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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)…

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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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