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#2598046 Is Joe Louis Arena a tough place to play?

Posted by Barrie on 21 April 2015 - 08:43 PM

I'm not sure how anyone can watch a game at the Joe and think it's not a tough place to play. Detroit has some of the best fans in sports.

#2596713 Recommend me a game from the glory days

Posted by Barrie on 19 April 2015 - 07:30 PM

Go with 2002 WCF Wings Avs game 6. Freakin awesome, and it'll show you just how good Hasek really was. 


In fact. If you can, watch that entire series. It truly was the greatest rivalry I've ever seen and the games were so intense. 


I second this. Of my favorite teams, this was the best series I experienced. 2 weeks of stress which finished with a Wings 7-0 win. We won the rivarly against the Avs, and I was thrilled! I'll never forget jumping around the living room Game 7 screaming after every goal! I think it's safe to say, I'll never experience a better series, it had it all.

#2593049 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by Barrie on 13 April 2015 - 08:44 PM

After Probert's death, and hearing/reading about all the physical pain McCarty is in right now, I don't miss the fighting at all.


When it comes to scoring, things work in cycles. Baseball scoring is down too. Also, remember defense wins Championships. High scoring teams don't usually go to far in the playoffs.

#2592626 Definition of a real fan

Posted by Barrie on 12 April 2015 - 08:38 AM

I've been a Detroit sports fan since the 80's, I think I'm a real fan.

#2592181 Buffalo clinches last spot

Posted by Barrie on 11 April 2015 - 08:40 AM

I live close to Buffalo, so I listen to a lot of Buffalo sports talk, I know Sabres fans are thrilled. It's a great sports town, and I'm happy they're adding either McDavid or Eichel to their team.

#2592180 Red Wings clinch 24th consecutive Playoff appearance

Posted by Barrie on 11 April 2015 - 08:38 AM

In October if someone told us we'd finish 3rd in the division (assuming we hold on tonight), we'd all be thrilled! We moved up a couple spots compared to last season. I think the Wings accomplished their goals for the year. Let's see what happens in the playoffs!

#2590915 Joe Louis Arena Game Entertainment

Posted by Barrie on 09 April 2015 - 03:20 PM

Anyone who complains about the in game entertainment at the Joe should attend a sporting event in Toronto. Toronto treats their fans like a bunch of 12 year olds with ADD. EVERY stoppage in play, they either blast music so loud to the point where you can't even talk to the person sitting beside you, or the person in the stand with the mic is talking. They don't give you any time to talk about the game with the people around you. I stopped going to Toronto sporting events because I found the in game entertainment insulting.

#2588829 Do Red Wings fans deserve better?

Posted by Barrie on 04 April 2015 - 07:13 AM

Speak for yourself, despite one bad month, I've enjoyed watching this team.

I question if we do were not really a top 5-8 fan base in the league the joe is pretty pathetic


Have you even been to the Joe? It's loud!

I would say we have the weakest fanbase (CURRENTLY) out of the "Original Six" teams. Then you can add in Pittsburgh, Philly, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. So we might make a case for #10, but even that would be contested. 


I do agree with you, though...the new arena should help things greatly. The Joe is a dump with nicely placed seats. 



You must not watch the away games then...

#2586357 Is A First Round Exit Imminent?

Posted by Barrie on 28 March 2015 - 08:27 PM

The thing about the Cap, there's a lot of good teams, no great teams. Anyone can win in the playoffs.

#2583623 Connor McDavid

Posted by Barrie on 20 March 2015 - 09:39 PM



I just tried it, Buffalo won.

#2583620 The Futures of Tatar & Nyquist

Posted by Barrie on 20 March 2015 - 09:32 PM

I wouldn't think twice about losing Hudler and Filppula. The majority of Wings fans wanted Hudler gone after 2010-11, and Filppula is over paid. I think Tatar and Nyquist will be better players then them, if they aren't already are.

#2576482 Going To My First Wings Game - Suggestions?

Posted by Barrie on 01 March 2015 - 08:51 AM

A suggestion, make sure you pee before the game, the bathroom lines at the Joe are huge!

#2576480 Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Posted by Barrie on 01 March 2015 - 08:45 AM

We were playing Western Conference teams in their buildings, no lead is safe. Give the Wings credit for going 4-1-1 on this road trip! This road trip proved we can beat every team in the League.


If we were blowing leads at home, then worry.

#2569821 Manny Legace joins concussion lawsuit..

Posted by Barrie on 11 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

I don't think this lawsuit is a joke. Hockey for years was using violence and head shots to promote their game.


I do give the NHL credit for cleaning up the game. I don't miss the fights at all, especially after I read about the physical pain McCarty is experiencing now after years of fighting. It's not worth it.

#2569368 Wings-Avs alumni game speculation

Posted by Barrie on 08 February 2015 - 09:41 AM

Draper and Lemieux on the same ice.... I don't care if McCarty has made up with Lemieux, he'll always be scum to me.