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#1 FireCaptain

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:51 PM

It would have been better if he poked a lil' fun at himself and had people booing him while he was talking. ;)

 

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:17 PM

Every once in a while for a fleeting moment, Bettman does something that makes me think he might not be the worst creature on earth.

 

Gotta give him props for doing that.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:49 PM

Just saw the Drew Miller video and calling out Abby and Cleary.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:31 PM

Dammit Bettman. I can't keep telling people that you're a Muppet if you keep doing things like this, which make you look like an honorable and respectful human...

 

Glad to see how this whole challenge is raising awareness of ALS.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:49 PM

http://detroitsports...cket-challenge/

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:39 AM

The LGW'ers need to get on board in honor of our buddy, T. Low



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:00 AM

So initially the idea was you either donated money to ALS research organizations, or you poured a bucket of water on your head. I love how this is catching like wild-fire, but I hope some of these people are sending a check in the mail, too.

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:10 AM

Fun Fact: Bettman used the tears of fans in his ice bucket challenge. pic.twitter.com/qUeXmQz8oX

 
 
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Since he's proving to be such a good sport, I nominate Gary Bettman for the #NextTimeTheCBAExpiresStartTheSeasonOnTimeChallenge


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:25 AM

So initially the idea was you either donated money to ALS research organizations, or you poured a bucket of water on your head. I love how this is catching like wild-fire, but I hope some of these people are sending a check in the mail, too.

 

 http://www.huffingto..._n_5668602.html

Yep.  It's doing some good!



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 11:59 AM

I love these. It may seem silly, but it's raising awareness and leading to huge increases in donations!

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:22 PM

 

Dan Cleary accepted the challenge.  I like that he put up the info for donating online.  I haven't seen anyone do that yet.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:05 PM


 
Dan Cleary accepted the challenge.  I like that he put up the info for donating online.  I haven't seen anyone do that yet.


UGH. I hate what this re-signing has done to people's (myself included) perception of Cleary. That video just made me want to hug him and beg him to retire.

Also, did anyone else notice he referred to himself as "Danny?" :lol:

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:19 PM

Very classy move by Danny Cleary. This video seems to highlight why the Wings felt he is such a great locker room presence. Huge kudos for putting up the donation information and putting together a professionally done video that may end up getting some airplay down the road to help the cause.
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Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:33 PM

Dammit, why is he such an awkwardly goofy bastard?


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:13 AM

John BucciGRASS?

 

I like how he used the term "shout outs" as well :lol:




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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:53 PM

UGH. I hate what this re-signing has done to people's (myself included) perception of Cleary. That video just made me want to hug him and beg him to retire.

Also, did anyone else notice he referred to himself as "Danny?" :lol:

I HATE the signing, but after watching tons of Wings videos this summer, I must say if Cleary was as good a player as he is a person, he would win the Hart Trophy this season.  I truly hope he proves us all wrong and has a bounce back season. 

 

Bettman is still the Anti-Christ.  Nothing that man does at this point can undo the wrongs that happened under his rule.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:39 PM

The LGW'ers need to get on board in honor of our buddy, T. Low



This is such a surreal position to be in. Thanks PlayMaker and everyone.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:58 AM

Bah. As much as I dislike him, good for Bettman. 

 

As for Danny boy, good for him too. Part of me though wishes he would just retire, but the other part of me wants to see him bounce back and have a big season. 


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:04 AM

I'll be honest, the Cleary video is making me want to pull for him to have a huge bounceback season. He did a lot for this team, and it would, in some ways, be nice if he had a great year to justify the signing (though I accept the loyalty given, even if I'm not thrilled about it, not following up may have had worse ramifications down the road) and let him (hopefully) finish up on a high note rather than as the near pariah he became last season.

Bettman is still the poison dwarf, and while I ROFL'd at the fans' tears photohop, maybe the guy does have a shred of decency in him.

When we go back to in-service on Thurs, I'm going to speak to my principal about doing something like this with the school and on the District web page. I'll take the first bucket and get our dress down fund to donate if he is on board.
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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:49 AM

This is such a surreal position to be in. Thanks PlayMaker and everyone.

Thanks to you, T.  Your attitude is amazing.  I got involved with ALS charities two years ago after a close friend was diagnosed.  If you have a favorite charity near your home, by all means, don't be shy.  Let us know.  I'm in Michigan and do the ALS walks here.  But if there's a local chapter or a specific charity that you'd prefer, post the info on it.

 

Think of all the money that'd be raised if the posters here had to donate a dollar for every time they bashed Cleary, criticized Holland, complained about Franzen, etc  :)  







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