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Hockey on the Fly: Day 17-Detroit

Posted by Ron Opher On March 30

Andre Delsol’s run at a world record and a personal goal of seeing 30 NHL games in 30 NHL cities in 29 days made it to his fourth “Original Six” city Monday night, and a real, live, Original Six matchup – his only one of the trip – with the Blackhawks visiting the Red Wings in an NHL blood feud. PhillyPhanatics.com covers Hockey on the Fly….

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By Andre Delsol

One of the first things I heard after landing in Detroit was a security guard warning me “don’t get mugged”. I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t have a carry-on suitcase full of preconceived notions of a city I had never been to until Monday. I grew up in Colorado, for crying out loud. I spent a solid decade believing that everyone in Detroit just ignorantly threw their trash away on the street with disregard, just like they litter the ice with octopi (read more)…


Andre’s tweets of note:

About the Joe Louis Arena: The Joe is a classic. A real throwback.

About the Avalanche-Red Wings rivalry of the 90’s: A bit surreal tonight. Growing up in Colorado makes me twitch every time I see a Red Wings jersey. I’m drowning!

Another overtime game, the 5th of the trip:Looks like it’ll be a great ending here in the motor city!

Arena rating: 3.78 out of 6.00

NHL.com game report for HOTF Day 17

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Looking back at Hockey on The Fly:

Ron Opher’s interview with Andre Delsol

HOTF Day 1: Pittsburgh

HOTF Day 2: Washington

HOTF Day 3: Toronto

HOTF Day 4: Buffalo

HOTF Day 5: Carolina

HOTF Day 6: Atlanta

HOTF Day 7: New Jersey

HOTF Day 8: Florida

HOTF Day 9: Minnesota

HOTF Day 10: Los Angeles

HOTF Day 11: Nashville

HOTF Day 12: Chicago

HOTF Day 13: St. Louis

HOTF Day 14: Tampa Bay

HOTF Day 15: Montreal

HOTF Day 16: Columbus

Next up: Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers (3/29/11)


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