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TheXym last won the day on November 11 2016

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About TheXym

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    LGW's resident bass player
  • Birthday 12/20/1971

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    Montrose, PA
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    Music (I teach high school choir, music theory, music history, and music technology plus play bass in several bands as well as freelance on keys); Reading sci-fi, fantasy, and military fiction; plus a wide variety of other stuff.

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  1. Will Tyler Bertuzzi Make the Team Out of Camp?

    Both. He had an infuriating talent for being on the point on the power play, firing a shot that would have made original trilogy Imperial Stormtroopers seem like Chris Kyle by comparison, then watching the opposing team skate by him unhindered to score a shorthanded goal. He did it frequently on even strength as well, though it wasn't always a goal it was definitely a quality chance. Regarding Bertuzzi, I think he could be an "x-factor" 4th liner - grinder, agitator, but with a surprising pair of hands that makes him a legit threat to score if he takes the puck.
  2. DRW Training Camp 2017

    I thought it was hustle, loyalty, respect? Living in PA and teaching, a road trip to see training camp live isn't in the cards for me, so I am dependent on what folks here can relay plus reading what Malik cuts and pastes with a healthy dose of salt (though I do think, for all his shortcomings, that he does a pretty good job with the training camp and prospect tournament stuff). To those who are able to give info first hand, I thank you once again.
  3. 2018 Detroit Red Wing All-Star(s)

    I think Zetterberg will deserve it but not go due to either making it clear he isn't going to go or having "back spasms". (Though I'd love to see Bettman's reaction if the issue was listed as 'incipient priapism') I agree Tatar is going to have a big season and Martha a very outside shot.
  4. Will Tyler Bertuzzi Make the Team Out of Camp?

    I'd personally put it as there are 8-10 truly elite at any position, and the rest of the #1 whatever are still damn good but never going to get the accolades as he top 8-10. Having Lidstrom as your number one D-man for years is going to inevitably skew one's expectation of number one d-man since the guy is easily top 5 all-time (I would put him 1A and 1B with Bobby Orr personally). For perspective, garbage in my book is Jason F'n Williams.
  5. Will Tyler Bertuzzi Make the Team Out of Camp?

    Interesting term "light-blue chipper". Actually it seems to be a great characterization, nicely done if you are the one who coined it. Chowdog? Lol, giving me Emdog flashbacks. Hopefully it doesn't mean Chowdog is going to be the d-man equivalent of Cory Emmerton. That's getting to be ancient history, only the board vets are going to get that reference. Hopefully JUCK F**KING POTT never fades.
  6. No Shockmaster or Gobbledegooker? If you're going with the wrestling level motif, I'm going to kick it old school and say Norman Smiley.
  7. Pacific NW Fans

    Welcome to the board!
  8. Top 10 Wings Goalies All Time

    Sawchuk Hasek Osgood Vernon Crozier Howard Term too short: CuJo Undecided: Cheveldae Among the worst: Bobblin' Bob IT'SINTHERE (Essensa) Not the greatest but he flipped me a puck at a game so I have to give him props: Kevin "Ticker" Hodson Comedy Answer: Mo Cheese (whatever happened to that guy) Finally, a moment of rememberance for Orange Hat Guy (R.I.P.)
  9. Who would you Rather Have?

    I remember Dabura's posts back then. The Rafalsky early retirement surprised everyone if I recall correctly.
  10. Bryan Murray passes away at 74

    RIP. From all accounts I've heard, he was a good man. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
  11. Detroit Right Wings

    Hopefully they can ID every scumbag using those "shields" with the logo and sue the crap out of them.
  12. What Are You Playing?

    Bummer, I got it as a download. Bet you can get it pretty cheaply now
  13. Eddie Olczyk

    As I said in the chat window, I loathe the guy as an announcer, but I sincerely hope he kicks cancer's ass and beats it. Best wishes for a swift and complete recovery, Edzo. Thoughts and prayers for his family too so they can stay strong and positive for him. That makes a huge difference (my best friend's daughter beat cancer at 16 a couple of years ago, the family and friend support is huge)
  14. What Are You Playing?

    Seems like a couple of us have 7 days. It may be cool to play coop sometime.
  15. Farewell To Joe Louis Arena

    Your efforts with the LCA pics and now this awesomeness are sincerely appreciated!