I have to budget my money as well, but if it's in the realm of possibility for me to manage to get a ticket and make it up to Detroit, I'm doing it. Do I wish they were going to put tickets on sale like normal? Absolutely. You have to realize that if there is a high profile event like this, you are going to have to pay to go, and probably more than $100. I would expect tickets to be a minimum of $100. I bought tickets to game 5 of the SCF in 09, sat in section 204, by myself, and paid $300 for that one ticket which I bought directly from Ticketmaster at face value. I also needed a $500 plane ticket to make it up there as well. I spent a grand to see one hockey game. I wanted to go and I had to pay for it, but I went and had the time of my life.
There will be tickets and yes I understand it sucks to pay more than face value, but if that's what it comes down to, I'll do it. How do you even know the scalpers will end up with all the tickets in the lottery? They're chances are just as good as yours, technically. If you're so worried about it, buy season tickets and you will get first stab at them. I wish I lived in Detroit, I'd already have season tickets, bar none. My point is, if you want to go, you can.
Where are you reading that? stltoday.com? That place is a mess of idiocy. It's best not to read that place.
It's on your site too.
Stuart only got his elbow up a little bit, but that shouldn't matter - he aimed at the head and got it. That would be a suspension of Polak did it to Lidstrom, but since the redwing is the one putting on the hit, we probably won't see a video explanation of the non-suspension.
GOOD CLEAN BODY CHECK?? WHAT?? Clearly hits him in the head first.
Classy guys you have over on your site too. Is this what happens when you let children on the Internet?
Next game the Blues need to pound on Lidstrom, even if it mean taking penalties, the way the Wings pounded on Pietrangelo. It's not like the refs are going to call all the penalties anyway, considering they called none when Pietrangelo was clearly interfered with twice and took a shot to the head the way Abdelkator took a shot to the head, but the Wings player won't wind up with the 3-game suspension Cole received.
They need to run Howard in the next game. Just straight up plow his ass over. Take the penalties. Take the suspension. It's worth it.
We need to do a little Tkachuk to Hasek action.
They had two chances to take out Howard. First, Backes decides to be a gentleman and run into the goal instead of Howard, then I forget who gently bumps him from behind when they could really drop him since he was playing the puck behind the goal. Next time, they should just bury him. There's no sense in playing clean against Detroit. If you're gonna get s*** calls, might as well justify them by actually doing something worth a penalty.
Nobody around here liked the fact that the pens and flyers were in it twice either, but you're not going to hear much complaining that the Wings are in a WC again, especially after both PA teams have already done so. We're just following suit. You're point has been made, but to be honest, not many people care about the Blues or if they ever participate in a WC so you're efforts are futile.
Wish I could be there in Dallas. Why they put the only two games vs. Wings in January, and both on a week night, I couldn't tell ya. Too much of a drive for me, on a work night -- but I will be watching!
That's what vacation is for! I wish they were spaced out a bit more, but that just means I get to see our boys twice in 2 weeks. About to head out on my 300 mile drive, but it's soooooooo worth it. Let's go Red Wings!