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#2578055 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2015 - 05:54 PM

That was gold, someone should resurrect it. Too ironic after the tweet on TSN about Lupul that caused a stir (but probably amused Sean Avery).

 

Here you go...

 

Au contraire , mon ami: I've got Jen Murphy, known across our hockey league as The Jenerator. As a defensive pairing, our goalie once informed us that we'd gone 11 games in a row without getting scored upon. Murph is a Class IV white water kayaker. An excellent mountain biker. Restored her own 63 Volvo. Dabbles in triathlons. Is too smart to ever go out with Avery or Phanuef. And most relevantly, is a huge Red Wing fan.

Cuthbert would be fun for a long weekend, but as far as a lifetime goes, I've got the trump card.




#2577085 Nashville Predators to Host Alumni Game vs. Detroit Red Wings

Posted by puckloo39 on 01 March 2015 - 11:36 PM

Eddie Mio was in net, and he was hilarious.  He would dive to make a save.  Two or three players would have to go help him get up. :)

 

The entire thing was hilarious, but it was meant to be.  Mickey Redmond looked AWESOME, as he always does,  the Professor was fantastic, Jiri Fischer looked great... they all smiled the entire game, except for Petr Klima - who just looked determined.  He was also wonderful.  Vokoun was great, but then again, we have to remember that most of the Preds 'alumni' have been retired a few years, not 20 or more, like the real veteran Wings.

 

Stu Grimson was the un-official M.C., anointing Tim Taylor - former Red Wing - as Game MVP, for doing... pretty much absolutely nothing.  LOL~  All in good fun, poor Tim got a shaving cream pie in the face as his MVP award.  Asked how it felt he said, "that doesn't even taste good." 

 

After the great game we had just seen, Wings winning over the Preds 4-3 (yesss!!!!! it was sweet!!!), the pace of the Alumni Game was much slower, but very entertaining.  It was so much fun to see the guys out there, having a blast.  The arena was a third full, which probably wouldn't have happened if this was in Detroit.  Preds fans were a bit miffed that the Wings won, perhaps?  ^_^

 

Here are a few pics, sorry they are a bit fuzzy.  It was hard to get good shots on my phone.

 

You know this guy!  Igor Larionov.  He looked great out there!

 

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and this amazing man, Mickey Redmond.  He, along with a lot of true veterans, skated without lids...

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Here is the team photo:

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Again, so sorry it's fuzzy.... Mickey and John Ogrodnick at far right, front row.  Igor and Fisch, behind him, on the left

 

And I have to show you what I got to finally see in person:

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Me on the left, and my dear friend Kristi (ChelisChick) on the right.  Stanley in the middle.  :wub:

 

This was a thrill, let me tell you!

 

Wish you ALL had been there for the fun. 




#2577988 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 03 March 2015 - 01:52 PM

Soooo you don't like posts like this then...lol It still hurts to read...

 

 

I hate Franzen anyway, and I especially hate him on the top line.  Nyke should be there and that is where I am starting him.

 

Nyke - Dats - Z

Weiss - Leggy - Alfie

Fish - Tinky - Abby

Franzine - Barbie - Miller

(Andy - Ferraro - Dirty Harry)

 

Kronner Big E

Smitty - UFA (Morris)

Diesel - UFA (Mitchell)

Laser

 

Ugh (Howard)

Vokoun

 

That's 24 players with Glenny and Jurx stating GR.  Trading Kindl (no so) Fire and Almost Almqvist for a couple of picks.  If you feel the pinch of a lower cap, then Andy can be packaged as well, or maybe sign bit cheaper D-man instead of one of Mitchell or Morris. Unless you'd want to roll the dice on Marchenko and only sign Morris.

 

This was a great rant...lol

 

Not only do I log onto LGW at least once per day and have never heard Callahan referred to as Dirty Harry, but LGW isn't meant to cater exclusively to hardcore forum posters. Nicknames are supposed to make it easier to discuss the team, not to prove how funny and clever you are. Making up nicknames that no one else uses is obnoxious and unnecessary. Watch...

 

It looks like Yellow Mustard is going to miss some time after catching that elbow last night against the Sabres. Its really bad timing too, because our defense already thin with Big Poppa out with a concussion and Bandit serving his 5 game suspension. I would say this forces us to call up someone from GR, most likely Billy the Kid or The Player Formerly Known As Steve. We might be in trouble on the back end until we get some regulars back, since this leaves the Boogeyman as our #1 defenseman. And you know what that means!!!!

 

Boogeyman - Hot Topic

Heebie Jeebies - Dances with Wolves

My Little Pony - Agent Orange

~&~ (The Player Formerly Known As Steve)




#2577520 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by Opie on 02 March 2015 - 01:11 PM

Very solid deal, best part of all is this eliminates the Phanooops possibility!




#2575849 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 28 February 2015 - 02:21 PM

So I'm about to be on my way to my grandfathers, hes having some pretty serious health issues and I'll be staying the night in case he needs to be rushed to the hospital.
As they have no WiFi, I won't be able to join in on the GDT today so someone's gonna have to criticize datsyuk and pulkkinen for me to get them going.

LETS GO WINGS!


All the best to you and your Grandpa man. I'll be sure to criticize them tremendously in your name.


#2575841 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 28 February 2015 - 02:02 PM

So I'm about to be on my way to my grandfathers, hes having some pretty serious health issues and I'll be staying the night in case he needs to be rushed to the hospital.
As they have no WiFi, I won't be able to join in on the GDT today so someone's gonna have to criticize datsyuk and pulkkinen for me to get them going.

LETS GO WINGS!


Sorry boo boo. Hope gramps feels better soon. We'll trash the Perds in his honor!

LGW!


#2575834 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by rick zombo on 28 February 2015 - 01:42 PM

So I'm about to be on my way to my grandfathers, hes having some pretty serious health issues and I'll be staying the night in case he needs to be rushed to the hospital.
As they have no WiFi, I won't be able to join in on the GDT today so someone's gonna have to criticize datsyuk and pulkkinen for me to get them going.

LETS GO WINGS!


Sorry to hear this. Best wishes.


#2575810 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 28 February 2015 - 12:50 PM

:nono: No calling my players trash

Agreed.  Except for Weber.  Well, not even Weber.  That insults trash, and trash doesn't have internet access to rebutt.  




#2575766 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 28 February 2015 - 10:15 AM

Good Morning,What a Great Day for Hockey,Good Luck to the wings.

 

 

Geaux Peds!!!!!!!!!




#2575764 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by Swayze on 28 February 2015 - 09:51 AM

Sorry this is so big, it was a rush job.
 
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#2574917 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 February 2015 - 12:01 AM

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#2574484 Going To My First Wings Game - Suggestions?

Posted by Jersey Wing on 24 February 2015 - 09:12 PM

Congrats!! Bring extra batteries to take pictures of the cathedral that is Joe Louis Arena. After the game I think you should make the same choice we've all made at some point, American or Lafayette Coney Island. The Post Bar is cool and some players go there after games. I saw Chris Pronger, and assorted St. Louis Blues there long ago and got to try on Jason Williams 2002 cup ring. Maltby and Draper used to hang there long ago. 

 

Oh, and if you go to Windsor Ontario you'll want to know the answers to certain questions.

 

What is your business in Canada? The correct answer is not "To fund the revolution."

 

Do you have any weapons? The correct answer is not "Sure, what do you need?"




#2574421 Going To My First Wings Game - Suggestions?

Posted by daving on 24 February 2015 - 04:43 PM

As a fan of the Red Wings since the mid-80's i've always wished to see a game in person. I live in Maryland so coordinating a quick trip in, has typically been a challenge to pull off. But that day is finally coming. Me and one of my best buds are going to the April 2nd game against the Bruins. (unfortunately he's a Bruins fan, but a hell of a guy, so i let it slide). Anyway we are flying in that morning. I'm not familiar with the city at all, game day routines, post game hangouts, etc. We are gonna stay in the city, close enough to the people mover to get us to the Joe so we won't need a car. Can anyone suggest places to go before the game, things to do after the game, must do things, etc. 

 

Sorry so long winded and vague about what i'm looking for, i just want to make sure my first visit to the Joe is a memorable one.

 

thanks!

 

By the way, i did splurge and we are sitting on the glass around the blue line.




#2574419 Quincey... Surgery coming?

Posted by Ram on 24 February 2015 - 04:07 PM

This would be a real bummer. Quincey has had quite the bounce back year and has looked real solid for our defense, in my opinion. I called for his head almost every game last season. Hope that if he's due for surgery it is quick. Godspeed.




#2574409 Quincey... Surgery coming?

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 24 February 2015 - 03:29 PM

I'd rather he get the surgery now. He'll be back in time for the playoffs, lots of guys in the minors could get looks, and Kindl hasn't looked horrible since he's been back.