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#21 Yzermania19

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:06 PM

If Al did it in the Zamboni entrance and NOT on the ice, then he shouldn't get a fine. The league decided a few days back that Octo-twirling is fine, as long as Al does it off the ice -

Here's Helene St. James' blog from Thursday's Freep about it -

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The NHL has decided that octopus twirling is OK after all at Joe Louis Arena.

The catch is, it has to be done away from the ice - like at the Zamboni entrance.

The NHL forbade the Wings, under threat of $10,000 fine, to do so during round one, because debris allegedly came off the slimy creatures and became embedded in the ice. Al Sobotka then took to doing his renowned overhead twirl in the Zamboni entrance, but the NHL put the kybosh on that as well.

Now, with round three about to start tomorrow, the league has loosened up a bit.

I think this is great news - Sobotka's octopus twirl is widely associated with the Wings being in the playoffs, and as we all know, the NHL needs all the recognition-factor it can get. And since cameras will be sure to capture Sobotka twirling at the Zamboni entrance - and transmit it onto the Jumbotron - that seems to be an ideal compromise.

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#22 RainingBlood

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:07 PM

QUOTE (hallelujahlogic @ May 10, 2008 - 10:01PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
no, he said that they'd be leaning over, working, and the sun would be beating down on their neck and making it red.

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Ohh well that explains it all my god ive been a redneck the whole time since I work construction.
Sarcasm over that has to be the worst explanation Ive ever read. rolleyes.gif


#23 RainingBlood

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:09 PM

QUOTE (This Is Bida @ May 10, 2008 - 10:04PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And you've officially become the most idiotic person in this thread! Congrats!


Of course I am I bashed your dad. Im sure you are getting a huge birthday present from him for defending him on LGW, reality check im not the only person on this message board who dislikes Cherry.


#24 hallelujahlogic

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE (RainingBlood @ May 10, 2008 - 11:07PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ohh well that explains it all my god ive been a redneck the whole time since I work construction.
Sarcasm over that has to be the worst explanation Ive ever read. rolleyes.gif


thank you for telling me when the sarcasm was over.

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#25 RainingBlood

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE (hallelujahlogic @ May 10, 2008 - 10:11PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
thank you for telling me when the sarcasm was over.



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#26 McCartyFanForLife

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:48 PM

Al won't get fined; he did the same thing last series. He's allowed to swing it in the Zamboni entrance. Cherry is just a dick

#27 RainingBlood

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:57 PM

QUOTE (McCartyFanForLife @ May 10, 2008 - 10:48PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Al won't get fined; he did the same thing last series. He's allowed to swing it in the Zamboni entrance. Cherry is just a dick


yup, but watch out his kids troll the board


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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:03 PM

QUOTE (RainingBlood @ May 10, 2008 - 09:57PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cherry is an *******, and his suits make him look even more assholish.



QUOTE (RainingBlood @ May 10, 2008 - 10:49PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
are you his son or something. He also called the redwings fans a bunch of hicks on espn but since you are his son im sure you over looked that



QUOTE (RainingBlood @ May 10, 2008 - 11:09PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Of course I am I bashed your dad. Im sure you are getting a huge birthday present from him for defending him on LGW, reality check im not the only person on this message board who dislikes Cherry.



yep! gotta watch out for those trolls!

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#29 RainingBlood

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:11 PM

last I checked your post count on this thread is up to 4 I hear the over under is 7

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:31 PM

QUOTE (This Is Bida @ May 10, 2008 - 09:36PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
.... yes, Cherry was saying that he'll probably get fined for doing it but how the HELL does that make him an "*******"?

you're right, it didn't make him *******, he had been ******* even before he opened his mouth saying that

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 01:16 AM

lol @ all of the above crazy.gif It takes a redneck to know a redneck
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#32 Saran

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 01:44 AM

fuuuuuuuck i hate cherry

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 02:04 AM

QUOTE (pucker4fischer @ May 11, 2008 - 01:16AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lol @ all of the above crazy.gif It takes a redneck to know a redneck

You know you're a redneck when Don Cherry says you are rolleyes.gif

Edited by F.Michael, 11 May 2008 - 02:05 AM.


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Posted 11 May 2008 - 07:27 AM

Cherry is a great man.
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:42 AM

QUOTE (Doggy @ May 11, 2008 - 08:27AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cherry is a great man.


Don't always agree with what Cherry says but I love the guy too. He is an icon here in Canada! I would love to hear Grapes call Wings games.

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 10:21 AM

Sure some of the things he says are not so great but I still like him, and the tribute about Mickey Renaud after he died was CLASSY.
He's also the only guy I actually want to keep the intermission report on for.

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 10:37 AM

Knowledgeable Canadian hockey guy. I like the fact that he speaks his mind. I don't like everything he says, but I do respect his game sense......................he's like a god in Canada


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#38 SnipeShow

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 10:50 AM

i am from ontario and i am ashamed to be canadian when i hear grapes open his mouth. he is such a tool... has he no self respect anymore? the way he dresses just underlines how cooky he is.

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 11:50 AM

He won't get fined... he wasn't on the ice. He swung it 4 times there the game after it was made a rule by the league...



Just one chance is all i ever wanted...just one time i'd like to win the game...from now on i'll take the chance if i can have it...just one just one

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE (cirov19 @ May 11, 2008 - 10:21AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sure some of the things he says are not so great but I still like him, and the tribute about Mickey Renaud after he died was CLASSY.
He's also the only guy I actually want to keep the intermission report on for.




No matter what people actually think of the man, he has a lot of history with hockey, he personifies "old time hockey", he points out the hard working people in hockey and praises them, like he did Darren McCarty last night and more than a few times over the years.

His comments regarding AL's possible fine for octupus swinging were meant to show how ridiculous he thought the idea of a fine is. He was sticking up for Al and the Wings.

He was actually being complimentary and respectful when he used the term redneck, because it used to be a term reserved for people that worked hard outside as carpenters or farmers, and he always identified with that work ethic. It wasn't used as a derogatory term until more recent times.


Its too bad that people are so superficial that they get turned off by his suits and his persona. Yeah, he's strange and over the top, but he knows hockey, and has good insights into the game and the players.

I always look forward to he and MaCLean during intermission, and still think CBC is the best network to watch hockey on. VS and ESPN are not even a close second.





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