Of Red Wings-related note this evening:
1. The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan filed an off-day notebook which discusses the team’s frustrating inconsistency as the Wings’ playoff hopes fade. Kulfan focuses on the comments that the Wings made after their 3-2 loss to the Bruins:
The Red Wings didn’t give the Bruins any pushback until the third period, and by then, it was too late.
“There are no moral victories,” forward Henrik Zetterberg said. “We have to be better from the start if we want to win games. We weren’t good enough.”
“We were shooting pucks, competing, we were tough to play against,” forward Frans Nielsen said. “Then we come out (Tuesday) and no response at all. It’s just frustrating. It’s been like that for a long time. It’s going to be too late if we don’t figure it out. If we stand here and next week sometime and you’re asking the same question, it’s going to be too late. We have to figure it out now.”
As far as the NBA and NHL gameday experiences are concerned, Little Caesars Arena provides an experience that caters to every type of fan—from those who place an intense focus on the action, to those who relish in the more social aspect of attending the game. For the more social fan, the venue features numerous offerings that can take the arena beyond the experience itself.
The lower concourse features a portion that is designed with wide walkways and multiple restaurant and bar areas. The Budweiser Biergarten and Goose Island Pub are among some of the spaces on the lower level, while several bar areas highlight the upper concourse. While the arena features numerous premium club areas, one of the most unique is the Labatt Blue Club, a two-level space on the north end with a solid viewpoint of the action that offers standard bowl and barstool seating.
With its steep design, Little Caesars Arena is able to provide viewpoints of the action that are fitting for both basketball and hockey. While this is apparent in many of the social spaces that face the floor, those in the main seating bowl will be treated to a strong perspective regardless of the sport. The arena also makes unique use of gondola seating, which is suspended from the rafters and offers a birds-eye view of the floor.
By using its design to enhance several aspects of attending the game, Little Caesars Arena manages to incorporate the interests of multiple types of fans. The same can be said for the technology offerings at the arena, which consist of a multi-faceted slate that gives fans a way to stay connected. While the arena’s robust Wi-Fi network helps fans connect to their smartphones and share their arena experiences on social media, the concourses and social spaces offer plenty of monitors to ensure that the action can be seen outside of the bowl.
3. And in the multimedia department:
Former #RedWings‘ beat writer for the @detroitnews, Cynthia Lambert is our guest on Episode 50 of The Red and White Authority to discuss her book, Power Play – My Life Inside The Red Wings Locker Room.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 7, 2018