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The Red Wings Need A New Arena, But….

We now know the location and the expected cost of a new Detroit Red Wings and we also know who is paying for it.  YOU!

Yes, the Red Wing’s need a new stadium, they are playing in the pretty unmemorable (is that a word) Joe Louis Arena, which is a dump and will always be a dump unworthy of one of the top franchises in sports.  The concourses are painfully small, the bathroom lines are absolutely ridiculous and the locker-room facilities are second rate.  It is time to move forward with a dazzling new arena for the Red Wings.

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I like almost everything about this deal.  I like the location, the overall project goal and the fact that the Wings get a new building.  What I don’t like is the fact that public funds are going to be used to build it...

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(Video)Chicago’s Mayers fined for shooting pucks at Detroit goal during Game 5 warmup

jamalmayersBlackhawks forward Jamal Mayers hasn’t played in a game this postseason, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting fined for on-ice antics.

Mayers, who took the pregame skate with the ‘Hawks prior to Game 5 of the Detroit series, has been fined a half day’s pay (roughly $1600) for shooting pucks into the Red Wings goal during warmup, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

“I was trying to get under their skin,” Mayers told ESPN’s Craig Custance. “The league fined me and took the appropriate action.

“I’ll pay the piper.”

Mayers shot around four or five pucks into Jimmy Howard‘s net, all from Chicago’s side of center.

It was a territorial-marking/gamesmanship move and, if you’re looking to somehow make what Mayers did relevant, the Blackhawks did win 4-1, s...

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Chicago Press Is Turning on Jonathan Toews!

Check this out from the Chicago Sun-Times!

There was something a tad much about what Jonathan Toews said Thursday morning. Something overboard, something overdone. Something too too, if you know what I mean.

“When you put it all together and we play the right way, we’re an amazing, amazing bunch of guys,” he told reporters.

It didn’t sound like the understated captain we know. It sounded like a guy working on self-esteem exercises, Captain Serious morphing into Captain Chamber of Commerce.

“There was a reason we made it this far,’’ he said. “We’re a good team — we’re a really good team.”\

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There is no doubt Chicago is in trouble, but they are capable of beating Detroit three straight!

 

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