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In Topic: Need help selecting Yzerman jersey to buy

16 December 2014 - 07:14 PM

SportsK all the way. Amazing site. I recently bought a really cool jersey from them and then was bummed because it was too large. I sent it back and they returned a smaller size so fast that I was very impressed. A lot of people on this site including myself have had a great experience with them.

I would go with the second link above.

In Topic: Favorite arena

10 December 2014 - 07:33 PM

I've been to games in Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Jose, Anaheim, and Chicago. Out of those the United Center was probably the most fun for me. Probably because I was sitting next to a pair of attractive loud-mouth girls that seemed to know a lot about the game. Their trash-talk was excellent. That arena is huge and completely unlike our building. The worst fans were definitely in Anaheim. I was at this game (https://www.youtube....h?v=O8K3l3wfeaQ) and the upper bowl broke out into fights between Wings and Ducks fans after that happened.

 

As a Wings fan, going to the Joe is like going to mecca. The experience isn't the same anywhere else. The history, banners, and commemorations to the Production line and other Hockeytown heros makes you feel the amazing tradition of hockey in Detroit.


In Topic: Contest For Two Nosebleed Tickets for Thursday's Game

03 December 2014 - 06:22 AM

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In Topic: Are the Wings a Contender?

29 November 2014 - 10:37 AM

I am totally making this up, but it feels like the "winning tradition" of our glory days have faded and we need to re-learn what it takes to win in the same way the LA Kings did after having the tools in place for a number of years. We're a young club now and we're relying on inexperienced players so naturally our club needs time to mature.

I don't think we'll be in the running this year or next year but a couple deep runs may accelerate the process for sure.

In Topic: Where to stay in Detroit

18 November 2014 - 08:29 PM

I live right downtown. Ride my bike past the Joe every sunny day.

 

For hotels, I always recommend people go to Priceline and go to the highest star level (5 or 4, or whatever) and bid for a room right downtown at whatever budget you can afford. It's a little shifty because you don't know the exact hotel you will be staying at, but you will almost certainly land a nice room at a cheap price. Half the time you will end up staying in the Marriott at the Renaissance center, which is one of the places you have to visit while you're up here anyway. Other times you get the Double Tree right across the street. Both are walking distance from the Joe. Detroit has way more hotel rooms than tourists, so use this to your advantage on Priceline and book a sweet deal. But again, it is a little risky because you don't know exactly where they will put you.

 

Places to check out while you are here:

 

Best food: Green Dot Stables, Motor City Brewing Works, Mudgie's, and of course the world famous Slow's BBQ.

 

Fine dining: London Chop House (my personal favorite), La Dolce Vita (best brunch in the city, call for reservations).

 

Best bars: Cafe D'Mongo's (there is no place on earth like it, a must see if you are around on a Friday or Saturday night), Two James Spirits, Grand Trunk

 

 

I'm personally not a huge fan of Sweetwater wings, but everyone here does go crazy about them. Besides the places I've listed, there are a TON of other very memorable and cool bars and restaurants I haven't listed. One of the amazing things about Detroit is there are hardly any chain restaurants around, so everywhere you go is unique and an experience. The ones I have listed are strictly the "must sees." 

 

Hope you enjoy your trip!