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#2246855 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by cprice12 on 18 January 2012 - 02:25 PM

Obviously, the most glaring aspect is the climate. And in retrospect, when Pittsburgh was a major stretch/logistic nightmare to host a game, you'd have to wonder if a St. Louis or a Washington market will host a game anytime soon. That significantly reduces the amount of teams that can host an event.

Not true.
Back in the 90's, the NHL held a preseason outdoor game in Las Vegas, and the ice was fine.
It doesn't need to be below freezing to sustain ice. And it's not actually ice, it has an additive in it that helps it stay frozen at higher temperatures.
Besides, the avg. temp for St. Louis on Jan. 1st is in the upper 30's. So even if weather was an issue (which it isn't), chances are it would be ok temp-wise in St. Louis.
Now, with that said...I am sure the NHL wants the cold climate and possibility for snow...it just adds to the atmosphere of being a Winter event. So I can see the event not being held in a warm climate for that reason.

#2246369 subban being shopped

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 17 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

Hudler, Miller, Smith, 2nd rounder for Subban and Moen

#2246748 1/17 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Dallas Stars 2 (SO)

Posted by Doc Holliday on 18 January 2012 - 01:20 AM

That game was boring, but the ladies behind Babcock made it much more enjoyable.

#2246051 Top teams are looking to deal

Posted by AceInTheSleeve on 16 January 2012 - 05:23 PM

Well, considering the teams you named that are willing to give up a 1st rounder, it would seem if Holland was willing to give up a 1st rounder that he would get the better in return since it will more than likely be a higher pick than Boston or Chicago or Vancouver or maybe even St. Louis. I would hope that the Wings finish higher, but it really doesn't matter, because if you are gonna win the Cup, you are gonna have to learn to win on the road anyhow.

Regarding making a move, I really hope Holland takes that huge jump and gets a top line player. Who that may be, I am not sure, but the names that have been surfacing would all help more than us losing a Hudler or Franzen would hurt. Perry, Ryan, Iginla, Doan, Parise, etc... I would love to see a huge move at the deadline, but would also be OK with a Hemsky or Moen and maybe an actual NHL defender coming here. I like Commodore, and I can stand Kindl a little, but they are both 7th d-men. IF Holland could score a veteran defender rental for a solid Cup run (Hal Gill type) I think we would be sitting pretty! Oh and all respect to Conklin, but if Holland can land Nabokov for the Cup run then I am all for it!

If this team acquired Hemsky for a top 6 forward, Moen & Gill to shore up the bottom 6 and defense and of course Nabby to solidify the goaltender position. Then if it doesn't work, go for a revamp come July 1st which is on my wish list, a #1 defender to replace Lidstrom (eventually) and TWO legit top snipers...who or from where? Don't know.

EDIT: :lol: DOn't get what part of this deserves a neg...as usually people won't explain or debate why they disagree.

I am SO glad you are not GM of the Wings!

#2245967 Top teams are looking to deal

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 16 January 2012 - 10:07 AM

What do you guys think about this?

I just saw that Boston is willing to give up a 1st round pick at the deadline. For a while now there has been talk about them being active at the deadline. Same goes for the NYR and Chicago and they currently sit atop the conference standings right now.

So it looks like the best teams in the game right now are not content with where they are at; they are looking to get even better!

GRANTED, we haven't had the type of cash we have now at the deadline in what seems like forever. So based on what we are seeing other teams do, would you guys be disappointed if Kenny doesn't do something somewhat significant at the deadline? This is basically the same team that has lost the last two years and a Chicago with a healthy Sharp is pretty good.

#2245988 Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 January 2012 - 12:08 PM

Too bad Ericsson doesn't have any family in California.

#2245987 Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

Posted by Doc Holliday on 16 January 2012 - 12:08 PM

Yeah, it's been well understood that this is Stuart's last year in Detroit.

He wants to spend more time with family so I don't fault him. The defensive core is going to look a lot different next season.

#2245989 Top teams are looking to deal

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 January 2012 - 12:10 PM

Rumor has it that Pittsburgh is looking to trade one of their better forwards.

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#2245981 Top teams are looking to deal

Posted by Doc Holliday on 16 January 2012 - 11:36 AM

Kenny has made moves when he has had cap space, so I personally would be surprised to see him do nothing for Lidstrom's potentially last playoff season.

#2245430 Next Red Wings Property?

Posted by P. Marlowe on 14 January 2012 - 11:16 AM

...sorry if this was already discussed.

There actually was a thread about him couple of months ago: top NCAA free agent to the wings?.

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#2245647 Next Red Wings Property?

Posted by Nevermind on 14 January 2012 - 02:11 PM

My boss is dating Dan's grandmother, and he, too, says that this is possible.

That joke's getting pretty stale, buddy.

Besides, the reference wasn't that far fetched in this case.

#2245645 Next Red Wings Property?

Posted by Guest on 14 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

also, my buddy is dating Dan's sister and told me that she said that the Wings are frontrunners and are close to a deal. Also the Lightning is a high possibility with Yzerman being on of his favorite players as a kid...

...sorry if this was already discussed.

My boss is dating Dan's grandmother, and he, too, says that this is possible.

#2245067 Cammalleri traded

Posted by wingfan1991 on 12 January 2012 - 10:36 PM

Travis Moen to Detroit....PLEASE!

No way he's awful!

#2245101 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by P. Marlowe on 12 January 2012 - 11:03 PM

Not mad, just a realist. Sorry, you should know by now I do not wear the rose glasses. Franzen could score 1000 goals. He is still my least favorite player, next to little Piddler...

You are wearing the a-hole glasses. Imagine that.

#2245086 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by AceInTheSleeve on 12 January 2012 - 10:46 PM

White and Stuart played a solid ass game tonight I noticed, other than that a lot of the team was getting beat and losing battles in both zones too much for my liking.

Great Forsberg by Z for the win, but is Z injured? He seems to be struggling to keep up with the play, his strength looks great its just his speed Ive noticed.