I think it looks great. Every part of it is exciting. The Wings FINALLY get to play in a modern arena. Comerica Park gets more seats. Actual modern apartments downtown. European style neighborhoods and shopping areas. And the best part is probably the enclosed streets between the arena and the shopping/concession areas which will be open year round. That could be a great tourist area if they do it right. Vegas did it right.
On top of it all they are getting a huge portion of building materials and workers from Detroit. Anyone who thought this was a waste of money before today HAS to have changed their minds, especially those fools on the useless city council who voted against it.
Now don't @&#% it all up by calling the arena GoDaddy.com Place.
I was referring to a post saying that Tatar might ask for a huge raise. As an RFA, you shouldn't ask for a raise unless you are indispensable. The only indispensable players on the Wings are 13 and 40.
91 was indispensable and was not at fault for wanting more money. He obviously was worth it.
So if he does/is asking for a raise, drop him and don't overpay.
They'll both be re-signed, each to a reasonable deal. DeKeyser wants to be a Red Wing, didn't take the team to arbitration. Tatar is, I think, a better team guy than we give him credit for being. He doesn't seem to be the second coming of Fedorov in the ego department.
No one on the current Wings roster save Datsyuk and Zetterberg has anywhere near the talent Fedorov had even in his later years on the Wings. Let alone in 98 when he was re-signed and pretty much guaranteed a repeat Cup win and IMHO should have won the Conn Smythe.
If anyone on the Wings besides those 2 say anything like "well I deserve to be paid more based on my skills" then they should be let go. It's one thing to ask for more playing time or to be out of the minors, it's another to want to be paid more and to say in publicly/in the media.