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#1 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:00 AM

Now, my girlfriend is brand new to hockey. Never watched or attended a game in her life. She wants to learn about the game, cause you know, if you're gonna roll with Bring Back The Bruise Bros, you gotta be into the Wings :cool:

Anyway, how big of a Wings/hockey fan is your wife or girlfriend? Any good stories to be told?

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#2 soultrain

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:57 AM

my chick is a sharks fan...and only gives a s*** about the ones who score and the cute ones. ....but it works out great because me and my buddies can go to games with or without her and she is cool!

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:02 AM

my girlfriend used to be a Penguins fan till we slapped them around in the 08 finals...took her to two games with me during the 2009 season and low and behold she became a huge fan of them and now plans to buy herself a Modano jersey t shirt because she likes him as a player. Little does she know that I got a Zetterberg jersey lined up for her!
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 05:43 AM

After being married to a Red Wing fanatic for 20 years she can't help to be a huge fan her self. She watches a lot of games the only exception is the stinking west coast games, but she always knows what is going on in those games because some body forgets others are sleeping and yells at the tv. Not to mention my oldest played hockey from the age of 4 through 3 years of high school. Also I was his coach some of that time. So she has attended a lot of game including Muskegon hockey Grand Rapids and Red Wings games.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 05:43 AM

Female fan, die hard. My friends and I even have a tradition that all playoff games MUST be watched by certain people in my basement. One of those moved to Florida this year (feel free to blame him for the loss, we do). Almost all of my guy friends, funny enough, hate sports and make fun of my for my hockey obsession. I was at a bar during the playoffs (after we were eliminated) and there was a fight on tv and the bartender said something about fighting being banned in the playoffs. I corrected him citing that it's only banned for instigation during the last 5 minutes of a game and everyone around me was like 'holy s***' hahaha

I mean it's common knowledge to all of us, but to non-sports fans...I thought it was funny anyway.

Also when I was living at home my mom got pissed and yelled 'When did your room turn into JLA?! Stop screaming at the TV they can't hear you!!'

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:01 AM

Speaking as the wife of the pairing... I was a Wings fan long before I met my husband. He had little to no hockey interest or knowledge before I came along, but that quickly changed. I didn't even have to do much in the way of proselytizing, because the game is awesome enough to speak for itself! (He's tried to get me interested in college football, and it has sort of worked, but I see the football as more of a stopgap of something mildly interesting to watch through September when I'm getting really desperate for hockey.)

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:55 AM

My girlfriend was a marching-band freak when I first got together with her. Now she's a hockey freak capable of passing moderate difficulty pop quizzes that I randomly throw at her. Her favorite player is Datsyuk, although she had a fondness for Downey when he was with us.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:02 AM

My wife is "Hockey who?" yeah you guys are lucky.=(
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:07 AM

My wife, and I have been together 10 years (married 6 of those years), and she tolerates my Detroit Red Wings addiction since she understands that I've been hooked since the 1980's.

She watches games with me and/or lets me watch in general 'cause on many game nights I am kind enough to give her back/foot rubs :blush::sigh:




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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:36 AM

My wife isn't really a hockey fan, though I've gotten her Wings gear and she wears it often. She doesn't have any Detroit connections like I do so if it weren't for me, her friends would be pushing her onto the Hawks bandwagon. Luckily I'm here to inform and teach her so she now dislikes like the Hawks but still thinks Toews is cute. Not sure what to do with that.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:39 AM

My girlfriend can name most of the Wings and only thinks Zetterberg is hot .. She knows Mike Modano is from livonia even before he signed with the wings. She knows how big of a ***** Sid is and how much Stevie Y means to Michigan .. She absolutly hates when I watch re-plays of the games on the NHL network, but shell watch every game that im watching live.. pretty cool .. Also she doesnt understand how guys missing so many teeth can get so hot of wives/girlfriends .. and I tell its simple .. hes a hockey player ..

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#12 wife-wings-pearl jam

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:41 AM

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she is knowledgable about the pens and wings, as i keep her updated. if she was not with me, she would not care what was going on with either team. but, she likes to go to games, and will watch games with me. with both pearl jam and hockey i would say "she doesn't love it, but likes it enough to enjoy it with me."

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:57 AM

My wife will come to games with me, but she isn't really into watching games on TV or listening on the radio.

But even she hates Crosby. :lol:

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:06 AM

I'm lucky -- she's become a huge wings fan over the years as our relationship (and now marriage) has grown.. She graduated on the day the wings beat colorado in game 7.. so i sadly missed that awesomeness - but she's made up for it.. buys me tickets to a game around my birthday each year, we go to the joe atleast 5 times per season, since we are only 2 hours away.

watches every live game w/ me and sometimes will deal with the NHL network.

She's slowly learned the ways of buttman and cindy crosby.
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:15 AM

my last girlfriend devoutly loved the leafs.... ya, you can see why we didnt last lol. she came to a wings game with me though.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:26 AM

My bf keeps trying to get me to watch football. He is convinced that I must have never seen it since I like hockey.

Pfft. My dad was a football coach, and I have been a hard-core Lions fan for over 4 decades. I know football. I just like hockey better.

He just doesn't understand.

My dad, on the other hand, lucked out. My mom didn't like sports, but now she's a big Wings fan. She can even carry on intelligent conversations about it, although they can be a bit vague and funny like most of her conversations.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:17 AM

Before we were married, my wife pretty much knew that hockey was playing on ice and they use sticks, but that was about it. About 1 month after we were married, I sat her down and we watched Miracle, then the 2002 Stanley Cup DVD, then a week later I took her to a preseason game in Tampa, and she was hooked. She watched the entire playoffs with me, even called out of work for game 5 of the Finals, and would have done a victory lap with me had she not been 6 months pregnant. We took our son to another game in Tampa when he was a month old, and she is as excited for the season to start as I am, she has been teaching extra piano lessons to save up to go to the Wings@Lightning game this year. I really lucked out.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:21 AM

Before we were married, my wife pretty much knew that hockey was playing on ice and they use sticks, but that was about it. About 1 month after we were married, I sat her down and we watched Miracle, then the 2002 Stanley Cup DVD, then a week later I took her to a preseason game in Tampa, and she was hooked. She watched the entire playoffs with me, even called out of work for game 5 of the Finals, and would have done a victory lap with me had she not been 6 months pregnant. We took our son to another game in Tampa when he was a month old, and she is as excited for the season to start as I am, she has been teaching extra piano lessons to save up to go to the Wings@Lightning game this year. I really lucked out.


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#19 Rubbel_die_Katz

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:22 AM

my gf knows that the game is called Icehockey and that it is played on ice...thats it...

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:23 AM

My wife will come to games with me, but she isn't really into watching games on TV or listening on the radio.


Same thing with my girlfriend, except during the playoffs - she'll watch games then. She also got kind of into Team USA during the Winter Olympics.

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