What an amazingly cool event. Yesterday, over a thousand people signed up to paint farewell messages onto the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The event was held in 30 minute intervals, and fans had one more keepsake to take with them when the joint closes. The Detroit News was there, and got tons of pics and video.
5 Jun 1997: A flag on display during a playoff game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings won the game, 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport