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#2432184 Red Wings to Officially Retire #5 on March 6th

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

How many bills aren't going to get paid and who do I have to kill to get tickets?  What's the over/under on whether this game is as hot as Yzerman's retirement game?

#2432036 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 July 2013 - 09:25 AM

That's still not a source.

#2432033 Boston Bieber Proofs Locker Room

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 July 2013 - 08:25 AM

Hawks fans get revenge.

#2431821 Red Wings popularity in Detroit/Michigan

Posted by vladdy16 on 29 July 2013 - 02:19 PM

How can you call a system that has taken 150+ games of datsyuks prime from us not broken?

That system wasn't in place until major expansion and pandering to the lowest common denominator took effect.  Lock outs were a direct result of expansion, as is the salary cap and revenue sharing.  It's negatively affected the sport just as much as positively, if not moreso.  I was a much happier hockey fan 10 years ago.  I find myself watching fewer games outside of ones the Wings aren't playing.  And I'm not the only one - many fans I know just don't feel the same as they used to, and it's having a direct effect on the bottom line.  I'll bet dollars to donuts Wings fans spend a lot more on merchandise than Columbus, Nashville, Florida and Phoenix fans, or at least used to before 2006.

#2428669 Abdelkader Hypothetical

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 July 2013 - 09:19 PM


While it's always nice to see someone amused, these types of posts are frowned upon and usually end up deleted.  Once you are finished laughing, please share why you are so amused.  "LOL" adds nothing to the conversation.

#2425274 Report: Red Wings out on Lecavalier - signs with Philly 5@4.5 per

Posted by vladdy16 on 03 July 2013 - 08:51 AM


You have found your taker. Let's make $200 to the charity of the winner's choice, shall we?



I want in on this



I'll do it. $200 bucks for the charity of the others choosing. Philly will win a Cup before the Wings.




I really want in on this, if philly wins first you get $400 for your charity, if wings (not if but when) win first, your $200 goes to stillwater's charity 

I'm merely quoting these for your future reference.  

This should be interesting.

#2424665 Red Wings No Longer "Presented by Amway!"

Posted by vladdy16 on 02 July 2013 - 12:09 PM

The posts on this thread make me wonder about our education system. Cleary economics isn't being taught in school anymore. If the RW or any pro team doesn't have sponsorships, what happens? Ticket prices go up. Concession prices go up. Parking goes up. TV/cable prices go up. For the RW to spend 64.3 million on player salaries, they have to bring in twice that to cover all their expenses. GM's cost money, scouts cost money, the beer and hot dogs cost money, the JLA has utility bills to be paid. Plus all owners want to make a profit. or at worst, break even.


Now for those that dislike Amway, please get some idea of what you are talking about. You do realize that the De Vos family-co-founders of Amway own the Griffins right? The arena they pay in is owned by the Van Andel family, the other co-founders family. Not to mention the ties with the Whitecaps, the various lector hall/labs/residence halls on many of Michigan's college campuses. Plus the 5000 or so hourly workers at the Amway plant in Ada. The business model of Amway is no different than the franchise model of Little Caesars. Little Caesars doesn't make money off of selling pizzas. They make money off of selling the ingredients to the thousands of franchises around the world.

Let me be the first to thank you for enlightening the rest of us who so obviously don't seem to measure up to your apparently lofty standards.

Most of the posts express regret at having to be sponsored is all; only one or two failed to see the need, but thanks so much for your eagerness to educate the unwashed masses.


And if you'd like to discuss the difference between how Amway makes their money and Little Caesar's does, by all means, PM me.  I'd be happy to explain it to you.

#2424388 Red Wings No Longer "Presented by Amway!"

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

Still embarrassing.

It's a step in the right direction; I hate, hate, hate, hate, HATE AT&T, but if we have to be sponsored, better them than Amway.

#2424372 Red Wings No Longer "Presented by Amway!"

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 July 2013 - 10:14 AM

Seems AT&T has taken over!  I was unable to locate any article announcing the change in sponsorship, but the website says "AT&T".  *whew*

#2424065 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by vladdy16 on 30 June 2013 - 05:00 PM

Mr. Hockey helping with the draft:



#2423522 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by vladdy16 on 30 June 2013 - 09:13 AM

Around 8 pm ET, U.S. TV draft coverage will flip over from @NBCSN to @NHLNetwork but it's all still the same TSN produced event.

#2421280 Who would you rather have: Marchand or Shaw?

Posted by vladdy16 on 21 June 2013 - 09:22 PM

I agree it would take a gun to my head to make me choose, but in that scenario it would have to be Marchand - he's a dick, but Shaw is in a class by himself these days.

#2420522 Datsyuk agrees to 3-year extension, $22.5m total, $7.5m/year

Posted by vladdy16 on 18 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

Not that we will ever be able to replace him, but I hope Kenny's taking note of all this and doesn't get caught off guard 3.5 years from now.


*does happy dance*

#2420329 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by vladdy16 on 17 June 2013 - 07:55 PM

Crawford comes out to challenge on the PP (!) - pulls it off but it almost came back to bite him in the ass.  This game is not a comedy of errors so much as guardian angels working overtime.

#2420115 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by vladdy16 on 15 June 2013 - 10:00 PM

Normally I LOVE overtime in playoff hockey, but I just want to see Boston manhandle the Hawks.  Short, sweet and to the point.