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#2532786 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by Echolalia on 22 July 2014 - 11:46 AM

There are nice areas downtown no doubt. the problem is that there is almost the same amount of bad parts as well. Detroit is one of the largest cities in the country in terms of square miles, yet they are one of the only few cities to have a shrinking population. The city was built for a population of 2 million, not 600K. As a result you have a ton of areas that look like post apocalyptic war zone. They need to demolish these abandon neighborhoods and consolidate the city (easier said then done i know). but the city as is too big for the population that it has right now

There's a lot of effort going into blight removal. Duggan has appointed "district managers" to oversee their neck of the woods in terms of cataloging, identifying the owners, tearing down/selling abandoned buildings, and while that's a huge undertaking, the city has already made great strides in achieving their goals. Dan Gilbert is also heavily involved with this project, and has agreed to buy up a lot of these abandoned buildings and tear them down/renovate them. Many others that are salvageable have been put up for auction online, and folks have been buying up these houses, fixing them up, and moving in. So yeah, Detroit has it's problems. Everyone in the world is hip to that, and it's unfortunately become our label. What everyone doesn't know is how much things are actually going right, and how much effort is going into building the city back up, and how much progress has already been made. The blight removal is one such example. The arena and entertainment district will be another, and will be a capstone on years of investment put into both downtown and midtown.

#2532683 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 July 2014 - 10:10 AM

I saw what the Van Andel and accompanying restaurants did to Grand Rapids. It went from a ghost town downtown after 6:00 to being busy most of the time. That was just an arena and a couple refurbished buildings turned into retail and restaurant space. Condos, other restaurants and bars, etc. came along on their own as more people started showing up. Hopefully this new district does the same for Detroit.

#2532672 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 21 July 2014 - 08:38 AM

According to @THNKenCampbell, Ryan O'Reilly asking for $6.75 million in arbitration. Avs offering $5.525 million. One year award.


$5.525 Avs offering O'Reilly represents 15% pay cut from '13-14 salary of $6.5 million, maximum pay cut allowed under CBA.


Adam Proteau @Proteautype 3m

Ryan O'Reilly scored nearly 30 goals last season, and the Avs are offering him the maximum pay cut allowed under the CBA? #gong

#2532653 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 20 July 2014 - 04:31 PM

I lived north of Baltimore when the Orioles built Camden Yards and it revitalized the Inner Harbor and made it a place to be....hopefully this arena is able to do the same thing for the city of Detroit.

#2532493 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by rick zombo on 18 July 2014 - 01:58 PM


I think there are several better coaches than Babs, including Quenneville.  There are also several coaches who are "as good" as Babs.  It wasn't unanimous that he was "the best" until he won the Olympic gold, which is more a function of the Canadian media collectively embracing him than anything else.  Also, it's not like Sutter or Quenneville (or Julien, Tippett, or Hitchcock) would have lost to Latvia had they been picked in his stead. 


He's a top five coach.  But the proof is in the pudding.  And despite some VERY good teams, his ring fingers are a little light. 


Fair enough.


For me, the only time I take Quenville over Babcock would have been this past season. Only because I'd rather have had a top 5 pick in the draft than squeak in to he playoffs with an AHL roster. ;)

#2532465 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by number9 on 18 July 2014 - 10:45 AM

That's a little harsh. Stuart was good for us, but he played for some powerhouse versions of our roster that would've made almost anyone in the 4D spot look good. He was a heavy hitter, but he definitely had his faults and limitations in terms of his all-around ability. DeKeyser's still very young for a top-four defenseman, and he spent most of last season paired with Quincey. He hasn't proven a ton, and yet, he has. Pretty good puck mover, good frame, good mobility, good head for the game, reads plays exceptionally well, has a slightly Lidstrom-esque sense of how to use his body efficiently and effectively - he's a top-four defenseman who plays smart, steady, elegant hockey, and he's only going to get better. We're very lucky (or, if you prefer, fortunate) to have landed him.
The biggest knock on DeKeyser is, I suppose, his possession numbers. This piece gives our D corp's Corsi numbers, which reveal that Brendan Smith is actually a pretty strong possession player. Of course, DeKeyser was always facing pretty tough matchups, pretty tough usage, and, again, he was stuck with Quincey. I think if DeKeyser can get a better partner and Smith can get some power play time and the confidence boost that'd come with the point production, that alone would do wonders for our blue line.

Stuart was smart and physical. Right now DD is smart.

#2532444 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 July 2014 - 06:03 AM

All I know is let's get this season started...



#2532437 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 July 2014 - 12:48 AM

Dekeyser is a defensive dman not an offensive possession dman. His Corsica numbers will never be at the top.

#2532330 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

Posted by WingsallTheway on 17 July 2014 - 12:52 PM

Good news for Cleary's knees, and thus, the core of our team 

#2531907 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by number9 on 13 July 2014 - 12:52 AM

No, nor was my previous post a doomsday prediction. Expecting the Wings to be entirely healthy just isn't realistic. The core players are a year older and all have recent injury histories. Last year was flukey in terms of man games lost and likely won't be repeated, but the Wings haven't maintained much consistent health as a team over the past five years.

You also said to ignore the defense. Which apparently is Holland's motto also, but a tough task considering how bad they were and the Wings plan on using that same group again this season.

You must be detached from reality sir, we're getting both Green and Myers this offseason. The defense is locked up!

#2532080 Renney out, Granato in

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2014 - 07:26 PM

That was the night Aaron Downey won us the Cup.  

#2532011 Red Wings new assistant coaches

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

I vote for CHRIS DRAPER :thumbup:

Is that Kris Draper's cousin?

#2531954 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Ekmanc on 13 July 2014 - 06:13 PM

Holland coming back from his obvious brain damage could be our big off season acquisition.

#2531952 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Wings10 on 13 July 2014 - 05:33 PM

Last thing we want is Holland making a dumb trade..he has no clue.

#2531969 Holland Wiki page edited

Posted by number9 on 13 July 2014 - 09:00 PM

What a buncha ungrateful fans editing his page like that...