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#2642272 First time visit - parking

Posted by Barrie on 11 December 2015 - 03:32 PM


Thanks. I'm in the US (Washington DC area) and was thinking of parking in Windsor (at our hotel if we stay there) and then getting the Tunnel Bus over to Detroit and back again after the game but, from what you're saying, that sounds like it might be a bad idea.  Our final destination is London, Ontario and it seems silly to do 3 border crossings when we could just go straight to Detroit for the game and then cross into Windsor once afterwards.


Any idea what the tunnel will be like after the game? Would it be better to cross over the bridge instead?


It depends where you're hotel is, but take the tunnel if you're staying downtown, it's only a few minutes from The Joe. The bridge is about 10 minutes away. It takes about 15 minutes to get through the tunnel after the game.

#2642024 First time visit - parking

Posted by Barrie on 10 December 2015 - 04:59 PM


They definitely allow you to go down to the glass and watch the players shoot around. Even if you're upper bowl.  It's awesome watching the players come out of the tunnel and shoot puck around and do some mini drills. 


I second that. One of the times I was at The Joe, my friend and I were in the last row of the area, right in front of the owner's box. We got their early, found our seats, and decided to go down for warm ups. We got to the bottom of the stairs of the upper bowl, the usher said to us, "Are you guys going down for warm ups?". We said yes, then she said, "Go that way, it's faster" :)


That was in 2005-06, Yzerman's last year. I remember Yzerman at one point was stretching right in front of us, I thought to myself, "Yzerman is right there". Just then my friend elbows me, points to Stevie, and says, "Yzerman is right there!" :lol:


Great memory!

#2642022 First time visit - parking

Posted by Barrie on 10 December 2015 - 04:43 PM

I'm Canadian, so I take the Tunnel to The Joe. I would take the car instead of the Tunnel Bus. It can take a while crossing the border taking the bus. The last time I took the Tunnel Bus, we got caught behind a Grey Hound Bus and it took an hour. After that I thought "screw it, I'm taking the car from now on"


You can park around Cobo Hall, parking only costs about $10. You can get to The Joe by walking through Cobo Hall. There will be a number of people walking through Cobo too, so just follow the crowd... Downtown Detroit is safe, you and your son have no worries.


Have a great time. I've been to a number of sporting events in different venues, and the Joe is by far my favorite place to watch a game. There isn't a bad seat in the house (unless you got the $9 tickets) and the crowd is awesome, everyone is into the game! Detroit is called Hockeytown for a reason.

#2641491 Goalie Battle

Posted by Barrie on 06 December 2015 - 05:45 PM

I like how both goalies are playing the same amount of time so far. There's no need to change that.

#2641490 Hey!

Posted by Barrie on 06 December 2015 - 05:40 PM

The night Ellis had was one of the most gutless things I've seen. First he tries to spray water on the ref, when he's not looking, then drills Helm from behind into the boards, when he's not looking. Ellis was lucky Helm didn't turn around and punch him after he got up. I probably would have broken Ellis's jaw with my right hand! Weber probably taught Ellis how to act like that.


I keep saying how gutless Canadian athletes are, and that they're crybabies, well they continue to prove me right. I hope Nashville misses the playoffs by 1 point.

#2638888 Who and What are the Detroit Red Wings?

Posted by Barrie on 22 November 2015 - 04:32 PM

I think it's simple, we're looking for our next Howe, Yzerman, Lidstrom, etc. player who'll lead the team. That doesn't happen over night when there's 29 teams doing the same thing. Larkin's probably that guy, but he's only 19.

#2638820 11/21 GDT : Red Wings at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 EST

Posted by Barrie on 21 November 2015 - 11:39 PM

It's looking like we're going to own 3 on 3. I can see us getting a lot of OT points this year.

#2635781 Connor McDavid injured, out "long-term"

Posted by Barrie on 08 November 2015 - 12:00 PM

Con Cherry was on coach's corner saying the Flyers players intentionally injured McDavid and he knows this because he is a hockey guy.


When will this clown get off live TV.



I don't think Cherry has had anything good to say for 15 years. During the Baseball playoffs he was saying there was a conspiracy against the Blue Jays because they're a Canadian team. I'm sure the ratings for the World Series would have been higher if the Blue Jays made it instead of the Royals. The Jays were the most exciting team in Baseball!


There's no wonder why the Canadians in the NHL are a bunch of crybabies and head hunters, and Canadian sports fans are always complaining. They grew up listening to this idiot. And I say that as a Canadian.

#2635191 So who were the Wings scouting ?

Posted by Barrie on 04 November 2015 - 03:09 PM

I would think it's advanced scouting. We don't have cap room to bring in Phaneuf's contract.

#2628303 Crosby says Zetterberg most competitive player he ever faced as pro

Posted by Barrie on 04 October 2015 - 08:50 PM

Aye but Glendog is now our shutdown forward over Z. 


Times are changing


And that's a good thing!

#2622539 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by Barrie on 08 August 2015 - 03:41 PM

Ive been against this idea from the beginning, and now it's one step closer I still find it totally abhorrent. There'll be no real fan base there, and there could be constant links to gambling. And what about the team that lives there? Can you imagine some of the more shadier characters in the league being able to stay out of trouble? It's another desperate attempt by Gary to try and force hockey onto markets it doesn't belong for the sake of expansion fees to fill the pockets of those paying his salary. 


I'll add to that, 60 miles north of the city is legal prostitution. You can bet, their #1 customers will be NHL players.


I know players can get in trouble anywhere, but putting young rich professional athletes in Sin City is an insane idea!

#2621657 Line combos for 97, 98 Cups?

Posted by Barrie on 27 July 2015 - 08:52 PM


I believe you need to flip Lapointe and McCarty, but I could be wrong.  


Don't remember at all what line Holmstrom played on in the 1998 playoffs.  Did he play with Yzerman and McCarty?  


I think you're correct on both. I remember Sandstrom-Yzerman-McCarty line in 1997, and Holmstrom-Yzerman-McCarty in 1998. I remember too in the 1998 Final, Scotty would load up the top line with Shanahan-Yzerman-Fedorov sometimes.


But as already mentioned, Scotty would change the line combos every shift.

#2621606 Lou Lamoriello new GM of the Leafs

Posted by Barrie on 26 July 2015 - 01:38 PM


What is your favorite color?


#2619906 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by Barrie on 09 July 2015 - 09:47 PM

Realistically he should only make a few hundred grand more then Tatar, just for inflation purposes, despite Tatar being the better player last year.

#2619905 Over/Under for Larkin's time as a Red Wing in 15/16

Posted by Barrie on 09 July 2015 - 09:42 PM

10-20 :tounge: