55fan

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  1. 55fan

    2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

    Hertl out tonight. That will hurt....L
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    2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

    I hate to root against Cullen, but I hate to root for any team that has won a Cup since we have. So... Go Sharks. There's something about the Sharks this year. They seem to be in the right frame mentally. I bet if they win, Marleau will look surprised. I want to see that.
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    This or That

    Shower, but if I do like a nice hot tub now and again when I get the chance. Mike Milbury or Jeremy Roenick?
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    This or That

    Depends on where the tap is. Fargo, ok. Moorhead, not a chance. At home I have one of those pitchers that filters it in my fridge. Much better than tap, but not the expense and waste of bottled. Blues or Sharks?
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    Name That Band

    Correct. Your turn.
  6. The Miller Lite commercial bugs me every time. They say they can spell it any way they want to because they invented it. I'll go along with that, but then they say that it "spelled different because it's brewed different". I'm sorry. You may have invented "Lite" but you did not invent grammar. Quit using adjectives when you need adverbs.
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    Random Discussion Thread

    I once had a hamster named Ringo.
  8. Thanks for letting us know.
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    Name That Band

    No, focus on the rank.
  10. That's the problem with people who pass rules. You give them an inch, they take a mile. In Fargo, they put a no-smoking ban to a vote. It didn't pass the first few times so they added an exemption for places that children weren't allowed. Then it passed. Most of the people who wanted to smoke in public wanted to do it in bars anyway. Then they tried to pass one that would not allow people to smoke in bars. They made a big deal to the public about how it would be good for business because now "anyone" could go in there. No, they just changed the definition of "anyone". No one was actually being kept out before. They chose not to go in there. They may have had good, solid, health-related reasons, but it was their choice. Several non-smoking bars were opened, and they all failed. No one wanted to go there if one of their group smoked, or if they smoked, even if only when drinking. The only way they got that through was by adding an exemption for the one cigar place that offered sales and storage, as well as a lounge for people to smoke their cigars in. That made sense. People went there for the sole purpose of smoking. Then they banned smoking in there. What really got people irate is that with each step, businesses spent a good chunk of money to accommodate their customers. Originally smoking was allowed if there was a separate area with its own ventilation. Businesses put them up. Then, when it was moved outside, bars put up smoking shelters. Now you can't smoke within 20 feet of a door, vent, or window, so all of that money was wasted. Fortunately there is still one place they can't touch. All of our casinos are on reservations. Since they are run by a sovereign nation, they can set their own laws. Many have voluntarily built separate non-smoking sections, but their business has increased from smokers looking for a night out. No one would be half as mad about how things turned out if the non-smokers hadn't approached each step as a "compromise". At first, smokers were glad to compromise. Then as each "compromise" took away more, there was increased bitterness. Eventually, the pretense of "compromise" was dropped, and smokers were left feeling cheated. We jumped through all the hoops in the hopes that things would be fair. We had our spaces; they had the rest. Then they took ours too. So we sit in casinos and our Native brethern say, "You didn't learn anything about treaties, did you?"
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    Kentucky Derby: Nyquist

    They mentioned it every single game and intermission and pre-game leading up to the race. Of course, it was just a convenient tie-in since NBC was broadcasting the Derby and wanted to keep reminding hockey fans to tune it. It must have worked. I actually did watch just to see. The fact that it was right before a game had a lot to do with it, but I was curious. Blew my mind that they can do a 2+ hour pre-game show for a 2 minute race.
  12. Are we still waiting confirmation on the paypal address? Or did I miss a memo. I just remembered it tonight that I haven't paid up.
  13. 55fan

    LGW Moderator Problems

    You have NO idea what you missed. Be assured, that no Italians were harmed in the making of the arena. Everyone else, apparently, had coronaries.
  14. 55fan

    Name That Band

    Oh! I've got it now! Echo and the Bunnymen. Why I needed the Liverpool hint to make the lightbulb go "bing" is beyond me. High-ranking seafarers.
  15. Is it fall yet?

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    Official - Little Caesars Arena

    We're all overlooking the simple solution: Out-bid them. The place hasn't been finished yet, so if one of the people who are "outraged" by this offered more than the expected price, that person would have the naming rights. Oh, no one has the money? Neither did Mike and Marian until they started Little Caesar's and earned it.
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    Official - Little Caesars Arena

    At least there's a Little Ceaser's Hockey thing. Maybe it's a tie-in for the kids. I wasn't all that surprised. I mean, there are lots of businesses and/or products that wouldn't work at all. I mean, how silly would "Summer's Eve Arena" be when we don't play in the summer?
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    Name That Band

    No. Think of what you will be if the "do not ______" sign is ignored.
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    Random Discussion Thread

    That's beautiful. I hope you don't mind if I use it. I'll also let Mary, Steve's wife see it. In fact, I think I'll use it on facebook too. I'll be sure to give you credit.
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    The person below me game...

    Not even close. I can't even bend over properly to pick things up off the floor. The person below me has been pulled over and let off with a warning.
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    Random Discussion Thread

    For those of you who haven't heard, our friend and fellow LGWer MidMichSteve passed away yesterday. He was a wonderful person.
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    Who gets the "A" when datsyuk leaves?

    Abby has taken more of a vocal role with the media. He also seems to be more of a locker room voice as he matures. I think he gets the next A. Larkin will get one eventually unless he is just a flash-in-the-pan, which I doubt will be the case. He certainly looks like the real deal. I hope his locker is next to Z's like Z's was next to Stevie's back in the day.
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    WCQF : Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars

    That's the one I saw. So dang close.
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    WCQF : Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars

    That was an amazing third. Millimetres away from the tying goal. Who knows what could have happened with Parise? Haula is now officially my favourite non-Wing.
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    LGW Moderator Problems

    In all honesty, that's why I don't go into the GDT unless we're running away with a game. I hit the GDT to admire Mikey & Co's handiwork and maybe some pre-game comments. There's a huge difference between "That was a bad turnover; X has been bad these last few weeks." and "X ******* sucks! If Kenny resigns him, Kenny should be fired! Kenny ******* sucks! This whole team ******* sucks!" and on and on with the sucking posts. It gets to be like a pile-on when everyone is doing it, and that's all that's being done. Sometimes I even ignore the people I usually watch with if it gets too bad. If the conversation is like a bunch of friends having a beer and talking about the game, that's great. If it sounds like a bunch of drunk girlfriends bitching about their men, it's not so fun. I can't speak for a mod, but I'd bet that's the distinction that was made.