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View Poll Results: Detroit or Florida
Detroit 77 41.62%
Florida 108 58.38%
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12-28-2012, 08:28 AM
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I'd rather be a part of bringing winning to an organization that hasn't really had it so Florida.

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12-28-2012, 09:14 AM
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I can understand choosing Florida for a lot of reasons, but there's a lot of misconceptions about playing in Detroit. Sure, the city itself is bad. But Oakland county and the surrounding areas are some of the wealthiest in the nation. An old teammate of mine lived down the road from Datsyuk, in a beautiful lake community with golf courses in every direction. Other than driving back and forth to the Wings parking garage, a player isn't really going to have much interaction with the bad parts of Detroit.

I choose Detroit because of family ties and the relative popularity of hockey, while the winning tradition of the last 15 years is a nice bonus. I also don't like humidity that much, and enjoy my share of snowfall each year.

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12-28-2012, 09:19 AM
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12-28-2012, 09:45 AM
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Florida. They're a team I've always liked and they look to be on the rise.

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12-28-2012, 10:13 AM
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Florida AINEFC.

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12-28-2012, 03:22 PM
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I can understand choosing Florida for a lot of reasons, but there's a lot of misconceptions about playing in Detroit. Sure, the city itself is bad. But Oakland county and the surrounding areas are some of the wealthiest in the nation. An old teammate of mine lived down the road from Datsyuk, in a beautiful lake community with golf courses in every direction. Other than driving back and forth to the Wings parking garage, a player isn't really going to have much interaction with the bad parts of Detroit.

I choose Detroit because of family ties and the relative popularity of hockey, while the winning tradition of the last 15 years is a nice bonus. I also don't like humidity that much, and enjoy my share of snowfall each year.
The problem is your using logic... people don't think like that

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12-28-2012, 03:27 PM
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Depends on if I've won a cup or not. If I haven't then it absolutely 100% is Detroit, regardless of how strong an organization Florida is bringing up. There's just something about the Wings being able to crank out contenders year after year. If I have then it's probably Florida. In terms of media alone it's a very much preferable environment for someone like me.

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12-28-2012, 04:18 PM
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Guessing most of these people posting haven't ever been to Detroit OR South FLorida.

Do people actually think Wings players live IN downtown Detroit? You don't think they live in the suburbs (some of the wealthiest suburbs in the country in the Detroit area.)

Also, most of South Florida is a dump. There are beaches, yes. There are also slums, rampant crime, gangs, violence, etc, just like EVERY major metropolitan area.

The Detroit area and Michigan in general is hardly worse than most NHL cities... Pittsburgh, Columbus, Buffalo, etc.

Seems like a lot of folks in this thread are just thinking "durrr palm trees", and an ACTUAL hockey player would likely be able to weigh a little more into their thought process than that.

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12-28-2012, 04:22 PM
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Guessing most of these people posting haven't ever been to Detroit OR South FLorida.

Do people actually think Wings players live IN downtown Detroit? You don't think they live in the suburbs (some of the wealthiest suburbs in the country in the Detroit area.)

Also, most of South Florida is a dump. There are beaches, yes. There are also slums, rampant crime, gangs, violence, etc, just like EVERY major metropolitan area.

The Detroit area and Michigan in general is hardly worse than most NHL cities... Pittsburgh, Columbus, Buffalo, etc.

Seems like a lot of folks in this thread are just thinking "durrr palm trees", and an ACTUAL hockey player would likely be able to weigh a little more into their thought process than that.
- No state income tax
- Fantastic weather
- Able to fly under the radar
- Nicer city in consideration of everything (even if you want to argue marginally so)

vs.

- good hockey history

It really is an easy choice IMO

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12-28-2012, 08:17 PM
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I like how everybody's putting down how ****** Detroit is... If you're getting paid that well you're likely living in Bloomfield Hills.

I'd prefer the Florida weather over Michigan any day, but then you have to question if the team won't move to Canada before your contract is over.

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12-28-2012, 08:26 PM
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I don't think I could live in Florida, too damn hot. Detroit would be my pick.

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12-28-2012, 08:28 PM
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I'm honestly surprised most people chose Florida, Detroit AINEC for me.

I'm a cold weather person though, Florida is just too damn hot and not my type of climate.

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12-28-2012, 09:33 PM
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Detroit, but it's close. Location is a very mionr factor to me, but Florida is definitely only going to improve. Detroit's prospects are nothing to sneeze at though, and with the additional financial stability it tips it in their favour.

I'd prefer to play for a Canadian team over either, though.

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12-28-2012, 09:48 PM
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Florida, make your own legacy.

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12-29-2012, 12:49 AM
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- No state income tax
- Fantastic weather
- Able to fly under the radar
- Nicer city in consideration of everything (even if you want to argue marginally so)

vs.

- good hockey history

It really is an easy choice IMO
This is basically my rationale as well. I don't think Detroit is really an awful spot to live (especially if you're making that kind of money), and I'm sure I'd find suburbs of Detroit just as nice as Florida, but the other factors tip it in Florida's favour.

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12-29-2012, 12:56 AM
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The only reason I'd pick Florida is based on weather, and the way I'm seeing it, you travel from October to April (At the very least) so you're going to encounter that awful cold weather no matter what. Sure, it's different where you live, but you're only there half the time.

In a real world job where you're staying the same place year round, I'd take the southern climate all day, but if you're in the NHL and constantly traveling, and the offseason is during the summer, I'd take Detroit.

In fact, if the NHL has their way on realignment, the vast majority of Florida's away games will be played in cold climate cities. So in reality you're not talking that much of a difference, and northern summers are more comfortable.

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12-29-2012, 01:34 AM
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One big reason for Florida: No income tax.
You still pay federal income tax. And the cost of living is much higher.

Still went with Florida. My brother just moved to Miami, so I'd be close to him. Also the weather. I'm also a reserved and private guy, so the lack of recognition wouldn't bother me.

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12-29-2012, 01:56 AM
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Florida, make your own legacy.
This was the deciding factor for my vote.

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12-29-2012, 03:44 AM
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I've been to Detroit. I have also been to south Florida.

In order of my preference, things would fall greatest to least:

Michigan
Florida
South Florida
Detroit

Michigan as a whole is not a bad state, when removed from Detroit and a few other less desirable spots.
Florida is less than optimal pretty much state-wide. South Florida even more so.
Detroit is a dump.

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12-29-2012, 04:28 AM
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No it wouldn't, who in their right mind would choose the Islanders? The only viable poll for the Islanders is against Columbus.
The thread is essentially Location vs Winning and NYC>>>>>>>>>>>>>Florida as far as desirable places to live.

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12-29-2012, 05:58 AM
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Florida, leaving the rink in sandals

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12-29-2012, 07:27 AM
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detroit because of their succes in the past. they are a great franchise, and they have a fantastic fan base.

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12-29-2012, 12:06 PM
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Detroit is a city rampant with crime
Oh, come on. Live in a good neighborhood and hop on I-75 South to Jefferson. You'll be in Detroit for, like, two minutes.

And you get to wear those red-and-white jerseys.

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12-29-2012, 12:43 PM
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I've been to Detroit. I have also been to south Florida.

In order of my preference, things would fall greatest to least:

Michigan
Florida
South Florida
Detroit

Michigan as a whole is not a bad state, when removed from Detroit and a few other less desirable spots.
Florida is less than optimal pretty much state-wide. South Florida even more so.
Detroit is a dump.
Other than Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, yes it is.

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12-29-2012, 02:13 PM
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Florida looks like it will be the better team, in the future, but Detroit is the better organization and probably won't take long to rebuild.

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