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10-18-2011, 03:34 PM
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Red Wings in Hockeytown

Just a bit of fun. Players have been going around Detroit and helping out in different places.



Dats and Hudler serving Z coffee. That just got me

I need hockey!!!!

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Just a bit of fun. Players have been going around Detroit and helping out in different places.



Dats and Hudler serving Z coffee. That just got me

I need hockey!!!!
lol. Pretty cool they took the time to do that.

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Just a bit of fun. Players have been going around Detroit and helping out in different places.



Dats and Hudler serving Z coffee. That just got me

I need hockey!!!!
I like the part when Hudler autographs Z's coffee for him.

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Haha, that's awesome of them.

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Sucks, no Dallas Stars ever came to help me do my job back when I worked at a grocery store back home in Dallas. Closest thing was when my friend who works seafood served Dave Tippett.

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Haha, did you see the twins at 0:44

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I like the part when Hudler autographs Z's coffee for him.
Yeah that was the best part.

Man, I love Hudler. What a happy funny guy.

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Helm looks like a girl with that hair.

lol at Huds autographing Z's coffee.

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Islander fan coming in peace. I'm thinking about going to Detroit this year to catch a Red Wngs game.
Question, are there any restaurants near the Joe, or do Red Wings fans go elsewhere after the game?

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Looks like they're making use of all the time on their hands with all these days between games

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Islander fan coming in peace. I'm thinking about going to Detroit this year to catch a Red Wngs game.
Question, are there any restaurants near the Joe, or do Red Wings fans go elsewhere after the game?
Go here for all the answers to your questions http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=877275

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The best was from yesterday's Wings. Emmerton got a colouring book from a fan because of his tweets between him and Commadore. Haha!

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Hilarious, just a classy organization I really hope this will go on for a long time but having a fear it will change when Chris and his buddy Wilson are taking over.

Best thing the look from king Z after Hudler autographed the coffee

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This all came about because of the Marketing department that Wilson put together. Before Wilson, the Wings didn't do much outside the community and there weren't as many opportunity's for fans to meet the players after the lockout.

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i like this photo from lidstrom and filppula working at little ceasers.
I didn't know filppula had 3 arms


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Just a bit of fun. Players have been going around Detroit and helping out in different places.



Dats and Hudler serving Z coffee. That just got me

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i like this photo from lidstrom and filppula working at little ceasers.
I didn't know filppula had 3 arms

Really cool to see them out and about in the community.

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10-19-2011, 05:06 PM
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This all came about because of the Marketing department that Wilson put together. Before Wilson, the Wings didn't do much outside the community and there weren't as many opportunity's for fans to meet the players after the lockout.

The Wings were visible before Wilson came onboard. Why do you want to give him the credit for something that teams have been doing for years, in numerous markets and sports?

I remember a group of them playing with U of M players against the US U-18 team during the lockout to benefit Mott Children's Hospital.

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Ahhh, I can see this going in a direction it shouldn't be going. Wilson did great things for the Pistons and is doing great things for the Wings. You don't need to like the guy or not but give credit where it is due.

Wings didn't do 1/2 the autograph signings they do now after the lock out; be it public or private. This Giving Thanks to Hockeytown is the first year they've done it and it will continue most likely since it was such a huge success and especially since it was towards their sponsors.

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Ahhh, I can see this going in a direction it shouldn't be going. Wilson did great things for the Pistons and is doing great things for the Wings. You don't need to like the guy or not but give credit where it is due.

Wings didn't do 1/2 the autograph signings they do now after the lock out; be it public or private. This Giving Thanks to Hockeytown is the first year they've done it and it will continue most likely since it was such a huge success and especially since it was towards their sponsors.
It's fine to address specifics, but your initial post made it sound like they did nothing in the community until Wilson showed up. There are numerous examples of visits to schools, hospitals and sick kids who are big fans, etc. Some of the players take things on themselves, like some of Datsyuk's work in his home town.

What is the reasoning behind the program mentioned here?

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Fedorov used to give every kid at Children's Hospital a present every Christmas

the Wings have been out there for a long time, just not for marketing purposes.

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Fedorov used to give every kid at Children's Hospital a present every Christmas

the Wings have been out there for a long time, just not for marketing purposes.

Okay, now it makes sense, wrt Wilson.

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The Wings have always done a great job with Charity events like at Children's Hospital, Toast of Hockeytown, etc. They did not however do great when it came to general fan interaction after the back to back cup wins. The team was so popular they didn't really need to.

Prior to the original cup wins you could go down before the games and stand by the player parking lot and get autographs (even if you didn't have a ticket), had the fan fests, had free or low cost autograph events, had the player dinner where you could go have dinner with the team and get autos. Most of that dried up in the 2000s. Which was fine and dandy when the team had established franchise faces like Yzerman, Feds, Shanny, Lids, Konstantinov, etc. When they retired however the franchise really felt the disconnect with fans. It is one of the reasons why attendance drop (ticket prices and the lockout being the other). It took awhile to get people to identify with Datsyuk, Kronwall, Zetterberg etc. Wilson is doing a great job getting the Wings players back into the hearts of fairweather Wing's fans, and continueing the great charitable duties the Wings have carried out for quite awhile now.

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