The Wings are back!

I am a huge hockey fan and I have to say it’s great that the Red Wings are back on top again and are at the brink of winning another Stanley Cup.

The playoffs begin for the Wings this Friday night with the second game on Sunday at 1PM. The boys couldn’t be in better shape. Eight 20 goal scorers, an NHL record for most wins on the road and the Presidents Cup for having the best record in the NHL. The Swedes won the Gold in Italy. Number 19′ is playing at his best and the list goes on and on. . .

Add to that the Pistons begin thier run for the NBA championship next week also. We could have a double parade downtown in the next month or so.

The NHL lockout cost the City between 80 and 100 million $$. We love our sports and these playoffs are so good for Detroit. Imagine any city in the US that has had the All Star Game and the Super Bowl all in one twelve month period. We could add a Stanley Cup AND an NBA championship to that. WOW! Unbelievable! Next thing you know the Tigers are going to the World Series!!

For those going to the Wings games, there are several bars/restaurants to hang out at before and after the game. Cobo Joes on Congress is always voted the best hockey bar downtown. Located right across the street from the Joe, it is always packed before a game.

The Post next door is a popular location for the younger crowd. Small and considered the armpit of downtown bars, it is always lively. Legacy and Osgood are frequent patrons after the game.

The Anchor Bar on W. Fort has always been a staple to the Detroit sports bar scene. Add to that any number of places to go and you have Dodge City for the next couple of months.

This is a very exciting time to be in Detroit. LET’S GO WINGS!!

4 Comments so far

  1. rpi$money (unregistered) on April 19th, 2006 @ 3:03 pm

    Indeed, the Wings were completely overlooked despite having the best record in the NHL. Now that the playoffs are here, maybe they’ll be able to draw at least some of the attention away from the Pistons. The Red Wings and Pistons are the first two teams from the same city to post the best records in both the NHL and NBA in the same season.

  2. baliad (unregistered) on April 19th, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

    i hope they get the scheduling right and make sure both teams aren’t playing on the same nights…

  3. Scott (unregistered) on April 19th, 2006 @ 9:06 pm

    Detroit may once again be called the “City of Champions” if the Pistons and Red Wings win the NBA and NHL championships respectively (or dare I say “when”). The last time Detroit was know as the City of Champions was back in 1935 when the Red Wings, Lions and Tigers all won championships.

  4. Mollika* (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 3:31 pm

    I have never been to a hockey game and was hoping that I would be able to go this year. I’m thinking with their success it will be hard to secure any tickets. As I live right across from the Joe Louis Arena parking lot, it makes for an interesting ride home on game nights as our front gate security has to stand in the driveway to my complex and bounce fans looking for parking from the residents.

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