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The Spirit of Detroit's Jersey Has Shrunk

I'm very happy that the City of Detroit and the Red Wings organization came to an agreement regarding the jersey. It just wouldn't seem right if the Spirit of Detroit wasn't donning the Detroit Red Wings jersey again for the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals. And I must say, the Spirit looks fantastic since they cleaned him up.

We went down to see the Spirit of Detroit today, now that he is dressed for the finals.

Spirit of Detroit wearing the Detroit Red Wings jersey for the 2009 Stanley Cup FinalsHowever, Detroit's favorite statue seems to be effected by the current economy. His jersey has shrunk. It's not the same flowing jersey of years past, it's tight fitting.

Spirit of Detroit during the 2002 finals.So, is it fashion or the economy? Either way, he's looking good!

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I gotta admit I like the classic, flowing jersey better...but at least they kept the tradition
Go Wings!!

May 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDominique

I agree Dominique, the classic flowing jersey was much better. At least he's wearing something, I'd hate for him to be naked during the Stanley Cup finals. It looks a bit cheap, though.

May 31, 2009 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Looks like they wanted to show off the Spirit's shapely figure...

May 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOut-of-towner

Yes, they're showing off his pecs! He does look much better since he's been cleaned up, maybe he's been working out too.

June 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

I think the Red Wings should take offense! The Spirit looks really wimpy in this new T.

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

I don't think the Red Wings should be offended, they most likely purchased the too-tight jersey. But hey, it's working, the Wings can win the Stanley Cup tonight!

June 9, 2009 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

That jersey is way too tight and shiny. However, the important thing is that they did it because the playoffs wouldn't be the same without it. Tight or loose, go Wings and keep the cup in Detroit!!!

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBunny123

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