I imagine Kenny and Lids had a discussion like this.
Kenny: Hey Nick, I've been looking at our payroll and I'm confident that we can retain all of our FA this year. I think this is an wonderful opportunity to for our veterans to continue the path that they are on. I will "save" our money for the trade deadline and "go all out" and see what happens. I really like where our team is at right now.
Liddy: Oh great! I have wonderful news as well! Kenny call in the reports and set the press conference for tomorrow afternoon.
Kenny: Oh this is great news you'll be staying another year!?
Liddy: f*** no, If****** quit.
Kenny's dream summer acquisitions will stat with the fall of Lidstrom retiring and continue without signing anyone of importance or players that are over the age of 35.
I've sat in the both upper and lower levels of AAC, and haven't once been disappointed. Yes, the upper levels are steep, but they do afford a good view of the entire ice surface, and we had no problems tracking the puck or even reading the names on the back of the jerseys.
Check out my pic from the last Wings game I went to, to see what I mean. Taken from the lower rows of the upper level, still a great view, and only about $40 a ticket.
I agree I have sat in multiple places at the AA arena from the best to the worst and in between and always had a good view of the game.