I have a great memory from freshman year of college at U of M. It was the UM/MSU game, and our student tix were waaaaay up in the nosebleeds of the student section (like row 92 or something). It was all UM fans and there was a great atmosphere (because this was moons ago when UM football was awesome), and about halfway through the first quarter this guy stands up and rips off his UM shirt to reveal an MSU shirt underneath. Everyone starts hootin' and hollerin', good times were had, then it quiets down. A voice comes out of the stillness, and confidently asks: "Hey bud, do you want all of our scholarships to State? We're not using them." Much raucous laughter ensued, as everyone looked to the person next to them "did you get a scholarship to State? SO DID I!" And the infiltrator snuck out, never to be seen again.
So that's what I imagine it will be like at Bolts games, only with a mass of away fans absolutely DRAGGING the home crowd.
I knew I didn't like you, but couldn't put my finger on it till now...
And to be clear my main issue isn't so much that I think it's technically inaccurate, it's that I think it's cheesy and a little gross. There's several cities who love hockey as much or possibly more than Detroit. If the Rangers or Bruins had dubbed themselves Hockeytown™ and trademarked it, we'd all probably make fun of them for it.
If the Wings go through a downturn it's gonna be awkward to see that logo at center ice with all the empty seats in the stands. Maybe they won't repaint it in the new arena.
Cause every Canadian city is already hockey town
Well we'll just have to not go through a downturn then
Yeah, I understand that Football is probably the most popular sport in Detroit, but that's the same for almost every American city. What other American city would deserve the title of hockeytown over Detroit? Boston? That's an old school baseball town. Minny? Maybe for college or the state in general... they couldn't even keep the North Stars going.
Detroit is a six-pack and power swim away from Canada, an original six team, and Michigan rivals Minnesota as a hockey state. I think hockeytown is warranted.
I will just end our debate by saying I know very well pre 1997, and the injuries Yzerman suffered causing him to miss time. You don't know me, know what I do or do not know,or who I do or do not know...if you feel confident enough to PM me, I would be very happy for you to show me when and where I have been proven wrong over and over. Outside of the Cup wins. I prefer pre 1997 Red Wings hockey. Especially 90-96. Even though Fedorov was my favorite, I never called for Yzermans head, nor did I want him traded. I only change the subject when I see the thread spirally out of control like it started to. Unlike you and your 1300 posts, in my nearly 10,000 and 12 years here, I have learn when to cut off a debate before folks get suspended. I know real history, I lived it. Half of you only know pre 94 because of the internet. I lived 1985, 1990, Proberts cocaine arrest, Kocurs destroyed knuckles, drafting Joe Murphy over Jimmy Carson. I lived the live telecast of Jim Lites talking about Feds defecting at the Goodwill Games. So please entertain me by telling via PM how many people have proven me wrong, because you certainly haven't, the only thing you've proven is you have a different view of being a leader. So its over, if you feel necessary to continue PM me
1985??? That recently? You missed all the fun 60's and 70's times you whipper snapper.
I'm not going to take the time to dig through your posts to find where "you've been proven wrong" because I'm confident more than a few examples exist and most here are aware of that.
You called goalie blaming dumb in this very thread, yet you were bashing and blaming Howard in other threads just a few days ago.
Then there's that classic bit where you say you've always hated the Franzen signing, but a quick search of your post history in 2008/09/10 says otherwise (Kip I'm sure has that on hand)
You're pretty much known for your over-emotional knee jerk reactions around here.
Just last week you were calling Kronwall Pisswall lol
I'm surprised your surprised that people react this way to you at this point I guess.
That was when I last really liked him. Since then he's just been okay, and only at times. Unfortunately, right now he sucks @$$ through a straw, so if anybody wants him, they'll offer a bag of warm pucks in trade. For now, I think his crappiness needs to be ridden out, and turf him when he's worth something.
This is my opinion only, and should not be considered a truly educated view on the subject.
That's what we say about Howard including me so he's just saying it about Mrazek, IMO I give a much bigger leash to a kid who hasn't played 82 nhl games yet rather than a vet who just can't seem to consistently win games on this team and is making more money than Kronwall..
I don't give breaks to players just because they're young. You play how you play.
I'm fine with Mrazek as #1 right now, he's a good goalie so far. But all those hailing him as the new #1 in Detroit are going to be real disappointed when Howard is back as the go to guy in due time. And I'm guessing the Howard head hunting will only intensify from there.
I just don't think you can have a weak shootout performance be the basis for not going with Mrazek moving forward or in a potential playoff game where there are no shootouts.
Where were all of you when ppl were trashing Howard's first half of the season bc of his terrible SO's and defense that bailed him out?
Agreed. Anybody who thinks that Dekeyser isn't a top four defenseman is nuts. The guy plays over 20 minutes a night, in all situations, against top opposition, AND puts up points. Not sure what he'd have to do to be a top four that he isn't already doing.