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#2676069 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by twopups on 16 May 2016 - 08:49 PM

Going to overtime... Griffins will start short-handed. Way too many blown opportunities with the man-advantage...

Sounds like the Wings

#2675841 New arena construction updates

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 May 2016 - 07:45 PM

Am I the only one who is not as excited about this anymore since the announcement? I should be, but I'm still just a little jaded over the roof...

#2675177 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 May 2016 - 01:07 PM

This thread needs more Borat and Trump.  Less girly men talk.  

#2675078 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Mckinley25 on 04 May 2016 - 11:17 AM

One way to wake them up is to talk about firing Ken Holland. Me simply mentioning that might have already done it.

Or talk about Cleary in a Franzen thread.

#2675025 Marquette's Lakeview Arena named Kraft Hockeyville winner!

Posted by Jersey Wing on 03 May 2016 - 05:59 PM

Hats off to Lakeview, the cozy little barn on the shore of Lake Superior, that beat out a rink in Calgary to be this year's Kraft Hockeyville arena and they get $150K in arena upgrades/fixes and a preseason NHL game. 


I spent many many nights at Lakeview as an NMU underclassman enjoying those Wildcats. Dallas Drake and Jim Hiller, former Wings, both played there.


#2674708 Maple Leafs win 2016 draft lottery

Posted by MacK_Attack on 30 April 2016 - 10:32 PM

I still don't believe it. I'm fully expecting to wake up tomorrow and find out it's all a cruel joke.


These things don't happen to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ever.




Only cost them billions of dollars to the NHL to get him

Wonder what it would take to get the 4th overall from the oilers

Sadly we got nothing besides dekeyser to offer on d


Don't ya think if they were going to purchase a 1st overall pick, it would've been last year?

#2674623 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by NerveDamage on 30 April 2016 - 10:56 AM

AA was reassigned to the GR Griffins today.

#2674684 Ownership shows Support for Kenny Holland

Posted by uk_redwing on 30 April 2016 - 06:29 PM

Just popping in to say it looks like the penny has dropped with a lot of people. Ken Holland is a clown who hid behind the success of Håkan Andersson for many, many years.


With the majority of Andersson's players gone or on the decline there was never any real attempt by Holland for so many years to keep the Wings at the top, just a lot of cast away one-year rentals that and the never ending presence of Dan Cleary.


He has literally waited to the point where we're on the cusp of becoming a team that won't even make the playoffs before he's decided he actually has to do his job and make us a better team...although his job is apparently for us to expect less, so then he's doing a better job without actually having to do anything?


The guys a joke. Huge thanks to Håkan Andersson for giving us such a good team between 2006-10.

#2674516 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 29 April 2016 - 04:52 PM

Guessing the teams will be hot and ready. The games will be bland. The teams won't be able to deliver.

#2674458 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by NerveDamage on 29 April 2016 - 12:41 PM

I can think of worse ideas. Like Gary Bettman as NHL Commissioner.

Oh wait...

^comments like this is why I lockout the NHL


#2674451 This hits the nail on the head......

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 April 2016 - 12:11 PM

Good read.  I now have some new Holland quotes to add to my list.  


My favorite is still "I don't know why they're not coming here"

#2674430 This hits the nail on the head......

Posted by GoWings! on 29 April 2016 - 09:51 AM

Oh my god Holland really said this? He's making it too easy for us to rip on him here. What a disappointing, yet truthful read.

#2674333 New arena construction updates

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 April 2016 - 07:46 PM

Stop everything ... rather stay at the Joe if it is going to be named that.  

It's almost comical all those new arenas are over the top built, expensive as hell but lack soul, history and of course atmosphere

soo disappointed right now what in the name of is happening to this franchise? whatever the case it's not good

What's next free smartphones and WiFi in the arena? we are talking about the Red Wings here an original 6 team celebrate and embrace it instead of selling out like all the other teams

#2674302 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2016 - 06:42 PM

I agree with this perspective to a point and John Oliver did a solid episode on publicly funded arenas. I've heard arguments on the other side that also sway. I've seen that the arena is estimated to cost $627M and could go higher. Even though Ilitch is personally worth 5 billion+, I doubt his company has that amount of free cash to spend at one time so I understand if a certain amount coming from government funding.
One thing to consider on the naming issue, is that the Ilitches have essentially turned away a huge amount of money by not selling the naming rights to another company. Maybe it's their interest to have the advertising (although I don't think it's that much extra exposure - we all knew the new arena would be lined with Little Ceasars venders, signage, and they would give free pizzas at the games just like they do at the Joe). But think of the alternative of them taking a huge amount of public money and then using the arena to bring in an extra money to cover part of their end (Blues got 70 million for 20 years naming rights for the Savvis center for a random example)  Probably everyone would prefer Howe arena or honoring some local hero, but I think Little Ceasars is the best option for corporate naming.

I get WHY public funding is often necessary, I'm not even against public funding. I just think that if you're going to accept public funding for your teams new arena you should probably make an effort to represent and validate their contribution rather than be wholly greedy and promote your brand to their exclusion.

#2674298 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kickazz on 28 April 2016 - 06:31 PM

Ok this is getting annoying as hell.


Really? You chose a terrible name and now you want to put the giant ugly Little Caesar guy on top. Where's the Red and White?