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#2557716 12/19 GDT : Islanders 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on Yesterday, 06:17 PM

55 cent hotdog night!!!!!!!

#2554112 Once again The D is awesome

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 05 December 2014 - 04:22 PM

DETROIT --- Hockeytown, Motor City, The D, Motown. The city of Detroit goes by many names and now, after being voted by USA Today readers, can call itself America's Best Sports City.

That title came as no surprise to Red Wings forward Daniel Cleary.

"Where I've played there's no comparison, quite frankly," he said. "Looking throughout the country, there's a lot of cool, great sports towns. You know Boston is a great sports town, so is Chicago. ... Detroit is just an awesome sports town. Sports a lot of times are uplifting too, especially when they do well. In particular, the Red Wings have been pretty stable for a number of years, a lot of history here. The Tigers, a lot of history too and go back to the Pistons in the 80s and then the Lions, football is always going to be huge. I just think the fans are just diehards."

Cleary spent the early years of his career with the Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers and Phoenix Coyotes before landing in Detroit in 2005, a place that he still calls home today.

"I just love the people of Detroit," he said. "It's a great place to live. I know we've had our struggles in the city of Detroit and things like that but the fans and how they treat the players and how passionate they are, you can't beat it. I'm glad we're No. 1."

As one of 12 cities in the U.S. to claim a professional team in each of the four major sports, the Wings, Lions, Tigers and Pistons fan bases that come out in droves to support their teams.

One of the newcomers to the Wings' locker room, center Stephen Weiss came from the Florida Panthers through free agency before the 2013-14 season. He said support from the fans has been overwhelming.

"Not only at the games but in and around the community you'll have people come up to you and say things," Weiss said. "I had a note left on my car at the mall the other day from someone just saying, 'Hang in there' and that was pretty cool. My wife and I thought that was awesome. You know, even when we do autograph night we sign for two and a half, three hours straight. It's pretty cool."

Weiss spent 11 seasons with the Panthers but said nothing he has ever experienced can compare to his short time spent here in Detroit.

"Well it's the history, it's an Original Six," he said. "When you have that type of history, fans grow to love your team and your players and especially with this team. You have players that have been here for so long, you become attached to them. They grow the young guys and keep them for a long time, it's easy for fans to become attached to players. In Florida, it was not like that with players coming in and out and tough for fans to really latch on to guys, so those are some of the differences right off the bat."

A history of success and tradition is not limited to the Wings' four Stanley Cups since 1997 and 23 consecutive playoff appearances, but also the Tigers' four straight American League Central Division championships from 2011-14, the Pistons' NBA title in 2004 followed up by a return trip to the NBA Finals in 2005, and the Lions' recent accomplishments, the title as America's No. 1 sports city is well deserved.

"We did get Hockeytown for a reason," defenseman Kyle Quincey said. "Our fans are obviously one of the better American fans in the league. Definitely, this organization is top notch all the way around so in regards to that, I agree."

Detroit was ranked at the top of USA Today's Top 10 sports cities, beating out Indianapolis, Dallas, Chicago, Green Bay, Boston, Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Oakland. 

The list was compiled from votes during a reader's choice contest.

#2552397 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 28 November 2014 - 01:22 PM

Mrazek is starting.

GO WINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2552333 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 27 November 2014 - 11:29 AM

They are based on past examples, given some funny names and done by math freaks and excel geniuses but I guess I'm just not advanced enough to care about stats other than goals, assists, gave is... the official ones. And even then they aren't telling the whole story a player could have a great game but still be snake bitten

"Statistics are for losers, unless they are good ones" Mickey Redman

#2552287 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 26 November 2014 - 10:20 PM

If the Wings win I'll post Alice's Restaurant after the game.
I will

I'm waiting...

#2552239 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 26 November 2014 - 09:44 PM

I always miss games with fights

Ya shoulda saw the way Quincey tossed him like a rag doll

#2552125 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 26 November 2014 - 08:23 PM

I want the zetterbeard ornament

Was cool.. But I didn't think it look anything like him.

The IR express line is looking realgud  :ninja:

That's a great name for that line LOL

#2552103 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 26 November 2014 - 08:07 PM

remember that time Datsyuk went back to Russia? Lol

Remember that time everyone wanted Weiss gone forever? Lol

#2547802 11/7 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 07 November 2014 - 05:00 PM

@Ledger_NJDevils: Jordin Tootoo admits there is motivation to prove Red Wings were wrong not playing him more and keeping him . http://t.co/7Jrs9Ejsbn

I'm all for it. You go Tootoo.

Wings 3-2

#2546639 GDT:11/4 Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators 7:30p.m

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 04 November 2014 - 07:06 PM

Well today is election day... :baby:


My vote goes to...




4-2 Wings


Go Wings!!!

#2544865 Halloween pic!

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 28 October 2014 - 05:42 PM

I guess I better not tell you I use to drink PBR......hahaha j/k I hate HATE beer. 

You're a man grown from my own rib. I am enjoying a fine PBR as I type this. The way I see it, someone has to keep them in business. :)

And since this thread has changed...
Yes they make a lite. Lol

#2541602 Monthly schedule wallpapers?

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 16 October 2014 - 07:22 PM

Ha! I wasn't sure if there was a big demand for these anymore. It is getting a bit harder to produce them in a wide variety of screen resolutions, so if I go ahead with them I may trim them down.
Now I could use Analytics data to get an idea on the general needs, but what resolution(s) do you guys primarily use?

Whatever you make, I will accommodate

#2537620 Did the Wings change the font on their jerseys?

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 29 September 2014 - 05:23 PM

If they played naked... They would all be aiming for the five hole.

#2537616 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 29 September 2014 - 05:09 PM

I got hopes for Callahan. Mlive had the pairings on D but only showed 5 with Smith as a early scratch

Ya... ^ Jesusberg posted what I was talking about.

#2537219 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 24 September 2014 - 06:39 PM

Welcome to the new season. Let the games begin

In that case I misunderstood what you meant. I'm all for hard hitting hockey. I love it. I live for it. I just hate the stupid revenge fights on clean plays.

Welcome to the "new" NHL. Thanks Bettman. Please get rid of the instigator rule. It won't solve much. But it will help more than you might think.