The NHL released its schedule at Noon today....Can't wait for the season to start to get some redemption and return to the Cup Finals....GO WINGS!!
NHL Schedule Released
I read an article last night that the Wings @ Blackhawks game on 10/9/10 will be the "Raise the Banner" night at the United Center.
I have a feeling that when Linstrom is forced to stand there watching he's going to realize what a great decision he made to come back and win it again for the Wings...
F the Hawks and their in-your-face ceremony
they're going to be excited about it. That said, I hope it motivates the Wings to bring the cup back to the Motor City.
As I Hawks fan I'm not trying to get myself negged from here to the UP and back, but why not just enjoy the rivalry while it lasts.
The Hakws are a young team loaded with talent and running low on cash. The Wings are starting to get a little long in the tooth, but Detroit has proven time and time again they're front office is smart enough to rebuild quickly and effectively. With a couple moves here and a couple moves there the Hawks v. Wings could be 10X what the wings v. avalanche was in its heyday.
Whether a wings fan, a hawks fan, or a hockey fan, I think everyone can agree that igniting (or technically reigniting) this rivalry is AWESOME!
No rivalry in the NHL will ever be the SAME as wings/avs, much less 10X better. The hawks are going to be mediocre in about 2 years, so you should enjoy this while it lasts. Congrats on winning the Cup, but this Chicago team isn't going to be a dynasty.
on Nov. 6, the Red Wings play at Vancouver, BC; while Michigan plays the second of two games at Fairbanks, Alaska.
Are you saying what I think you're saying?
I just found it interesting that both teams would be playing as far West as possible on the same night. Is that what you thought I was saying?
Yes. Calgary on the 3rd, Fairbanks on the 5th, Vancouver on the 6th. Great long weekend of hockey.
I am glad the Wings come to Raleigh in April next season. For those not aware, Western Conference teams play every Eastern Conference Team Once a year and alternate home and away every year. So I am very pleased with that aspect of the schedule. In October of 2008 we got a pretty loud "Lets Go Red Wings" chant going through a sold out RBC Center.