JLA is only 30 years old. What exactly is inadequate about it? The problem with this throwaway society is that people always want a new toy. Look at the Silverdome. People were crazy about it; it recently sold for $500,000 or something like that. The Italians could somehow get 2000 years out of a stadium/structure, but we want a new one every few years. Maybe we should replace Comerica Park, I mean it's more than 10 years old.
I have a lot of fond memories and nostalgia for the Joe, but the place is a dump. It already wasn't great when I started going there in the mid 80s and certainly hasn't improved with age.
What inadequate about it? Virtually everything but the sight lines. Location, appearance, getting in and out of the building, concessions, bathrooms...
Don't know if you guys caught the PHX/CHI game tonight, but Torres answered the bell and cleared his crappy decision from last year (when he hit Hossa late). Made me think back to the Moore incident. Sad to think a guy in the NHL doesn't know that he needs to take a few punches to atone for his actions and instead ends up with a ruined career. How do you all feel about hockey's unwritten rules?
Moore did answer the bell. He fought Cooke in the first period of that game.
Vancouver apparently didn't think it was enough.
If people want to discuss the code, what they think it means, if it's still relevant, then have at it but we don't really need to rehash the Bertuzzi incident, which has been debated here countless times. It happened 9 years ago. I don't think anyone's opinion will be changed now.
It also points out a problem that the Wings have been having.
That is both hilarious and great analysis of defensive breakdowns.
It looks like on that play Suter was being lazy and was just hoping to circle around in coverage instead of having to stop and start to stay with his man.
The announcers were talking about that for Jagr during the latest Stars game. Apparently the coaches were pointing out how he was circling too much in his own end, trying to save energy, instead of stopping and staying with his man. To his credit, Jagr apparently worked on it and joked about it being hard to break 20 years of bad habits.
The only reason I can think of as to why people are blaming any of the Wings' poor performance on Jimmy Howard is....ignorance. They simply don't understand the game, and can't recognize that this is the worst Defensive squad that this team has put together since...
Since the 80s? I'm too young to answer this one.
Well, by simple virtue of not having Lids on the blueline any defensive corps is going to take a major step down so yeah, you'd have to go back to the days when #5 was Darren Veitch. And right now Kindl is looking like another Yves Racine. (i'm old )
But yeah, this is a very piecemeal looking collection. A lot of middle pairing guys at best, many of whom aren't even playing like a middle pairing.
Howard isn't anywhere near the top of the problems with the Wings right now. He's not elite but very good. And with the cap continuing to get ratcheted down it's probably better to have a value goaltender than having a ton of cap space tied up in one player.
I agree, many of the things that Illitch has done have benefited the city. He pursued projects which made him rich AND which tangentially helped the city. I never followed the logic that you have to show some sort of reverence to Illitch because he's done so much for Detroit, and by "done so much" we mean "built himself a casino". I'm glad he doesn't mind spending money on his sports teams, I love watching them win. But he's as susceptible to ribbing as anyone else and perhaps more so, when he does things like announce a new arena with all it's fanfare, buy up all the property around the new arena which will skyrocket in value after the arena is built, and then ask the public to pay for the arena. What a charitable soul!
While of course he's done things that benefitted him financially (he is a successful businessman after all), he's also made business decisions that benefitted Detroit when he could've gone elsewhere.
I wasn't saying the guy is a saint. My main point is I think it's a little childish to slander someone as senile and drunk, particularly on a website called "LetsGoWings" when he's a large part of the reason there's something to root for with the franchise.
Just a little tidbit of history, The Vancouver Millionaires won the Stanley Cup in 1915. The Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion Vancouver Millionaires swept the National Hockey Association (NHA) champion Ottawa Senators 3 games to 0 in a best-of-five game series.
I guess this is how Vancouver figures they can say the've won a Cup?
For the press photos to be more realistic Kesler should've been laying on the ground with his arms up whining to a ref.
Presumably by "what he's done for the city of Detroit" you mean not paying any taxes, rents, etc. while at the same time asking actual taxpayers to heavily subsidize his "redevelopment projects"? If so, then yes, he's done a lot for the city of Detroit haha.
But yes, he has spent a lot of money to make the Tigers a contender thank God. I wouldn't know what to do if I couldn't go straight from watching the Wings dominate to watching the Tigers do the same.
I know there's some dispute about taxes he owes and whatnot, but that doesn't erase the good that he's done for the city. Of course he wants to make money off it but he's carved out an area of Detroit people can go to sporting events, concerts, eat, drink, etc. And dealing with the city of Detroit and the city council in particular cannot be an enjoyable or easy task.
Point being, Ilitch has done a lot of good for Detroit and certainly deserves praise for buying the Dead Things and restoring the Wings to their former glory. It's one thing to poke fun at that awful rug on his head, but implying he's some senile drunk is pretty classless.