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joshy207

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In Topic: Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

19 October 2014 - 07:25 PM

I'm glad to see the building go.  Yes, there have been plenty of memories and great players, but that happens at most arenas.  At some point, the building becomes outdated and renovation is not feasible.  There's no real way they could widen the seats and add leg room without gutting the whole bowl.  Can't expand the concourses either.  The sad part, to me, is that the Joe is less than 10 years older than the Palace, but they're light-years apart as far as arena quality.

Everything about the new arena says it'll be done correctly, and that's really exciting.


In Topic: Weiss

18 October 2014 - 06:09 PM

Weiss in for Franzen tonight, per CBC pregame show.


In Topic: How different things could have been

08 October 2014 - 05:04 PM

The most common rumors were Yzerman for Yashin or Martin Straka.  Either would have been a disaster.

 

It's fascinating to think how much one move would affect the future... had Bowman gotten his way and moved Yzerman, I don't think the Wings would have won any Cups.  Maybe one... maybe.  Or, had Walter Gretzky not told Wayne to go to LA, Wayne would have listened to his wife and come here to Detroit.  (We had a whole thread on that topic, so I won't rehash it.)  I think the Wings would have won a couple Cups sooner than '97.  But, in either case, the future of the franchise would have been greatly changed.  For the better?  Worse?  Who knows...


 

Don't feel bad. I remember trade rumors involving Yzerman for Lindros when Eric refused to play for the Nordiques. Yes, I'm THAT old.

 

I don't remember those rumors, but I went to high school with Lindros (Farmington HS) when he was holding out from the Soo and played for Compuware.


In Topic: Will Cleary make the roster? (poll)

06 October 2014 - 03:00 PM

I think he gets his 10 games in and earns his bonus.  After that, his spot is fair game.


In Topic: What did the preseason show us?

06 October 2014 - 10:44 AM

I think if we have learned one thing from the preseason (and the offseason), it's that Holland needs to trust the developmental system more.  For years and years, he has filled or overfilled the roster, not leaving room for any prospects or training camp surprises.  The past two seasons and this training camp/preseason have shown that many more prospects are NHL-ready before Holland expects it, and those players deserve a chance to show their abilities in the NHL.  Holland preaches patience, "mans league", etc, but never gives those players a chance until he absolutely has to or injuries force him to promote from Grand Rapids.  That needs to change this season.