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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:31 am
 


Anyone listen to "After 40 Minutes" on last Saturday's Habs-Leafs game...???

There was a remark if GM continues to fail the Red Wings maybe no more? Did I hear this correctly?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:48 am
 


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ESPN's Pierre Lebrun appeared on the Satellite Hotstove on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night, and LeBrun states (at the 5:08 mark of the November 8th clip) that Red Wings GM Ken Holland has met with Henrik Zetterberg's agent, Mark Levine about ten days ago, they've spoken over the phone and will do so again, and they're discussing the "nitty gritty" of the contract. LeBrun says that the counter-proposals include 8-9-10 deals between in the $7-8 million range.

Immediately after LeBrun's comment, Al Strachan also makes a ridiculous claim, via a "source," that if General Motors goes bankrupt in the next year, "The Red Wings won't last another year after that, because Detroit will be such a ghost town, so they can have a Zetterberg deal, but they won't be playing in Detroit."

Just under 5.5 million people live in the Metro Detroit combined statistical area, and Olympia Entertainment is a corporate empire unto itself, so Detroit won't become a "ghost town" if GM or Chrysler go bankrupt.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:08 am
 


I can't see Detroit becoming a ghost town, but it's economy could definitely be impacted severely, causing a drop in attendance. Still, I think Hockeytown will fare better than Atlanta or Columbus.

Hockey is in Detroit's blood.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:11 am
 


Columbus? i thought they were one of the NHL's big success stories.... San Jose north?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:25 am
 


I was under the impression that Columbus was still one of the struggling franchises (Floirda, Tampa, Atlanta, Nashville, etc). If it's in the black, then I stand corrected. I still think that Detroit will be fine, even if their attendance dips. It's not called Hockeytown for nothing.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:29 am
 


However I saw last week that houses in Detroit were selling for $18,500 in some areas. Ghost town or not it's not a happy place to live right now.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:22 am
 


I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing.

It's bad because it might cause other hockey teams to go bankrupt.

but it's also good because Detroit might be transfered to Quebec city, that had it's team stolen in 1995, or to Winnipeg that lost theirs in 1996.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:23 am
 


The Red Wings are one of the Original Six and won't be going anywhere any time soon.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:13 am
 


Strachan is a flake.

That said, I wouldn't mind seeing the Red Wings go belly up if it would improve the chances of getting another team or two or three to relocate to Canada.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:28 pm
 


Streaker wrote:

That said, I wouldn't mind seeing the Red Wings go belly up if it would improve the chances of getting another team or two or three to relocate to Canada.

8O You will pay for that comment...MUWAHAHAHAHA...just wait and see what I come up with :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:36 pm
 


Let's see in the past few years Ottawa, Buffalo and Pittsburgh have all gone bankrupt. Phoenix this year has received assistance from the NHL. Tampa went through some rough waters and it doesn't appear as though Nashville, Florida or Columbus are off of the critical status list.

Maybe when a billionaire steps up and wants to buy a team Bettman should let them buy the team!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:50 pm
 


TattoodGirl wrote:
Streaker wrote:

That said, I wouldn't mind seeing the Red Wings go belly up if it would improve the chances of getting another team or two or three to relocate to Canada.

8O You will pay for that comment...MUWAHAHAHAHA...just wait and see what I come up with :twisted:


lol Detroit's a good hockey town, but not as good as Winnipeg, Hamilton or Quebec City would be.


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