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#2276262 What do you consider a success?

Posted by 55fan on 31 March 2012 - 10:16 PM

I can see the reasoning behind all of the options, but in the grand scheme of things, making the playoffs is what you have to do. Beyond that, it's a bounce here or there that can kill you or save you. Anything can happen in the playoffs, but it takes a full season to make the playoffs.

It means even more now that our division is actually competitive. I consider making the playoffs to be a successful season. And then the real work starts. After that, everything else is gravy.

I'm not going to be happy with anything but a Cup, but I'm not going to get mad about not winning it every year either. Unless we win the Cup, I will be disappointed, but I will still consider this to be a highly successful team.

Maybe I've spent too many decades as a Lions fan.

#2276261 Tomas Holmstrom's fate

Posted by 55fan on 31 March 2012 - 10:08 PM

I think polls like that are terrible. It's one thing to sit here and discuss it amongst ourselves, but to have a public poll asking if someone else should be forced out is insensitive.

I realize he's a hockey player and he takes as much abuse as anyone in the rink, and then some, but the subject of outliving your usefulness is a touchy one. It is a call that should be decided between him, his team, his family, and the management, and then brought to the fans.

Let him go out publicly with the honour and dignity he has earned, not with faceless people slamming the door behind him from their keyboards.

I realize a lot of people who took part in that poll are too young to have faced the point in their life when they have to face up to the fact that they are no longer capable of carrying their weight, but trust me on this one, it is a huge blow to one's pride.

#2276152 Clarifying Doomsday 2012

Posted by 55fan on 31 March 2012 - 09:38 AM

I could see preparing for the end of the world as we know it. (Ooh, too bad I played the song title game before reading this thread!)

I have enough food and litter for Drew for a very long time. I, on the other hand, could probably stand to lose a few pounds and could pee outside if necessary. Oh, wait... December in North Dakota. Never mind.

Que sera, sera. I'll worry about it if it happens.

#2275823 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by 55fan on 30 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

Rinne. That is the difference in the game.

#2275743 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by 55fan on 30 March 2012 - 07:30 PM

Loo says she and Kristi and Dawn have been hollering advice all game. The guys aren't listening. I told Kristi to flash her ****. That should get them going.

#2275691 Clarifying Doomsday 2012

Posted by 55fan on 30 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

I have never understood the people who "stock up for the end of the world". If the world will actually end, you might as well stock up on cheesecake and chocolate for December 20th. If the world will end, screw the diet.

#2275631 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by 55fan on 30 March 2012 - 11:54 AM

Go Wings. Loo said if they lost, she'd be over the glass, on the ice, and whooping ass.

#2275334 song title game

Posted by 55fan on 29 March 2012 - 06:43 AM

Take On Me - A-Ha

Ok. I officially love you. I don't care what anyone says. That was an awesome song.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side- Lou Reed

#2274753 song title game

Posted by 55fan on 28 March 2012 - 08:38 AM

Think of Me- from Andrew Lloyd Weber's Phantom of the Opera

#2274735 This or That

Posted by 55fan on 28 March 2012 - 07:38 AM

I've heard the only thing better than Roses on your Piano is Tulips on your Organ.
But I hear that from guys, so take it with a grain of salt.
Personally, I like roses.

Culture Club or the Thompson Twins?

#2274459 Happy Birthday Jimmy Howard!

Posted by 55fan on 27 March 2012 - 06:31 AM

Holy cats! He was born on Turtle Day? Does that say "Red Wing" or what!

Yes, I realize that he was born in 1984 and that Turtle Day was 1997, but call it fate, call it kharma, I believe that everything happens for a reason.

#2274032 3/26 GDT : Blue Jackets 2 at Red Wings 7

Posted by 55fan on 26 March 2012 - 08:01 AM

Please win.

#2273076 Which team would piss you off the most if they won the cup?

Posted by 55fan on 23 March 2012 - 03:32 AM

Columbus. Parity shmarity. If you don't win during the regular season, you shouldn't get to win the Cup.

Seriously, I don't want to witness the salivating that would happen if the Penis won it.

I really don't want to see anyone other than the Wings, but that kind of goes without saying, huh?

#2271419 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 18 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

I wouldn't mind him on the Wings, but I prefer the guys we have now... oh, wait... you mean the seafood. Sure. It's not my favourite, but it's not bad.

The person below me likes jello.

#2270954 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 17 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

The great Datsyuk has returned! If only I could write in Cyrillic to celebrate...

Великий Дацюк вернулся!

How's that?