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#2340921 GM Ken Holland says Red Wings might not make playoffs this year

Posted by vladdy16 on 17 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

I think it's going to take a lot more than that for Holland to lose his job.  He's been hog-tied by the salary cap, and while he did great getting currently signed players to take less and found a few diamonds-in-the-rough and reconstituted players, that opportunity is past.  He's now struggling to find his way in uncharted territory for him, and I suspect Ilitch is going to give him a little more leeway.




#2339753 What the Wings are doing for the fans

Posted by vladdy16 on 13 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

So far they've opened up practices to the general public (schedule here) and are starting a "fee free" presale through  Ticketmaster on all home games starting the 17th.  They will be emailing a password, which I will post here.

 




#2339609 Tomas Holmstrom Retires

Posted by vladdy16 on 12 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

I'm not sure what I'm going to miss most - his presence in front of goalies or Swenglish.




#2339389 NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA

Posted by vladdy16 on 11 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

Dear Red Wings Fans,

In our now 30 years of owning the Red Wings franchise, we have experienced many ups and downs. No situation is more frustrating, though, than working through the process of establishing a new collective bargaining agreement. We join the rest of our organization today in thanking fans of Hockeytown for your patience over the last few months.

We are sorry for the delay in starting the season and the unfortunate public nature of the negotiations. Thankfully, with this new deal, we will be assured of a settled labor environment for many years to come.

We recognize that no team excels like this one has without incredible fan support. And we understand the special bond that has been formed over the years: we do not take lightly our responsibility as owners.

Thank you for being a part of our team. We look forward to delivering another memorable season of Red Wings hockey.

Sincerely,
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#2339121 Detroit Listed as a Bandwagon Fan Base

Posted by vladdy16 on 10 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

Honestly, I think a big part of this is that the Wings have been so successful for so long.  People my age generally aren't doing message boards - I just happen to be more hip than most.  :)  My generation is the die hard generation; no one dares question us.  Anyone born after 1980 is going to be hard pressed to not be called a bandwagoner.  




#2338778 I need a prayer answered, please.....no toot-toot whistles.

Posted by vladdy16 on 09 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

I'm all for the whistles.  Yeah they're a little annoying, but at the same time anything that gets fans into the game I generally support.  So whatever, if the whistle creates a more festive atmosphere then by all means lets do it.  And let's be honest, Wings fans have been watching the team win for so long that they've become fairly stoic anyway, might as well do something to lighten up. 

 

The only way those whistles will make the atmosphere festive is the applause generated by someone pummeling whoever is blowing said whistles.




#2337022 NHL submits offer to NHLPA - **Suspension Warning Post #70 & #273*

Posted by vladdy16 on 29 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

The owners vs. players debate has played out ad nauseum - please don't start it up again.  We all know where everybody stands and no one's mind is going to change.  Please discuss the details of the offers only.




#2336695 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Posted by vladdy16 on 25 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

We got about two inches of snow last night - just enough for a nice white Christmas. Hope everyone is safe and warm - but not too warm - and has a great holiday.

Found this pic on my cell this morning. Wanted to share as there is nothing better on the planet than playoff hockey and this is as close as we're going to get for now.
Merry Christmas, all!

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#2336453 Instagram user? Might want to cancel your account by 1/16/13...

Posted by vladdy16 on 20 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

I'm not an Instagram user, but wow, are you kidding me?

Good for Instagram. They offer an amazing service for free. If they want to use yours pics, they should be allowed to. At least they warned you in advance.

"but the photos I take are MY property and mine alone." - FAIL. Whenever you upload something onto the internet, you might as well say goodbye. Who knows how many people have copied your photos, and who knows what have been done with them. If you want to keep them private, don't put them on the internet. Are you new to the interwebz or something? You should know better.

Why the hell should they compensate you? You're using their service for free, now it's time for them to receive something from you.

I hope you don't have a Facebook account, and if you do, why haven't you deleted it yet? I'm sure they've done more than you can imagine with your information.

*if I get a warning point for this, that is complete BS. This is a forum, and I'm just voicing my opinion*

And there are ways to express your opinion that don't involve being an ass.


#2336383 Cobo Joe's FanAid

Posted by vladdy16 on 19 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

Congratulations to Shannon on being recipient number 2 of FanAid. Stopped by Cobo Joe's today, had a quick cocktail and some fun conversation. She is awesome! I highly recommend going down there and saying hi. They are not open at night unless there's a concert or some other function happening at the Joe, but they're open til at least 4 during the day.


#2335953 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by vladdy16 on 12 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

I wore all black to work yesterday...

As did I. Seriously.


#2335797 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by vladdy16 on 10 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

You have exceedingly high standards... I’d go just for dollar hot dog night.

Murph has cornered that market.


#2335788 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by vladdy16 on 10 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

What if there is a hockey season this year... and the Wings make it to the finals against Crosby and the Penguins and go to a game 7... and you have the opportunity to see Bettman forced to give out the cup to the wings again... WOULD YOU GO?!! :D

Edit: in my fantasy scenario, the tickets are also affordable!

In my fantasy, the tickets are free, Mike Babcock picks me up in a limo, I sit on the bench for the game, retired players or those on IR serve me free cocktails and munchies and then I go party with the team afterwards. THEN I'd go.


#2335781 13 pro teams running out of fans

Posted by vladdy16 on 10 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

I keep posting on forums, don't be a dumbass and boycott hockey if it does return this season. The sport is already damaged from all of this, the day hockey returns and Center Ice becomes available i'll buy it as I normally do.

Let's face facts, yes this sucks, yes i'm mad, yes many fans are lost, but I still have a love affair with the sport. The word Hockey was in my wedding vows (seriously) and my better half understands that I can't live without it and it's so much more to me than just a sport.

We'll get through this, and hopefully there's not too much of a decline in fan following, although i'm pessimistic about that. I just want hockey. Now.

Santa if you are reading this, making this wish comes true makes up for the lack of a slip and slide in 1989. Still bitter.

So anyone who doesn't feel the same way you do is a dumbass? You may not like the fact that MANY fans are going to boycott in response to the lockout, but they are entitled to their opinion just as you are entitled to yours. People will do what they will, and name calling isn't going to change that. If you can't see the reasons and potential benefits associated with boycotting, far be it from me to try to explain it to you.

I'm shocked that only 2 hockey teams cracked the top 13. I didn't realize Dallas was having attendance problems to that extent either.


#2335362 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by vladdy16 on 05 December 2012 - 11:49 PM

@NormanJamesCTV: Forbes just valued the podium ahead of 15 NHL franchises

Da Flobz@DaFlobz
#PodiumWatch Breaking News: Bruins had a third 1st round pick from Leafs, Draft #NHLPodium as franchise goalie.

OMG!! RT @Kesler_84: Tim Thomas is "taking a year off" because the podium is a democrat.... And black...


Adam Rickert@adam_rickert
#podiumwatch Patrick Kane just beat up the podium over 60 cents


Christopher Tremblay@TremzLightyear
Breaking news: Pk Subban has walked near #NHLPodium and fell backwards after 0 contact, #NHLPodium penalized for boarding#PodiumWatch

Jamie Kellner@jbk_ltd
RT @_TyAnderson: BREAKING: With a glass of water on it, Podium now has more Cups than the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres. #podiumwatch

Michelle Lewis@ChiquitaBlndita
Have prayers in to @HockeyTheGods &@Hockey_Jesus and sent a Swiffer duster to NHL Podium.