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#21 Euro_Twins

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Happy retirement Homer you deserve it! Now you can block people in the grocery lines or something! You'll be missed and everyone is sad to see you go! 



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

Smply the best screener to play- re-invented that position. Took a lot of cross checks and abuse standing there! thanks for the years, 96! All the best Homer!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

Homer was a warrior for us no doubt. Nice to see him hang em up since we all knew it was coming. Still thanks Homer for everything you did for our team during you're service!! Much respect...

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

Goalies around the league are rejoicing

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

Does the stupid crease rule retire with him?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

Thanks, homer. I'll always appreciate the damage he put himself through for the Wings. Maybe O'Halloran will stop waiving off legit goals now... ...nah who am I kidding.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

Thought I saw somewhere that Homer & the family were going to stay in the Detroit area once he's retired.  I'm hoping he takes over Murph's job between the benches on FSD broadcasts.

 

That would be amazing.  Could you imagine the gems he would come up with on a regular basis?  We would all witness the invention of a new hockey language. :P


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

If it's one person who would throw his body into harms way regardless of the outcome, it would be good ol demolition man. Homer put his body through hell this NHL career, and we can't thank him enough for what he has done for this franchise over the years. I'm happy to see him retire, and give his body some well deserved rest. We'll miss you like no other if we still get 24/7 Wings Leafs.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

4 Stanley Cups for a guy that Scotty Bowman figured had nothing. This man was the poster-boy for willpower and hard work.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

Homer decided to retire after realizing that, after Nick retired, he has nobody to eat his ritual pre-game meal with. Poor guy. As usual, all the best to him and his family for his sacrifices to the team. Hope to see him back with the Wings in some capacity.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

Homer decided to retire after realizing that, after Nick retired, he has nobody to eat his ritual pre-game meal with. Poor guy. As usual, all the best to him and his family for his sacrifices to the team. Hope to see him back with the Wings in some capacity.

 

Or to drive with to the Joe. 


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Thanks for the beating you took for the sake of the team, Tomas.  You are a bad@$$.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Thought I saw somewhere that Homer & the family were going to stay in the Detroit area once he's retired.  I'm hoping he takes over Murph's job between the benches on FSD broadcasts.

 

I like Murph and his dollar hot dog antics. Can't we have both Murph AND Homer in between the mics?

 

I will miss this guy... probably the best agitator in the league IMO. He would make goalies and defenders FURIOUS. Sad day...


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

Oh, heavens..."The Murph and Homer Show". That would be so full of epic awesomeness that the league would have to pass a "pre-game parity" clause to keep other teams from being jealous.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

I will always have a sore spot against the league / Bettman for introducing anti-Homer rules to stifle his awesomeness.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

Sad to see him go, but understandable.  Who's gonna piss off the opposing goalies now?



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

To honour him could we have 96 painted in the crease? Just to remind any visiting goalies that are getting cocky because he's not there any more.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:51 PM


To honour him could we have 96 painted in the crease? Just to remind any visiting goalies that are getting cocky because he's not there any more.

Really it should be halfway in & halfway out.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

"I'm getting too old for this s***."

 

Thanks for the memories, Homer.

 

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

Thought I saw somewhere that Homer & the family were going to stay in the Detroit area once he's retired.  I'm hoping he takes over Murph's job between the benches on FSD broadcasts.

 

Great idea, Homer is hilarious and would be a great addition. Wouldn't be surprised if the Wings offered him a job in GR or Detroit as some kind of special teams coach. 







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