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#2258384 Sharks May overcome your streak. Otherwise it would be a great game.

Posted by vladdy16 on 18 February 2012 - 11:20 PM

You can end the streak - we'll settle for our playoff success. :)

And by the way, it's impossible to come to a Wings board and be a "fellow" Sharks fan.

#2255051 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by vladdy16 on 10 February 2012 - 10:14 PM

I was reading this article about the WC. Here's my favorite part when talking about Gary Bettman discussing the history between the Wings and Leafs:

He made no mention of the 1998 expansion that sent Toronto to the East and replaced Detroit's treasured rival with something called the Nashville Predators.

#2254232 Operation Dumbo Drop.

Posted by vladdy16 on 09 February 2012 - 12:00 PM

I have done things and promised things that none of you need to hear about to get ticket information.

#2254206 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by vladdy16 on 09 February 2012 - 11:13 AM

This means no NYE game. Not complaining, it just means the tradition is interrupted.
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#2254197 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by vladdy16 on 09 February 2012 - 10:49 AM

I'd just like to take a second to thank Mike Ilitch. He doesn't take over the Wings, chances are we wouldn't be here right now. There's no way to articulate the huge change he made in the future of the Wings and the city of Detroit. WTG, Mr. Ilitch!

#2253548 Operation Dumbo Drop.

Posted by vladdy16 on 08 February 2012 - 09:15 AM

I think this is an awesome idea, never mind the title. :)

I am in charge of getting tickets for 5 people for sure. If I score more than that, they will be offered up here, definitely at face value. I think it's criminal to make money off of members of our community. If I can point people in the right direction for tickets, it will be posted here. It probably seems insanely early to those outside of Wings or Leafs territory, but this game is going to be epic no matter what the score. I know I'll do whatever I have to so as not to miss this one.

#2248706 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 23 January 2012 - 09:57 PM

Howie wants to drop the gloves!!

#2247189 1/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 2 (SO)

Posted by vladdy16 on 19 January 2012 - 09:00 PM

Ill see the third for sure, another great game would be nice! LGW

Maybe I should suspend you for the duration of the game........ :P

The "S" word is NEVER uttered before the clock runs out. Ever.

#2246795 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by vladdy16 on 18 January 2012 - 10:45 AM

Even though I live only 45 minutes from the Big House, I checked on hotels in the area - they are booking up already. If anyone wants to stay in the Ann Arbor area, I highly recommend you reserve a room now.
Here's a link for the hotels closest to Michigan Stadium.

#2243796 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by vladdy16 on 10 January 2012 - 11:58 AM

edicius made this:

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#2242414 1/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Maple Leafs 4

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

I'm staying on CBC - didn't have time to change over after intermission and Wings scored, so I'm sticking with it. They're giving mad props to Pavel. I have to say, if you are going to watch another team's broadcast, CBC is the way to go. They're obviously pulling for the Leafs, but they're not total homers about it. Too bad I couldn't hear what they had to say about the penalty shot.

#2242402 Cherry rips Holland

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 January 2012 - 08:26 PM

Please add to your topic what was said. Few have access to CBC.

#2241972 Flyers fans attack Rangers fans after Winter Classic

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 January 2012 - 01:16 PM

You know, I try very, very hard to give Philly fans the benefit of the doubt; we as Detroit fans know what it's like to get painted with a very wide brush, and the law of averages alone dictates that not every PA fan is an ass, but it's getting more difficult by the minute. Just once I'd like to go to a Wings v Flyers game and not have a fight break out in the stands. Just once I'd like to hear of them facing adversity and handling it with grace. So if anyone could keep their eyes peeled for some such happy occurrence, I'd greatly appreciate it.

#2241779 Tortorella fined 30k for WC comments

Posted by vladdy16 on 05 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

If my working conditions were consistently hindered and the press saw fit to interview me, I'd take it public as well. Most people are discreet, but you can only take so much. No one expects anyone to work in undesirable conditions on a consistent basis. Now if they want to warn you beforehand that painful officiating is part of the game, that's another thing. Last I heard,though,nowhere in any player's contract does it say "We'll pay you X amount for X amount of time, but the officiating is going to be highly inconsistent. Consider it an occupational hazard."

#2241756 Tortorella fined 30k for WC comments

Posted by vladdy16 on 05 January 2012 - 11:57 AM

I have no problem with the fine. I understand people's views that if a ref did a terrible job, then you should be able to call him out on it, but I disagree a bit on that. If the ref made terrible calls, he'll be dealt with accordingly (won't get playoff assignments, etc.). Torts could have complained privately to the league, etc. Making public comments like that embarrases the league and questions the integrity of the game. I have to imagine that if any Joe Blow did something like that publicly about his employer, he'd be in a lot of hot water. (I know the league isn't his employer, but the anology works I think).

Oooooo, no playoff assignments! There aren't enough playoff games to go around, so that probably doesn't sting a whole lot anyway. If I screw up at my job, I don't not get invited to the Christmas party, I get called out on the carpet. Or if it's really egregious, I get fired. When was the last time anyone's heard of a ref getting fired?
And calling out the refs embarrasses the league more than doing a piss-poor job? Sounds to me like they've got their priorities screwed up. I get that they don't want anarchy, but clean house and then worry about fining people for making comments.