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#201 Nic

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 07:40 PM

This

It doesn't seem so much about tradition anymore as about ending up on Sports Center or getting hits on YouTube. Peoples tendency to take things to far is as much to blame as Bettman, an opinion that probably won't get me many friends around here.

The thing is if your going to cite people for this you better start citing people for chucking a hat on the ice. IMO that could be considered discriminating by singling out one group.




Out of 20,066 people that could be throwing them, I don't think 7 is really that bad, as long as they're being thrown at appropriate times. It's not like all those people coordinate before the game. What are the other 6 people gonna do after the first is thrown? Just keep the octopi strapped to them and take it home for next time?

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 07:53 PM

The City of detroit is millions of dollars in debt. They will take any penny they can get. But perhaps is you slipped the officer a 20 or something to kindly look the other way would do the trick.


If the NHL is so worried about octopi juice ruining the ice, maybe they shouldn't of put a ice rink in a city where its 100 + degrees in April?

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:01 PM

Wonder if this will be the same as what happened to the streaker I saw at Comerica when I was at the Tigers/Royals game on my bday (Sept 15) in 2009.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZGlct1hI0k

The guy communicated with me (and the Security guard who tackled him actually). Turned out he didn't get prosecuted by anyone. They dropped the charges. And what are the chances someone at the Joe actually recognizes him?


1/2 naked is not anywhere close to being naked. All that was, was a fat guy with no shirt on trespassing.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 09:04 PM

The Production Line has "Free the Octopi" t-shirt available for purchase already. Pretty awesome.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 09:31 PM

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i want the ice to look like this

But I must be off, I have some jerking off to do. Oh btw I like to consider myself extremely attractive and am proud of myself for being your intellectual superior as I am going to UofM next year, and I am a better hockey player than Crosby.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:53 PM

anyone goin to the game tomorrow, and planning on throwing octopi? we need everyone throwing calamari!!!

we need to start some anti bettman/nhl ruining the fun chants at the game tomorrow!!


link to free the octopi facebook page. facebook group

Edited by wings1110, 15 April 2011 - 11:31 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2011 - 09:04 AM

I'm not sure if this was posted in any of the previous 11 or so pages on this thread..but here is a video of Ozzie's thoughts on bettman and this ridiculous rule, he doesn't seem to happy about it...bettman's such a lil weazel i cant believe they extended his contract


http://detroit.cbslo...agedwith-video/

#208 russianswede919293

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 09:08 AM

Don't know if its been said but...

I find it funny that the NHL has a commercial about the tradition of throwing a hat for a hat-trick for versus...but then bans the octopus tradition in Detroit.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:58 PM

I want to go to NY and shove 11 octopi up Gary Bettman's ass. One for each cup the Wings have won.

And then take an old fashioned wooden stick and break it over his face. I considered a composite but those might snap too early.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:48 PM

Out of 20,066 people that could be throwing them, I don't think 7 is really that bad, as long as they're being thrown at appropriate times. It's not like all those people coordinate before the game. What are the other 6 people gonna do after the first is thrown? Just keep the octopi strapped to them and take it home for next time?

7/20,066=barley even one percent. I think it should be allowed as long as your following the rules e.g. Not throwing it when the game is in play etc. But like during breaks I have no problem with it.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:51 PM

anyone goin to the game tomorrow, and planning on throwing octopi? we need everyone throwing calamari!!!

we need to start some anti bettman/nhl ruining the fun chants at the game tomorrow!!


link to free the octopi facebook page. facebook group



Hey now. Calamari is squid not octopus.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 04:16 PM

7/20,066=barley even one percent. I think it should be allowed as long as your following the rules e.g. Not throwing it when the game is in play etc. But like during breaks I have no problem with it.



I agree, I was trying to get the double quote, but messed up. I was replying to the guy who was agreeing with the person who called 7 octopi/game 'extreme'.
7/game is really nothing. and it's not about wanting 'internet attention'. people want to participate. 7/2066 is just that.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 04:27 PM

I agree, I was trying to get the double quote, but messed up. I was replying to the guy who was agreeing with the person who called 7 octopi/game 'extreme'.
7/game is really nothing. and it's not about wanting 'internet attention'. people want to participate. 7/2066 is just that.


whoever things 7 is too much, needs to check out octopi counts from the 90's.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 04:46 PM

7/20,066=barley even one percent. I think it should be allowed as long as your following the rules e.g. Not throwing it when the game is in play etc. But like during breaks I have no problem with it.


Check your math. It's three-one hundredths of one percent =]

So did any of the people who threw a pi' on the ice in today's game get arrested? Cause I know there were a few thrown.
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 06:09 PM

Gary Bettman is a putz. That's all.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:34 PM

Quite possibly the only time this will happen, but I think alot of us would agree with Mike Milbury on something...

During the Game 2 pregame show:

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"You have to have octopus on the ice," analyst Mike Milbury said. "It's called fun."


Him and another NBC talking head picked up (using gloves) octopi down on ice level during during the pregame show. Anyone get a screencap or youtube it? I haven't found anything.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 07:08 PM

Quite possibly the only time this will happen, but I think alot of us would agree with Mike Milbury on something...

During the Game 2 pregame show:

Freep


Him and another NBC talking head picked up (using gloves) octopi down on ice level during during the pregame show. Anyone get a screencap or youtube it? I haven't found anything.

The two of them also mixed up which was the raw octopus, and which had been boiled.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 07:54 PM

anyone GOING TO GAME ONE ROUND 2 with like a spare 10-12 bucks, head down to Superior Fish Market in Royal Oak MI and go buy an octopus. These guys are the people you go to to get the octopus. Good people and theyre the "official" supplier of Detroit Red Wings octopi. Thats when we should do it right after the national anthem. thatll fire up the WINGS and get the crowd going big time. im an every game day thrower of the octopi so its really bugging me. im gonna be going to pick up another batch of octopi over the next week, so if anyone knows theyre going to game one round 2 and theyre interested in throwing with me, PM me or email me and we can work something out if you want me to pick you up an octopus.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:22 PM

anyone GOING TO GAME ONE ROUND 2 with like a spare 10-12 bucks, head down to Superior Fish Market in Royal Oak MI and go buy an octopus. These guys are the people you go to to get the octopus. Good people and theyre the "official" supplier of Detroit Red Wings octopi. Thats when we should do it right after the national anthem. thatll fire up the WINGS and get the crowd going big time. im an every game day thrower of the octopi so its really bugging me. im gonna be going to pick up another batch of octopi over the next week, so if anyone knows theyre going to game one round 2 and theyre interested in throwing with me, PM me or email me and we can work something out if you want me to pick you up an octopus.

THANKS GO WINGS

you have to boil it yourself, and dont throw a raw one.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:46 PM

another thing is that fans have to be smart about when to throw them.

anthem - fine.

after a goal - fine.

after detroit ices the puck and can't change - not fine.

you can't give the league any more ammo than it already has.

Helm is a perennial Selke candidate

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