TML GM Lou Lamoriello has put the announcers on the no-fly list for the Leafs. They will call away games from a monitor. This will save approximately $200,000 per season. The team is owned by Rogers and Bell, who split the radio rights. It's been suggested the team could pay for the travel, but the money would still be coming out of their pocket, so I'm not sure that will happen.
I'd be super pissed if I didn't get my Ken Daniels for away games.
How much is Leafs Nation willing to put up with? How much goodwill has hiring Babcock earned them? And how long do you think it will be before LN finally declares they're mad as hell and they won't take it anymore?
Just received an email from the Wings that the Troy Hockeytown Authentics store will have 40% off everything except for authentic (game-used stuff I assume, or autographed pics) tomorrow, Sept. 22nd. Good time to stock up if you're low on Wings gear.
Yes, it's our favorite time of year, folks! For those of you who know how this works, pledge early and often. For those of you who don't, those who want to participate figure out some kind of financial pledge having to do with the Wings playoff performance. Some pledge a buck a goal for certain players, some pledge per win, per series, per shutout, or any combination. Get creative! Don't get too complicated though, because it gets hard to keep of. Post your pledge here so we can shamelessly "plus" your post. When it's not possible to add any more to the kitty, everyone Paypals me their total and I make a donation.
Now, all but one year we have donated to Children's Hospital. I'm fine if everyone wants to keep it that way, but I'd like to suggest we send this season's donation to a local charity started by a 12-year-old when he was 9. He spends every single Saturday feeding the homeless in Detroit. I've been following him on Facebook for quite a while now and he's starting to get a lot of press. All signs point to this being a legit charity. Check out the Eimers Foundation here and here. When you pledge, vote for either Children's Hospital or the Eimers Foundation; both are worthy recipients, so I certainly won't be offended either way.