August 23rd, 2017 at 8:28 PM ^

I saw this and unfortunately I think I owe FYS an apology since I mocked them when their announcement came out on their game at the USNTDP. I'm guessing there was a concerted effort to get M and MSU to show since the arena got repurposed, right?


August 24th, 2017 at 2:17 AM ^

Surprising. But what to season ticket holders feel about this? When I was a regular hockey attender I often felt the exhibition games were a diversion of budgetary resources I could better use for something else. Say, a road trip to Ferris or something. If a fair amount of season ticket holders weren't likely to attend, seems to be doing them a solid to not make them buy the ticket.

But I really have no idea--season ticket holders by definition have a better opinion than mine. Obviously, really interested fans can still go to the game. (And if I were in town I would be more likely to do that, even though I've long held that arena in contempt.)


August 24th, 2017 at 8:47 AM ^

If Michigan is going to play the USNTDP on December 2, it's almost better that they play in Plymouth instead of Yost:  I plan to be in Indianapolis watching the football team play for the conference championship on that day.

They couldn't play it that afternoon at Yost either, because the basketball team hosts Indiana Saturday afternoon.  So if that's the day that the teams have available for a game, by all means put that game in Compuware Arena.


August 24th, 2017 at 2:22 AM ^

But to pile on to Compuware arena or whatever they call it now, I have no idea if they've significantly improved it, but while adequate I found the place soulless for hockey and kind of an embarrassment to the OHL. A bunch of USCHO types went to a conference final game when they were playing eventual Memorial Cup winner Kitchener, and the Kitchener fans that travelled made more noise than the home fans.

It's not a coincidence that I had significantly more interest in and spent more money to attend Spitfires games in Windsor when I lived in Romulus. That arena was the oldest in North America, but it had character. Different world from Plymouth.