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#2653423 Datsyuk Now 7th in All-Time Wings Goals

Posted by kickazz on 16 February 2016 - 11:18 PM

First jersey retired in new arena?  ;)


Would be huge. 

#2653417 Thanks for helping me. First time at the Joe.

Posted by kickazz on 16 February 2016 - 08:57 PM

Great pics man! Can't wait until I go to The Joe on March 12th vs. the Rangers.


I always notice Zetterberg always has to stand behind Datsyuk when he's in the faceoff circle during warm ups. Must be a superstition? I have a couple pictures of them, one taken in Detroit another one in Buffalo.

Yeah they always do stick handles in the same exact spot- been that way for years now. They also do a random passing drill sometimes along the blue line. I think it's superstition/tradition. 

#2653404 Thanks for helping me. First time at the Joe.

Posted by sharkfan20 on 16 February 2016 - 07:31 PM

Hello Everyone,


A few weeks ago, I posted a new topic about going to the Joe and asking you what seats were the best seats to go for. And a few of you answered me which was really appreciated. And you were right, there is no bad seat at the Joe. So, thank you for the people that answered my questions. I did have a great time at the game. I mean it was a 6-5 Redwings game. The only thing that was missing in the game was a fight! I really liked the arena and how it seems like the crowd is on top of the players, you don't get that in many arenas for any professional sports game. It was just a bummer that my friend and his girlfriend couldn't come because she couldn't come in because her purse was too big. I've never seen or heard that was a NHL rule of coming into games? The purse wasn't that big either.


But here are some of my pictures from pre game:) Enjoy. Thank you again and good luck the rest of the way!


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#2652118 9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

Posted by Hack & Whack Rule! on 11 February 2016 - 05:23 PM

True, they spend top $ for mid level talent.

He may do what a lot of hockey players do, play in Toronto at the end of his career.

I'm not sure if they play in Toronto at the end of their careers or If playing in Toronto ended their careers. It's a toss up.

#2652165 '16-'17 The Joe's Farewell Season

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 12 February 2016 - 01:35 AM

I've been to JLA over 100 times now and while I'm excited for the new building, I don't think any rink in hockey sans the ORIGINAL Original 6 venues will ever compare to the atmosphere of the Joe.

#2651824 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by Opie on 10 February 2016 - 12:35 PM

If he didn't extend his arms in a cross check manner, or avoid an opposing player right after hitting the ref, I can see the "He was concussed" debate.


But his actions tell me he was pissed there was no call on the play and took it out on the first Zebra he saw.

#2651415 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by Hack & Whack Rule! on 07 February 2016 - 09:40 PM

Really?  I think that's a bit much

Really. I was hoping for 40. I think the fact that the linesman wasn't injures is a miracle of so sort. Players get get from less than that hit. That red had no expectation of being hit like that. I was hoping for 40 but would not have complained had he been kicked out of the league.

#2649251 1/20 GDT : St. Louis Blues at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 January 2016 - 09:44 PM

I knew Tkachuk was fat, but not that fat!



#2647313 Going to the Joe. Best place to sit at the Joe?

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 11 January 2016 - 09:09 AM

When going to the joe, the best place to sit in the joe, is literally everywhere in the joe.


I agree there's no bad seat in the house. Yes, you can go down to the lower bowl for warm ups. I've told this story before, my friend and I one time had seats 2 rows in front of the owners box. We got there early, found or seats, and decided to go down for warm ups. While heading down the stairs, the usher in our section asked us if we were going down for warm ups. We said "yes" and she pointed and told us, "Go that way, it's faster" :)


I agree, the Joe get's really loud, and people there have a great time. You can even feel the atmosphere when watching on TV.


I know we need a new arena, but I'll miss the place when we move into the new place.


I've only been to the Joe twice in my life, had seats in the upper bowl both times and loved it.  There really isn't a bad seat in that arena and the atmosphere is electric.  The fans are really into it.  


As someone who went from watching games at the Civic Arena to Consol Energy Center, I can tell you that while the new arena is all new, clean and modern it can't hold a candle to the old barn.  History, tradition and experience can't be replaced.  I will seriously shed a tear when they tear it down, so enjoy it while you can.

#2647591 Miller Out With Lower Body Injury

Posted by Bill Berzeench on 12 January 2016 - 11:17 AM

I always enjoy a good conspiracy theory, but if anyone is going to be out for a month so we can have cap relief, it wouldn't be our best penalty killer.

He's cheap, too

#2647104 Jakub Kindl waived

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 10 January 2016 - 02:01 PM

1. Kindl plays a bit


LGW: Kindl sucks, get rid of him!


2. Kindl drops to eighth on the depth chart, then goes on waivers


LGW: We're gonna lose him for nothing! Holland is an idiot for not getting something for him!


3. Kindl clears waivers


LGW: <crickets>

#2646946 Jakub Kindl waived

Posted by puckbags on 09 January 2016 - 12:24 PM

Kind of crazy they actually put him on waivers, but after how much praise Marchenko has received lately I kind of figured it would happen.

I'm kind of surprised they couldn't get a 7th round pick for him, or a borderline bust prospect or something, but still, good stuff.


The problem is that he just doesn't have enough value to trade for even for a late round pick when teams know he is going on waivers most likely.  They might as well try their chances and if they don't get him oh well.  

#2646724 Going to the Joe. Best place to sit at the Joe?

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 08 January 2016 - 01:47 AM

Thank you very much for your tips and information. I'm really excited to go. It's one of my bucket lists to go visit one of the Original Six teams arenas, no matter the team. And I wanted to do this before the Wings move in that new arena. 


There's no better current arena for hockey atmosphere than JLA. Now we just need to fix which team you're rooting for. 

#2642006 First time visit - parking

Posted by Echolalia on 10 December 2015 - 11:46 AM

Detroit is an awesome city and I highly recommend hitting up one of the many amazing restaurants before the game. I would not recommend parking at Cobo because the traffic afterward is always a mess and I personally have no patience at all for that. I usually park at greektown or the compuware building, hit up a restaurant in that area, then walk/take the free shuttle to the Joe. The downtown area is pretty safe. Lots of businesses are starting to realize this as well and have begun moving in, because the foot traffic has really started picking up in the last few years.

#2641495 musicians that are red wing fans?

Posted by Uncle Danny on 06 December 2015 - 06:53 PM

Is that Kristen Bell? Doesn't even look like her!

Love her. Veronica Mars 5ever


Yup.  One and the same.