Holy facilities, batman. Looks like they're doubling the current space for the Sabres, and expanding the visiting facility by 50-70%. I can see the opposing players drooling with envy as they walk by Palace Pegula.
It only got slightly larger. From 3300sqft (or 3500sqft) 3230sqft to 3511sqft.
Mike Ilitch built a winning team by spending money in a time when money equalled success. He treated his players well and invested in player development more than many teams in the NHL. That lead to success, and success is a major player draw as well. These are things Pegula is doing, and to say that those are copies of the Red Wings playbook would be accurate.
However, what about today's announcement mirrors anything that Ilitch has done? We've already established that Pegula wants to make sure his players are treated great. That isn't news. Pegula is building a world class facility for his players, which isn't something the Wings have done. So I dispute how anything that happened today is 'borrowing from the Red Wings playbook'.
From the pictures on Facebook, it looks like Pominville's using a scooter to get around. Poor guy, hope hes ready to go for next year. As for the reno itself, it looks amazing. Any word as to when it will be complete?
Considering you don't "keep" the cup ... Why would there be a cabinet? Also, let's not put the cart before the horse. Cup first, display second.
? I guess I forgot the . Of course they don't keep the cup and I don't care for horses. The statement was a tongue in cheek poke at how well I think are going with our new owner and all of his efforts.