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In Topic: 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

20 July 2014 - 05:19 PM

All these same things were said when Ford Field/Comerica opened 14 years ago.  The white suburbanites will go down to Detroit to see a game, then return to the suburbs to live, dine, work, attend school, etc.  Without getting too political, it isn't about getting a few people down to visit, it's about rebuilding from the neighborhoods up, not the other way around.  I really hope this helps to revitalize the city, but I'll believe it when I see it.


I just see the Joe along the same lines as the Silverdome.  It wasn't like Olympia or Tiger Stadium in that it was around for generations or had that iconic character.  The stadiums nowadays seem to be disposable.  Joe Louis opened it 1979?  It isn't even 40 years old.  I love the teams that played there, but the building itself did nothing for me. 

In Topic: 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

20 July 2014 - 07:12 AM

Meh, add it to the list of all the other things that were supposed to transform Detroit:  Comerica Park, Ford Field, The SuperBowl, the All Star Game, the Casinos, the Cobo Expansion.  I'll believe it when I see it.  There was supposed to be a big entertainment and housing expansion with Comerica and Ford Field, too.


Not getting all the affection for Joe Louis Arena.  That place was a dump even before it opened.  It was totally thrown together without much thought.

In Topic: Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

18 July 2014 - 02:16 PM


Lol.  You're so cute when you're contradictory.


I'll get back to you about this silly debate once I'm done watching youtube videos of Sutter hoisting the Cup for the second time.  Afterward I'll watch Quenneville do it.


Be a doll and link me to the video of Babcock hoisting the Cup for the second time will you

 So on the one hand, you say anyone can coach a team if they have enough talent, like Babcock with Team Canada, then on the other hand you say only a great coach can win.  You're contradicting yourself, Kippy. But you're not cute  ;)  If Sutter was so great, how is it that he failed miserably in SJ and Calgary?  

In Topic: Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

18 July 2014 - 10:54 AM


Did we hire Darryl Sutter while I wasn't paying attention?  But I digress...



Because I think none of the GM, coach, management, or ownership would prefer to fire someone when they can just let them walk without all the to-do. 


I agree, there aren't many repercussions, but why would you (if given the choice) fire someone if you don't have to?

Yeah, he was so awesome in Calgary and San Jose.

In Topic: Red Wings & the Media

16 July 2014 - 04:22 PM


I didn't say a word about Toronto and you're misrepresenting my point to the extreme in order to validate your own.  Surely you'd agree that there's a happy middle ground between "not questioning the organization at all" and "being endlessly combative for the sake of validating oneself". 


I don't think anybody should second guess each and every single little roster decision the coach or GM make.  But I also don't it would be asking too much if the next time Ken Holland said "We don't want to overpay for free agents", a member of the media would respond "didn't you just overpay for Cleary and Quincey?  Why is it ok in those instances?"


The powerplay has struggled since 2010.  Was it injuries every year or is there a bigger problem?  You know who would be great at answering that question?  A member of the sports media. 

Here, I'll be your media.  Ohhh, Ohh,  Pick me! Pick me! Playmaker, your turn.  Okay, Alex, I'll take Red Wings Power Play for a hundred.  Answer:  Nick Lidstrom retired.  Why has the Wings power play gone down since 2010?  RWPP for 2 hundered.   Answer:  Tomas Holmstrom retired.  Question, what's another reason why the RWPP has struggled?  For 3...  Answer:  Ryan Suter, Niskanen, Erhoff:  Question:  Who have the Wings made serious efforts to sign since 2010 to replace the Perfect Human?  Let's go for 4.  Answer:  Tom Renney.  Question:  Who was the coach who had the leagues 3rd best PP with Edmonton that the Wings hired to help on Special Teams?  Let's run the table, RWPP for 500, Alex.  Answer:  Johan Franzen, Daniel Cleary, Justin Abdelkader, Todd Bertuzzi, Mikael Samuelsson.  Question:  Who are guys that were expected to contribute much more on the PP but didn't.  


Wow, really thought this game would be a lot harder.  I'd better ask someone from the media to be my phone a friend.