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#2534520 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by puckloo39 on 18 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

My 75 yr old Mom.

 

Your mother is beautiful and wonderful and I want to "like" her courage (and yours) about a bajillion times. 




#2534519 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by T.Low on 18 August 2014 - 07:29 PM

My 75 yr old Mom.




#2534496 Lidstrom honoured today with plaque next to Yzerman

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 August 2014 - 03:03 PM

I had a chance to go the HHOF when I was about 22.  Back then, I was a much bigger hockey fan than I am today (I watched every game televised), but I didn't know as much about the game's history and its players.  Sure, I knew Gretzky, Howe, Richard, etc, but not that much otherwise.  

 

Nine years later, I don't watch as much hockey anymore (thanks Bettman), but I'd love to go back to the HHOF, because I know more about the game's history and the players who are enshrined there.  I would appreciate it more.    

 

Anyway, that's what I thought when I saw Lidstrom's plaque.  That and the fact that it looks more like Clint Eastwood than Lidstrom.   ;)   




#2534417 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by Playmaker on 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  :)  




#2534351 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by TheXym on 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.


#2534299 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by Bolgar on 14 August 2014 - 10:49 PM

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

Smith, DeKeyser, Glendening, Miller




#2534298 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by Jedi on 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.




#2534204 Helmer: First one to get a herniated disc in the new Season?

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 14 August 2014 - 08:13 AM

my apologies to the typo but the upside is that this thread has become fun to read

 

plus, maybe the accidental nickname will stick :-)

 

 




#2534095 Helmer: First one to get a herniated disc in the new Season?

Posted by rick zombo on 12 August 2014 - 01:37 PM

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#2533914 Prayers are needed

Posted by 96warrior on 08 August 2014 - 11:49 AM

I hold you in my prayers.




#2533903 Prayers are needed

Posted by puckloo39 on 08 August 2014 - 08:12 AM

Aw, take care, and have fun on your cruise, dear.  We will all be thinking about you and wishing you well with your surgery.  :thumbs-up:




#2533902 Prayers are needed

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 August 2014 - 03:04 AM

All the best to you, hopefully it's work out in the best possible way and you never have to through it again.

 

My prayers are with you




#2533813 State your unpopular opinion

Posted by number9 on 06 August 2014 - 05:44 PM

If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Stalin, and the new chick in the Wendy's commercials, I would shoot Wendy's girl twice.


#2533691 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

How has no one yet mentioned Andreas "Iron Jaw" Lilja. We're still trying to replace him ... oh, wait, we already replaced him with Kyle Quincey. Never mind. 

 

On a serious note, and avoiding the obvious choices, I'd go with Martin Lapointe. One of the last punishing body-checking forwards Detroit had in the line-up before signing Drake in '08. Since then...

 

Same Andreas Lilja who TKO'd this guy back on November 20, 2008?

 

 

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Or the same Andreas Lilja who made this guy s*** his pants back on November 27, 2008?  (greatest picture ever)

 

 

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Or the same Andreas Lilja who made Patrick Sharp.................OK you get the point.




#2533678 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by Learn2LuvIt on 04 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

Rafalski.  He did it all...and did it all at a world class level.  Unfortunately, as so happens when you play with one  of the best ever at a particular position, he was often overshadowed by Nick.  I also think Nick learned a lot from him on the blue line in terms of offense.  I have seen very few "skate the line" with the puck like Rafalski did.  At the beginning of his term with us, he was much better at this than Nick.  His lateral movement with the puck at the blue line to find a shooting lane was second to none.  As a result, Nick soon became much improved at this, and eventually you'd have to say that they were equally as good.  But Rafalski was underrated in my opinion.