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#2448282 The most annoying things about being at games?

Posted by number9 on 27 October 2013 - 01:55 AM

I've never got why professional sports feel need to play the national anthem before games. For one thing, there is no intrinsic connection between sports and patriotism. Why do we have it for games, but not at the movies or other large gatherings. There really is no reason for it. The other thing is that so many of the players in the leugue are not American or Canadian. I wonder how they feel having to stand for a foreign anthem 82 a year.
A liitle off topic, but I've had the thought recently.


It's tradition, and we can't sit around and sing 5 or 6 national anthems each game, so they sing canada and America cause that's where the league is based and the fans that are attending are from.

Side note, I love love love the canada national anthem, think it's the best sounding (I'm American)


#2427130 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by TheOwl on 05 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

Funny pic stolen from HF boards:

 

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#2420792 Grand Rapids Griffins Win Calder Cup! 5-2 win in game 6

Posted by Travis on 19 June 2013 - 09:38 AM

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#2420569 Datsyuk agrees to 3-year extension, $22.5m total, $7.5m/year

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 June 2013 - 12:23 PM

Do I seriously have to delete posts containing personal attacks and warn people in a thread that's about great news like Datsyuk resigning??


#2419759 Calder Cup Finals Game 4 GDT - Syracuse Crunch @ Grand Rapids Griffins

Posted by FlashyG on 13 June 2013 - 09:46 PM

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#2419639 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 13 June 2013 - 07:48 AM

I'd rather those poor people who have no idea win another cup than Marchand seguin, chara, Rask, jagr.

I wanted wings or kings. Neither made it so anyone but Boston

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#2419622 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 13 June 2013 - 01:17 AM

Yep. What's wrong with that?

 

At the very least, it would mean that the "Detroit sucks" crowd who have been watching hockey for less than five years get another Stanley Cup parade. 

 

And that's at the very least. 




#2419612 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 13 June 2013 - 12:24 AM

YEEEEEEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!! Anyone but Boston!

 

Seriously? 




#2419332 Calder Cup Finals Game 3 GDT - Syracuse Crunch @ Grand Rapids Griffins

Posted by FlashyG on 12 June 2013 - 01:41 AM

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#2419223 Calder Cup Finals Game 2 GDT - Grand Rapids Griffins @ Syracuse Crunch

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 11 June 2013 - 11:23 AM

It's too bad attendance is low because the cost of a lower bowl ticket is cheap compared to an upper bowl seat at the Joe and you're seeing baby Red Wings.

 

If I live in GR I'd definitely be a season ticket holder.




#2419011 Babcock named Head Coach for Canada at Sochi Olympics

Posted by The Secret on 10 June 2013 - 11:42 AM

Congrats Babs... no better man for the job!

GO CANADA!!




#2418101 Blessing in disguise?

Posted by The Secret on 06 June 2013 - 07:32 AM

Very nicely put except for I am hoping we give our top notch euro scouting staff a break and start working our top notch Canadian scouting staff.... we need to get tougher




#2418082 Blessing in disguise?

Posted by WingedWheel91 on 06 June 2013 - 12:20 AM


Hi guys, I just wanted to share my opinion (and get your's) of not only this whirlwind of a season - but why I'm more content with our heartbreaking loss as each day passes... I hope it helps you cope too.

First, I just want to say that this season was truly a pleasure to watch even though it ended in OT in a game 7, after being up 3-1 in that series. But the truth is, we should have lost that game at the end of the third and probably overachieved as a playoff team overall. What matters now is what happens moving forward, and know that whoever wins the cup this year will forever have an * placed beside there name due to the lockout.

The first item I take solace in, is that we are now in a much better draft position than we would have been if we scored first in OT last Wednesday night. The final 4 playoff teams draft 27-30 regardless of regular season point totals, instead of 18th (the highest pick we have had since taking Martin Lapointe in 1991). Although this draft is considered top heavy, the pick is still more valuable at 18 as a trade asset or to utilize with the best (european) scouting staff in the NHL... Especially when I start thinking about all of the great players we have drafted since 1991.

Next, the timely elimination also allowed several impact players such as Nyquist, Andersson, And Dekeyser to head back to Grand Rapids and finish off OKC to send our farm team to the Calder Cup Finals for the first time since 1992 (Adirondak). Another positive as any sort of Championship experience makes all of those players better moving forward and collatarally increases there individual value as well. Much easier to include a Jurco, Tatar, Ferrarro in a package for a big name after they are integral parts to a Calder Cup run.

Because of the lockout, we ended our season in the second round at the end of May. Had we moved on, our season could have potentially ended close to July with virtually no time for management to negotiate extensions with any of our free agents before free agency begins. Names including: Filpulla, Cleary, Brunner, Nyquist, Andersson, Smith and Kindl. Completing this process becomes crucial when attracting other potential UFA's wanting to sign with teams that have all of their key pieces locked up... Datsyuk's extension is probably most important when trying to convince a Horton or Clarkson to come here for a few years.

All in all, I think what happened against Chicago was tough to swallow, but probably better for Detroit as an organization moving forward. If we can say that we won a Calder Cup and were one goal away from the Conference Finals in a "rebuilding year" while rostering one of the younger teams in the NHL, (once Bert, White and Sammy are gone), I don't think I'll be complaining, especially one year into the Post #5 era.

What do you guys think?


#2417833 WCF : (5) Los Angeles Kings vs. (1) Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by vladdy16 on 05 June 2013 - 11:45 AM

For chuckles:

 

Shanahan's hearing with Keith: "Listen, I know you are upset about Game of Thrones, but you can't be hacking people in the face over it"




#2417658 ECF - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by vladdy16 on 04 June 2013 - 04:27 PM

Oh, my God, I LOL'd when I saw this in my Twitter feed.