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In Topic: 9/16 Pre-Season GDT : Red Wings 4 at Penguins 1

15 September 2013 - 08:04 PM

Does anyone know if this game will be televised or if there's a place to watch online?


In Topic: Ilitch reveals plan for new $450m, 18,000-seat Red Wings arena

22 June 2013 - 07:04 PM

 
Actually, I've seen several sources indicate the naming rights are held exclusively by Olympia Entertainment, one of the Ilitch's companies, rather than by the Downtown Development Authority.  As such, they would have the rights to name it whatever they wish, or seek sponsorship (read, selling) for the name.
 
Here's a story on ESPN that talks (albeit briefly) about the naming rights...
 

 

I'm almost positive they will seek naming rights because that's just the way things work in today's world. I just hope they call it the "(Sponsor) Olympia Stadium" or something along those lines, so that we as fans can say we're going to "Olympia" or "The O" or whatever we'd end up calling it instead of some corporate name. It'd be kind of like the Scotiabank Sattledome. I almost never hear the Scotiabank part when people talk about The Sattledome, which I'm happy about.


In Topic: NHL penalties/suspensions for hits getting out of hand.

16 May 2013 - 11:14 PM

Torres has a history and it's hard to give him the benefit of doubt, but he didn't jump, he didn't throw an elbow, he didn't take strides before the check, the shoulder was the initial point of contact, and in my opinion the head was only contacted because Stoll reached for the puck and was on his back way up which shifted the position of his head and shoulders.  The only valid argument I can see against Torres is that the check was reckless, but I'd argue that Stoll was even more reckless for reaching for a puck. Bad things happen to you when you reach for the puck. The NHL is shifting blame on the checking player, and I think it's unfair because that's a hit Torres needs to make (just like Gryba needed to make that hit last round) and the hit would have been clean if Stoll stayed in the leaning forward position. I could see 1-2 for a reckless hit with incidental contact to the head given Torres' history, but a potential 6 game suspension in the playoffs for this hit is entirely too much. Just my 2 cents.


In Topic: Captain Z

10 May 2013 - 10:23 PM

Zetterberg put the team on his back again tonight. When they need to win a game, the captain is by far the best player on the ice for either team. He reminds me very much of 1995-2002 Steve Yzerman in that regard.


In Topic: WCQF Game 3 GDT - Ducks 4 @ Red Wings 0 (ANA leads series 2-1)

04 May 2013 - 08:13 PM

Did the NHL get rid of minor penalties for charging or something? How was that any worse than any other charging minor??!