolutely wrong. I didn't understand why they wouldn't review it, but it's because the call on the ice was a high-stick with contact made by another player, not a high-stick goal. Had the puck gone in without Toots touching it, they would have reviewed it for height/contact. The fact that Toots helped the puck across the line meant that the play was whistled down prior to the goal, not because of the goal. In the current set of rules, that is a non-reviewable goal and theoretically, by the book, they got it right. However, I think anytime the puck ends up in the back of the net, it should be reviewed. What's more important: having stupid rules or getting it right? Even Edzo got that part right, which I was kind of surprised to hear him continue on about how that should have been reviewed.
Was that a Kronwalling or no? I kind of want to update my site and that counter that's approaching 1 year.
Great, I guess you like first round exits.Well the Wings have a special going on this right now...comes with a side of molasses that Dan Cleary puts in his skates before every game.
Would you rather they missed the playoffs all together? I don't see how that is beneficial to anyone. You can't win the tournament if you're not in it. In that case, maybe the Wings should just move to the A. That way we can at least play for the Cup. Oh, yeah, not that cup, the other one.
I've had multiple people make comments about the Ovechkin hit from this week, I think? Something about him getting hit and slamming into the net? I couldn't find any reference to it but had several people ask me what I thought. Anyone know what I am talking about?