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Wings GM roundly booed in Detroit

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08:29 AM ET 01.01 | So much for Hockeytown? Ken Holland has been executive vice president and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings since July 1997. While holding those job titles, his Wings have won three Stanley Cups (1998, 2002 and 2008). Holland has won titles in both the pre- and post-cap era, and is considered one of the best GMs in all of sports. On Sunday at Ford Field, not far from the Red Wings' home at Joe Louis Arena, Holland was booed by many of the 65,000 fans attending the Lions-Bears game. He didn't fumble or throw an interception for the Lions, either. All it took for fans to let him have it was a big-screen image of him sitting in a stadium suite and smiling for the camera during a timeout.

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January 1, 2013  08:50 AM ET

It was just a knee-jerk reaction from Lions fans. They're used to booing.

January 1, 2013  09:25 AM ET

It's like rubbing salt into a wound.

January 1, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Imagine if it was Bettman!!!!

January 1, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Imagine if it was Bettman!!!!

There might have been a mushroom cloud!

Happy New Year to all.

January 1, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

There might have been a mushroom cloud! Happy New Year to all.

Happy back. Frustration sets in.
What did he have to smile about?
The Lions are losers.

January 1, 2013  10:47 AM ET

Had it been the guy in the pic, the reaction would have been different I'm sure.

January 1, 2013  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Happy back. Frustration sets in.
What did he have to smile about?
The Lions are losers.

He was very happy he wasn't the Lions GM.

January 1, 2013  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Had it been the guy in the pic, the reaction would have been different I'm sure.

I concur.

January 1, 2013  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He was very happy he wasn't the Lions GM.

As a long suffering Lions fan I agree...they had one decent year and went back to the usual crap ... being a Lions fan is like being a Leafs fan...sadness and dejection follow you around

January 1, 2013  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It was just a knee-jerk reaction from Lions fans. They're used to booing.

Lions fans don't have a pucking clue who Ken Holland is. I bet they though he's Sarah Palin's brother.

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January 1, 2013  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Happy back. Frustration sets in. What did he have to smile about?The Lions are losers.

Lovie Smith to the Lions! :-)

January 1, 2013  02:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Lovie Smith to the Lions! :-)

Interesting thought, a winning coach for once.

January 1, 2013  02:21 PM ET

Clearly it was a reflection of the Buttgoblins utter failure at running the NHL

FIRE THE BUTTGOBLIN !!!!!

January 1, 2013  04:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Interesting thought, a winning coach for once.

The Bears didn't want him so, throw him to the Lions. If the Lions don't finish him off. Feed him to the Panthers. If he survives the Panthers ... let the Jaguars and Bengals have a bite at him. :-)

January 1, 2013  07:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

The Bears didn't want him so, throw him to the Lions. If the Lions don't finish him off. Feed him to the Panthers. If he survives the Panthers ... let the Jaguars and Bengals have a bite at him. :-)

Sounds like the ancient Roman in you is coming out.........:)))))

January 1, 2013  10:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Clearly it was a reflection of the Buttgoblins utter failure at running the NHLFIRE THE BUTTGOBLIN !!!!!

A good nickname for Bettman but you can also use the Poison Dwarf and he needs to get fired before it gets much worse!

January 1, 2013  10:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Clearly it was a reflection of the Buttgoblins utter failure at running the NHLFIRE THE BUTTGOBLIN !!!!!

A good nickname for Bettman but you can also use the Poison Dwarf and he needs to get fired before it gets much worse!

 
January 3, 2013  09:37 PM ET

Nah, they were booing the hockey strike.

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