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OT - Hockey Night in Canada

The Maple Leafs are coming to Detroit this Saturday to play my Red Wings.  I am so excited the NHL season is underway!  It’s a little sad because I miss the smack talk with Little Steven.  Anyway, HNIC is coming and that makes it awesome!  Any HNIC fans here?  Growing up in metro Detroit, we enjoyed visiting Canada and all the good things broadcasted from there.  CKLW was an awesome radio station and Hockey Night in Canada is always great!  And of course, there’s Grapes.


Flint, Michigan

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  • keener75keener75 Posts: 140
    I love Don Cherry! A lot of people are jumping on the Don Cherry Hate Train recently but I still find him very entertaining. Ron McLean seems to be a very patient man. Should be good matchup on Saturday. Both teams have had a decent first few games but on paper the Buds should come out on top. They are absolutely stacked this year! Their powerplay is lethal! I mean Marner, Tavares, Mathews, Nylander and Reilly or Barrie on the point! If the Wings can stay out of the box they could have a chance. Mantha has a good start this year and that Hronek kid looks like the real deal. I'm looking forward to an entertaining game!
    St Marys, Ontario, Canada  LBGE
  • I agree the game should be pretty good.  The Leafs are hot and my Wings ain’t bad either.

    I remember in the mid 80’s there were two reasons to watch the Red Wings.  Stevie Yzerman was tearing it up and Bob Probert was fighting all comers.  Don Cherry on Coaches Corner said Stevie Y was doing everything for the Wings except driving the Zambonie.  I’m pretty sure I shot beer out my nose laughing so hard.

    Flint, Michigan
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,783
    OT Red Wings memory

    Way back in 2002, we had recently moved from Houston to Raleigh, NC.  Our oldest played hockey and joined a Midget travel team (ages 15 - 17, and normal sized).  Being new to NC, we really didn't know what kind of fans our Canes would have.

    I ended up at Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on 6/8.  Back then, it turns out that a lot of fans would buy scalpies in Raleigh from wherever (Toronto, Detroit), because it was cheaper to get tickets and fly there than to buy scalpies in their town, so there were a lot of red sweaters in the house.  

    Canes fans turned out to be great, with the game going to 3OT and the house still deafening and full to the rafters at 2AM (albeit, with some Detroit fans).  In the end, the Wings scored in 3OT, followed by some Detroit jacka%$ pulling out an octopus he'd kept squirreled away for six hours and throwing it on the ice.  He immediately got his ass kicked by a couple of nearby Canes fans, and then I knew Raleigh was a hockey town.

    Sit in our seats - fine
    Cheer your team - fine
    Disrespect our ice with your stinking cephalopod, and we'll kick your a&%
    (now only 16 stone)

    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 1,177
    20stone said:
    OT Red Wings memory

    Way back in 2002, we had recently moved from Houston to Raleigh, NC.  Our oldest played hockey and joined a Midget travel team (ages 15 - 17, and normal sized).  Being new to NC, we really didn't know what kind of fans our Canes would have.

    I ended up at Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on 6/8.  Back then, it turns out that a lot of fans would buy scalpies in Raleigh from wherever (Toronto, Detroit), because it was cheaper to get tickets and fly there than to buy scalpies in their town, so there were a lot of red sweaters in the house.  

    Canes fans turned out to be great, with the game going to 3OT and the house still deafening and full to the rafters at 2AM (albeit, with some Detroit fans).  In the end, the Wings scored in 3OT, followed by some Detroit jacka%$ pulling out an octopus he'd kept squirreled away for six hours and throwing it on the ice.  He immediately got his ass kicked by a couple of nearby Canes fans, and then I knew Raleigh was a hockey town.

    Sit in our seats - fine
    Cheer your team - fine
    Disrespect our ice with your stinking cephalopod, and we'll kick your a&%
    LOL, Yes we are. I was there and remember that 2am heartbreak well. Also remember that [email protected] getting perp walked by two of Raleighs finest. Was also there for all of the 06 run including Sweet Revenge on that little team from the motor city. 4 and 0 baby. Hockey will be expensive this year but the Blackstone will be hot, the beer cold and on the tailgate, come on by.
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • While I like your enthusiasm @20stone & @frazzdaddy, I don’t understand what you have against my beloved Red Wings.  They’re only the best NHL franchise ever!  I guess somebody has to root for the other team.  Inferior as they are.
    Flint, Michigan
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 1,177
    edited October 11
    While I like your enthusiasm @20stone & @frazzdaddy, I don’t understand what you have against my beloved Red Wings.  They’re only the best NHL franchise ever!  I guess somebody has to root for the other team.  Inferior as they are.
    My other fav team when it doesn't matter to the 'Canes. Nice to be relevant again. Oh and a major Thank You! to Big Don for his help with that.

    Signed,
     
    "A bunch of Jerk's" 
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 1,177
    5 and 0 and they look good.
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,783
    edited October 12
    While I like your enthusiasm @20stone & @frazzdaddy, I don’t understand what you have against my beloved Red Wings.  They’re only the best NHL franchise ever!  I guess somebody has to root for the other team.  Inferior as they are.
    While my baseball and basketball teams are fixed for life (‘Stros and Rockets), for hockey, I’ve adopted teams where I’ve moved (Raleigh, Chicago) or travers to a lot on business (Denver).  One of those led to my attitude toward the Wings (though I will grudgingly admit that they have the best sweaters in the league)


    It has also led to good timing from a Stanley Cup perspective. 



    20stone said:
    OT Red Wings memory
    (Big snip)
    LOL, Yes we are. I was there and remember that 2am heartbreak well. Also remember that [email protected] getting perp walked by two of Raleighs finest. Was also there for all of the 06 run including Sweet Revenge on that little team from the motor city. 4 and 0 baby. Hockey will be expensive this year but the Blackstone will be hot, the beer cold and on the tailgate, come on by.
    I love this forum. Where else can you find a shared memory halfway across the country from nearly 20 years ago. That was quite a game. 

    Enjoy the hockey this year. My teams are the ‘Lanche (son now lives in CO), the Hawks and the Canes. Should be a good season. 
    (now only 16 stone)

    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,137
    I'm just happy the Islanders are relevant again. I think the 2000s drought was penance for the Gorton's fisherman logo.
    Two Large Eggs, 36" Blackstone, 6 gal Cajun Fryer, and a MiniMax in SE Florida - My New Table
    Twitter: @ Bags
    Blog: TheJetsFan.com
  • That fight between Mike Vernon and Patrick Roy was epic!


    Flint, Michigan
  • 2nd intermission & Detroit’s trailing 2-1.  This wasn’t in the game plan!
    Flint, Michigan
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 1,177
    20stone said:
    While I like your enthusiasm @20stone & @frazzdaddy, I don’t understand what you have against my beloved Red Wings.  They’re only the best NHL franchise ever!  I guess somebody has to root for the other team.  Inferior as they are.
    While my baseball and basketball teams are fixed for life (‘Stros and Rockets), for hockey, I’ve adopted teams where I’ve moved (Raleigh, Chicago) or travers to a lot on business (Denver).  One of those led to my attitude toward the Wings (though I will grudgingly admit that they have the best sweaters in the league)


    It has also led to good timing from a Stanley Cup perspective. 



    20stone said:
    OT Red Wings memory
    (Big snip)
    LOL, Yes we are. I was there and remember that 2am heartbreak well. Also remember that [email protected] getting perp walked by two of Raleighs finest. Was also there for all of the 06 run including Sweet Revenge on that little team from the motor city. 4 and 0 baby. Hockey will be expensive this year but the Blackstone will be hot, the beer cold and on the tailgate, come on by.
    I love this forum. Where else can you find a shared memory halfway across the country from nearly 20 years ago. That was quite a game. 

    Enjoy the hockey this year. My teams are the ‘Lanche (son now lives in CO), the Hawks and the Canes. Should be a good season. 
    Was a special night, Glad we shared it.
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
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