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#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.

#2241663 Tortorella fined 30k for WC comments

Posted by vladdy16 on 04 January 2012 - 08:43 PM

I suspect the coach would be fined more because he's supposed to be setting the example. We all know ref is just another word for god, and gods are infallible and cannot be questioned. I think it's BS they fine anyone for voicing an opinion. Everyone on the planet can see how well or how pitiful they are doing their job. So what, we're not supposed to talk about it?

#2241419 1/3 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Stars 4

Posted by vladdy16 on 03 January 2012 - 10:44 PM

The Wings are way too nonchalant with that empty-net. There were too many Stars back each time they got it for them to be passing it around. That could have really come back to bite them.

In any event, for the number of times that Jimmy has bailed the Wings out over the course of this season, they owed him one. Five goals will do.

I don't have a problem with that. Dallas was too busy keeping the Wings from scoring to try to score themselves. Burned up time. Works for me. :)

#2240833 2012 NHL Winter Classic GDT : New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers

Posted by vladdy16 on 02 January 2012 - 05:30 PM

Why is Bryz out there, again? <_<

Never mind, it's still Bob. The stellar announcers said Bryz.

That's not fair, he was bowled over by his own player and had no chance at that puck.
Not that I'm upset about that, mind you, but he really didn't have a chance.

#2240452 12/31 GDT : Blues 0 at Detroit Red Wings 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 December 2011 - 09:29 PM

#3 - Hudler
#2 - Abby
#1 - HOWIE

#2240392 12/31 GDT : Blues 0 at Detroit Red Wings 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 December 2011 - 08:12 PM

Dear Cole,
f*** you.

#2240365 12/31 GDT : Blues 0 at Detroit Red Wings 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 December 2011 - 08:03 PM

Nice penalty call on Lidstrom (seriously?) on an offsides that wasn't called.

#2240032 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 30 December 2011 - 10:43 PM

I think I'm going to break out my Wings DVD set this weekend. I'm feeling the need for a little March 26th juju.

#2240021 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 30 December 2011 - 10:36 PM

This game is starting to illustrate why the Wings won't get past the Hawks, Sharks or Canucks in a 7 game series. I guess they are where they are in the standings e.g. 4th place and behind the Hawks, Canucks & Sharks. I am sick of coming up short every year since 2008.

I wouldn't bet on that. No one can go from crap to spectacular like the Wings.