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#101 amato


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

did he just tell mule to not eat so much?! hahahaha 


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

Is it me or was his Swenglish considerably better?  Evil, evil Homer.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

Uh.....one question from the press? Really? 1000+ games and you only have one question? Sheesh!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

This won't work on my work computer, would someone be able to post a link to a video afterward?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

I was browsing youtube for Holmstrom videos and came across this. Pretty awesome, don't think I’ve seen him thrown some dudes down like that before.



Edit: Come to think, I must have watched this game and just forgot... somehow.


Homer will be missed!

Edited by RedWingsDad, 22 January 2013 - 05:14 PM.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Is it me or was his Swenglish considerably better?  Evil, evil Homer.


That was easily the best English I've heard Homer speak.  I'd argue that was even better than Z's was at his Captain's presser...


Reminds me of the old Abel to Yzerman classic of how a one-on-one contract discussion between Homer and Zetterberg would go...


Homer: “You signing renewing and using ink for a name with paper?”

Zetterberg: “Jesus, Homer”.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

please somebody say they have a copy of the presser

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

"Holmstrom gets more attention around the net than a pretty girl around closing time!" -- Mickey Redmond


"Holmstrom gets more goals the next day in the paper than any other player" -- Mickey Redmond



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

I mentioned this when we thought he retired 2 weeks ago, I'm proud to have Holmstrom on one of my Wings jerseys and wearing it to games, I have an Yzerman and Shanahan too. Despite Yzerman being my all-time favorite player, the Holmstrom jersey is my favorite (figure that one out :blink: ).


Holmstrom symbolizes what America and Canada were founded out, hard work can make you a success.


Edit: I'll miss you man.

Edited by Barrie, 22 January 2013 - 07:09 PM.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

Thanks for giving it 110% every night and making yourself a better door than window!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

This team will certainly miss him dearly, trust me.


I sure hope he swings by Mickey and Ken tonight during the game.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:42 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 was seeing him quite often around town in the fall, so hopefully he does stick around.  Right now, he's probably heading up north to use that nice new snowmobile he got last February.


I will really miss #96 on the ice, on TV, and at training camp.  It's sad seeing this era of Wings' history come to an end.  All the best to Homer!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

I will miss Homer... kinda emotional right now...
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

Homer certainly was a character, and his presence will be missed.  Both on the ice and in the locker room.  Fair winds and following seas, my friend.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

Thank you homer for all the good years, and also ty for growing a beard and sticking with it, because you ass is scary without one:D

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

Dearest Tomas, I salute thee.

Don't Toews me, bro!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:20 AM

I will his him, his swenglish one of the best to ever screen the goalie enjoy your skiing, golfing and playing Tennis with Nick god knows you both deserve it so much. The fans are going to miss you a lot.

Last one from a great era gone, kinda sad to see.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:15 AM

Walked right by him in the concourse before the game. Really wishing he was out on the ice. 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:16 AM

January 22 = National holiday for NHL goalies

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

please somebody say they have a copy of the presser


It's available for play on-demand now at the Red Wings website...





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