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#1911121 Another "First Trip To The Joe!" Thread

Posted by Barrie on 07 March 2010 - 10:13 PM

Not to sound like a jerk, but this discussion and question comes up a lot. Isn't it just like going to any other event? Just drive to the arena, find a parking lot for a decent price, follow the pack of fans going to the venue, and have a map to find your way back to the freeway when the game is over. :hehe:

Seriously, when I take the car (sometimes I take the bus from Windsor) West Congress St. has a few lots you can park in for $10. When you're parked the car and pay the dude in the booth, walk west towards Washington Street, and turn left to Cobo Hall. When you're at Cobo Hall, follow the other Wings fans through Cobo to The Joe.

#1871143 Funny Red Wings pictures.

Posted by Barrie on 24 January 2010 - 11:43 PM

QUOTE (Marty Barry @ January 23, 2010 - 11:30AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Not Wings pics? So what.

laugh.gif That one of Sid in the crib is excellent! It gets my vote for the funniest.

#1181595 Where is Darren McCarty?

Posted by Barrie on 02 November 2007 - 05:07 PM

QUOTE(X8oD @ November 2, 2007 - 05:45PM) View Post

He scored a goal in 1997.

He was washed up when he was signed to the contrac the got in Detroit. And the reason stuff gets written about him is because he deserved it. No sympathy for a guy who lost millions because he was too drunk to notice.

If the guy dedicated half as much time to hockey as he did to his crappy music career, hed still be playing.

And the team didnt choose to re-sign him. They bought him out because they realized they made a mistake on his contract.

And if the grind line was back together it would be one of the slowest lines in the NHL.

this isnt 1998.

It's been 10 years but the goal will be remembered until the end of time.

When you're in the limelight, everything get's thrown at you, drugs, drinking, women, gambling, etc.. Some guys can handle the temptations, others can't. Humans screw up all the time. A guy like McCarty had to screw up in front of the world. We're lucky, when we screw up, it's only in front of a small amount of people.

If it wasn't for the Salary Cap, DMac still would have been a Red Wing, and would have been able to retire in Detroit.

I honestly feel for the guy, because he gave us so much as a player. Plus he was very active in the community. I wish him all the best.