red wings fan

some of you asked me to paint him, so here he is our foxboy Lucien (from A court of thorns and roses series) <3 hope you guys will like it and feel free to tell me which high lord do you want me to paint, as for the TOG characters i will paint them all too but bit later so i remember your requests<3

every team in the nhl: “we have the best fans in the league”

me: so, what’s the truth?

Nashville Predators Trivia
  • Bridgestone Arena originally hosted the football team The Kats along with the Predators before they moved— the owner of the Tennessee Titans and The Kats tried to get it back to the arena, but they could not come to an agreement. 
  • The Preds got their name from the Saber-Toothed Tiger found underground when building the First American Bank in Nashville— now the UBS Tower 
  • The catfish throwing came from the beginning of The Preds as a team. After the Saturn plant was built here in Tennessee, Detroit Red Wings fans came down with the new jobs. Their team had a tradition of throwing a dead octopus onto the ice— after a while, the “Pred Wings” chose a catfish to show the southern roots 
  • Cellblock 303 is the state-famous section of Bridgestone Arena that started out as a group of friends that spent the game screaming and yelling. Now, over a decade later, they have made the cheers you hear during games a tradition 
  •  Surprisingly enough, Cellblock 303 is not the “drunk section” at all— there have been everything from a six month old baby to an eighty year old woman sitting in the seats. The man who started it all, lovingly known as The Warden, merely started the tradition because he was constantly told to sit down and be quiet during games at other stadiums. 
  • Speaking of the cheering, the noise level of Nashville games can get as loud as a military plane taking off and standing by the speakers of a rock concert without earplugs. At the moment, Preds fans are trying to unofficially beat the world record— unofficial only because there are no Guinness World Record officials in the crowd
  •  The zamboni driver, who has been the driver since the start of the team, got the job because he was the only person in the Nashville area who knew how to drive a zamboni.

anonymous asked:

Sidney Crosby will go down in NHL history as being as great a leader as his idol, Yzerman, despite how much Red Wings fan furiously deny it. And I think that's beautiful :')

Yzerman played the game with class, dignity, and humble leadership. He didn’t spear guys in the groin, he never skipped a handshake line, and he didn’t whine to the refs and play the game with an entitled attitude. He could stand up for himself and didn’t require his teammates to fight his battles for him. Yzerman didn’t need the league’s help to win championships. 

Crosby shows none of these qualities. He will never be Yzerman. He wouldn’t have survived the league that Yzerman played in. Yzerman would have won more championships had he not already had to come back from a devastating knee injury. 

There’s only one guy known in league history simply as “The Captain”. It will never be Crosby. 

sports.yahoo.com
Red Wings fans threw 35 octopuses on ice in Joe Louis Arena farewell
The Detroit Red Wings won their final game at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday, 4-1 over the burnt-out husk known as the New Jersey Devils, as the Wings bid farewell to their home since 1979 before moving to their new digs at Little Caesars Arena next season. It was a glorious day of celebration and misty-eyed

Hahaha. Fuck the cult known as Peta. 

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The Chicago Blackhawks played their final game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit tonight. Opened in 1979, the NHL Red Wings ownership made a bold move locating the arena in downtown Detroit when the city was attempting to revitalize the district amid crumbling urban blight. Around the same time, the NFL Lions and the NBA Pistons fled the city for Pontiac, Michigan, some 30 miles outside of downtown Detroit. My first visit to Detroit was 1980 when I attended a jazz festival in downtown Detroit. From that point, I spent the next  two decades traveling to Detroit for business on a regular basis. The Joe was the first NHL stadium outside of Chicago that I ever visited. I went to many games during those twenty years and still have vivid memories of seeing Steve Yzerman play in his rookie year. Having grown up a Blackhawks fan in Chicago during the “Original Six” era, I always loved the rivalry between the Hawks and the Wings. And having been to some other stadiums around the league, I have to say that Blackhawks and Red Wings fans are the most enthusiastic. Now, with the Blackhawks separated from the rest of the Original Six by conferences, they only play Detroit twice a year, once in each city. So the rivalry is gone and now The Joe will be gone. However, with the new arena opening later this year, the good news for Detroit is that now all the major sports teams - Red Wings, Pistons, Lions and Tigers - are all in the same vicinity, straddling the line between the Downtown and Midtown districts. Along with the Fox Theater, the Casino, and some good bars and restaurants, the city center has finally become the entertainment destination they were hoping to be back during my first visit in 1980.