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55fan last won the day on November 29 2020

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About 55fan

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    Is it Puck Drop yet?
  • Birthday 06/17/1966

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  1. 55fan

    Where Are They Now

    Sheahan signed with Seattle. $850k. Not the best, but still in the NHL.
  2. 55fan

    Let's talk about Tyler Bertuzzi (re-signed for 2yrs)

    That depends on his play. If he is really good, which I hope he is, he will be worth the expense. If not, he won't. In the latter case, he may well decide to test free agency and some GM will give him more than he's worth, as GMs are wont to do. In that case, it is better that we don't sign a mediocre player and I will wish him bon voyage. If, instead, he is paid what he's worth, we can keep him at a lower price. I'll worry about two years in two years. It will give us an idea of how he develops and what his future looks like. Then Stevie can decide how much he is worth and if he's worth paying it.
  3. 55fan

    Mike Milbury is at it again

    Maybe it's just because I'm a chick, but I didn't find his comment offensive when he said it. I figured that he didn't mean like actual females- trainers, maintenance workers, security, hotel staff, etc- that they were dealing with on a daily basis. I figured that he meant women- like puck bunnies. Maybe he should have been more specific. He should have said something like, "It's a good thing there aren't any loose harlots to distract them." Also, speaking as a woman, dogs and children are distractions from work. They're so darn cute and cuddly and you have to clean up after them, which is time-consuming. I would think that dogs and children are much more of a distraction than puck bunnies. Well, maybe just the children. You have to give them a lot of attention. All you have to do with dogs and puck bunnies is give them a bone now and then.
  4. 55fan

    Let's talk about Tyler Bertuzzi (re-signed for 2yrs)

    I'm not worried about Bert having injuries. Once upon a time there was an outcry from the denizens of this very website regarding a player who was made of glass and should not be resigned due to all of his injuries. That man was Nik Kronwall. I'm not saying Bert will spawn a verb like Kronner did, but I do think that he's too young to write off due to his injuries. We have him for two years. Personally, I think he will be just fine.
  5. 55fan

    Lil Bert Status

    Last I heard he was engaged.
  6. 55fan

    2021 NHL Playoffs

    Colorado looking way too good for my taste. Go Vegas/Minn (please be Minn)
  7. 55fan

    BOLD Predictions for 2021 Season

    1) Smith will play more games than not. 2) Mantha will fight and not break any bones. 3) We will make the playoffs by the skin of our teeth.
  8. 55fan

    Retro Jersey...Why the gray?

    I actually started turning grey in 1981, probably from waiting for the Lions to win a superbowl and the Wings to win a cup.
  9. 55fan

    Retro Jersey...Why the gray?

    Maybe the grey is because all of us who remember the Wings winning cups are old and grey.
  10. 55fan

    2020 Offseason

    At this point, it's possible that SY has contacted one or more agents, made a slightly low offer, and is now waiting to see how soon any of them panic about not playing and bite on the low wage. Just saying it's possible, not that it's true. Imagine getting Haula for 2m and he goes back to his best year's stats and gets almost 30 goals on the 3rd line. That would be a steal.
  11. 55fan

    2020 Free Agency

    I've been a fan of Haula since he entered the league. Living in Wild territory, I watch just about every Wild game (and cheer for them if there's no conflict of interest with the Wings). Haula is great at faceoffs and on the PK. He's the kind of guy that will go to where the puck is to fight for it defensively- always in the corners or along the boards when the puck is there. When you listen to a game, you hear the phrase, "Play was broken up by Haula" a lot. Plus he has a scoring touch. Not big enough to make him a household name, but a good secondary scorer. He really showed that well when he was with Vegas. The guy is just all over the ice doing what he does. He wasn't protected when Vegas got their pick of the other teams because the Wild just had too many other assets to protect. When I watch him, I think of Kris Draper. I would love to see him with the Wings. This last season his offense wasn't much to look at and he got traded at the deadline. Due to the shortened season, he only played a few games with FLA. I think that he could be had a bit cheaper since his numbers took a dip last season. He can play top or bottom 6 and PK, and with his faceoff ability and scoring he is an asset on the PP as well. This message not supported by any agent or player. The author assumes all responsibility for its content. Discontinue use if rash occurs.
  12. 55fan

    2020 Free Agency

    Hey, Carlo... Tell Alex how AWESOME Detroit is, ok?
  13. 55fan

    2020 Free Agency

    The elements are earth, water, air, and fire. An elemental player looks like he's skating in mud, sweats like a hog, farts a lot, and has dragon breath. Basically an old-school bottom 6 guy who's been around the league too long and will drop the gloves because that's what he's good for. In other words, my kind of guy.
  14. 55fan

    2020 Free Agency

    Not surprised by this. Holtby is still available. Not sure which I would prefer. For the record, I remember you from way back.
  15. 55fan

    My wife is threatening me with divorce.

    You're at the end of your career, Abby. Write books and raise your child. You had a good run.