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chances14

Member Since 19 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2014 12:28 PM
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In Topic: 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

22 July 2014 - 11:18 AM

I've noticed it's the people in the suburbs who are usually pessimistic about downtown. I've been living here the past two years and it has been a blast. No one here is "waiting for a revival." It's already pretty awesome. I have no doubt these plans will make it better.

 

Here is the view from my apartment and you can see the lots along Woodward where the stadium will stand. You can see the FOX theater sign for a point of reference. I'll post more pictures once they start construction.

 

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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


In Topic: 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

11 July 2014 - 03:09 PM

i would do green for tatar straight up


In Topic: Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

11 July 2014 - 12:38 AM

A NTC means nothing for this contract. IF he can't keep up and play decent hockey, nobody would take him on in a trade regardless. And if he does play well, that's good for us. Only a NMC would make this signing worst. And that isn't the case.

not the point. the fact that holland would even suggest he should get a NTC, let alone actually give him one, just shows how delusional he is


In Topic: Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

11 July 2014 - 12:20 AM

a NTC is just salt in the wound


In Topic: Who has been Ken Holland's worst recent free agent signing?

10 July 2014 - 09:20 PM

No Weiss, or does that exceed the allowable options on a LGW poll?

 

I had a hard time with so many options, but picked Samuelsson.  Was pleasantly surprised that he was the leading choice.  It was a signing we all knew would be bad the moment it was made.    

weiss made a lot of hockey sense and most people applauded the signing. wings needed that 2nd line center and he was it. nobody could have predicted all the injuries that derailed his season. hopefully he has a bounce back season