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#2555190 Members photos

Posted by 55fan on 10 December 2014 - 02:33 AM

i have a new baby Godson.  Wyatt Allan was born on Oct. 30th.  This was him when he was 3 hours old.  He's a big boy now.  He's over 10 pounds.  He's adorable.

 

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#2555171 Matt Martin hit on Keith Ballard.. DIRTY

Posted by 55fan on 09 December 2014 - 11:22 PM

It looked dirty at first, but when you see the replays, you have to wonder how much Ballard put himself in that position. 

 

Koivu was pretty upset that there was no penalty, but Brodziak administered justice the next time Martin was on the ice.  (I use the term "administered justice" loosely- it was a pretty even fight, with Martin getting the better of it, but it's the thought that counts.)

 

The Wild were down 3-0 when this happened, and scored soon after on a PP, which started their comeback.

 

Nino (former Islander) scored the GWG and the Wild won 5-4.  Ballard was taken to a hospital, but seems fine.  So, assuming that Ballard is actually ok, it seems that all's well that ends well.




#2553646 Jean Beliveau Passes at 83

Posted by 55fan on 03 December 2014 - 08:31 PM

RIP to a true gentleman.




#2552036 Official Detroit Lions thread

Posted by 55fan on 26 November 2014 - 07:16 PM

Yeah, we don't want to be seen in this again.

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#2551875 Doggone it Danny Cleary

Posted by 55fan on 25 November 2014 - 07:03 AM

Good for him.  There are a lot of things in life that a person can do to make the world a better place, but not a lot of people make the time or effort to do them.




#2550112 This or That

Posted by 55fan on 20 November 2014 - 09:43 AM

Snowman.  (although it's usually a snow woman because I've never been too good at making snowballs)

 

Better gift:  Candy or flowers?




#2549706 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by 55fan on 18 November 2014 - 02:25 PM

That is the weirdest GDT I've ever seen.

 

Good job.

 

You can't spell WINGS without WIN.

and you can't spell BLUE JACKETS without LACK T.

 

I don't know what that means.  I'm just reporting it.




#2549059 Jersey Sponsorship

Posted by 55fan on 14 November 2014 - 09:59 PM

Crap. 

 

If Bettman says ads on jerseys aren't happening soon that means ads on jerseys are probably happening soon. 

 

 

http://www.thescore....nhl/news/630284

So we'll be sponsored by casinos in Las Vegas, where they aren't even discussing having a team?




#2548714 Tomas Holmstrom: Commercial Star

Posted by 55fan on 13 November 2014 - 07:53 AM

Homer Improvement?

 

There's a show in this.




#2548053 Jersey Sponsorship

Posted by 55fan on 08 November 2014 - 03:03 PM

How about we compromise and the players wear baseball caps with logos on them during interviews?

 

I could deal with that and the companies get their advertising.

 

Sorry, Jagr, you're the oldest in the league.  You have to wear the geritol hat.

Sorry, Zetterberg, you just aren't a believable spokesman for shaving cream.

Yes, Datsyuk, you can have the Dr. Rhamani hat.

For the last time, Perry, you were voted by your peers as the one to wear the Summer's Eve hat.

 

This could lead to fun on a whole new level.




#2547723 Jersey Sponsorship

Posted by 55fan on 06 November 2014 - 09:55 PM

Detroit Red Wing Boots

LA Burger Kings

Analheim Duck Tape (yes, it's duct tape, but Duck Tape is a brand)

Pittsburgh Paint Penguins

Boston Baked Beans Bruins

Colorado Chevrolet Avalanche

New Jersey Devil's Food Cake by Betty Crocker

New York Ford Rangers

 

Even tie-ins don't sound good.  Ads would be worse.




#2544677 Official Detroit Lions thread

Posted by 55fan on 26 October 2014 - 03:46 PM

Can it be?  A clutch field goal?




#2542910 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 21 October 2014 - 06:37 PM

Eurotwin powers:  ACTIVATE!




#2542853 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by 55fan on 21 October 2014 - 01:57 PM

You should feel fortunate that you're so incredibly naive to the horrors of domestic violence.  So women can defend themselves, but you're saying the league is trying to punish "their man"?  Because, you know, they need his money and that lifestyle he provides.  Nothing like contradicting yourself.  

 

Yeah, poor Ray Rice, his life was ruined.  You do realize that TMZ probably saved Janay's life, right? At the very least, they prevented a life of abuse for her and probably their daughter. They guy spit in her face and knocked her out and stepped over her like she was a piece of trash.  Then he dragged her out of the elevator like she had inconvenienced him.  You're upset he was cut?  I don't even know what to say.  Let me guess, she was probably asking for it, eh?  

Did you even read what I wrote?

I am certainly not naive about domestic violence.  I am saying that the issues that go along with it are hard enough without the extras added by the media and the general public rushing in, as well as the financial part of it.

 

Simply having been a victim is hard enough.  There is physical and mental healing.  There are tough questions about what is best for the family (if there are children involved) and what is best for you.

 

In the Rice case, she stayed with him.  She married him.  They have also gone through counseling and he has stopped drinking, which they believe was what caused him to lose it on her.  That is her decision and as long as it is working for them, then more power to her.  I'm far less concerned about him than about her.

 

I've known couples that have managed to reconcile after time apart to go through their issues, usually involving alcohol or drugs, but not always.  They've gone on to live happy and safe lives.

 

In most cases, the ending wasn't so idyllic.  That is up to the people involved.  If they are willing to work on it, let them do so in peace.

 

These are not easy changes, whether you go and start a new life or whether you stay and work on making it a positive environment.  Adding the media attention only makes it that much harder.

 

That's what I'm trying to say here.  I'm not defending the perpetrator; I'm hoping that the victim gets the privacy she deserves.

 

I've known a lot of people (not just women, but mostly women) who have been in abusive relationships and it was very hard on them to leave, but they did it.  I've allowed some in my home when they had no place to stay.  I've been the bactine-and-bandaid girl for those who chose to stay.

 

I've also had a couple of friends who were falsely accused by vindictive exes.  It was hard for them as well.  Even after they were exonerated, people still believed the worst. 

 

I realize that it is a small percent, but that is why we have the legal system.  Charges are brought and either proven or dis-proven.  Then judgment is carried out.  The judicial system is not perfect by any means, but barring clairvoyance on the part of the jury, it's about as good as it can get.

 

I'm not saying that abusers shouldn't be punished.  They should.  I just think that all of the media attention punishes the victim needlessly.

 

Have I made myself more clear?




#2542725 Buffalo to retire Hasek's number

Posted by 55fan on 20 October 2014 - 08:16 PM

Well-deserved.  The greatest ever*.

 

*This statement is my opinion.  You may have your own, to which you are entitled, but this thread is about Dom.  Perhaps there will be a goalie thread someday in which we can discuss other goalies.  This would be lovely as there have been other good ones around Dom's level.