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#2686005 Dan Cleary Gets Training Camp Tryout

Posted by 55fan on 17 September 2016 - 04:19 PM

Cleary has a legendary work ethic.  He goes to camp.  He shows the kids what a work ethic looks like.  He fills an empty leadership role in the locker room and forward spot on the ice while Abby plays for USA, and then he goes on his way, either to GR, another team, or retirement. 


Since he's on a PTO, we're getting his services for free.

#2685929 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by 55fan on 16 September 2016 - 12:44 PM

Which shows more of the absurdity of that "swedish mafia" article in the off-season.

They're in high positions.  They can make you a meatball you can't refuse.

#2685165 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by 55fan on 28 August 2016 - 05:47 PM

I was just watching one of those youtube videos that you watch when you're bored that has bits of trivia.


According to it, the term "no-brainer" was first attributed to Sid Abel.



#2682560 Tootoo to TwoCity (CHI aka Second City)

Posted by 55fan on 07 July 2016 - 04:47 PM

Now that's a clever title. :D

When he was with the Devils I wanted him to play with Ruutu"..." Imagine that

Sometimes he did.  It was fun listening to it.  Our local USHL team has a guy named Roo.  I wanted to get him on a line with them.  Ruutu to Tootoo to Roo to Ruutu.....


I'm glad Jordin is employed, but I hate that he's with a team that I hate to watch.  Maybe he'll accidentally injure Kane and get traded...

#2681863 Who should get A?

Posted by 55fan on 02 July 2016 - 05:26 AM

Abby is a strong choice.  He is pretty vocal and seems to be respected by the guys.  He does well with the media and (barring a weird trade) will be around for a while.
I'd give him the nod.

#2677685 NHL Chooses Las Vegas for 17-18 Expansion

Posted by 55fan on 14 June 2016 - 04:47 PM

They might make some money out of people who choose to go to Vegas when their team is playing.  I doubt people would go just to see the game.  It would be more like, "When are we going to Vegas?"  "I don't know.  Check the schedule and see when the Wings are playing the Crap Shooters and we'll go then."


Who knows, though... maybe people who live in Vegas who came from colder regions (or California) who are already hockey fans will support a team just to have some hockey games to attend.


I still think it's a dumb idea though.

#2677261 2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by 55fan on 09 June 2016 - 07:30 PM

Now THESE are the Sharks I've been watching this post-season.

#2677256 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by 55fan on 09 June 2016 - 05:37 PM

For the LAY-DEEZ! ...How 'bout them Tatar Tots?


This made my day.

#2676970 2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by 55fan on 04 June 2016 - 05:08 PM

Hertl out tonight.  That will hurt....L

#2675619 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by 55fan on 10 May 2016 - 01:54 PM

FDA is now going to regulate cigars, and ecigs.


As a consumer of stogies - this really cheeses me off...F-ing feds.

That's the problem with people who pass rules. 
You give them an inch, they take a mile.

In Fargo, they put a no-smoking ban to a vote.  It didn't pass the first few times so they added an exemption for places that children weren't allowed.  Then it passed.  Most of the people who wanted to smoke in public wanted to do it in bars anyway.

Then they tried to pass one that would not allow people to smoke in bars.  They made a big deal to the public about how it would be good for business because now "anyone" could go in there.  No, they just changed the definition of "anyone".  No one was actually being kept out before.  They chose not to go in there.  They may have had good, solid, health-related reasons, but it was their choice.  Several non-smoking bars were opened, and they all failed.  No one wanted to go there if one of their group smoked, or if they smoked, even if only when drinking.

The only way they got that through was by adding an exemption for the one cigar place that offered sales and storage, as well as a lounge for people to smoke their cigars in.  That made sense.  People went there for the sole purpose of smoking.

Then they banned smoking in there.


What really got people irate is that with each step, businesses spent a good chunk of money to accommodate their customers.  Originally smoking was allowed if there was a separate area with its own ventilation. Businesses put them up.

Then, when it was moved outside, bars put up smoking shelters.  Now you can't smoke within 20 feet of a door, vent, or window, so all of that money was wasted.


Fortunately there is still one place they can't touch.  All of our casinos are on reservations.  Since they are run by a sovereign nation, they can set their own laws.  Many have voluntarily built separate non-smoking sections, but their business has increased from smokers looking for a night out.


No one would be half as mad about how things turned out if the non-smokers hadn't approached each step as a "compromise".  At first, smokers were glad to compromise.  Then as each "compromise" took away more, there was increased bitterness.  Eventually, the pretense of "compromise" was dropped, and smokers were left feeling cheated.  We jumped through all the hoops in the hopes that things would be fair.  We had our spaces; they had the rest.  Then they took ours too.


So we sit in casinos and our Native brethern say, "You didn't learn anything about treaties, did you?"

#2675188 Name That Band

Posted by 55fan on 05 May 2016 - 03:06 PM

Oh!  I've got it now!  Echo and the Bunnymen.

Why I needed the Liverpool hint to make the lightbulb go "bing" is beyond me.


High-ranking seafarers.

#2674799 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by 55fan on 01 May 2016 - 06:20 PM

We're all overlooking the simple solution:  Out-bid them.  The place hasn't been finished yet, so if one of the people who are "outraged" by this offered more than the expected price, that person would have the naming rights.


Oh, no one has the money?  Neither did Mike and Marian until they started Little Caesar's and earned it.

#2674038 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by 55fan on 27 April 2016 - 04:18 PM


That's beautiful.  I hope you don't mind if I use it. 
I'll also let Mary, Steve's wife see it.  In fact, I think I'll use it on facebook too.  I'll be sure to give you credit.

#2673688 Who gets the "A" when datsyuk leaves?

Posted by 55fan on 25 April 2016 - 10:13 PM

Abby has taken more of a vocal role with the media.  He also seems to be more of a locker room voice as he matures.  I think he gets the next A.  Larkin will get one eventually unless he is just a flash-in-the-pan, which I doubt will be the case.  He certainly looks like the real deal.  I hope his locker is next to Z's like Z's was next to Stevie's back in the day.

#2673369 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by 55fan on 24 April 2016 - 02:26 PM

In all honesty, that's why I don't go into the GDT unless we're running away with a game.  I hit the GDT to admire Mikey & Co's handiwork and maybe some pre-game comments.

There's a huge difference between "That was a bad turnover; X has been bad these last few weeks." and "Xf****** sucks!  If Kenny resigns him, Kenny should be fired!  Kennyf****** sucks!  This whole teamf****** sucks!" and on and on with the sucking posts.

It gets to be like a pile-on when everyone is doing it, and that's all that's being done.  Sometimes I even ignore the people I usually watch with if it gets too bad.


If the conversation is like a bunch of friends having a beer and talking about the game, that's great.  If it sounds like a bunch of drunk girlfriends bitching about their men, it's not so fun.  I can't speak for a mod, but I'd bet that's the distinction that was made.